DOT MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR 2009-04:
DOH Interim Guideline No. 6 (Influenza A H1N1 Pandemic)For the information of all concerned, the Department of Tourism
(DOT) is closely coordinating with the UNWTO and the Tourism Emergency Response Network (TERN) in providing timely information on the status of the spread of the Influenza A (H1N1) virus throughout the world. . . (read more - in pdf format)
LATEST TOURISM STATISTICS:
in a Challenging Environment
Tourist arrivals in the top sixteen tourism destinations went up by 16.5% reaching close to 4 million in the first semester of 2009 . . . (read more- in pdf format)
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Several complaints/reports have reached the Department of Tourism (DOT) regarding the unscrupulous practices of the following online tour operators:
ALL IN ONE ASIA TRAVEL INC. with website address www.theonlineholidays.com which is also maintained and powered by "ALL IN ONE ASIA TRAVEL". Said agency is not accredited with the DOT. Likewise, Ms. Catherine Jane DL Arce, Chief, Business Permit and Licensing Office of the Municipality of Mandaluyong issued a cease and desist order on the operation of ALL IN ONE ASIA. Please do not transact or do business with this agency.
DISCOUNT FAMILY ADVENTURE (DFA) TRAVEL & TOURS, INC. with websites www.discounthotelresort.com www.balikbayantrip.comwww.islandbreezeholidays.com
Said agency is not accredited with the DOT. Likewise, Mayor Pewee Trinidad of Pasay City already ordered its closure. Please do not transact or do business with this agency.