Ghio Ong – The Philippine Star
August 11, 2023 | 12:00am
File photo shows tourists wearing masks by the beach.
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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is “optimistic” that the Philippines will welcome a large number of tourists by 2025 similar to the figures recorded before the global pandemic hit.
“The DOT is optimistic that we will be able to breach the 2019 pre-pandemic numbers of eight