Domestic tourism continues to rise from the pandemic slump with local trips in 2021 reaching 37.27 million. Based on the latest data presented by the Department of Tourism (DOT) on Tuesday, these figures are 38.16 percent higher than the 26.98 million recorded in 2020.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomes the impending appointment of Mayor Christina G. Frasco as its new Secretary with high hopes that the momentum that we have generated the past few months toward the revival, recovery, and resiliency of the tourism industry will be carried over to the new administration.
The WTTC has launched its ‘Hotel Sustainability Basics’, a globally recognised and coordinated set of criteria for hotels to drive responsible travel and tourism. The initiative was launched at WTTC’s Global Summit in Manila, and will help every hotel address their environmental impact.
The WTTC’s latest Economic Impact Report has revealed the significant and growing contribution of the travel sector to the Philippines economy. In 2021, this climbed 129.5.% to reach US$41 billion, with jobs increasing 20.5%. The report was unveiled at the WTTC Global Summit 2022.
City and tourism leaders should prioritise strategies to maximise the benefits for their cities and create balance as great places to live, according to a new ‘Destination 2030’ report from the WTTC, released duing its Global Summit 2022 in Manila, Philippines.
Okada Manila, one of Asia’s largest integrated resorts, has ramped up its operations, including reopening most of its iconic attractions, following the easing of travel restrictions to the Philippines. The resort is hosting this week’s WTTC Global Summit 2022’s Reception Dinner, featuring the global leaders of the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors.
The World Travel & Tourism Council has announced the Global Summit will now take place in Manila, capital of the Philippines, from April 20-22. The show had initially been planned for March.
Breaking Travel News speaks to Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, minister of tourism for the Philippines, as the country is honoured with a global title at the World Travel Awards