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It’s time to visit Saudi Arabia

MANILA, Philippines — Saudi Arabia is rolling out the welcome mat to international visitors as the kingdom began issuing tourist visas last month. The new visa scheme, covering 49 countries (the list is being updated), was announced by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) at a glittering …

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Five cities in WB $300 million tourist program

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Tourism (DOT) has identified the five targeted destinations for the rollout of its Transforming Communities towards Resilient, Inclusive and Sustainable Tourism (TouRIST) program, a $300-million project funded by the World Bank Group. In a statement, the DOT named Bohol, Siargao, Siquijor, Davao City and …

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Culinary tourism takes center stage

MANILA, Philippines — The continued promotion of the country’s culinary tourism product is allowing more destinations in the country to attract more tourists, an official of the Department of Tourism (DOT) said. “It’s a good strategy because you don’t only get to promote the product, but you also get to …

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Glory sets sail

With much fanfare, Century Cruises launched earlier this month its newest ship to ply the popular Yangtze River-Three Gorges Dam route, from Chong-qing in northwestern China to Yichang in Hubei province. MANILA, Philippines — The 15,000-ton Century Glory is the cruise line’s newest and largest ship that can accommodate 650 …

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