2 weeks Grand Hyatt Manila all set to welcome back guests Inquirer
Pinning its hopes on the popularity of staycations, the Department of Tourism (DOT) is now looking at this favorite leisure activity to provide that much needed impetus to reopen such a vital industry. Tourism, after all, has long been a powerful driving force for economic growth and job creation. In 2019 alone, Philippine tourism accounted close to 13 percent of the economy and generated a whopping $9.31 billion in revenues. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said in an interview Thursday that they see staycations as a way to "slowly but surely" restart the industry after COVID-19 brought it to its knees. ... more