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DOT to promote ‘train experience’ tour

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By Mayen Jaymalin – To give foreign and local tourists a different feel of the country’s travel destinations, the local tourism industry will soon promote a so-called “train experience” tour.

Rizal ‘passport’ to retrace national hero’s steps

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The Department of Tourism (DOT) is issuing Jose Rizal passports to those who are interested to explore sites connected to the national hero’s life.

Pilipinas kay Ganda may still be junked

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By Mayen Jaymalin – Tourism officials may have to drop the new “Pilipinas kay Ganda” tourism slogan after it drew widespread criticism and even ridicule a day after its launch.

Philippines now ‘PH,’ not RP, says DFA

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The Philippines has long been known by the initials “RP” for “Republic of the Philippines.” However, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) says from now on, it will be using the initials “PH” or “PHL” when referring to the Philippines.

RP tourism gets media boost for 2010 travel season

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By Patrick Camara Ropeta – The outlook for Philippine tourism looks promising after it received a string of good publicity from online and print media, boosting the country’s profile at the start of 2010.

3M foreign tourists visit RP in 2009, same as in ’08

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By Marilou Guieb – Despite the economic crisis, destructive typhoons, the threat of kidnapping and gory stories of massacres, the Philippines managed to stay afloat with tourism arrivals.

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