Philippine Department Of Tourism Budget Increased 44 Per Cent From 2015

Dubai, August 23, 2016: THE Philippines’ newly-appointed tourism secretary Wanda Teo has announced to efficiently utilize the resources given to her for the promotion and development of the country’s tourism industry.

Speaking about the announcement, Secretary of Philippines’ Department of Tourism, Wanda Teo, said: “It has gotten a substantial budget increase this year, up 44 per cent from the 2015 budget of 2.5 billion pesos (US$53 million) to a 3.61 billion pesos (US$76.5 million) sum for 2016.”

No details have been revealed as to how the budget is to be allocated, but Teo added that information on activities and transactions of the tourism ministry can be accessed from its soon-to-relaunch website.

In the statement, Teo also lauded the country’s president Rodrigo Duterte on his plans to construct new highways and bridges to network major islands and tourist destinations.

Referring to Duterte’s state of the nation address on last month Teo said: “We are elated and inspired by the president’s announcement that topping his list of priorities is the building of highways and roads that can provide easy access to our tourist sites.”


Nikon Middle East Unveils New DX-Format DSLR

An all-new entry-level DX-format DSLR with easy connectivity to smart devices was recently announced by Nikon Middle East FZE. From outfit-of-the-day portraits to edgy street photography or one-of-a-kind culinary experiences, the new Nikon D3400 easily captures these visual contents for instant sharing to social platforms.

Designed for aspiring photographers and users accustomed to shooting with their smart devices, the D3400 is the first entry-level DSLR enabled with SnapBridge connectivity via a built-in Bluetooth® low energy technology that automatically transfers all photos*1 taken with the camera to a smart device*2 with simple, one-time set-up. This eliminates the need to manually reconnect the camera to a smart device for each image transfer and connection is maintained even when the camera is turned off. Now sharing of images taken from the DSLR onto social media has never been easier.

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