Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Filipino journalist Jaime FlorCruz retires from CNN

MANILA, Philippines – The Filipino who became an “accidental tourist” in China during the Marcos years and turned out to be the longest serving foreign correspondent in Beijing is signing off. CNN Beijing bureau chief Jaime FlorCruz retires from the network on Wednesday, December 31, capping off his latest stint in ... More here: Filipino journalist Jaime FlorCruz retires from CNN

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Dnata records global investment of over AED545m in 2014

In 2014, dnata invested more than AED545 million to deepen its service offering in travel, cargo, ground handling and catering. More here: Dnata records global investment of over AED545m in 2014

Dnata records global investment of over AED545m in 2014

In 2014, dnata invested more than AED545 million to deepen its service offering in travel, cargo, ground handling and catering. More here: Dnata records global investment of over AED545m in 2014

AirAsia jets in fresh incidents in Thailand and Philippines

BANGKOK - An AirAsia flight bound for northeast Thailand turned back to the capital Bangkok shortly after takeoff Tuesday when pilots detected an "irregularity" in the storage compartment, airline officials said. Later on Tuesday, another AirAsia jet - this time in the Philippines - skidded off the runway on arrival at a popular resort island, causing no injuries but shutting the small airport ... More here: AirAsia jets in fresh incidents in Thailand and Philippines

AirAsia jets in fresh incidents in Thailand and Philippines

BANGKOK - An AirAsia flight bound for northeast Thailand turned back to the capital Bangkok shortly after takeoff Tuesday when pilots detected an "irregularity" in the storage compartment, airline officials said. Later on Tuesday, another AirAsia jet - this time in the Philippines - skidded off the runway on arrival at a popular resort island, causing no injuries but shutting the small airport ... More here: AirAsia jets in fresh incidents in Thailand and Philippines

Tropical Storm Jangmi: 31 Dead In Philippines As Rains Bring Flooding, Landslides To Islands

Flooding and landslides brought on by Tropical Storm Jangmi in the Philippines have killed at least 31 people and left seven others missing, according to the Associated Press . Thousands were evacuated as the storm moved northwest across the islands, bringing torrential rains and winds of up to 80 kilometers per hour (50 miles per hour). More here: Tropical Storm Jangmi: 31 Dead In Philippines As Rains Bring Flooding, Landslides To Islands

AirAsia planes in fresh incidents in Thailand and Philippines

An AirAsia flight bound for northeast Thailand turned back to the capital Bangkok shortly after takeoff today when pilots detected an "irregularity" in the storage compartment, airline officials said. Just hours later, another AirAsia jet – this time in the Philippines – skidded off the runway on arrival at a popular resort island, causing no... More here: AirAsia planes in fresh incidents in Thailand and Philippines

AirAsia planes in fresh incidents in Thailand and Philippines

An AirAsia flight bound for northeast Thailand turned back to the capital Bangkok shortly after takeoff today when pilots detected an "irregularity" in the storage compartment, airline officials said. Just hours later, another AirAsia jet – this time in the Philippines – skidded off the runway on arrival at a popular resort island, causing no... More here: AirAsia planes in fresh incidents in Thailand and Philippines

Current crisis may not impact AirAsia's long-term plans

AirAsia's India plans may not be hit with the current crisis that the airline is going through More here: Current crisis may not impact AirAsia's long-term plans

Monday, December 29, 2014

‘Seniang’ death toll rises to 11

MANILA, Philippines -- Seniang, which was forecast to bring up to 15 millimeters (0.6 inches) of rain per hour, barreled through fishing and tourist areas on Tuesday, with about 1,700 people being evacuated ahead of its arrival. Five people were killed after a landslide buried a house in Tanauan town, Leyte province, the region's civil defense spokeswoman Blanche Gobenciong told AFP. "We are ... More here: ‘Seniang’ death toll rises to 11

DOTC vows smooth, orderly travel

MANILA, Philippines - The government will work for a more orderly exodus of travelers from Metro Manila for the New Year, especially after the problems at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 and the traffic congestion on expressways, Malacañang said yesterday. More here: DOTC vows smooth, orderly travel

‘Seniang’ strands hundreds in Visayas ports

ILOILO CITY, Philippines---About 3,000 passengers were stranded in Western Visayas on Monday as Tropical Storm Seniang (international name: Jangmi) hit parts of the Visayas and Mindanao. The Coast Guard suspended sea travel between Iloilo and Negros Occidental and between Iloilo and Guimaras after parts of Western Visayas were placed under storm signals. Also suspended were trips departing from ... More here: ‘Seniang’ strands hundreds in Visayas ports

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Visa-on-arrival facility boosts tourist influx in Goa

Panaji, Dec 29 (PTI): 1091 visas were issued till December 25 this year within a week after the visa-on-arrival (VoA) facility started at the Goa airport at Dabolim, officials said on Saturday. More here: Visa-on-arrival facility boosts tourist influx in Goa

Discover Philippines: From Giant Stairway to Delightful Paradise

From Giant Stairway to Delightful Paradise There’s no need to make a bet. Coming to the Philippines is never a win or lose game. It’s always a win-win for everybody. If asked to name a few of the most visited places in the Philippines, travelers and the Filipinos themselves might think about Banaue Rice Terraces […] The post Discover Philippines: From Giant Stairway to Delightful Paradise ... More here: Discover Philippines: From Giant Stairway to Delightful Paradise

Discover Philippines: From Giant Stairway to Delightful Paradise

From Giant Stairway to Delightful Paradise There’s no need to make a bet. Coming to the Philippines is never a win or lose game. It’s always a win-win for everybody. If asked to name a few of the most visited places in the Philippines, travelers and the Filipinos themselves might think about Banaue Rice Terraces […] The post Discover Philippines: From Giant Stairway to Delightful Paradise ... More here: Discover Philippines: From Giant Stairway to Delightful Paradise

How we got back Category 1 rating (2)

Among those who worked behind the scenes to speed up the lifting of the Category 2 restrictions on the Philippines were Ambassador to the US, Jose Cuisia Jr., and former Ambassador to the US and now Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario. Cuisia noted that the FAA status has been a “major economic diplomacy thrust” of the Philippines in the US.“With the Category 1 rating, we hope to see ... More here: How we got back Category 1 rating (2)

Yearender: More awards for PH tourism in 2014

It was another bountiful year for the Department of Tourism (DOT) for 2014 as the country continued to be hailed as a top tourist destination by international award-giving bodies.Tourism undersecretary Benito Bengzon, Jr, said the country was listed in UK’s Telegraph 20 Destinations for 2014 and its World’s Top Beach Holidays. The country was also included in Conde Nast Reader’s Choice Award ... More here: Yearender: More awards for PH tourism in 2014

Yearender: More awards for PH tourism in 2014

It was another bountiful year for the Department of Tourism (DOT) for 2014 as the country continued to be hailed as a top tourist destination by international award-giving bodies.Tourism undersecretary Benito Bengzon, Jr, said the country was listed in UK’s Telegraph 20 Destinations for 2014 and its World’s Top Beach Holidays. The country was also included in Conde Nast Reader’s Choice Award ... More here: Yearender: More awards for PH tourism in 2014

How we got back Category 1 rating (2)

Among those who worked behind the scenes to speed up the lifting of the Category 2 restrictions on the Philippines were Ambassador to the US, Jose Cuisia Jr., and former Ambassador to the US and now Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario. Cuisia noted that the FAA status has been a “major economic diplomacy thrust” […] More here: How we got back Category 1 rating (2)

Regional flavors go national through franchising

MANILA – It is an exciting time to be an entrepreneur in our provinces. There are many food enterprises today that were once confined to towns but are now tourist destinations. And despite numerous foreign restaurants entering the Philippines, franchising has helped provincial concepts go from towns to city centers. More here: Regional flavors go national through franchising

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The best year is here

It’s going to be an awesome 2015 for the Philippines: the Pope is coming. International acts One Direction and Justine Timberlake are scheduled to wow their screaming fans in March. Bohol and Cebu are bound to be ports for international cruise ships. And to think that these are just some of the coolest things locals […] More here: The best year is here

Friday, December 26, 2014

Russian, Ukrainian tourist influx increases in Goa due to Visa on Arrival facility

Panaji, Dec 27: 1091 visas were issued till December 25 this year within a week after the Visa on Arrival (VoA) facility started at the Goa airport at Dabolim, officials said today. Airport officials claim that on an average 100 More here: Russian, Ukrainian tourist influx increases in Goa due to Visa on Arrival facility

Visa on Arrival Facility Boosts Tourist Influx in Goa

1091 visas were issued till December 25 this year within a week after the Visa on Arrival (VoA) facility started at the Goa airport at Dabolim, officials said today. More here: Visa on Arrival Facility Boosts Tourist Influx in Goa

A decade on, tourist survivors revisit tsunami-hit Thai beaches

Ten years after the Indian Ocean tsunami, foreign tourists who survived the crushing waves still return to the Thai beaches where thousands lost loved ones, seeking recovery and solace. "As soon as I could walk properly, we came back," said Steve McQueenie, a detective for London's Metropolitan Police, explaining the powerful urge to revisit Thailand just six months after the December 26, 2004 ... More here: A decade on, tourist survivors revisit tsunami-hit Thai beaches

Tourist survivors revisit tsunami-hit Thai beaches

On Boxing Day, hundreds of survivors joined a candlelight vigil in the resort hub of Khao Lak, southwest Thailand, to mark a decade since the tsunami claimed 220,000 lives across 14 nations. More here: Tourist survivors revisit tsunami-hit Thai beaches

Ombudsman sets sights on Binay daughter

MANILA, Philippines – The Office of the Ombudsman is investigating Makati Rep. Mar-len Abigail Binay-Campos, daughter of Vice President Jejomar Binay. More here: Ombudsman sets sights on Binay daughter

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Holiday Travel? Get Vaccinated First, or Bring Home Something Unexpected

Happy holidays, constant readers. If you’re like many people, you may be preparing to take a trip, maybe for a break from winter, maybe just to see family. As you’re getting ready, making sure to decant the toiletries and pack the presents unwrapped, here’s one thing not to forget: your vaccinations. Really, this is important. […] The post Holiday Travel? Get Vaccinated First, or Bring Home ... More here: Holiday Travel? Get Vaccinated First, or Bring Home Something Unexpected

Christmas Eve travel smooth so far

On the morning of one of the busiest travel days of the year Dane County Regional Airport was calm. There were a couple delays and one cancellation, but none were related to the anticipated winter storm. Zoe Veaver from Baraboo said her flight to Chicago was bumped from 6:40 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. She said she would still make her two connecting flights and reunite with family in the Philippines. She ... More here: Christmas Eve travel smooth so far

Holiday Travel? Get Vaccinated First, or Bring Home Something Unexpected

Happy holidays, constant readers. If you’re like many people, you may be preparing to take a trip, maybe for a break from winter, maybe just to see family. As you’re getting ready, making sure to decant the toiletries and pack the presents unwrapped, here’s one thing not to forget: your vaccinations. Really, this is important. […] The post Holiday Travel? Get Vaccinated First, or Bring Home ... More here: Holiday Travel? Get Vaccinated First, or Bring Home Something Unexpected

Traffic in NLEx mars Christmas Eve travel to provinces

MANILA, Philippines---Traffic marred the Christmas Eve rush of those going home to the province via the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) on Wednesday. In NLEx, an accident involving four vehicles caused heavy traffic along the northbound lane in the Valenzuela exit early morning. In its official Twitter account, the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) said as of 3 p.m., the line of vehicles stretched from ... More here: Traffic in NLEx mars Christmas Eve travel to provinces

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

State Department issues global warning for Americans in holiday season

Global: The U.S. Department of State issued a global travel alert for tourists during the holiday season, citing the recent hostage situation in Australia as cause for heightened caution. The travel alert indicates that potential attacks may not only target U.S. government facilities but also... More here: State Department issues global warning for Americans in holiday season

20 best tourist cities

Can’t decide where to go next? MasterCard’s annual Global Destination Cities Index shows you which cities are the most popular with tourists. More here: 20 best tourist cities

Malaysia Year of Festivals 2015 goes to UP Cebu

As one of Southeast Asia's most visited tourist destinations for both leisure and business, the Tourism Malaysia is proud to present MyFEST 2015 Tour and Road Show. More here: Malaysia Year of Festivals 2015 goes to UP Cebu

Monday, December 22, 2014

Sandiganbayan denies Dennis Cunanan’s motion to travel to US

After receiving favorable rulings from the two divisions of the Sandiganbayan, on-leave Technology Resource Center (TRC) director general Dennis Cunanan's planned month-long trip to the United States will still not push through. More here: Sandiganbayan denies Dennis Cunanan’s motion to travel to US

US advises nationals in PH about worldwide travel warning

The United States Embassy in Manila has advised all US citizens in the Philippines about the updated Worldwide Travel Warning issued by the US Department of State following the "lone wolf attack" in Sydney, Australia on December 15 resulting in the deaths of two hostages.In its emergency message posted in its official website Monday, the US embassy said the warning is a reminder that US citizens ... More here: US advises nationals in PH about worldwide travel warning

Malaysia eyes 1.4m Chinese tourist arrivals in 2015: Nazri

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is expected to attract 1.4 million Chinese tourist arrivals next year in conjunction with the Malaysia Year of Festival 2015 (MyFest 2015). More here: Malaysia eyes 1.4m Chinese tourist arrivals in 2015: Nazri

Malaysia eyes 1.4m Chinese tourist arrivals in 2015: Nazri

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia is expected to attract 1.4 million Chinese tourist arrivals next year in conjunction with the Malaysia Year of Festival 2015 (MyFest 2015). More here: Malaysia eyes 1.4m Chinese tourist arrivals in 2015: Nazri

US advises nationals in PH about worldwide travel warning

The United States Embassy in Manila has advised all US citizens in the Philippines about the updated Worldwide Travel Warning issued by the US Department of State following the “lone wolf attack” in Sydney, Australia on December 15 resulting in the deaths of two hostages. In its emergency message posted in its official website Monday, […] More here: US advises nationals in PH about worldwide travel warning

Sunday, December 21, 2014

IN PHOTOS: At Christmas, this PH city glows bright with stunning lights

How would you like to travel the world while enjoying the holiday season’s lights and colors? At this laid-back city in Northern Mindanao known as the Christmas Symbols Capital of the Philippines, you get a passport to be filled with country stamps when you visit famous landmarks adorned with Christmas ... More here: IN PHOTOS: At Christmas, this PH city glows bright with stunning lights

Can adobo, sinigang attract young Japanese women to Philippines?

Thai noodles and Indian curries are well known among young, gourmet-loving women who patronize Japan's international food scene, but dishes from the Philippines have yet to find their way into the hearts and stomachs of that key demographic. More here: Can adobo, sinigang attract young Japanese women to Philippines?

Six Destinations for a Fruity Adventure

The New Year is ready to bring new adventures! While many think of vacations that will take them to historical landmarks or tourist attractions, you and your family can plan a unique vacation inspired by your favorite fruit flavor. More here: Six Destinations for a Fruity Adventure

Jewels of the sea lure visitors

The Diving Resort & Travel Expo, Hong Kong also known as The DRT Show has been rated as the largest diving and resort exposition in Asia. More here: Jewels of the sea lure visitors

Japan flights ‘to boost tourism’

THE Department of Tourism (DOT) hopes more tourists from Japan will come to the country after carriers like the Philippine Airlines Inc. (PAL) started flying direct to Osaka and Nagoya from Cebu. More here: Japan flights ‘to boost tourism’

Saturday, December 20, 2014

IN PHOTOS: Christmas at 6 airports around the world

MANILA, Philippines – It’s a scene from right out of a lovely Christmas movie like Love Actually – during the holidays, even the world’s airports are chiming in to celebrate. Travel search engine Wego gives us a look into how some of the busy airports around the world ... More here: IN PHOTOS: Christmas at 6 airports around the world

Friday, December 19, 2014

Cebu Pacific Brings Good News This Christmas: Airline Tickets Can Now Be Purchased through PayPal

This Christmas Season, many people are expected to travel to different parts of the country and the rest of the word. This also means that airline offices and tour agencies will be jam-packed with people trying to buy airline tickets, which can be draining and definitely headache-inducing. Cebu Pacific now accepts PayPal payments Thankfully, travelers […] (Visited 2 times, 2 visits today) The ... More here: Cebu Pacific Brings Good News This Christmas: Airline Tickets Can Now Be Purchased through PayPal

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Chinese tourist numbers to Australia surge

A surge in Chinese visitors has again helped Melbourne and Sydney airports to boost the total number of international passing through their terminals. More here: Chinese tourist numbers to Australia surge

Tourist tally set to shatter 13-million barrier this year

The number of visitors to Japan is likely to exceed 13 million in 2014, according to Japan Tourism Agency Commissioner Shigeto Kubo. More here: Tourist tally set to shatter 13-million barrier this year

DOT-7 ‘on track’ to clinch 3.6-M tourist arrivals

Cebu City – The Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7) is optimistic about clinching 3.6 million tourist arrivals by the end of this year.“We are confident to hit the target amid the calamities last year and the recent typhoon we experienced,” said DOT 7 Director Rowena Montecillo.DOT-7’s latest tourism statistics show that the region logged 2,830,768 tourists in the first nine months ... More here: DOT-7 ‘on track’ to clinch 3.6-M tourist arrivals

Flying with Cebu Pacific Air just got easier with PayPal Holds a PHP999 seat sale to the Philippines

Flying to the Philippines is not only more affordable than ever, but also more convenient, now that tickets aboard the country’s largest airline, Cebu Pacific Air (PSE:CEB) can be purchased through PayPal, a global leader in online payments. More here: Flying with Cebu Pacific Air just got easier with PayPal Holds a PHP999 seat sale to the Philippines

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Balikbayans comprise 1 of 5 Philippine tourists

MANILA, Philippines – Among tourists visiting the Philippines in the past two years, more than a 5th were Filipinos returning from abroad, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Tuesday, December 16. Government data showed that of the total 3,208,203 tourists who visited the country from January 1 until November 30 ... More here: Balikbayans comprise 1 of 5 Philippine tourists

Philippines envoy’s tips on how to live trouble-free in UAE

Ambassador cautions community against intoxication, indebtedness and immorality More here: Philippines envoy’s tips on how to live trouble-free in UAE

Philippines envoy’S tips on how to live trouble-free in UAE

Ambassador cautions community against intoxication, indebtedness and immorality More here: Philippines envoy’S tips on how to live trouble-free in UAE

Tourism in Kerala bolstered by ETA-enabled visa on arrival facility

Kerala has become the gateway to India for holidaymakers from 43 countries who can now get Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVoA) enabled with ETA (Electronic Travel Authorisation) at the More here: Tourism in Kerala bolstered by ETA-enabled visa on arrival facility

Kerala may extend tourist visa-on-arrival to third airport

Kerala is seeking to introduce tourist visa-on-arrival at Kozhikode, the third airport in the State to offer the facility. More here: Kerala may extend tourist visa-on-arrival to third airport

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Philippines launches tourism promotion campaigns

Visitors from the UAE to the Philippines during the first nine months of the year increased by 15 per cent, Saudi Arabia by 13 per cent, and Bahrain by 20 per cent. More here: Philippines launches tourism promotion campaigns

UN chief to travel to Ebola-hit countries—sources

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Ebola-hit countries in West Africa this week to raise awareness about the health crisis, UN officials said Tuesday. More here: UN chief to travel to Ebola-hit countries—sources

CEB on track to fly its 100 millionth passenger

The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific Air (PSE:CEB) will soon fly its 100 millionth passenger, after 18 years of operations. CEB launched its first domestic flights to Cebu and Davao in March 8, 1996, after the Philippine government deregulated air travel, and opened up opportunities for other airlines. More here: CEB on track to fly its 100 millionth passenger

Travel fair boosts tourist and ‘balikbayan’ arrivals for Christmas

Travel to the Philippines has become very popular lately, with more than 30,000 visitors jetting in through the flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL), natch! More here: Travel fair boosts tourist and ‘balikbayan’ arrivals for Christmas

Travel fair boosts tourist and ‘balikbayan’ arrivals for Christmas

Travel to the Philippines has become very popular lately, with more than 30,000 visitors jetting in through the flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL), natch! More here: Travel fair boosts tourist and ‘balikbayan’ arrivals for Christmas

CAB decision on Emirates could hike flight rates – PIATA

MANILA, Philippines – The decision of the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) to remove Emirates Airlines’ 3 rd daily flights between Manila and Dubai would jack up ticket prices of the long haul route, a group of travel agents warned on Tuesday, December 16. Marilu Ngo, president of Philippine IATA Agents Travel ... More here: CAB decision on Emirates could hike flight rates – PIATA

RM677 billion Chinese tourist market at risk if Malaysia keeps ‘tough visa rules’

Malaysia risks losing out on a slice of a US$194 billion (RM677 billion) pie if the Home Ministry maintains its tough stance on tourists from China, warned a tourism and travel association. The volume of international trips by Chinese travellers is expected to exceed 100 million in 2015, with a projected spending of US$194 billion. Malaysian... More here: RM677 billion Chinese tourist market at risk if Malaysia keeps ‘tough visa rules’

Air Connectivity Essential to Philippines’ Trade and Tourism Goals

International air transport is an essential economic catalyst for the Philippines, creating aviation and tourism related jobs, carrying inbound tourists, as well as enabling the ex More here: Air Connectivity Essential to Philippines’ Trade and Tourism Goals

Monday, December 15, 2014

Visit the Philippines Year 2015 launched

THE Department of Tourism (DOT) officially launched Wednesday night the Visit the Philippines Year 2015 (VPY 2015) in Zamboanga City. DOT-Zamboanga Peninsula Director Mary June Bugante said the VPY 2015 is a year-long events-driven nationwide campaign where interested parties can register their events at www.visitph2015.com , the official website that aims to attract domestic and foreign ... More here: Visit the Philippines Year 2015 launched

Sunday, December 14, 2014

PH booth a hit at ’14 Winternational in Washington

WASHINGTON, DC --- Long lines of people waiting to get a taste of pancit, lumpia and dried mango showed that the Philippines' booth was among the favorites at an annual event showcasing global culture in the US capital. Long lines of people waiting to get a taste of pancit, lumpia and dried mango showed that the Philippines' booth was among the favorites at an annual event showcasing global ... More here: PH booth a hit at ’14 Winternational in Washington

Saturday, December 13, 2014

CEB on track to fly its 100 millionth passenger

The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) will soon fly its 100 millionth passenger, after 18 years of operations.CEB launched its first domestic flights to Cebu and Davao in March 8, 1996, after the Philippine government deregulated air travel, and opened up opportunities for other airlines. It pioneered low fares in the country, and introduced many firsts in the Philippine ... More here: CEB on track to fly its 100 millionth passenger

Philippines improves in 6 out of 11 global competitiveness reports in 2014

The Philippines has improved in six out of 11 global competitiveness reports of several international institutions for the year 2014. More here: Philippines improves in 6 out of 11 global competitiveness reports in 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

P1.1 billion for tourism roads in Cordillera in 2015

MANILA, Philippines – In 2015, the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) will be getting over P1.1 billion ($24.7 million*) for the development of roads leading to tourist destinations like the Banaue Rice Terraces. The funds – earmarked through the convergence program of the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Department of Public Works and ... More here: P1.1 billion for tourism roads in Cordillera in 2015

UK reminds nationals vs. travel to parts of Mindanao following bus bombing

Following the deadly bombing of a bus in Bukidnon Tuesday, the United Kingdom over the weekend reminded its nationals against travel to parts of Mindanao. More here: UK reminds nationals vs. travel to parts of Mindanao following bus bombing

Sandiganbayan 4th division allows Mrs. Binay’s travel to Japan

Two Sandiganbayan divisions have now permitted the wife of Vice President Jejomar Binay to take a vacation in Japan this month. Elenita BinayThe Sandiganbayan Fourth Division has also allowed former Makati Mayor Elenita Binay to travel after the Fifth Division granted her request to take the trip last November 27.The Fourth Division reminded Mrs. ... More here: Sandiganbayan 4th division allows Mrs. Binay’s travel to Japan

Sandiganbayan 4th division allows Mrs. Binay’s travel to Japan

Two Sandiganbayan divisions have now permitted the wife of Vice President Jejomar Binay to take a vacation in Japan this month. The Sandiganbayan Fourth Division has also allowed former Makati Mayor Elenita Binay to travel after the Fifth Division granted her request to take the trip last November 27. The Fourth Division reminded Mrs. Binay […] More here: Sandiganbayan 4th division allows Mrs. Binay’s travel to Japan

Conde Nast picks PHL X’mas lights display one of world’s best

The Christmas lights display in the heart of the Philippines’ business district has once again placed the country in the top must-see places The post Conde Nast picks PHL X’mas lights display one of world’s best appeared first on Good News Pilipinas . Related posts: Palawan voted Top island in Conde Nast Global Poll PHL is favorite desination of Israeli travellers Huffington Post picks PHL as a ... More here: Conde Nast picks PHL X’mas lights display one of world’s best

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Coming soon: K-cops in Phl

South Korea gave the world K-Pop, but the Philippines may soon come up with its K-cops. President Aquino yesterday announced plans to form “Korean desks” in police stations to address crime incidents targeting South Koreans in the Philippines. Aquino discussed the matter during his bilateral meeting with South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the Westin Chosun Busan Hotel here. More here: Coming soon: K-cops in Phl

Is PH most dangerous place for Koreans?

BUSAN – South Korea gave the world K-Pop, but the Philippines may soon come up with its K-cops. More here: Is PH most dangerous place for Koreans?

Coming soon: K-cops in Phl

South Korea gave the world K-Pop, but the Philippines may soon come up with its K-cops. President Aquino yesterday announced plans to form “Korean desks” in police stations to address crime incidents targeting South Koreans in the Philippines. Aquino discussed the matter during his bilateral meeting with South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the Westin Chosun Busan Hotel here. More here: Coming soon: K-cops in Phl

Tourist spots in Bangkok on high alert after CIA report

Security measures have been tightened up around the US embassy and tourist spots in Bangkok, following a warning by the US State Department over the safety of Americans and other foreigners in ... More here: Tourist spots in Bangkok on high alert after CIA report

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Spaniard comes home to las Filipinas

If the artwork there could talk, they would tell of the life — not just the artistry — of a Spaniard who calls the Philippines his home. Caucasian and blue-eyed, it is easy to mistake Juvenal Sanso for a foreign tourist. In fact, most Filipinos today weren’t even born when Sanso set foot in the Philippines. More here: A Spaniard comes home to las Filipinas

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Telstra Travel Pass takes some of the sting out of global roaming

Telstra is curbing horrendous roaming fees, but it's very stingy with data. More here: Telstra Travel Pass takes some of the sting out of global roaming

Pacete: Silay Christmas Village: Culture and advocacy

SILAY Christmas Village is a recipient of a Pearl Award as outstanding tourism cultural program. The recognition was given by the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (Atop). What makes Silay Christmas Village a tourist attraction and a vase for social service? As early as 1840 (before the Cinco de Noviembre 1898 Revolution), Silay Christmas Village ... More here: Pacete: Silay Christmas Village: Culture and advocacy

AirAsia Philippines celebrates 1M Facebook page likes with P1.00 base fare promo for all domestic and international ...

AirAsia Philippines, the Filipino Low Cost Carrier that flies hand in hand with AirAsia, voted the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier in the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax for six consecutive years from 2009 – 2014, today celebrated a milestone after its Facebook page: http://ift.tt/WkchkL reached 1 million likes from fans around the world. […] No visits yet The post AirAsia ... More here: AirAsia Philippines celebrates 1M Facebook page likes with P1.00 base fare promo for all domestic and international ...

Thousands evacuate as Philippines braces for typhoon Hagupit

Fishermen carry thier outrigger to higher ground in Legazpi City, southeast of Manila, on Friday, ahead of the landfall of Typhoon Hagupit. Thousands of people in the Philippines sought shelter in churches, schools and other makeshift evacuation centers. More here: Thousands evacuate as Philippines braces for typhoon Hagupit

Monday, December 8, 2014

AirAsia Philippines offers P1 fares

AirAsia Philippines is offering P1 base fares for its domestic and international destinations to celebrate having reached 1 million likes from fans on Facebook. More here: AirAsia Philippines offers P1 fares

At least 21 dead after Typhoon Hagupit strikes Philippines (+video)

Hagupit made landfall shortly before nightfall in the resort town of San Juan in Batangas province, 60 miles south of Manila. More here: At least 21 dead after Typhoon Hagupit strikes Philippines (+video)

Thousands evacuate as Philippines braces for typhoon Hagupit

Tens of thousands of people fled coastal villages and landslide-prone areas in the central Philippines on Friday, as typhoon Hagupit bore down on eastern coasts of the island nation where thousands were killed in a devastating storm last year. More here: Thousands evacuate as Philippines braces for typhoon Hagupit

At least 21 dead after Typhoon Hagupit strikes Philippines

Hagupit made landfall shortly before nightfall in the resort town of San Juan in Batangas province, 60 miles south of Manila. More here: At least 21 dead after Typhoon Hagupit strikes Philippines

Homegrown pages: Bo's Coffee launches travel journal

Travel: a quest for personal transformation; a reminder that life is a grand celebration waiting for acknowledgement. When wanderlust creeps into one’s system like some incurable disease, to compromise is not a sin. “We travel not to escape life, but so life doesn’t escape us.” There goes the saying. Seeing the world always translates to memories. More here: Homegrown pages: Bo's Coffee launches travel journal

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Typhoon smashes Philippines

Giant storm grinds across eastern Philippines, bringing terrifying winds. More here: Typhoon smashes Philippines

Typhoon tears down homes in disaster-weary Philippines

Typhoon Hagupit tore apart homes and dumped fierce rains across the eastern Philippines on Sunday, killing at least two people while creating more misery for millions after a barrage of deadly disasters. The typhoon roared in from the Pacific Ocean and into remote fishing communities on Samar island on Saturday night with wind gusts of 210 kilometres (130 miles) an hour, local weather agency ... More here: Typhoon tears down homes in disaster-weary Philippines

Thousands evacuate as Philippines braces for typhoon Hagupit

MANILA - Tens of thousands of people fled coastal villages and landslide-prone areas in the central Philippines on Friday, as typhoon Hagupit bore down on eastern coasts of the island nation where thousands were killed in a devastating storm last year. Ports were shut across the archipelago, leaving more than 2,000 travellers stranded in the capital Manila, the central Bicol region and Mindanao ... More here: Thousands evacuate as Philippines braces for typhoon Hagupit

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Thousands evacuate as Philippines braces for typhoon Hagupit

MANILA - Tens of thousands of people fled coastal villages and landslide-prone areas in the central Philippines on Friday, as typhoon Hagupit bore down on eastern coasts of the island nation where thousands were killed in a devastating storm last year. Ports were shut across the archipelago, leaving more than 2,000 travellers stranded in the capital Manila, the central Bicol region and Mindanao ... More here: Thousands evacuate as Philippines braces for typhoon Hagupit

Typhoon batters Philippines

Rain lashed parts of the Philippines on Saturday as Typhoon Hagupit barreled toward the coast, bringing roaring winds and the threat of massive storm surges. More here: Typhoon batters Philippines

Philippines typhoon

A massive typhoon made landfall in the central Philippines late Saturday, battering the area with heavy rains and winds a year after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the region. More here: Philippines typhoon

UN probes claim Palawan’s Underground River deteriorating

A report claiming that Palawan province’s main tourist draw, the Underground River, is deteriorating has prompted an investigation by the UN body that granted it the status of a World Heritage Site. More here: UN probes claim Palawan’s Underground River deteriorating

Baguio City Travel Guide: Travel Tips, Itinerary and Things to do

Baguio City Travel Guide Nestled in the vast mountains of the Benguet, Baguio City, the Summer Capital of the Philippines, uphold its picturesque mountain sceneries and breath-taking destinations tourists love to visit from time to time. Discovered by the American colonizers in the 1900s, Baguio City has grown from a hill station for the American […] (Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) The post ... More here: Baguio City Travel Guide: Travel Tips, Itinerary and Things to do

AirAsia sees huge potential for tourism in Region X

Asia’s leading and largest low-cost carrier expects to play a major role in bringing in more tourists into Northern Mindanao once the Laguindingan Airport is made an international gateway. More here: AirAsia sees huge potential for tourism in Region X

Philippines typhoon makes landfall

The powerful Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall in the Philippines where over half a million people have fled coastal towns. More here: Philippines typhoon makes landfall

Philippines typhoon makes landfall

The powerful Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall in the Philippines where over half a million people have fled coastal towns. More here: Philippines typhoon makes landfall

Friday, December 5, 2014

The real trip advisors reveal their travel tips for 2015

So â what's the next big thing? Travel experts reveal their tips for the coming year. More here: The real trip advisors reveal their travel tips for 2015

Coron's Enchanting Lake

Boating languidly here is one of the most surreal travel experiences in the Philippines. On a recent visit to Coron Island – part of Calamian Island in MIMAROPA, Philippines, I availed of the tour package offered by Gamat Travel and Tours. Tour rates in Coron start at Php 650 (USD 16) to Php 2,500 (USD 59) per person (private tours are more expensive) depending on the islands, beaches, lakes and ... More here: Coron's Enchanting Lake

Thousands stranded as Filipinos brace for super typhoon Hagupit

Ports were shut across the Philippines, leaving thousands of travellers stranded, and some local governments ordered forced evacuations on Friday as super-typhoon Hagupit swept towards eastern coasts of the island nation.More than 2,000 passengers were stuck in ports in Manila, the central Philippines and Mindanao island in the south after the coastguard stopped sea travel ahead of the category ... More here: Thousands stranded as Filipinos brace for super typhoon Hagupit

Tens of thousands evacuated from path of Philippines typhoon

© Paul Cinco/AP Photo Typhoon survivors, some of whom are still living in tents, evacuate to safer grounds with their belongings at Tanauan township, Leyte province in central Philippines, Dec. 4, 2014, in anticipation of the incoming Typhoon Hagupit which is forecast to hit central Philippines this weekend. More here: Tens of thousands evacuated from path of Philippines typhoon

Thousands stranded as Filipinos brace for super typhoon Hagupit

MANILA (Reuters) - Ports were shut across the Philippines, leaving thousands of travellers stranded, and some local governments ordered forced evacuations on Friday as super-typhoon Hagupit swept towards eastern coasts of the island nation. More than 2,000 passengers were stuck in ports in Manila, the central Philippines and Mindanao island in the south after the coastguard stopped sea travel ... More here: Thousands stranded as Filipinos brace for super typhoon Hagupit

Missing Taiwanese woman tourist feared dead

EL NIDO, Palawan---Authorities looking for a missing Taiwanese tourist believed to have drowned while swimming at a public beach here have given up hope of finding the victim alive and have switched their efforts from rescue to "search and recovery." Municipal information officer Joel Gomez told the Inquirer they were now concentrating their search on areas where the victim, identified as Yen ... More here: Missing Taiwanese woman tourist feared dead

Thousands evacuate as Philippines braces for typhoon Hagupit

By Rosemarie Francisco MANILA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people fled coastal villages and landslide-prone areas in the central Philippines on Friday, as typhoon Hagupit bore down ... More here: Thousands evacuate as Philippines braces for typhoon Hagupit

Thousands stranded as Filipinos brace for super typhoon Hagupit

MANILA (Reuters) - Ports were shut across the Philippines, leaving thousands of travellers stranded, and some local governments ordered forced evacuations on Friday as super-typhoon Hagupit swept towards eastern coasts of the island nation. More than 2,000 passengers were stuck in ports in Manila, the central Philippines and Mindanao island in the south after the coastguard stopped sea travel ... More here: Thousands stranded as Filipinos brace for super typhoon Hagupit

Thousands evacuate as Philippines braces for typhoon Hagupit

By Rosemarie Francisco MANILA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people fled coastal villages and landslide-prone areas in the central Philippines on Friday, as typhoon Hagupit bore down ... More here: Thousands evacuate as Philippines braces for typhoon Hagupit

Philippines Braces For Typhoon Hagupit, Thousands Evacuated Ahead Of Category 5 Storm Landfall

Thousands of people were evacuated and several flights were cancelled Friday as super typhoon Hagupit moved toward the Philippines, according to media reports. The category 5 storm is expected to make landfall on Saturday. More here: Philippines Braces For Typhoon Hagupit, Thousands Evacuated Ahead Of Category 5 Storm Landfall

Philippines braces for powerful typhoon

Residents in areas of the Philippines levelled by Typhoon Haiyan last year are now bracing for the onslaught of Typhoon Hagupit. More here: Philippines braces for powerful typhoon

Philippines residents flee coastal areas ahead of typhoon Hagupit

Tens of thousands evacuated as storm is set to hit island nation a year after thousands were killed by typhoon Haiyan Tens of thousands of people fled coastal villages and landslide-prone areas in the central Philippines as typhoon Hagupit bore down on the eastern coast of the island nation where thousands were killed in a devastating storm last year. Ports were shut across the archipelago on ... More here: Philippines residents flee coastal areas ahead of typhoon Hagupit

Philippines braces for typhoon Hagupit

Tens of thousands of people fled coastal villages and landslide-prone areas in the central Philippines on Friday, as typhoon Hagupit bore down on eastern coasts of the island nation where thousands were killed in a devastating storm last year. More here: Philippines braces for typhoon Hagupit

Philippines: Thousands evacuate, shelter in churches as typhoon Hagupit advances

Tens of thousands of people fled coastal villages and landslide-prone areas in the central Philippines. More here: Philippines: Thousands evacuate, shelter in churches as typhoon Hagupit advances

Typhoon Hagupit: Philippines braces as storm nears

Thousands evacuate coastal areas a year after ‘super typhoon’ Haiyan More here: Typhoon Hagupit: Philippines braces as storm nears

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Thousands stranded as Filipinos brace for super typhoon Hagupit

MANILA (Reuters) - Ports were shut across the Philippines, leaving thousands of travellers stranded, and some local governments ordered forced evacuations on Friday as super-typhoon Hagupit swept towards eastern coasts of the island nation. More than 2,000 passengers were stuck in ports in Manila, the central Philippines and Mindanao island in the south after the coastguard stopped sea travel ... More here: Thousands stranded as Filipinos brace for super typhoon Hagupit

Fear as typhoon bears down on Philippines

Thousands of people in the Philippines sought shelter in churches, schools and other makeshift evacuation centres on Friday as Typhoon Hagupit bore down on the disaster-weary nation. The storm, which would be the strongest to hit the country this year, is forecast to impact eastern provinces devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan last year although there are conflicting projections from various ... More here: Fear as typhoon bears down on Philippines

Thousands stranded as Filipinos brace for super typhoon

MANILA - Ports were shut across the Philippines, leaving thousands of travellers stranded, and some local governments ordered forced evacuations on Friday as super-typhoon Hagupit swept towards eastern coasts of the island nation. More than 2,000 passengers were stuck in ports in Manila, the central Philippines and Mindanao island in the south after the coastguard stopped sea travel ahead of the ... More here: Thousands stranded as Filipinos brace for super typhoon

Philippines Evacuates Thousands, Flights Canceled Before Typhoon

The Philippines moved thousands of people to safer ground and stockpiled food, with flights canceled as the country prepares for Super Typhoon Hagupit, a category-5 storm expected to make landfall tomorrow. ... More here: Philippines Evacuates Thousands, Flights Canceled Before Typhoon

Thousands stranded as Filipinos brace for super typhoon Hagupit

MANILA (Reuters) - Ports were shut across the Philippines, leaving thousands of travelers stranded, and some local governments ordered forced evacuations on Friday as super-typhoon Hagupit swept towards eastern coasts of the island nation. More than 2,000 passengers were stuck in ports in Manila, the central Philippines and Mindanao island in the south after the coastguard stopped sea travel ... More here: Thousands stranded as Filipinos brace for super typhoon Hagupit

Cheapflights.com Gives a Sneak Preview at Next Year's Travel Landscape

With barely six weeks left until we ring in the New Year, the travel experts at Cheapflights.com, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, offer their predictions on what lies ahead in ... More here: Cheapflights.com Gives a Sneak Preview at Next Year's Travel Landscape

The Philippines' beach island paradise

Once a sleepy tropical paradise with little more than handful of ramshackle beach huts, the island of Boracay, in the Philippines' Malay Province, has emerged from the backpacker trail to become one of Asia's hottest holiday destinations. More here: The Philippines' beach island paradise

Bohol Travel Fair with Loboc Children’s Choir at the Glorietta

The Philippines’ world-renowned Loboc Children’s Choir (LCC) will take center stage as Bohol launches its year-round tourism campaign at the Glorietta Mall, Makati City on Dec. 8 to 10, 2014. Dubbed as “Visit Bohol 2015,” the campaign is aimed at re-launching Bohol as a major tourism destination. Monthly activities will be lined up for next […] No visits yet The post Bohol Travel Fair with Loboc ... More here: Bohol Travel Fair with Loboc Children’s Choir at the Glorietta

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

PHL is favorite desination of Israeli travellers

The Philippines is becoming a favourite destination for Israeli travellers. The country was cited by Israeli news and travel The post PHL is favorite desination of Israeli travellers appeared first on Good News Pilipinas . Related posts: Palawan voted Top island in Conde Nast Global Poll PHL wins China’s Best Tropics Island Destination award Boracay’s White Beach one of world’s best PHL in ... More here: PHL is favorite desination of Israeli travellers

Australian, UK nationals in PHL advised to take precautions on Ruby

Australian and British nationals staying in the Philippines were advised Thursday to take precautions amid the threat from Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit). More here: Australian, UK nationals in PHL advised to take precautions on Ruby

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Editorial: Welcome to Israel’s growing number of tourists

The Philippines is becoming a favored destination among Israelis, it was reported last Saturday. Four Israeli news and travel companies featured the Philippines in their websites, highlighting its tourist attractions, notably Palawan and Boracay. The Department of Tourism said Israeli visitors reached a total of 7,675 in 2013, a 30 percent increase from the 5,895 visitors in 2012.More than the ... More here: Editorial: Welcome to Israel’s growing number of tourists

Editorial: Welcome to Israel’s growing number of tourists

The Philippines is becoming a favored destination among Israelis, it was reported last Saturday. Four Israeli news and travel companies featured the Philippines in their websites, highlighting its tourist attractions, notably Palawan and Boracay. The Department of Tourism said Israeli visitors reached a total of 7,675 in 2013, a 30 percent increase from the 5,895 visitors in 2012.More than the ... More here: Editorial: Welcome to Israel’s growing number of tourists

Monday, December 1, 2014

Bohol to hold travel fair in Glorietta Mall Dec. 8-10

AirAsia’s super low fares to Bohol and bargain hotel and tour deals are up for grabs! Bohol is moving to become the must-go destination in the Philippines as it launches new and exciting tourist destinations with rock bottom prices for airfares, hotels and resorts during a travel fair to be held in Glorietta Mall on […] No visits yet The post Bohol to hold travel fair in Glorietta Mall Dec. 8-10 ... More here: Bohol to hold travel fair in Glorietta Mall Dec. 8-10

Bohol to hold travel fair in Glorietta Mall Dec. 8-10

AirAsia’s super low fares to Bohol and bargain hotel and tour deals are up for grabs! Bohol is moving to become the must-go destination in the Philippines as it launches new and exciting tourist destinations with rock bottom prices for airfares, hotels and resorts during a travel fair to be held in Glorietta Mall on […] No visits yet The post Bohol to hold travel fair in Glorietta Mall Dec. 8-10 ... More here: Bohol to hold travel fair in Glorietta Mall Dec. 8-10

Cheapflights.com Gives a Sneak Preview at Next Year's Travel Landscape

With barely six weeks left until we ring in the New Year, the travel experts at Cheapflights.com, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, offer their predictions on what lies ahead in ... More here: Cheapflights.com Gives a Sneak Preview at Next Year's Travel Landscape

Editorial: Welcome to Israel’s growing number of tourists

The Philippines is becoming a favored destination among Israelis, it was reported last Saturday. Four Israeli news and travel companies featured the Philippines in their websites, highlighting its tourist attractions, notably Palawan and Boracay. The Department of Tourism said Israeli visitors reached a total of 7,675 in 2013, a 30 percent increase from the 5,895 […] More here: Editorial: Welcome to Israel’s growing number of tourists

Editorial: Welcome to Israel’s growing number of tourists

The Philippines is becoming a favored destination among Israelis, it was reported last Saturday. Four Israeli news and travel companies featured the Philippines in their websites, highlighting its tourist attractions, notably Palawan and Boracay. The Department of Tourism said Israeli visitors reached a total of 7,675 in 2013, a 30 percent increase from the 5,895 […] More here: Editorial: Welcome to Israel’s growing number of tourists

Travel photos we wish we'd taken

Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image. More here: Travel photos we wish we'd taken

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The 2nd International Travel Festival (ITF) December 18-20, 2014 at SMX Convention Center

The Philippines Department of Tourism aims to achieve 10 Million tourists every year until the end of 2016. This target is aided by the major improvements in International Airports in Manila and secondary airports in Cebu, Clark, Iloilo to mention a few. The 2nd International Travel Festival 2014 The rise of budget fares led to […] No visits yet The post The 2nd International Travel Festival ... More here: The 2nd International Travel Festival (ITF) December 18-20, 2014 at SMX Convention Center

Israel high on Fun in the Philippines

Four Israeli news and travel companies have featured the Philippines in their websites as the next new destination for Israeli travelers to visit. The feature articles on the Philippines, simultaneously published in Hebrew in late October, highlighted the country’s beautiful nature, especially the inclusion of Palawan and Boracay in Condé Nast Traveler’s “30 Best Islands in the World” this year ... More here: Israel high on Fun in the Philippines

Israel high on Fun in the Philippines

Four Israeli news and travel companies have featured the Philippines in their websites as the next new destination for Israeli travelers to visit. The feature articles on the Philippines, simultaneously published in Hebrew in late October, highlighted the country’s beautiful nature, especially the inclusion of Palawan and Boracay in Condé Nast Traveler’s “30 Best Islands in the World” this year ... More here: Israel high on Fun in the Philippines

PH drawing more Israeli tourists

The Philippines is becoming a favored vacation destination among Israelis, according to various online articles simultaneously published recently in Hebrew by four Israeli news and travel companies.They all highlighted the country’s beautiful nature, especially the inclusion of Palawan and Boracay in Condé Nast Traveler’s “30 Best Islands in the World” in 2014. At the conclusion of the online ... More here: PH drawing more Israeli tourists

Int’l travel agencies adapt to the changing times

With a few taps on a smartphone or tablet, a traveler can quickly map out an entire trip—from booking flights and hotel accommodations, to choosing the restaurants where to dine. More here: Int’l travel agencies adapt to the changing times

Friday, November 28, 2014

PH drawing more Israeli tourists

The Philippines is becoming a favored vacation destination among Israelis, according to various online articles simultaneously published recently in Hebrew by four Israeli news and travel companies. They all highlighted the country’s beautiful nature, especially the inclusion of Palawan and Boracay in Condé Nast Traveler’s “30 Best Islands in the World” in 2014. At the […] More here: PH drawing more Israeli tourists

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Francis’ popemobile could be a jeepney

The Philippines will custom-build a “popemobile” for Pope Francis to travel in during his visit to the fervently Catholic nation in January, organizers said on Thursday. More here: Francis’ popemobile could be a jeepney

2nd Season of Amazing Food Challenge: Fun in the Philippines Start to Air in Asian Food Channel

Food is a basic necessity. It’s human instinct to feel hungry, to feed. This is probably there reason there are so many cooking shows the world over. And one of the many broadcasting companies that have produced cooking shows and contests is the Asian Food Channel. The company is a unit of Scripps Networks Interactive, […] No visits yet The post 2nd Season of Amazing Food Challenge: Fun in the ... More here: 2nd Season of Amazing Food Challenge: Fun in the Philippines Start to Air in Asian Food Channel

AirAsia offers super low fares in Visit Bohol 2015 fair

MANILA -- Bohol is moving to become the must-go destination in the Philippines, as it launches new and exciting tourist attractions with rock bottom prices for airfares, hotels, resorts and tours during a travel fair to be held in Glorieta Mall in Makati City on December 8-10. More here: AirAsia offers super low fares in Visit Bohol 2015 fair

AirAsia offers super low fares in Visit Bohol 2015 fair

MANILA -- Bohol is moving to become the must-go destination in the Philippines, as it launches new and exciting tourist attractions with rock bottom prices for airfares, hotels, resorts and tours during a travel fair to be held in Glorieta Mall in Makati City on December 8-10. More here: AirAsia offers super low fares in Visit Bohol 2015 fair

PH to secure Pontiff in custom-built 'popemobile'

MANILA - The Philippines will custom-build a "popemobile" for Pope Francis to travel in during his visit to the fervently Catholic nation in January, organizers said Thursday. More here: PH to secure Pontiff in custom-built 'popemobile'

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

AirAsia offers super low fares in Visit Bohol 2015 fair in Glorietta Mall from Dec. 8 -10, 2014

Bohol is moving to become the must-go destination in the Philippines as it launches new and exciting tourist attractions with rock bottom prices for airfares, hotels, resorts and tours during a travel fair to be held in Glorieta Mall in Makati city on Dec. 8-10, 2014. Visit Bohol 2015 Launch in Makati City Bohol provincial […] (Visited 5 times, 5 visits today) The post AirAsia offers super low ... More here: AirAsia offers super low fares in Visit Bohol 2015 fair in Glorietta Mall from Dec. 8 -10, 2014

Philippine Department of Tourism hosts Philippine-Vietnam Travel Exchange at the Peninsula Manila

The Department of Tourism (DOT) recently hosted the Philippine-Vietnam Travel Exchange 2014 held at the Rigodon Ballroom of the Peninsula Manila. The trade event is part of the DOT’s relentless efforts to promote premium properties and activities in the Philippines. Some of the Vietnamese travel agents, event planners, incentive planners, corporate account executives during the […] No visits yet ... More here: Philippine Department of Tourism hosts Philippine-Vietnam Travel Exchange at the Peninsula Manila

AirAsia offers super low fares in Visit Bohol 2015 fair in Glorietta Mall from Dec. 8 -10, 2014

Bohol is moving to become the must-go destination in the Philippines as it launches new and exciting tourist attractions with rock bottom prices for airfares, hotels, resorts and tours during a travel fair to be held in Glorieta Mall in Makati city on Dec. 8-10, 2014. Visit Bohol 2015 Launch in Makati City Bohol provincial […] (Visited 5 times, 5 visits today) The post AirAsia offers super low ... More here: AirAsia offers super low fares in Visit Bohol 2015 fair in Glorietta Mall from Dec. 8 -10, 2014

Travel the World with Malaysia Airlines’ Global Year-End Specials

Malaysia Airlines is offering exciting air fares through its Year-End Specials (YES) campaign from 20 November 2014 to 2 December 2014 for the travel period between 23 November 2014 and 30 June 2015. More here: Travel the World with Malaysia Airlines’ Global Year-End Specials

Asia Cruise Fund Welcomes Hainan and the Philippines as New Members

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and the Taiwan Tourism Bureau (TTB) welcomed two new members to the Asia Cruise Fund, Hainan and the Philippines, last week. Representatives from the four destinations signed an official agreement at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, where the two-day Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific (CSAP ... More here: Asia Cruise Fund Welcomes Hainan and the Philippines as New Members

The Philippines is on an economic roll

In its 2015 economic outlook, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which provides an annual report on Asia’s economic growth and regional integration, placed the Philippines ahead of its neighbors in Southeast Asia. “Among the ASEAN-5 countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam), the Philippines has the best growth perspective with an ... More here: The Philippines is on an economic roll

Tigerair Philippines’ 75% off seat sale

TIGERAIR Philippines with its network made wider with Cebu Pacific holds a 75 percent off seat sale from November 25, 2014 to November 27, 2014 or until seats last. More here: Tigerair Philippines’ 75% off seat sale

‘Slow construction of airports makes 10M tourist arrivals difficult’

The Aquino administration may find it difficult to achieve its goal of having 10 million tourist arrivals by the end of its term in 2016 due to the slow roll out of infrastructure in air transportation, officials of real estate services firm KMC MAG Group said Wednesday. More here: ‘Slow construction of airports makes 10M tourist arrivals difficult’

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Better air connections with the Philippines

Air links between New Zealand and the Philippines are set to improve with the signing today of an air services arrangement, says Transport Minister Simon Bridges. More here: Better air connections with the Philippines

Transcript of Sen. Grace Poe's Manifestations during the Floor deliberations on the DOT Budget

November 25, 2014. Sen. Grace Poe: I would like to note that the Google search for "Tourist destinations in the Philippines," the first to appear is the very efficient site of the Dept. of Tourism and it also notes important numbers, statistics and of course, of places where to go. I would just like to push a little... More here: Transcript of Sen. Grace Poe's Manifestations during the Floor deliberations on the DOT Budget

Monday, November 24, 2014

Immigration removes HK journalists from blacklist

A BUREAU of Immigration (BI) official said Tuesday the nine Hong Kong journalists who heckled President Benigno Aquino III in an economic forum in Indonesia last year can now travel to the Philippines freely. BI spokesperson Elaine Tan said the blacklist order dated June 6,... More here: Immigration removes HK journalists from blacklist

US issues travel warning on Mindanao

MANILA - The United States yesterday warned its citizens of continuing threats due to terrorists and insurgents in Mindanao, citing the terror activities of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in the region. More here: US issues travel warning on Mindanao

Saturday, November 22, 2014

This week in travel

NEW DIGS ON THE BLOCK World-weary travelers, meet your new best friend: Jen. Upping the hotel game in Manila is the latest offering from the Shangri-La hotel brand catering to a new “Jeneration” of independently minded business and leisure travelers. That means you—if all you really want from your hotel is quality, comfort, value, honest […] More here: This week in travel

Traveling during the holidays? Read this

Are you planning to take a trip during the holiday season? Here are some smart tips from a seasoned traveler. More here: Traveling during the holidays? Read this

Friday, November 21, 2014

Malaysia Year of Festivals 2015 goes to Centro Escolar University

As one of Southeast Asia's most visited tourist destinations for both leisure and business, the Tourism Malaysia is proud to present MyFEST 2015 Tour and Road Show. More here: Malaysia Year of Festivals 2015 goes to Centro Escolar University

German tourist arrested for allegedly stealing bt280 from Chiang Mai temple

Police said a security camera recorded Steffen Renner, 39, taking Bt20 notes from an offering tray inside the temple. The caretaker of the temple alerted police to arrest him ... More here: German tourist arrested for allegedly stealing bt280 from Chiang Mai temple

Philippines Travel Warning

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to the Philippines, in particular to the Sulu Archipelago, the island of Mindanao, and the southern Sulu Sea area. More here: Philippines Travel Warning

Shot entirely with an iPhone 6 Plus

National Geographic Young Explorer, Hanna, shots this travel series shot entirely with an iPhone 6 Plus. We’ve used and reviewed the iPhone 6 Plus and knows the quality of shots it can take. This one by far is among the nicest we’ve seen. The internal image stabilization of the iPhone 6 Plus is also good […] The post Shot entirely with an iPhone 6 Plus appeared first on YugaTech | Philippines ... More here: Shot entirely with an iPhone 6 Plus

US warns citizens against travelling to Southern Philippines

Global and Terrorism Index 2014 ranks Philippines number 9 of countries with high level of terrorist activities More here: US warns citizens against travelling to Southern Philippines

Thursday, November 20, 2014

US warns nationals vs. travel to Mindanao, Sulu area

Citing "continuing threats" from terrorist and insurgent activities, the United States government late Thursday warned its nationals against travel to Mindanao, particularly the Sulu archipelago and the southern Sulu Sea area. More here: US warns nationals vs. travel to Mindanao, Sulu area

Expo highlights top products, services of Central Luzon

CLARK FREEPORT -- The top products and services of the provinces of Central Luzon were highlighted in the 2014 North Philippines (NorthPhil) Travel and Tourism Expo, which opened at the Events Center of SM City Clark from November 14 to 16. More here: Expo highlights top products, services of Central Luzon

Tigerair Philippines offer P1 seat for Clark-Manila

CLARK FREEPORT -- Tigerair Philippines is offering a mid-week seat sale from November 19, 2014 to November 21, 2014 or until seats last for its Manila to Clark flights. Fly from Manila to Clark for ONE PESO (P1) to beat the holiday traffic! Travel period is from 15 December 2014 to 5 January 2015. More here: Tigerair Philippines offer P1 seat for Clark-Manila

BPI teams up with DOT for 'More Fun' ATMs

The Bank of the Philippine Islands is teaming up with the Department of Tourism to introduce ATMs featuring popular Philippine tourist attractions. More here: BPI teams up with DOT for 'More Fun' ATMs

More M’sians heading to the Philippines

More Malaysians are flocking to the Philippines with the highest number recorded to date this year More here: More M’sians heading to the Philippines

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Philippines back on the tourist map

It looks like the Philippines, now on Lonely Planet's list of places to go in 2015, has bounced back from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. More here: Philippines back on the tourist map

Philippines back on the tourist map

It looks like the Philippines, now on Lonely Planet's list of places to go in 2015, has bounced back from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. More here: Philippines back on the tourist map

Philippines back on the tourist map

It looks like the Philippines, now on Lonely Planet's list of places to go in 2015, has bounced back from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. More here: Philippines back on the tourist map

Philippines back on the tourist map

It looks like the Philippines, now on Lonely Planet's list of places to go in 2015, has bounced back from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. More here: Philippines back on the tourist map

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Going into the ‘heart’ of Baguio

Baguio City’s tourist season has officially started this month with the annual mining convention and a golf tournament ushering in at least 15,000 visitors. More here: Going into the ‘heart’ of Baguio

Monday, November 17, 2014

More Malaysians heading to the Philippines

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia--More Malaysians are flocking to the Philippines with the highest number recorded to date this year. Based on data tabulated by the Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT), Malaysian tourist arrivals increased by 22.5% (88,701) over the first eight months this year compared with the same time period last year. Overall, Malaysia is also the Philippines' 10th largest source ... More here: More Malaysians heading to the Philippines

More M'sians heading to the Philippines

PETALING JAYA - More Malaysians are flocking to the Philippines with the highest number recorded to date this year. Based on data tabulated by the Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT), Malaysian tourist arrivals increased by 22.5 per cent (88,701) over the first eight months this year compared with the same time period last year. Overall, Malaysia is also the Philippines' 10th largest source ... More here: More M'sians heading to the Philippines

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Travel like you mean it

How many times can you backpack across Europe (or even stay in plush hotels) before you exhaust all possible DIY itineraries? Your best bet to experiencing the continent with an insider’s perspective? This little guide called Trafalgar, which has been creating holidays for discerning travelers for the last 70 years. ... More here: Travel like you mean it

MiG Ayesa to the rescue

His Australian citizenship is not keeping MiG Ayesa from releasing his composition, “United as One,” on iTunes and donating every cent it earns to the Philippine National Red Cross, which in turn is helping Yolanda victims rebuild their lives. More here: MiG Ayesa to the rescue

MiG Ayesa to the rescue

His Australian citizenship is not keeping MiG Ayesa from releasing his composition, “United as One,” on iTunes and donating every cent it earns to the Philippine National Red Cross, which in turn is helping Yolanda victims rebuild their lives. More here: MiG Ayesa to the rescue

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Philippines prepares for pope with messages on spirituality, crowds

In this 2013 file photo, a Filipino boy walks in the destroyed cathedral in Palo, Philippines. The pope is scheduled to meet survivors as well as priests and religious and give a speech there Jan. 17. (CNS/EPA/Nic Bothma) More here: Philippines prepares for pope with messages on spirituality, crowds

DOT struggles to meet targets a year after Yolanda

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is struggling to meet its targets one year after Super Typhoon Yolanda ravaged the central part of the country but the Tourism chief is optimistic the Philippines would have sufficient number of tourist arrivals before the year ends.For the full-year 2013, the DOT failed to reach its 5.5-million tourist arrivals target after only 4.7 million foreign tourists ... More here: DOT struggles to meet targets a year after Yolanda

Travel high

Actress and “Princess of All Media” Anne Curtis has renewed her ties with global luggage brand American Tourister. Founded by American immigrant Sol Koffler in Providence, Rhode Island in 1932, American Tourister packs a long-standing history with the America’s passion for travel. ... More here: Travel high

CEB to launch new Cebu-Tokyo route

Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) aims to enable even more people to travel between the Philippines and Japan, when it launches direct Cebu-Tokyo-Cebu flights on March 26, 2015.The seat sale fare for CEB's newest route starts from P3,888, making it ideal for travelers to and from Cebu and surrounding regions. This Cebu-Tokyo seat sale fare is available until November 14, 2014 or until seats last, for ... More here: CEB to launch new Cebu-Tokyo route

More travel for Aquino

MANILA, Philippines – Just recently back from trips to China and Myanmar for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Meeting and the 25th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, President Benigno Aquino III is again leaving on Tuesday, November 18, for Singapore to meet with business and other sectors. He will be there for ... More here: More travel for Aquino

DOT struggles to meet targets a year after Yolanda

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is struggling to meet its targets one year after Super Typhoon Yolanda ravaged the central part of the country but the Tourism chief is optimistic the Philippines would have sufficient number of tourist arrivals before the year ends. For the full-year 2013, the DOT failed to reach its 5.5-million tourist […] More here: DOT struggles to meet targets a year after Yolanda

Friday, November 14, 2014

Philippines: back on the map

Expedia has reported a 55 per cent increase in searches for Philippines on its website in October, compared with this time last year. More here: Philippines: back on the map

Philippines: back on the map

Expedia has reported a 55 per cent increase in searches for Philippines on its website in October, compared with this time last year. More here: Philippines: back on the map

Thursday, November 13, 2014

NorthPhil Travel Expo to open in Clark today

The much-awaited North Philippines (NorthPhil) Travel & Tourism Expo will open at the Events Center of the SM City Clark in the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga at 4 p.m. today (Nov. 14). ... More here: NorthPhil Travel Expo to open in Clark today

Travel high

Actress and “Princess of All Media” Anne Curtis has renewed her ties with global luggage brand American Tourister. Founded by American immigrant Sol Koffler in Providence, Rhode Island in 1932, American Tourister packs a long-standing history with the America’s passion for travel. Known for creating tough, enduring, and conveniently-light luggage that withstand distance, frequent use, […] More here: Travel high

Philippines' Aquino assures Modi on FTA

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday met with Philippines President Benigno Aquino who assured him that his country was pushing ahead with the inking of the ASEAN-India Free Trade Agreement on services and investments. More here: Philippines' Aquino assures Modi on FTA

Cebu Pacific to boost PHL-JP traffic with new Cebu-Tokyo route (CEBU Air Inc)

(Source: CEBU Air Inc) The Philippines' leading airline, Cebu Pacific Air (PSE:CEB) aims to enable even more people to travel between the Philippines and Japan, when it launches direct Cebu-Tokyo-Cebu flights on March 26, 2015. The seat sale fare for CEB's newest route starts from P3,888, making it ideal for travelers to and from Cebu and surrounding regions. This Cebu-Tokyo seat sale fare is ... More here: Cebu Pacific to boost PHL-JP traffic with new Cebu-Tokyo route (CEBU Air Inc)

PH tourism industry bounces back in September

MANILA, Philippines – The country’s tourism industry surged by 17% in the first 9 months of 2014, even as travel advisories slowed down the growth of tourist arrivals between January and September, Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Ramon Jimenez said on Wednesday, November 12. Budget carriers felt the brunt in September ... More here: PH tourism industry bounces back in September

PH tourism industry bounces back in September

MANILA, Philippines – The country’s tourism industry surged by 17% in the first 9 months of 2014, even as travel advisories slowed down the growth of tourist arrivals between January and September, Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Ramon Jimenez said on Wednesday, November 12. Budget carriers felt the brunt in September ... More here: PH tourism industry bounces back in September

Visa on arrival spurs tourist traffic

New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS): Tourist arrivals in India grew 41.5 percent in October with 2,705 granted visa on arrival, up from 1,911 in October last year. More here: Visa on arrival spurs tourist traffic

Tourist visa on arrival up 41.5%

Visa on arrival for tourists has seen an uptick of 41.5 per cent at 2,705 VoAs in October 2014 compared with 1,911 VoAs during the same month last year, according to a statement from the Ministry of Tourism. More here: Tourist visa on arrival up 41.5%

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

DOT's Jimenez cites travel ban, Yolanda aftermath as challenges to 2014 tourism target

Travel ban on the Philippines imposed by other countries and the aftermath of killer Typhoon Yolanda are the biggest hurdles to achieving 6.8 million foreign tourist arrivals this year, the Department of Tourism chief told reporters late Wednesday. More here: DOT's Jimenez cites travel ban, Yolanda aftermath as challenges to 2014 tourism target

DOT's Jimenez cites travel ban, Yolanda aftermath as challenges to 2014 tourism target

Travel ban on the Philippines imposed by other countries and the aftermath of killer Typhoon Yolanda are the biggest hurdles to achieving 6.8 million foreign tourist arrivals this year, the Department of Tourism chief told reporters late Wednesday. More here: DOT's Jimenez cites travel ban, Yolanda aftermath as challenges to 2014 tourism target

Aquino makes travel to BIMP-EAGA tax free

Effective immediately, people travelling from Mindanao and Palawan to countries in the East ASEAN Growth Area (EAGA) will no longer pay travel tax.This was made possible by President Aquino who signed Memorandum Order No. 73 reinstating the travel tax exemption for air and sea travel to any destination within the Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines-East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA). ... More here: Aquino makes travel to BIMP-EAGA tax free

PAL holds 3-day travel fair from Nov 14-16

MANILA, Philippines – Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) will hold a 3-day travel fair offering promo fares and tour packages. The fair will run from Friday to Sunday, November 14 to 16, 9 am to 7 pm, at the Philippine National Bank (PNB) Financial Center, Diosdado Macapagal Avenue, ... More here: PAL holds 3-day travel fair from Nov 14-16

DOJ wants action plan vs trafficking to strife-torn Syria

MANILA, Philippines – Worried by reports that Filipinos continue to travel to Syria for domestic work amid a deployment ban, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima ordered the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) and other government agencies to create an action plan preventing the underground migration. In the memorandum released Wednesday, ... More here: DOJ wants action plan vs trafficking to strife-torn Syria

Cebu Pacific accepts 52nd aircraft in time for holiday peak (CEBU Air Inc)

(Source: CEBU Air Inc) Adds flight frequencies to key routes The Philippines' leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), took delivery of its 52nd aircraft, a brand-new Airbus A320 with Sharklets. The aircraft arrived in Manila, last Sunday, November 9, 2014. The brand-new Airbus A320 will be utilized for additional flight frequencies in key routes during the holiday peak travel period. "We are ... More here: Cebu Pacific accepts 52nd aircraft in time for holiday peak (CEBU Air Inc)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Cunanan pleads anew for travel abroad

Dennis Cunanan who is facing graft charges over the pork barrel scam appealed Wednesday to the Sandiganbayan first division to reconsider its decision disallowing him from leaving the country. More here: Cunanan pleads anew for travel abroad

Camp John Hay to revert to government hands

A former military reserve, Camp John Hay has been redeveloped over history into one of Baguios top tourist attractions, duking out retail, dining, and R&R options among outdoor activities, like horseback-riding and golf. More here: Camp John Hay to revert to government hands

SEAsian-themed tours seen to boost PH tourist arrivals

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine tourist arrivals are seen to get a boost from the launch of Southeast Asian themed tours. More here: SEAsian-themed tours seen to boost PH tourist arrivals

Asean to launch regional tour packages

The Philippines expects to benefit significantly from proposed Asean-themed tours, as the program will not only boost international arrivals but will also spur more investments in the local tourism industry. More here: Asean to launch regional tour packages

Monday, November 10, 2014

PH optimistic of higher Chinese tourist arrivals

Photo bby Petar Miloševi? - Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 via Wikimedia CommonsBeijing, China—The Philippines is optimistic that tourist arrivals from China will continue to recover as the government continued its campaign in enticing more Chinese nationals to visit the country. ... More here: PH optimistic of higher Chinese tourist arrivals

Nations reveal plans to rake in more tourism revenue in 2015

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