• AirAsia enhances digital self check-in as part of safety procedures prior to resumption of flights

    Manila, Philippines — AirAsia has rolled out a number of additional safety procedures prior to the resumption of its flights, including enhanced digital self check-in procedures.

    AirAsia check-in kiosks at airport terminals have been designed to perform contactless transactions by scanning QR codes of flight bookings from mobile devices or printed boarding documents. Guests only need to check-in online to generate a code, which will activate the kiosks automatically.

     AirAsia enhances digital self check-in as part of safety procedures prior to resumption of flights
    AirAsia enhances digital self check-in as part of safety procedures prior to resumption of flights

    AirAsia Philippines CEO Ricky Isla said, “We look forward to flying with our guests as

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  • DOT Chief: Innovation To Spur Food Tourism in New Normal

    Manila, Philippines — Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat expressed confidence that imaginative Filipino gastronomy will remain a strong pillar of the country’s tourism industry under the new normal.

    Puyat said the Department of Tourism (DOT) is preparing recommendations for the health and safety guidelines for restaurants, cafes, and other dining establishments that will suit the food travel trends that will emerge following the health crisis.

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    The DOT Chief made the statements in her opening remarks at the webinar titled “Re-imagining of Food Tourism” in light of COVID-19, sponsored by the World Food

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  • DOT Webinar Tackles Heritage Site Conservation And Use Amid Pandemic

    Manila, Philippines — How will the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic crisis impact and reshape tourism, sustainability, and conservation programs at the country’s heritage sites under the new normal?

    DOT Webinar Tackles Heritage Site Conservation And Use Amid Pandemic

    This is one of the questions addressed in the webinar titled “Paraparaan: Redefining the Use of Heritage Places for Covid-19 Survival” organized by the Department of Tourism (DOT) Thursday, May 21, 2020.

    “Our e-Pamamang Turismo series is much aligned with this year’s theme, Mga Kwentong Pamana: Stories of Heritage, which highlights the social and cultural impact of sharing

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  • Department of Tourism To Jumpstart Domestic Tourism Under Stricter Protocols With IATF and LGUS

    Manila, Philippines — With Metro Manila now placed under modified enhanced community quarantine and the majority of the other places in the country under general community quarantine or GCQ, the DOT, together with the Inter-Agency Taskforce on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) and several local government units (LGU), are preparing for the revival and re-opening of tourism in the Philippines once our places are classified under the modified GCQ (MGCQ).

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    Secretary Puyat made the statement during the Hearing of the Senate Committee of the Whole on the Impact of COVID 19, in which

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  • Department of Tourism Partners With WTTC To Share Expert’s Tourism Outlook, Recovery Plans

    Manila, Philippines — The tourism industry will recover.

    This is the consensus of tourism experts tapped by the Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) in partnership with World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) as it launched its free Facebook webinar on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

    In the webinar titled “The Future of Travel: A World Travel and Tourism Council Exclusive Panel,” the DOT and WTTC invited preeminent speakers from three segments of tourism: Aviation, Investments, and Accommodation to discuss major impacts of COVID-19 on the global tourism industry, and to share how industry stakeholders

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