News about El Nido, Palawan

Philippine President Encourages Travel within the Country to Support Tourism

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte urged people to travel within the country during his 5th State of the Nation Address. His comments come as COVID-19 has made a mark on the global map. Countries are struggling to manage the rate of infection. The next travel destination expected to open their doors is Palawan. It’s set to …


DOT only has P1.4 billion to promote PHL as pandemic guts tourism

THE Department of Tourism (DOT) will allocate some P1.44 billion in its budget next year to promote the Philippines and its many key destinations to foreign and domestic travelers. Even as the DOT has been persistently trying to reopen many tourism destinations, a number of local government chiefs are hesitant to do so, fearing a …


Philippines expects to resume int’l tourism in 2nd half of 2021

The Philippines plans to gradually reactivate domestic tourism in October but is not expecting the full resumption of international tourism until the middle of next year, a spokeswoman for the Department of Tourism told EFE on Monday. “The Philippines continues to explore ways on how to welcome visitors in a safe and gradual manner, in …


Philippine hotels slash staycation rates to rev up demand

In hopes of jumpstarting domestic tourism, Hotel Sales and Marketing Association (HSMA) will hold a two-week sale offering up to 70 per cent discount and flexible terms on hotels and resorts across the Philippines. Slated to take place from September 15-30, the September Online Sale (SOS) will be held …


Palawan Reopens to Local Tourists with the El Nido Travel Bubble

Bring out the sunscreen and those summery OOTDs that have long been sitting in your closet because we’ve got good news! The world-class El Nido Resorts on Miniloc Island has officially reopened to leisure travellers in the Philippines. Thanks to the newly implemented El Nido travel bubble setup, you …


No damage to marine life in El Nido backhoe incident, official says

An environmental official assured that no marine life was harmed by the backhoe caught on video to be cruising along the shoreline in El Nido, Palawan on Aug. 26. The heavy equipment was spotted by Barangay Corong-Corong residents seemingly casually passing along the shoreline, raising concerns that it might have damaged marine organisms…


Leisure trips OK’d in playgrounds of the rich

More recently, a number of netizens have been noticing an increasing number of vacation photos in social media of other Metro Manila residents frolicking in destinations like El Nido, Palawan, and Balesin Island (Polillo Island), in Quezon. According to the Department of Tourism (DOT), however, said leisure trips are allowed, even if the NCR is …


El Nido town reopens for tourism

PALAWAN, voted as World’s Best Island in 2020 by Travel + Leisure, awaits visitors once more as it reopens its doors to tourism. Now under the modified general community quarantine and with the support of the Department of Tourism (DoT) and municipal government, luxury chain El Nido Resorts is the first to receive the DoT …


OMG! You can now travel to the world’s best island because El Nido Resorts is now accepting bookings

Book that three-night vacation in September NOW WELCOME! Well, we can now experience not just any island, but the world’s most beautiful island—sooner than we ever thought—because El Nido Resorts is now open.…


El Nido reopens for tourism, resorts ready

Palawan, voted World’s Best Island in 2020 by Travel + Leisure magazine, awaits visitors once more as it reopens its doors to tourism. Now under a modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), and with the support of the Department of Tourism and the municipal government, luxury chain El Nido Resorts is the first to receive the …


El Nido Resorts gets ready to welcome visitors

El Nido PALAWAN, voted the World’s Best Island in 2020 by Travel + Leisure , awaits visitors once more as it reopens its doors, the first among the archipelago’s tourism destinations. Now under the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), and with the support of the Department of Tourism (DoT) and the municipal government, luxury chain …


RT-PCR test not required for workers

MANILA, Philippines — Workers in the tourism, manufacturing and other sectors with high interaction and exposure to the public are not required to be tested for coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, officials said yesterday In an advisory dated Aug.17, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) clarified that …


In need of lifeline, millions of tourism industry workers rely on Bayanihan 2’s pledge for pandemic financial aid

Last week, the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading its version of the proposed Bayanihan to Recover as One Act, or “Bayanihan 2,” which seeks to cushion the economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic. The House Bill No. 6593 version, however, realigned the P10 billion fund to the infrastructure programs of the Tourism …


DOLE, DTI mandate free Covid-19 tests for workers

THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has mandated workers in the hospitality and tourism sectors, manufacturing companies, including frontline and economic priority employees, to undergo regular RT-PCR test to prevent the spread of coronavirus in workplaces. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said this is contained in the Joint …


Workers in certain sectors need to undergo periodic COVID-19 RT-PCR tests — DOLE

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 16)— Workers in select sectors— including hospitality, tourism, and manufacturing— will be required to undergo regular real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests for COVID-19 to avoid virus spread in workplaces, the Labor Department said Sunday. In its latest advisory, DOLE said workers from the …


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