Presidential Communications Operations Office



  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Thursday, 29 June 2017 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 
home
 
about
 
fotos
 
info
 
links
 
ncrr01carr02r03calmimr05r06r07r08r09r10r11r12r13
PBB Guidelines 2016
Click to Open
PIA Snapshot

120201-r6-goodjob
PIA Online
One Mindanao eNewsmagazine
One Visayas eNewsletter
One Luzon eNewsmagazine
ST@R eNewsmagazine
PIA Members Only:
PMIS | PANP Phone Directory
PIAEA Corner:
Application | View PIAEA Site
Special News Editions:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Ilocano.Waray.Hiligaynon
Pangasinan.Other
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
PIA News Archive:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Waray.Hiligaynon.Ilocano
Pangasinan.All
Information to Empower Filipinos
English NewsFoto ArchivesRegional WatchOFW Watch
FrontpageHeadlines by RegionNews ArchivePIA SpecialsICT News

PIA Press Release
Friday, January 06, 2012

 

DOT-CAR says 2011 a robust year for tourism

by Lito Dar

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 6 (PIA) -- 2011 has been a robust year for the country’s tourism sector, affirmed Department of Tourism (DOT) Cordillera Autonomous Regional Director Purificacion Molintas, in a kapihan forum here, Wednesday.

According to Molintas, over 3.52 million foreign visitors came in the Philippines from January to November 2011, or a 12.66 percent increase compared to the 3.1 million recorded during the same period in 2010.

The top ten countries where foreign tourist arrivals came from were Korea, US, Japan, China, Taiwan, Australia, Singapore, Hongkong, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Molintas also stressed that though they do not have the actual figure yet as they are still waiting for the reports of the different LGUs in the region, similar growth rate trend is also noted in the Cordillera with most foreign tourists coming from Korea, US and Japan, as well as Europe.

For this 2012, Molintas, who also chairs the Regional Development Council’s Infrastructure Committee, bared that among the priority programs of the tourism department is a convergence program with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), involving multi-billion worth of infrastructure projects particularly on road/bridges leading to key tourism destinations in the country.

Molintas also affirmed that DOT will focus on Site Specific Product Development especially of potential tourism sites, tourism development area and tourism cluster.

In line with the DOT’s thrust of further improving the tourism sector in this part of the region, Molintas also announced that they are set to hold a Regional Tourism Congress this January 11, which aims to rollout their new policies and new guidelines, which include the convergence project with the DPWH with respect to tourism infrastructure. This will be funded under the TIEZA or the Tourism Infrastructure Enterprise Zone Authority.

According to Molintas, they have invited various speakers for the said Congress including officials from the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) that handles the development of the country’s different airports and seaports.

Molintas reiterated the invitations to all local chief executives in the region to come and attend such important event in further pushing Cordillera’s tourism industry. (JDP/LD-PIA CAR)

Latest Stories
  • DOST project beneficiary produces biggest 'ulang' (R02)
  • Solar energy to light up 75 more houses in off-grid areas in NegOr (R07)
  • DA plans to use Mindanao program in Luzon (R11)
  • DSWD 1 marks its 61st anniversary celeb in February (R01)
  • 500 poor families get 'bags of blessing' (R06)
  • Close to 200 Negros Occidental police officers get promotion (R06)
  • NGO urges public to collect, propagate seeds to create native tree forests in CV (R07)
  • Police Information Officers receives commendation medals (R06)
  • DSWD brings Pantawid Pamilya program to Dumaguete City (R07)
  • LGU issues guidelines on use of municipal filling station (CAR)
  • NGO to hold free breast, cervical cancer screening (R07)
  • Aklan detainees trained on proper waste management (R06)
  • Hiligaynon news: DOLE 6 may bag-o nga direktor (R06)
  • Mangrove tree planting to highlight World Wetlands Day (R06)
  • Balikbayan finds ulang production profitable (R02)
  • Hiligaynon news: Impormasyon sa populasyon sa Iloilo nagapakita pagkinahanglan sa pagmanehar sing maayo (R06)
  • Various activities to mark World Wetlands Day in Iloilo (R06)
  • Tagalog News: Tapul Reef, ipinapadeklarang fish sanctuary (MIM)
  • Hiligaynon news: Alert Level sa Yemen napanubo sa level 2 – DFA (R06)
  • P118-M worth of Infra projects implemented by Dipolog in 2011 (R09)
    FotoCatalogSitestats  
    GOOD NEWS Series
    goodnews
    PIA Special Sites:

    ASEAN Philippines

    Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
    For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
    Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
    PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines