(File photo)MANILA – The Department of Tourism (DOT) has welcomed the latest tourism-related distinction received by the country, having been recently named as one of the “Rising Stars in Travel” by Forbes.com, the website of the American business and financial news publication. In a recently published article by travel writer Jared Ranahan, the Philippines was named among seven countries that “have the potential to become major tourist destinations in a post-Covid world.”Ranahan’s list also included Ethiopia, Iran, Myanmar, Georgia, Slovenia, and Tunisia. It praised the exciting mainstream cultural scene of Metro Manila, and also put the spotlight on popular beach destinations, such as Palawan and Boracay. To entice environmentally conscious travelers, the article also praised the rich diversity of the country’s flora and fauna. “With the public’s health and safety in mind, we are preparing our tourism sites in areas now under the modified general community quarantine for their gradual reopening for domestic tourism," Puyat added.
Source: Forbes June 06, 2020 02:48 UTC