By Alice Hernandez Reyes
The Department of Tourism aims to reach the 7 million mark for tourist arrivals by the end of this year.
As of the end of August, according to DOT Undersecretary Rolando Canizal, tourist arrivals breached the 4 M mark , raising hopes that the DOT target of 7 M could be realized by December this year.
DOT Secretary Wanda Tulfo Teo has been traveling around the country and abroad to draw tourists to the Philippines. She recently launched the Bring Home a Friend promotion in the United States.
Incidentally, the DOT is a major sponsor of the Aliw Awards Foundation’s 40th anniversary celebration.