The PHILIPPINE DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM is the primary planning, programming, coordinating, implementing and regulatory government agency in the development and promotion of the Philippine tourism industry. Its overseas office in Australia is in-charge of marketing and promoting the Philippines as a major global tourism destination with the end in view of increasing tourist arrivals and tourism investment.
The Philippines is an archipelagic country composed of 7,107 islands with 82 provinces. The country is known for its rich biodiversity as its main tourist attraction. Its beaches, mountains, rainforests, islands and dive spots are at par with the world’s best. The country's rich historical, cultural heritage and hospitality make it a popular choice among tourists. Popular destinations are Palawan - voted as the best island destination in the world, Boracay – one of the best beaches in the world, Bohol, Cebu, Davao, and Manila among others.