Thursday, March 26, 2015

Fil-Ams urged to think of retiring in PH

WASHINGTON, DC---Filipino-Americans should seriously consider retiring and investing in real estate in the Philippines, especially now that the country has made it to the top 10 list of retirement destinations in the world, the Philippines' envoy to the US recently told Filipino communities in San Diego, California and El Paso, Texas. Affordable cost of living coupled with a warm climate and ... More here: Fil-Ams urged to think of retiring in PH

What’s the Perfect Rewards Card for Travelers, Shopaholic?

Robinsons Rewards Card Whether you’re a traveller who loves to shop or a shopaholic who loves to travel, there’s one perfect rewards card for you. At the launching of Robinsons Retail-Chevron partnership at the Makati Shangri-La Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. (RRHI), the second largest multi-format retailer in the Philippines, has partnered with one of the […] No visits yet The post What’s the ... More here: What’s the Perfect Rewards Card for Travelers, Shopaholic?

Trekking the Philippines most majestic waterfalls

Anyone who has visited the Philippines knows a vacation in the country would not be complete without a nature trip to its thousands of miles of beach fronts The post Trekking the Philippines most majestic waterfalls appeared first on Good News Pilipinas . Related posts: Why 2 Brazilian tourists were sad to leave the Philippines Haranista James Dy wins The Voice of the Philippines Pope Francis ... More here: Trekking the Philippines most majestic waterfalls

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

No registration, no travel policy starts April 1 - DOTC

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) reminded motor vehicle owners to have their vehicles registered or else face penalties. DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said on Wednesday, March 25, that the "No Registration, No Travel" policy for motor vehicles will be ... More here: No registration, no travel policy starts April 1 - DOTC

Panglao Island International Airport will be ready by 2017

Panglao Island International Airport Panglao Island in Bohol is an island resort and one of the major tourist attractions in the Philippines. The main island is most famous for its Chocolate Hills, but it is in the 75 islands surrounding it that one can find the nicest beaches. AirAsia Aircraft One of the more well […] No visits yet The post Panglao Island International Airport will be ready by ... More here: Panglao Island International Airport will be ready by 2017

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

DOTC: Motor vehicle registration papers good for only 7 days

DOTC reminds the public of no registration-no travel policy beginning April 1st More here: DOTC: Motor vehicle registration papers good for only 7 days

WTTC: Tourism contributed P1.4T to economy

MANILA, Philippines--The Philippine travel and tourism sector contributed a total of P1.4 trillion to the local economy in 2014, reflecting not only the economic activities of related industries, but also the "wider effects from investment, the supply chain and induced income impacts," according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). Based on the WTTC's Travel and Tourism Economic ... More here: WTTC: Tourism contributed P1.4T to economy

Advisory for Filipinos looking for jobs related to household work in mainland China

DFA: DO NOT TO DEAL WITH AGENTS OR INDIVIDUALS in mainland China who offer help in extending tourist visas in exchange for a fee. More here: Advisory for Filipinos looking for jobs related to household work in mainland China

Monday, March 23, 2015

Palawan Travel Diaries Day 3

March5, Day 3 of the Air Asia Philippines Media Tour and I can’t help but feel giddy and excited. Woke up really early to have breakfast of toast coffee and omelette at Bill’s Tourist Inn. By 7AM we were picked up by our shuttle and dropped us at Ipil beach to do the island hopping … Continue reading Palawan Travel Diaries Day 3 More here: Palawan Travel Diaries Day 3

Palawan Travel Diaries Day 3

March5, Day 3 of the Air Asia Philippines Media Tour and I can’t help but feel giddy and excited. Woke up really early to have breakfast of toast coffee and omelette at Bill’s Tourist Inn. By 7AM we were picked up by our shuttle and dropped us at Ipil beach to do the island hopping … Continue reading Palawan Travel Diaries Day 3 More here: Palawan Travel Diaries Day 3

Fast, convenient: EDSA express buses hit the road

MANILA, Philippines – The government's new express bus service along EDSA began its pilot run on Monday, March 23, with transport authorities hoping the new service will attract car owners to take the bus and reduce road congestion. Some of the first passengers of the Express Connect bus service said ... More here: Fast, convenient: EDSA express buses hit the road

AirAsia’s ‘Piso Fare’ promo returns

MANILA, Philippines – Following the travel passes launch in February, Malaysian-based budget carrier AirAsia now offers again its “Piso Fare” promo. This round offers 3 million seats for grabs and over 20 countries across AirAsia Group’s route network. With a base fare of P1 ($0.22) and no fuel surcharge, passengers only ... More here: AirAsia’s ‘Piso Fare’ promo returns

New toll road project to cut travel time from Manila to Quezon

QUEZON, Philippines -- If things go according to plan, President Benigno Aquino III will no longer spend several hours on the road just to reach Quezon province. Aquino, during a briefing on the South Luzon Expressway (Slex) Toll Road 4 (TR4) in Tiaong, Quezon, joked about consistently missing meals because of the long travel time from Manila. "Sa tuwing naiimbitahan po ako na magtungo rito ... More here: New toll road project to cut travel time from Manila to Quezon

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Air Asia Philippines Diaries Day 2

March 4. Day 2 of the Air Asia Philippines Media Tour. I woke up very early after sensing that Blue Palawan resort hotel actually has one of the finest views Of the Palawan sunrise. The break of dawn is an amazing sight, complemented by the sound of the chirping birds. A little bit later breakfast … Continue reading Air Asia Philippines Diaries Day 2 More here: Air Asia Philippines Diaries Day 2

China ranks 2nd among Western Visayas tourist arrivals

Despite the travel ban imposed by China on the Philippines last year, Chinese nationals remain second in terms of foreign tourist arrivals in Western Visayas. Atty. Helen Catalbas, Regional Director of the Department of Tourism in Western Visayas(DOT-6), said China ranked second only to South Korea, which had a total 305,963 arrivals. More here: China ranks 2nd among Western Visayas tourist arrivals

PHILTOA eyes 10 major caravans to attract foreign tourists

As much as 10 major caravans featuring different tourist spots in the country are hoped to be launched in the next few years as part of Philippine Tour Operators Association’s (PHILTOA) efforts to attract more foreign tourists in the country, especially those coming from Europe and United States. PHILTOA is the country’s largest association of registered tour operators, with allied members from ... More here: PHILTOA eyes 10 major caravans to attract foreign tourists

Why 2 Brazilian tourists were sad to leave the Philippines

When Brazilian couple and travel bloggers Natalie Deduck and and Robson Cadore decided to leave their country to backpack around the world The post Why 2 Brazilian tourists were sad to leave the Philippines appeared first on Good News Pilipinas . Related posts: NY Daily reports PHL a key global travel destination Pope Francis mania sweeps the Philippines Iconic designer Diane Von Furstenburg ... More here: Why 2 Brazilian tourists were sad to leave the Philippines

Saturday, March 21, 2015

BI: Jeane Napoles back in PH

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) would closely monitor the travel of Jeane Napoles, daughter of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles, as she faces a P17.8-million tax evasion case in court. The lookout bulletin order issued by the Department of Justice, however, does not restrict Napoles from leaving the Philippines because the Court of Tax Appeals has yet to come out with an arrest ... More here: BI: Jeane Napoles back in PH

Recto: Spend Wi-Fi fund on hospitals, schools, transport hubs, libraries

MANILA, Philippines---The P1.4-billion government fund to install free Wi-Fi hotspots in the country should be spent on areas that would yield the greatest public benefit like hospitals, schools, transport hubs and libraries, according to Sen. Ralph Recto. "We would like these Wi-Fi areas to create value, promote education, help trade and travel, and be a lifeline to those who are in distress ... More here: Recto: Spend Wi-Fi fund on hospitals, schools, transport hubs, libraries

BI: Jeane Napoles back in PH

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) would closely monitor the travel of Jeane Napoles, daughter of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles, as she faces a P17.8-million tax evasion case in court. The lookout bulletin order issued by the Department of Justice, however, does not restrict Napoles from leaving the Philippines because the Court of Tax Appeals has yet to come out with an arrest ... More here: BI: Jeane Napoles back in PH

BI: Jeane Napoles back in PH

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) would closely monitor the travel of Jeane Napoles, daughter of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles, as she faces a P17.8-million tax evasion case in court. The lookout bulletin order issued by the Department of Justice, however, does not restrict Napoles from leaving the Philippines because the Court of Tax Appeals has yet to come out with an arrest ... More here: BI: Jeane Napoles back in PH

Friday, March 20, 2015

BI: Jeane Napoles back in PH

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) would closely monitor the travel of Jeane Napoles, daughter of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles, as she faces a P17.8-million tax evasion case in court. The lookout bulletin order issued by the Department of Justice, however, does not restrict Napoles from leaving the Philippines because the Court of Tax Appeals has yet to come out with an arrest ... More here: BI: Jeane Napoles back in PH

BI: Jeane Napoles back in PH

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) would closely monitor the travel of Jeane Napoles, daughter of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles, as she faces a P17.8-million tax evasion case in court. The lookout bulletin order issued by the Department of Justice, however, does not restrict Napoles from leaving the Philippines because the Court of Tax Appeals has yet to come out with an arrest ... More here: BI: Jeane Napoles back in PH

BI: Jeane Napoles back in PH

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) would closely monitor the travel of Jeane Napoles, daughter of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles, as she faces a P17.8-million tax evasion case in court. More here: BI: Jeane Napoles back in PH

Ambassador Lhuillier promotes Philippine tourism in Portugal

Philippine Ambassador to Portugal Philippe J. Lhullier has been going around the host country, promoting the Philippines as a top tourist destination and learning how to improve religious tourism in the country. The Philippines stood out as people flocked its booth in Portugal’s biggest tourism fair, the Bolsa de Turismo de Lisboa, held recently in Lisbon. More here: Ambassador Lhuillier promotes Philippine tourism in Portugal

Janet lying? Jeane Napoles is in Manila, says immigration

MANILA - Contrary to what Janet Lim Napoles told reporters on Friday, the alleged pork barrel scam mastermind's daughter, Jeane, is in the Philippines, based on the travel records of the Bureau of Immigration (BI). More here: Janet lying? Jeane Napoles is in Manila, says immigration

Iqbal, Murad may be using different names in passports, says BI

MANILA, Philippines--The Bureau of Immigration on Friday said Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal and MILF chair Al Haj Ebrahim Murad may be using different names in their passports because the two have no travel records in their database. "Based on our database, there is no record of travel under the names Al haj Murad Ebrahim and Mohagher Iqbal," Immigration ... More here: Iqbal, Murad may be using different names in passports, says BI

BI confirms Jeane Catherine Napoles is in PH

MANILA, Philippines---The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has confirmed that Jeane Catherine Napoles, daughter of alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles, is in the country. "Jeane Catherine Napoles is in the Philippines based on travel records. She was allowed entry because there was no legal basis to prevent her entry into country," said BI spokesperson Elaine Tan said. Napoles has ... More here: BI confirms Jeane Catherine Napoles is in PH

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Revisiting the country's first crocodile farm

If there’s one more thing Palawan is known for aside from its tourist attractions like the secret lagoons, the white sand island coves of El Nido, the cleanest Kayangan Lake of Coron, and the extraordinary Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR), it is its haunting large aquatic reptiles – the crocodiles. CFI, which was once under the management post of late veterinarian-turned-environmental ... More here: Revisiting the country's first crocodile farm

Travel documentary highlights OFW life in Japan

HOPING to provide decent and convenient lives for their families, hundreds of Filipinos have flocked to Japan. Evidently, many Filipino migrants in the Land of the Rising Sun have provided a better future for their loved ones. More here: Travel documentary highlights OFW life in Japan

Revisiting the country's first crocodile farm

If there’s one more thing Palawan is known for aside from its tourist attractions like the secret lagoons, the white sand island coves of El Nido, the cleanest Kayangan Lake of Coron, and the extraordinary Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR), it is its haunting large aquatic reptiles – the crocodiles. CFI, which was once under the management post of late veterinarian-turned-environmental ... More here: Revisiting the country's first crocodile farm

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

PAL opens more travel options for Pinoys in Canada

VANCOUVER – Philippines Airlines' newest flight from Manila to New York is good news, not only for Filipinos in the east coast, but also for those in Canada. More here: PAL opens more travel options for Pinoys in Canada

Is $200,000 Enough To Retire In The Philippines?

How long would $200,000 in savings last if you retired in the Philippines? Longer than in most countries, especially if you add in Social Security. More here: Is $200,000 Enough To Retire In The Philippines?

Palawan Travel Diaries Day 1

It’s undeniable. Di na talaga matatakasan. Summer is (almost) here! In just a few days from now people from the metro would start the exodus to the beaches in Puerto Galera, Batangas and Boracay and filling up hotel rooms for the weekend staycation. As early as January, I was already firming up my summer 2015 … Continue reading Palawan Travel Diaries Day 1 More here: Palawan Travel Diaries Day 1

Sandiganbayan allows FG Arroyo to travel abroad

In separate resolutions, the graft courts reminded Arroyo that any violations of the conditions set for his travels will become sufficient grounds to order the issuance of a warrant for his arrest and the forfeiture of the travel bonds that he paid. In the separate resolutions issued by the two divisions, Arroyo was allowed to take his trip to Tokyo and Hong Kong not earlier than March 26 and ... More here: Sandiganbayan allows FG Arroyo to travel abroad

Dnata Expands Commitment To Philippines

VIP guests at the opening of the Skyview Lounge at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s Terminal 3. The new Skyview Lounge in NAIA Terminal 3 is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. More here: Dnata Expands Commitment To Philippines

Revisiting the country’s first crocodile farm

Puerto Princesa City – If there’s one more thing Palawan is known for aside from its tourist attractions like the secret lagoons, the white sand island coves of El Nido, the cleanest Kayangan Lake of Coron, and the extraordinary Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR), it is its haunting large aquatic reptiles – the crocodiles. Unfortunately […] More here: Revisiting the country’s first crocodile farm

Chicago is pricey, but not the priciest city, for corporate travel

Travelers bound for Chicago on business can expect to pay about $369 per day for hotel, car and food, making it one of the top 10 most expensive U.S. cities, according to a new study. More here: Chicago is pricey, but not the priciest city, for corporate travel

Manila-New York flights to boost tourism – envoy

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines sees more tourists from the United States after its flag carrier, Philippine Airlines (PAL), resumed its flights from Manila to New York after nearly 20 years. “The US market continues to contribute significantly to total visitor arrivals in the Philippines, and we’re confident that these ... More here: Manila-New York flights to boost tourism – envoy

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

PAL’s latest U.S. route seen to boost tourist arrivals

PAL finally made a comeback to the East Coast by flying into New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on March 16. More here: PAL’s latest U.S. route seen to boost tourist arrivals

China ranks 2nd among Western Visayas tourist arrivals

Despite the travel ban imposed by China on the Philippines last year, Chinese nationals remain second in terms of foreign tourist arrivals in Western Visayas. Atty. Helen Catalbas, Regional Director of the Department of Tourism in Western Visayas(DOT-6), said China ranked second only to South Korea, which had a total 305,963 arrivals. More here: China ranks 2nd among Western Visayas tourist arrivals

Organizers set bigger travel fair in July

FOLLOWING the success of its first International Travel Festival (ITF) in 2014, event organizer MyEventology Co. is set to bring in new destinations and over a hundred travel and tourism exhibitors during the 2nd ITF in July. More here: Organizers set bigger travel fair in July

China ranks 2nd among Western Visayas tourist arrivals

Despite the travel ban imposed by China on the Philippines last year, Chinese nationals remain second in terms of foreign tourist arrivals in Western Visayas. Atty. Helen Catalbas, Regional Director of the Department of Tourism in Western Visayas(DOT-6), said China ranked second only to South Korea, which had a total 305,963 arrivals. More here: China ranks 2nd among Western Visayas tourist arrivals

Monday, March 16, 2015

World’s Best Island partners with Air Asia Philippines to bring more and more tourists to Palawan

The province of Palawan, represented by the Provincial Government and Palawan Tourism Council, is partnering with AirAsia Philippines, the Filipino Low Cost Carrier that flies hand in hand with AirAsia, voted the World’s Best Low Cost Airline for six consecutive years by Skytrax, to draw more and more tourist both foreign and domestic to Palawan’s … Continue reading World’s Best Island partners ... More here: World’s Best Island partners with Air Asia Philippines to bring more and more tourists to Palawan

New Pico Iyer book focuses on traveling 'Nowhere'

I first encountered Pico Iyer in 1991. My wife and I were on our way to the Philippines for a two-year teaching stint at a college in a remote province. I wanted to write about the experience, so in preparation I read all of the travel essays I could find. At the time, two collections came... More here: New Pico Iyer book focuses on traveling 'Nowhere'

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Ambassador Lhuillier promotes Philippine tourism in Portugal

Philippine Ambassador to Portugal Philippe J. Lhullier has been going around the host country, promoting the Philippines as a top tourist destination and learning how to improve religious tourism in the country. The Philippines stood out as people flocked its booth in Portugal’s biggest tourism fair, the Bolsa de Turismo de Lisboa, held recently in Lisbon. More here: Ambassador Lhuillier promotes Philippine tourism in Portugal

Ambassador Lhuillier promotes Philippine tourism in Portugal

Philippine Ambassador to Portugal Philippe J. Lhullier has been going around the host country, promoting the Philippines as a top tourist destination and learning how to improve religious tourism in the country. The Philippines stood out as people flocked its booth in Portugal’s biggest tourism fair, the Bolsa de Turismo de Lisboa, held recently in Lisbon. More here: Ambassador Lhuillier promotes Philippine tourism in Portugal

Friday, March 13, 2015

Best beaches: Boracay is 7th

MANILA, Philippines - Boracay is the seventh best beach in the world for 2015, according to travel site TripAdvisor. More here: Best beaches: Boracay is 7th

CIAC seeks travel tax freeze for passengers flying from Clark

A special moratorium on travel tax is being proposed to encourage the public to fly via Clark International Airport (CRK) instead of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila. Clark International Airport Corp. (CIAC) President Emidgio Tanjuatco said they are negotiating with the Department of Tourism (DOT) on the possibility of exempting CRK passengers to pay travel tax as part of the ... More here: CIAC seeks travel tax freeze for passengers flying from Clark

Ambassador Lhuillier promotes Philippine tourism in Portugal

Philippine Ambassador to Portugal Philippe J. Lhullier has been going around the host country, promoting the Philippines as a top tourist destination and learning how to improve religious tourism in the country. The Philippines stood out as people flocked its booth in Portugal’s biggest tourism fair, the Bolsa de Turismo de Lisboa, held recently in Lisbon. More here: Ambassador Lhuillier promotes Philippine tourism in Portugal

Ambassador Lhuillier promotes Philippine tourism in Portugal

Philippine Ambassador to Portugal Philippe J. Lhullier has been going around the host country, promoting the Philippines as a top tourist destination and learning how to improve religious tourism in the country. The Philippines stood out as people flocked its booth in Portugal’s biggest tourism fair, the Bolsa de Turismo de Lisboa, held recently in […] More here: Ambassador Lhuillier promotes Philippine tourism in Portugal

Ambassador Lhuillier promotes Philippine tourism in Portugal

Philippine Ambassador to Portugal Philippe J. Lhullier has been going around the host country, promoting the Philippines as a top tourist destination and learning how to improve religious tourism in the country. The Philippines stood out as people flocked its booth in Portugal’s biggest tourism fair, the Bolsa de Turismo de Lisboa, held recently in […] More here: Ambassador Lhuillier promotes Philippine tourism in Portugal

Camarines Sur is top tourist destination in 2012 (NSCB - National Statistical Coordination Board)

(Source: NSCB - National Statistical Coordination Board) Camarines Sur is top tourist destination in 2012 (PSA PR-201502-NS1-01 , Posted 13 March 2015) The province of Camarines Sur was the country's top tourist destination in 2012, according to the latest edition of the Philippine Countryside in Figures. Camarines Sur had a record-breaking 2.5 million visitor arrivals in 2012. It was followed ... More here: Camarines Sur is top tourist destination in 2012 (NSCB - National Statistical Coordination Board)

Thursday, March 12, 2015

5 More Ways To Travel For Less

Last year, we showed you 10 ways to travel for less. In this article, we’re going even more in-depth on … The post 5 More Ways To Travel For Less appeared first on iMoney.ph. More here: 5 More Ways To Travel For Less

Time for Taiwan at PTAA 2015

[caption id="attachment_249922" align="alignnone" width="720"] Tainan Metropolitan Park Museum/Photo provided by the Tourism Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications, ROC.[/caption] To promote Taiwan’s tourism industry in the Philippines, the Taiwan Tourism Bureau presented a special promotion event on February 14 and 15 at the 22nd Philippines Travel Tour Expo SMX Convention Center ... More here: Time for Taiwan at PTAA 2015

Going to work abroad? Don't leave as tourist – POEA

MANILA, Philippines – If you're going to work abroad, make sure you're not going on a tourist visa. The Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) emphasized this message in a press statement issued on March 12. (READ: Iglesia ni Cristo and POEA partner vs illegal recruitment ) "Foreign workers without proper employment documents cannot ... More here: Going to work abroad? Don't leave as tourist – POEA

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

5 Travel Must-Haves from Lazada

If you’re a travel bug like me, you should consider these 5 travel must-have items that I found from Lazada.com.ph that will save you energy, time, money and effort for your next out of town adventure. I’m a travel bug. Last year, I’ve been to Malaysia, Shanghai, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. My first adventure […] More here: 5 Travel Must-Haves from Lazada

Boracay declared 2015 Favorite Beach Destination at Malaysian Tourism Fair

Boracay is again recognized abroad as top beach destination. Meanwhile, the Philippine Embassy organizes second Ambassador's Tour of Cebu and Bohol. More here: Boracay declared 2015 Favorite Beach Destination at Malaysian Tourism Fair

Malaysian travel agents name Boracay as favorite beach

Malaysian tour and travel agents have declared Boracay as Favorite Beach Destination 2015. More here: Malaysian travel agents name Boracay as favorite beach

Malaysia picks Boracay as beach destination in 2015

MANILA, Philippines - Boracay Island in the Visayas has been declared as a "Favorite Beach Destination 2015" in time for the annual Malaysian Fair on March 13-15, the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur said. The embassy on Tuesday said Boracay was named as a beach destination by the Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (Matta) during its annual Fair at the Putra World Trade Center in ... More here: Malaysia picks Boracay as beach destination in 2015

Malaysia picks Boracay as beach destination in 2015

MANILA, Philippines - Boracay Island in the Visayas has been declared as a "Favorite Beach Destination 2015" in time for the annual Malaysian Fair on March 13-15, the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur said. The embassy on Tuesday said Boracay was named as a beach destination by the Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (Matta) during its annual Fair at the Putra World Trade Center in ... More here: Malaysia picks Boracay as beach destination in 2015

Key suspect in Philippines' deadliest massacre freed on bail

A key defendant in the worst political massacre in the Philippines, which saw 58 people murdered, has been freed on bail, the court trying the case said Tuesday. The court granted the provisional release of Sajid Ampatuan on Monday, ruling against the government which wants him kept in prison along with more than 100 other suspects in the 2009 slaughter. He is free to travel anywhere in the ... More here: Key suspect in Philippines' deadliest massacre freed on bail

Time for Taiwan at PTAA 2015

To promote Taiwan’s tourism industry in the Philippines, the Taiwan Tourism Bureau presented a special promotion event on February 14 and 15 at the 22nd Philippines Travel Tour Expo SMX Convention Center, Manila. During this promotion activity, Taiwan Tourism introduced the six theme programs, including food, shopping, culture, and romantic scenery. Fun tour programs and […] More here: Time for Taiwan at PTAA 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Solo Travel As A Woman: Safety Tips And The Most Dangerous Places In The World For Women Revealed

You only have to look at the travel blogs on HuffPost UK Lifestyle to see that solo travel is becoming more and more popular among women . But while going out into the big wide world by yourself can be one of the most empowering things you'll ever do, the realities of solo travel as a woman are a far cry from Eat Pray Love. Going it alone can be intimidating, and in some cases, it can be ... More here: Solo Travel As A Woman: Safety Tips And The Most Dangerous Places In The World For Women Revealed

NOM holds concert, makes travel expo appearance in PH

K-pop boy band NOM, or No Other Man, successfully held their Valentine’s Day concert in Cavite and wowed the crowd at the 2015 Travel Tour Expo on Feb. 16. The now four-member band composed of leader A-In, Yongki, K and Yohan arrived in the country last Feb. 13 and performed the next day at the […] More here: NOM holds concert, makes travel expo appearance in PH

AirAsia CEO banking on Philippines as airline reels from disaster

CHATUCHAK, BANGKOK -- Donning his signature red AirAsia baseball cap, Tony Fernandes takes center stage at the airlines' launch of its new marketing strategy that allows passengers to travel across Southeast Asia at a fixed rate. More here: AirAsia CEO banking on Philippines as airline reels from disaster

2NE1’s Dara reveals her favorite places in Korea

As member of popular K-pop group 2NE1, Dara is busy with her schedule including appearances, rehearsals and concerts. Whenever possible, however, she explores different places in South Korea that she would recommend to Filipino tourists eager to visit the Asian country. “In Korea, usually I just stay at home but if I have time, I […] More here: 2NE1’s Dara reveals her favorite places in Korea

2NE1’s Dara reveals her favorite places in Korea

As member of popular K-pop group 2NE1, Dara is busy with her schedule including appearances, rehearsals and concerts. Whenever possible, however, she explores different places in South Korea that she would recommend to Filipino tourists eager to visit the Asian country. “In Korea, usually I just stay at home but if I have time, I […] More here: 2NE1’s Dara reveals her favorite places in Korea

French leader, stars here next week

French President Francois Hollande will travel to the isolated town of Guiuan in Eastern Samar where super-typhoon “Yolanda” (international name “Haiyan”) made its first landfall in November, 2013. The trip to Guian is scheduled on the second day of his visit to the Philippines. He is expected to arrive in the country on February 26 […] More here: French leader, stars here next week

Palawan to be promoted as historical destination

MANILA, Philippines--A coalition of government agencies and private sector groups is pushing Palawan as a historical destination. This move is expected to boost tourist arrivals in the province by as much as 10 percent. The coalition is composed of Rajah Travel Corp., the Department of Tourism, the Province of Palawan, the City of Puerto Princesa, the United States Agency for International ... More here: Palawan to be promoted as historical destination

Palawan to be promoted as historical destination

MANILA, Philippines--A coalition of government agencies and private sector groups is pushing Palawan as a historical destination. This move is expected to boost tourist arrivals in the province by as much as 10 percent. The coalition is composed of Rajah Travel Corp., the Department of Tourism, the Province of Palawan, the City of Puerto Princesa, the United States Agency for International ... More here: Palawan to be promoted as historical destination

California measles identical to type found in Philippines

As California health officials search for the origins of the Disneyland measles outbreak, some of their detective work is pointing to the Philippines. More here: California measles identical to type found in Philippines

Dara gets recognition

2NE1’s Dara recently spent a fun-filled visit in the Philippines where she was recognized for promoting tourism in the country. The singer-actress arrived in Manila last Feb. 13. Two days later, she met with fans at the 2015 Travel Tour Expo at the SMX Convention Center. During the Korea Night at Fairmont Makati last Feb. […] More here: Dara gets recognition

Philippines urged to take advantage of growing Australia-BIMP Eaga trade

THE Philippines can boost exports to Australia by tapping deeper into the country's growing trade with the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP Eaga), according to an Australian port official. Opportunities for greater economic relations with Australia are opening up for BIMP Eaga, particularly with Northern Australia which the government has plans to ... More here: Philippines urged to take advantage of growing Australia-BIMP Eaga trade

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Smart tips for a budget-friendly vacation

Summer is almost here, but have you started planning your vacation yet? More here: Smart tips for a budget-friendly vacation

Subic gears up for summer sports crowd

Subic Bay is now gearing up for the summer crowd with tourist spots enhancing the fun factor with not just the usual leisure amenities but hardcore sports facilities, as well. One of the many great tourist destinations here is the Zoobic Safari. Subic Bay Freeport is poised to become the triathlon capital of the country, assuring that sports tourism is alive here. Camayan Beach Resort for one ... More here: Subic gears up for summer sports crowd

Foodgasmic Baguio: 10 Restaurants You Should Not Miss While in The Summer Capital

Top 10 Must-Try Restaurants in Baguio City Baguio City is among the top tourist destinations in the Philippines. Known for its cool climate, people from around the country and other foreign tourists surely make sure to visit here. There are a number of places you can check out, and a quite a long list of […] No visits yet The post Foodgasmic Baguio: 10 Restaurants You Should Not Miss While in ... More here: Foodgasmic Baguio: 10 Restaurants You Should Not Miss While in The Summer Capital

Friday, March 6, 2015

Subic gears up for summer sports crowd

Subic Bay is now gearing up for the summer crowd with tourist spots enhancing the fun factor with not just the usual leisure amenities but hardcore sports facilities, as well. One of the many great tourist destinations here is the Zoobic Safari. Subic Bay Freeport is poised to become the triathlon capital of the country, assuring that sports tourism is alive here. Camayan Beach Resort for one ... More here: Subic gears up for summer sports crowd

Research and Markets: The Philippines E-Commerce Market Outlook to 2018 - Driven by Rising Internet Proliferation and ...

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "The Philippines E-Commerce Market Outlook to 2018 - Driv More here: Research and Markets: The Philippines E-Commerce Market Outlook to 2018 - Driven by Rising Internet Proliferation and ...

China to Philippines: 'We're destined to be friends'

MANILA, Philippines – Marking 40 years of diplomatic ties with the Philippines, China trumpeted the “560 times growth” of trade between the two countries as disputes over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) threatened their relationship. In a speech at the Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Chinese Ambassador ... More here: China to Philippines: 'We're destined to be friends'

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Palawan partners with AirAsia Philippines in “World’s Best Island” campaign

The world’s best island teamed up with world’s best low-cost airline. Palawan government together with the Palawan Tourism Council (PTC) and AirAsia Philippines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the “World’s Best Island” campaign at the Provincial Capitol Building last March 4. Palawan and AirAsia signing of Memoradum of Understanding (From Left, Atty Joy […] No visits yet The ... More here: Palawan partners with AirAsia Philippines in “World’s Best Island” campaign

Dreams do come true: Pinay backpacker goes on journey around the world

After doing a lot of research, selling my stuff and booking my one-way flight, I finally decided to pursue my dream of traveling the world in a completely different way to how I thought I ever could: by backpacking. More here: Dreams do come true: Pinay backpacker goes on journey around the world

Travel Factor and Lifestyle Network Introduce Glamorous Camping at Summer Siren Festival

Travel Factor’s Summer Siren Festival makes a comeback to Zambales’ Crystal Beach with the country’s premiere cable channel, Lifestyle Network as it brings a beach experience like no other by introducing the first ever glamping beach event in the country. Lifestyle Network, producers of the most unique and exciting summer events together with Travel Factor, […] More here: Travel Factor and Lifestyle Network Introduce Glamorous Camping at Summer Siren Festival

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

China on travel warning vs PH: 'Advice, not order'

MANILA, Philippines – China maintained its travel advisory against the Philippines, but stressed it wants more tourists to visit the country with which it has a dispute over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). “There is an advisory, but an advisory means a kind of advice. It's not an ... More here: China on travel warning vs PH: 'Advice, not order'

Davao del Norte readies tourism sites for Palaro visitors

MANILA – The province of Davao del Norte is preparing its tourist attractions in anticipation of an influx of visitors during the Palarong Pambansa festivities this summer. More here: Davao del Norte readies tourism sites for Palaro visitors

Envoy downplays China travel ban vs PH

Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua has downplayed the current travel advisory of Beijing warning its citizens against going to the Philippines, saying the country remains safe for foreign tourists. "There is an advisory, but it is just an advice not an order. Sure, we are encouraging more Chinese to come to the Philippines," said Zhao who graced the launch of an exhibit on ... More here: Envoy downplays China travel ban vs PH

Mike Arroyo asks permission to travel

Former First Gentleman Jose Miguel "Mike" Arroyo has again asked the Sandiganbayan to permit him to travel, this time to Europe and Asia from March 26 to May 8. His last request to travel was a for a trip to Japan and Hong Kong last Oct. 25. "Accused-movant submits that, while facing charges before this Honorable Court, he continuously enjoys the right to be to be presumed innocent until proven ... More here: Mike Arroyo asks permission to travel

Region XI tourist arrivals in 2014 increase by 25%

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 March) – Tourist arrivals in Region XI last year reached 2.290 million, increasing by 25.37 percent compared to 2013’s 1.827 million. Data from the regional… » More here: Region XI tourist arrivals in 2014 increase by 25%

EDSA express bus to connect passengers to LRT, MRT

MANILA, Philippines – The soon-to-launched EDSA express bus service will not only provide commuters faster travel time and a more comfortable trip , it will also be a step toward a seamless transportation system, transport officials said. During a meeting of the House committee on transportation on Wednesday, March 4, the Land Transportation Franchising ... More here: EDSA express bus to connect passengers to LRT, MRT

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

IN PHOTOS: 3rd ASEAN Chief Justices Meeting

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines hosted the 3rd ASEAN Chief Justices Meeting (ACJM) held March 1 to 3 in Boracay island, a top tourist destination. Rappler's coverage of ACJM: 'Rule of law must prevail as ASEAN integrates' ASEAN co-mediation of child custody rows proposed ASEAN chief justices tackle cross-border child custody rows Sereno: Long way to go for liberalized legal profession SC ... More here: IN PHOTOS: 3rd ASEAN Chief Justices Meeting

Budget Travel’s Pasyalan joins Visita Iglesia

Budget Travel and Tour’s Visita Iglesia 2015 makes family togetherness and prayerfulness real with two choices for a unique spiritual travel experience. More here: Budget Travel’s Pasyalan joins Visita Iglesia

A chance to beat China in GDP growth (First of a series)

On the national setting, the mantra has given the Philippines and its people the resiliency to overcome crises – political, economic, etc. – and move forward. Actually, the Philippines did not only survive the crises, it even sustained positive growth. In my last columns for 2014, I presented my prognosis of the Philippine economy for 2015 and 2016. My forecast has been confirmed even by ... More here: A chance to beat China in GDP growth (First of a series)

A chance to beat China in GDP growth (First of a series)

On the national setting, the mantra has given the Philippines and its people the resiliency to overcome crises – political, economic, etc. – and move forward. Actually, the Philippines did not only survive the crises, it even sustained positive growth. In my last columns for 2014, I presented my prognosis of the Philippine economy for 2015 and 2016. My forecast has been confirmed even by ... More here: A chance to beat China in GDP growth (First of a series)

Budget carriers seek additional seats to Singapore

MANILA, Philippines – Following the signing of the Philippines and Singapore air services agreement, budget carriers Cebu Air Incorporated and its sister airline Tiger Airways Philippines , and AirAsia Zest are now applying for additional seat entitlements to fly to Singapore. The applications of the budget airlines have been ... More here: Budget carriers seek additional seats to Singapore

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Despite dispute: Chinese tourists pick Bicol as tourism haven in Philippines

Despite the China-Philippines territorial sea dispute, Chinese visitors have considered Albay province as a tourism haven with its unique and wonderful eco-tourism spots, a Chinese tourism agency official said. Terrence Fang of Yueqiho International Travel Agency said more than 200 Chinese tourists, mostly families, planed in directly from China via the Legazpi City National Airport and ... More here: Despite dispute: Chinese tourists pick Bicol as tourism haven in Philippines

In Turkey, tracing the roots of Christianity

Centuries ago, the apostles sowed the seeds of Christianity there, after Jesus died on the cross in Jerusalem. The House of Mother Mary (Photos ROY LEGARDE) CRADLE OF CHRISTIANITY This is the kind of “faith tourism” that I was privileged to experience in a Bible Pilgrimage Fam Tour organized by D’Archo Travel of Turkey and Larry’s Classic Tours, pioneer in pilgrimage tours in the Philippines ... More here: In Turkey, tracing the roots of Christianity

Despite dispute: Chinese tourists pick Bicol as tourism haven in Philippines

Despite the China-Philippines territorial sea dispute, Chinese visitors have considered Albay province as a tourism haven with its unique and wonderful eco-tourism spots, a Chinese tourism agency official said. Terrence Fang of Yueqiho International Travel Agency said more than 200 Chinese tourists, mostly families, planed in directly from China via the Legazpi City National Airport and ... More here: Despite dispute: Chinese tourists pick Bicol as tourism haven in Philippines

Saturday, February 28, 2015

ASEAN chief justices meet in PH as bloc gears up for integration

BORACAY, Philippines – Chief Justices from member-states of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) arrived here Sunday, March 1, for a 3-day gathering featuring a half-day discussion of good judicial practices in the region. Technology upgrade for court services and case management techniques is at the forefront of the ... More here: ASEAN chief justices meet in PH as bloc gears up for integration

AFP preparing to travel to Philippines after homicide, kidnapping, sexual abuse charges laid against Australian ...

Australian Federal Police officers prepare to travel to the Philippines to help local authorities who have charged a Melbourne man with homicide, kidnapping and sexually abusing young girls.... More here: AFP preparing to travel to Philippines after homicide, kidnapping, sexual abuse charges laid against Australian ...

Friday, February 27, 2015

PH, France seal alliance to ensure ‘livable’ planet

In the hope of ensuring a “livable” planet for all, the Philippines and France have called on the international community to make history in Paris this December by signing a “universal, equitable, and ambitious” agreement to address the climate change. The Manila Call to Action on Climate Change was launched by President Aquino and French President François Hollande ahead of a United Nations ... More here: PH, France seal alliance to ensure ‘livable’ planet

A crucial campaign

The two-day state visit of French President François Hollande is a historic occasion not only because he is the first French head of state to visit Manila since the Philippines and France established diplomatic relations in 1947. It is doubly significant for its raison d’etre: Hollande is in town to secure the Philippines’ commitment to […] More here: A crucial campaign

PH, France seal alliance to ensure ‘livable’ planet

In the hope of ensuring a “livable” planet for all, the Philippines and France have called on the international community to make history in Paris this December by signing a “universal, equitable, and ambitious” agreement to address the climate change. The Manila Call to Action on Climate Change was launched by President Aquino and French President François Hollande ahead of a United Nations ... More here: PH, France seal alliance to ensure ‘livable’ planet

Tourist arrivals to hit 2 million

THE National Economic Development Authority (Neda) in Davao Region said it is expecting tourist arrivals in the region to hit two million mark in 2014. More here: Tourist arrivals to hit 2 million

Why Korea came out with new visa requirements

MANILA – The Philippine Embassy in Korea believes that the new tourist visa requirements imposed by Korea was implemented to ensure that only genuine visitors will visit the country. More here: Why Korea came out with new visa requirements

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Tigerair offers P1,088 Clark-Hong Kong flights

CLARK FREEPORT -- Tigerair Philippines is offering seat sale for its Clark Hong Kong flights for as low as P1,088 for travel period March 9 to June 14, 2015. This is part of the airlines’ seat sale to all its destinations from 25 February 2015 to 27 February 2015 or until seats last. More here: Tigerair offers P1,088 Clark-Hong Kong flights

Tourist arrivals to hit 2 million

THE National Economic Development Authority (Neda) in Davao Region said it is expecting tourist arrivals in the region to hit two million mark in 2014. "Davao Region has been included in the Top 5 tourism growth areas in the country, with tourist arrivals expected to hit the two million-mark in 2014," said Maria Lourdes D. More here: Tourist arrivals to hit 2 million

Tourist arrivals to hit 2 million

THE National Economic Development Authority (Neda) in Davao Region said it is expecting tourist arrivals in the region to hit two million mark in 2014. "Davao Region has been included in the Top 5 tourism growth areas in the country, with tourist arrivals expected to hit the two million-mark in 2014," said Maria Lourdes D. More here: Tourist arrivals to hit 2 million

NY Daily reports PHL a key global travel destination

The New York Daily News reports the Philippines is now becoming a favourite destination for travellers looking for unspoiled natural wonders The post NY Daily reports PHL a key global travel destination appeared first on Good News Pilipinas . Related posts: PHL is favorite desination of Israeli travellers Huffington Post picks PHL as a key 2014 bargain destination PHL ranks 5th in global survey ... More here: NY Daily reports PHL a key global travel destination

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Organization to work with GK on ‘social tourism’

THE Network of Independent Travel Agencies (Nitas) will be working with Tony Meloto’s Gawad Kalinga (GK) organization to promote social tourism in the country. GK is planning to replicate and expand its Enchanted Farm in Angat, Bulacan to 28 more sites across the country. According to Consul Robert Lim Joseph, chairman emeritus of Nitas, Meloto sought his assistance in creating a travel campaign ... More here: Organization to work with GK on ‘social tourism’

Organization to work with GK on ‘social tourism’

THE Network of Independent Travel Agencies (Nitas) will be working with Tony Meloto’s Gawad Kalinga (GK) organization to promote social tourism in the country. GK is planning to replicate and expand its Enchanted Farm in Angat, Bulacan to 28 more sites across the country. According to Consul Robert Lim Joseph, chairman emeritus of Nitas, Meloto sought his assistance in creating a travel campaign ... More here: Organization to work with GK on ‘social tourism’

Canigao Island Travel Guide: An Island Paradise in Leyte

Canigao Island Travel Guide Yahoo! Few days more and we say HELLO to the best month of the year, March. That means, it’s summertime once again! Canigao Island in Matalom, Leyte Everyone in the Philippines has been waiting for this season, especially the students (No more class! It’s 3 months vacation! Yehey!). And by now, many […] (Visited 240 times, 250 visits today) The post Canigao Island ... More here: Canigao Island Travel Guide: An Island Paradise in Leyte

Organization to work with GK on ‘social tourism’

THE Network of Independent Travel Agencies (Nitas) will be working with Tony Meloto’s Gawad Kalinga (GK) organization to promote social tourism in the country. GK is planning to replicate and expand its Enchanted Farm in Angat, Bulacan to 28 more sites across the country. More here: Organization to work with GK on ‘social tourism’

Embassy of South Korea implements stricter requirements for tourist visa

MANILA, Philippines – The Embassy of South Korea in the Philippines will be imposing stricter requirements for tourist visa applications effective March 1, 2015. From the previous three documents, the Embassy now requires four, all of which “must be issued within three months on the date of application.” RELATED STORY More Filipinos visiting South Korea—SoKor embassy […] More here: Embassy of South Korea implements stricter requirements for tourist visa

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

PH increases flights from SG

With increased flights, tourists and investors can expect to travel to and from the two countries with ease. More here: PH increases flights from SG

Biz Buzz: Expanding Misibis Bay

Negative travel advisories notwithstanding, Chinese tourists are still flocking to the Philippines' "hot" tourist destinations. This Chinese New Year, for instance, hundreds of tourists from Guangzhou, China, have found creative ways of skirting travel restrictions just to spend the long Chinese holidays in Misibis Bay, Albay. Although group visa issuances are not endorsed by the Chinese tourism ... More here: Biz Buzz: Expanding Misibis Bay

Biz Buzz: Expanding Misibis Bay

Negative travel advisories notwithstanding, Chinese tourists are still flocking to the Philippines' "hot" tourist destinations. This Chinese New Year, for instance, hundreds of tourists from Guangzhou, China, have found creative ways of skirting travel restrictions just to spend the long Chinese holidays in Misibis Bay, Albay. Although group visa issuances are not endorsed by the Chinese tourism ... More here: Biz Buzz: Expanding Misibis Bay

Biz Buzz: Expanding Misibis Bay

Negative travel advisories notwithstanding, Chinese tourists are still flocking to the Philippines’ “hot” tourist destinations. This Chinese New Year, for instance, hundreds of tourists from Guangzhou, China, have found creative ways of skirting travel restrictions just to spend the long Chinese holidays in Misibis Bay, Albay. Although group visa issuances are not endorsed by the […] More here: Biz Buzz: Expanding Misibis Bay

Monday, February 23, 2015

OFW-focused travel agency signs up with Amadeus

A leading travel agency in the country specializing in the overseas labor market recently renewed its agreement with global distribution service provider Amadeus. Warner Barnes Travel Inc. general manager Evelyn Bondagjy said it was an easy decision for them to extend their partnership with Amadeus after the boost it has provided to their business over the past eight years. Others in the photo ... More here: OFW-focused travel agency signs up with Amadeus

After plane crash, AirAsia bounces back with travel pass offer

MANILA, Philippines – Still reeling from its first deadly crash in December, low cost carrier AirAsia is trying to bounce back and lure more passengers with its travel pass for Association of Southeast Asian countries. Launched on Monday, February 23, the “AirAsia Asean Pass” and the “AirAsia Asean Pass+” promises to boost ... More here: After plane crash, AirAsia bounces back with travel pass offer

PH tourism showcased in 2015 New York Times Travel Show

The Philippine Consulate General and the Department of Tourism in New York (PDOT) joined the 12th annual New York Times Travel Show (NYTTS) which was held on January 23 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. More here: PH tourism showcased in 2015 New York Times Travel Show

NOM Cancels Its Fan Meeting In Philippines

NOM was planned to have its special performance and fan meeting at ‘Travel Tour Expo 2015’, which was held at the SMX Convention Center in Manila on February 15. Its performance was proceeded as its original plan, but since thousands of fans gathered and two of them were fainted in the middle of the group’s performance, it was halted for a while. Meanwhile, Sandara Park had her special talk show ... More here: NOM Cancels Its Fan Meeting In Philippines

Sunday, February 22, 2015

AirAsia Asean Pass: Now available for sale on www.Airasia.com

BANGKOK, 23 February 2015- Along with online and print media from different Asean countries, we were all invited here in Bangkok for the launch of AirAsia Asean Pass. To promote travel and provide a seamless travel experience within Asean countries, AirAsia introduced the “AirAsia Asean Pass” and the “AirAsia Asean Pass+”. Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Datuk […] (Visited 15 times, 15 visits today ... More here: AirAsia Asean Pass: Now available for sale on www.Airasia.com

CEB inks forward sale agreement with Allegiant (CEBU Air Inc)

(Source: CEBU Air Inc) MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines' leading carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) signed a forward sale agreement with a subsidiary of Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT), covering Cebu Pacific's sale of six Airbus A319 aircraft. Allegiant is the parent company of Las Vegas-based low-cost airline, Allegiant Air. Delivery of aircraft to Allegiant is scheduled this year... More here: CEB inks forward sale agreement with Allegiant (CEBU Air Inc)

Information: Philippines among top retirement havens

The Philippines has been included in Forbes Magazine’s “20 Best Foreign Retirement Havens for 2015” because of the country’s “low-cost of living, a tropical environment full of English speakers, and outdoor beauty.” Along with the Philippines, the top 20 retirement havens in the Forbes list released on February 14, 2015, are (alphabetically) Australia, Belize, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica ... More here: Information: Philippines among top retirement havens

Information: Philippines among top retirement havens

The Philippines has been included in Forbes Magazine’s “20 Best Foreign Retirement Havens for 2015” because of the country’s “low-cost of living, a tropical environment full of English speakers, and outdoor beauty.” Along with the Philippines, the top 20 retirement havens in the Forbes list released on February 14, 2015, are (alphabetically) Australia, Belize, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica ... More here: Information: Philippines among top retirement havens

Ease of travel to PH to boost tourism

The Philippines is among the top 10 countries in the world where an international traveler faces the least hassle in terms of securing a visa. More here: Ease of travel to PH to boost tourism

This week on travel on February 22, 2015

DUSIT THANI GOES TO DAVAO There’s a P2 billion development in Davao, and it will redefine luxury and sophistication in the third biggest city of the Philippines. Dusit Thani Residences, developed across 1.2 hectares of acreage, is a distinctive, full-service residence project that blends hotel-like amenities and the coziness of home in one environment. It will be ??the pioneering leisure ... More here: This week on travel on February 22, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Canada welcomes PAL-WestJet code-sharing

Canada welcomes the new code-share agreement between Philippine Airlines and WestJet, a leading Canadian airline that flies to 90 destinations in North America and Europe. “We are excited with this enhanced partnership between Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Canada’s WestJet,” Canada’s ambassador to the Philippines Neil Reeder said. More here: Canada welcomes PAL-WestJet code-sharing

Friday, February 20, 2015

Tourist spending up 30% in 2014

Saudi Arabia ranked among the top countries worldwide in tourism spending in 2014, according to data released by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). More here: Tourist spending up 30% in 2014

French leader, stars here next week

French President Francois Hollande will travel to the isolated town of Guiuan in Eastern Samar where super-typhoon “Yolanda” (international name “Haiyan”) made its first landfall in November, 2013. The trip to Guian is scheduled on the second day of his visit to the Philippines. French Ambassador to Manila Giles Garachon said Guiuan is a very significant place to express the concern of France ... More here: French leader, stars here next week

The Philippines: A Retirement Haven According to Forbes Magazine

Forbes, a leading business magazine in the US, recently named the Philippines as one of the World’s 20 retirement havens of 2015. The article mentions numerous reasons as to why the country is perfect for those who wish to live a quiet and peaceful life after working very hard. Coron Palawan Some of these reasons […] No visits yet The post The Philippines: A Retirement Haven According to Forbes ... More here: The Philippines: A Retirement Haven According to Forbes Magazine

Tourist spending up 30% in 2014

Saudi Arabia ranked among the top countries worldwide in tourism spending in 2014, according to data released by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). More here: Tourist spending up 30% in 2014

Thursday, February 19, 2015

HK welcomes PH participation in annual Chinese New Year Parade

The participation by the Philippines is very timely as this further highlights the restoration of friendly relations with Hong Kong and will send a strong signal that the Philippines is an ideal tourist destination for Hong Kong nationals. More here: HK welcomes PH participation in annual Chinese New Year Parade

Filipino Travel Photographers capture Juan of a Kind stories

For some people, one of the best things about traveling is they get to meet new people. They go out of an airport, and chat with the tricycle driver. They enter a restaurant, and engage the owner or chef in conversation. A temple becomes a place not just for worship, but also for cultural exchange […] No visits yet The post Filipino Travel Photographers capture Juan of a Kind stories appeared ... More here: Filipino Travel Photographers capture Juan of a Kind stories

Travel Gadget: Google’s Android One Smartphones

Google’s Android One Smartphone Review Google has sharpened its competitive edge by making its operating system available over a wide spectrum of smartphones ranging from the high-end to the low-cost. It is the same with its Android One, which is currently available in smartphones (US Market) ranging in price from $650 for a Nexus 9 […] No visits yet The post Travel Gadget: Google’s Android One ... More here: Travel Gadget: Google’s Android One Smartphones

Don’t turn Lenten sacrifice into tourist spectacle —bishop

Now that the Lenten season has started, a bishop reminded Catholics against turning shows of remorse into tourist spectacles—such as flagellation and staged crucifixions. More here: Don’t turn Lenten sacrifice into tourist spectacle —bishop

Disneyland measles linked to Philippines outbreak?

The measles cases linked to Disneyland are genetically similar to the one involved in a massive outbreak in the Philippines, according to an analysis. More here: Disneyland measles linked to Philippines outbreak?

Disneyland, Philippines measles cases genetically similar

The measles cases linked to Disneyland is genetically similar to the one involved in a massive outbreak in the Philippines, according to an analysis. More here: Disneyland, Philippines measles cases genetically similar

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

DOTC: Faster travel with GPS, WiFi-ready EDSA express bus

MANILA, Philippines – Free WiFi, GPS-equipped, and promises of faster travel time: with these, transport officials are hoping to convince commuters and car owners to consider taking the bus when the EDSA express bus service launches on March 16. The express bus aims to make travel along the ... More here: DOTC: Faster travel with GPS, WiFi-ready EDSA express bus

Philippines only has 1 confirmed Mers-CoV case

MANILA (Updated) -- There is only one confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (Mers-CoV) in the country, as the three other persons earlier considered as "patients under investigation" all tested negative after a round of tests. More here: Philippines only has 1 confirmed Mers-CoV case

German tourist stabbed dead in Rio

A German tourist died from stab wounds after resisting assailants who tried to rob him as the Rio carnival wound down, police told AFP Wednesday. More here: German tourist stabbed dead in Rio

Travel ban on Indonesian maids would worsen risk of abuse - labour leader - TRFN

By Alisa Tang BANGKOK, Feb 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A ban on Indonesian women going overseas for domestic work would be difficult to enforce and would push them towards using "irregular" channels to go abroad, putting them at greater risk of abuse, a labour leader said. The Indonesian government threatened to put a moratorium on domestic workers going abroad after a Hong Kong woman was ... More here: Travel ban on Indonesian maids would worsen risk of abuse - labour leader - TRFN

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Philippines only has 1 confirmed Mers-CoV case

MANILA (Updated) -- There is only one confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (Mers-CoV) in the country, as the three other persons earlier considered as "patients under investigation" all tested negative after a round of tests. More here: Philippines only has 1 confirmed Mers-CoV case

Philippines only has 1 confirmed Mers-CoV case

MANILA (Updated) -- There is only one confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (Mers-CoV) in the country, as the three other persons earlier considered as "patients under investigation" all tested negative after a round of tests. More here: Philippines only has 1 confirmed Mers-CoV case

PH’s smallest lake revived for eco-tourism

The Philippines’ smallest lake is undergoing rehabilitation to showcase its marine life and become the next tourist destination in southern Metro Manila.Jamboree Lake, located in the New Bilibid Prison reservation in Barangay Poblacion, Muntinlupa City, is now home to 30,000 tilapia and 10,000 ayungin fingerlings after Mayor Jaime Fresnedi led lake seeding efforts last week. ... More here: PH’s smallest lake revived for eco-tourism

22 more Suroy buses for towns, cities

THE Capitol will purchase 22 additional tourist buses for local government units (LGU) without one, said Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale. This was carried during the Provincial Board's (PB) first out-of-town session this year in Bogo City. More here: 22 more Suroy buses for towns, cities

DOLE cautions OFWs anew against bringing stun guns, other prohibited devices while on travel

Secretary Baldoz yesterday strongly warned anew overseas Filipino workers to refrain from carrying stun guns, bullets, knives, and other objects or devices that can be viewed as threatening. More here: DOLE cautions OFWs anew against bringing stun guns, other prohibited devices while on travel

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Visit the Philippines 2015: Are We Ready to Be the Next Big Thing in Asian Tourism?

Being a travel writer, blogger, and photographer, I have the great opportunity to explore nearly every corner of the Philippine archipelago as well as some of Asia’s most popular destinations. I’ve seen different lands as well as our own and from all my travels, I can say the Philippines have so much potential to become […] No visits yet The post Visit the Philippines 2015: Are We Ready to Be ... More here: Visit the Philippines 2015: Are We Ready to Be the Next Big Thing in Asian Tourism?

Visit the Philippines 2015: Are We Ready to Be the Next Big Thing in Asian Tourism?

Being a travel writer, blogger, and photographer, I have the great opportunity to explore nearly every corner of the Philippine archipelago as well as some of Asia’s most popular destinations. I’ve seen different lands as well as our own and from all my travels, I can say the Philippines have so much potential to become […] No visits yet The post Visit the Philippines 2015: Are We Ready to Be ... More here: Visit the Philippines 2015: Are We Ready to Be the Next Big Thing in Asian Tourism?

Inclusion of PH on top retirement havens list hailed

MALACANANG welcomed Sunday the Forbes magazine report citing the Philippines as one of the top retirement havens in the world. More here: Inclusion of PH on top retirement havens list hailed

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Cebu Pacific, Tigerair Philippines cut fares

Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) holds a P143 seat sale on 34 domestic destinations, and a P488 seat sale on international destinations, until February 15, 2015 or until seats last. Points included in this P143 promo include Boracay (Caticlan), Palawan (Puerto Princesa), Cebu, Davao, and the like. It also operates inter-island routes from its hubs in Manila, Clark, Cebu, Iloilo, Kalibo ... More here: Cebu Pacific, Tigerair Philippines cut fares

Friday, February 13, 2015

Koreans still top visitors at over 1 M a year

South Koreans remain the top tourists in the Philippines, posting over a million arrivals a year. Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. said Koreans are followed by Americans, Japanese, Chinese and Australians in terms of tourist arrivals. “China and Japan are still very close. Jimenez said the Department of Tourism (DOT) is confident that the country would rake in $6 billion in tourism revenues ... More here: Koreans still top visitors at over 1 M a year

Koreans still top visitors at over 1 M a year

South Koreans remain the top tourists in the Philippines, posting over a million arrivals a year. Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. said Koreans are followed by Americans, Japanese, Chinese and Australians in terms of tourist arrivals. “China and Japan are still very close. Jimenez said the Department of Tourism (DOT) is confident that the country would rake in $6 billion in tourism revenues ... More here: Koreans still top visitors at over 1 M a year

WB funded projects under PRDP to make rural areas accessible and uplift economy

For over 20 years, residents of Brgy. Cuco, Bagong Silang, and Hubo in Pasacao, Camarines Sur held a common lifelong dream of a road that is accessible to all types of transport vehicles, that will reduce travel time and transport cost of agricultural produce, that will lead to easier access to basic social services. The residents were elated to know that they are one step closer to the ... More here: WB funded projects under PRDP to make rural areas accessible and uplift economy

Chinese tourists could bring New Year windfall to the Philippines

Tourism in the Philippines has been feeling the effects of a travel advisory issued by China last September. More here: Chinese tourists could bring New Year windfall to the Philippines

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Chinese tourists could bring New Year windfall to the Philippines

Tourism in the Philippines has been feeling the effects of a travel advisory issued by China last September. More here: Chinese tourists could bring New Year windfall to the Philippines

More Filipinos traveling to UK, embassy says

The United Kingdom is becoming a more popular travel destination for Filipinos as the British Embassy in Manila recorded a 16-percent growth in the total number of visas issued for the year ending September 2014. More here: More Filipinos traveling to UK, embassy says

More Filipinos traveling to UK, embassy says

The United Kingdom is becoming a more popular travel destination for Filipinos as the British Embassy in Manila recorded a 16-percent growth in the total number of visas issued for the year ending September 2014. More here: More Filipinos traveling to UK, embassy says

Taiwan tourists make comeback

Taiwanese tourists are beginning to return to the Philippines after a slump following the shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman in the country’s north in 2013. More here: Taiwan tourists make comeback

Taiwan tourists make comeback

Taiwanese tourists are beginning to return to the Philippines after a slump following the shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman in the country’s north in 2013. More here: Taiwan tourists make comeback

PH’s smallest lake revived for eco-tourism

The Philippines’ smallest lake is undergoing rehabilitation to showcase its marine life and become the next tourist destination in southern Metro Manila.Jamboree Lake, located in the New Bilibid Prison reservation in Barangay Poblacion, Muntinlupa City, is now home to 30,000 tilapia and 10,000 ayungin fingerlings after Mayor Jaime Fresnedi led lake seeding efforts last week. ... More here: PH’s smallest lake revived for eco-tourism

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Toowoomba woman swaps debt for life of world travel

A TOOWOOMBA woman has swapped a life of debt for a life of travel and wants to encourage others to do the same. More here: Toowoomba woman swaps debt for life of world travel

Perfect Summer Getaways: Top 10 Beaches in the Philippines

Sunbathing more fun in the PH: Top 10 Beaches in the Philippines Philippines is blessed with breathtaking coast lines. With it’s 7000 islands, it’s no secret that there’s a perfect summer getaway for everyone. There are plenty of beaches in each of the three major island of the archipelago. Beach in El Nido by Orly Arcelao […] (Visited 63 times, 89 visits today) The post Perfect Summer Getaways ... More here: Perfect Summer Getaways: Top 10 Beaches in the Philippines

StudentUniverse Launches Group Travel Services in the UK

StudentUniverse, a leading resource for student travel discounts, today announced the expansion of its Travel Services department into the UK. StudentUniverse utilises long-standing relationships with airlines to negotiate discounted airfare deals for students and youth travelling as a group of 10 or more as part of faculty-led programs and educational, study abroad and volunteer trips ... More here: StudentUniverse Launches Group Travel Services in the UK

Monday, February 9, 2015

Singapore Airlines to open lounge at NAIA 3 in March

MANILA, Philippines – Singapore Airlines (SIA) reaffirms its commitment to the Philippines through the opening of its SilverKris Lounge at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 (NAIA 3) in March 2015. The NAIA 3 SIA lounge is part of ... More here: Singapore Airlines to open lounge at NAIA 3 in March

Singapore Airlines to open lounge at NAIA 3 in March

MANILA, Philippines – Singapore Airlines (SIA) reaffirms its commitment to the Philippines through the opening of its SilverKris Lounge at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 (NAIA 3) in March 2015. The NAIA 3 SIA lounge is part of ... More here: Singapore Airlines to open lounge at NAIA 3 in March

How Philippines is seeking to attract more British tourists

Here's a look at how the Department of Tourism (DOT) is promoting the Philippines in London. More here: How Philippines is seeking to attract more British tourists

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Guatemala’s ‘fire volcano’ erupts, covering towns in ash

Guatemala's Fuego volcano has erupted with thick plumes of ash that have blanketed several towns, including a popular tourist destination, while also prompting flight warnings. More here: Guatemala’s ‘fire volcano’ erupts, covering towns in ash

Iconic designer Diane Von Furstenburg calls PHL paradise

Top fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg of the iconic wrap dress came to the Philippines in February and appeared smitten by the country The post Iconic designer Diane Von Furstenburg calls PHL paradise appeared first on Good News Pilipinas . Related posts: Marc and Rovilson host AXN’s Asia’s Got Talent PHL is favorite desination of Israeli travellers 7 Reasons to Travel and Explore the ... More here: Iconic designer Diane Von Furstenburg calls PHL paradise

Foreign bloggers who love the nation and Filipinos

Well, we all know that we Filipino bloggers certainly love our own country, but when a foreigner loves our country The post Foreign bloggers who love the nation and Filipinos appeared first on Good News Pilipinas . Related posts: A Love letter to Filipinos Why I Choose To Love This Country Manila one of the world’s best cities for coffee Pope Francis Visit: Filipinos do the country proud More here: Foreign bloggers who love the nation and Filipinos

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Lost and ‘wild’

Let me thank here the anonymous tourist who stayed in a resort in Coron, Palawan, and left behind a copy of “Wild,” a memoir by Cheryl Strayed. That paperback copy was picked up by this visitor, looking for something to occupy her mind in between sessions for a seminar on domestic violence for women beneficiaries of the DSWD’s Pantawid program. And in the week we met with the women and went ... More here: Lost and ‘wild’

Friday, February 6, 2015

AirAsia reconnects Cebu-Kota Kinabalu

MANILA -- AirAsia Philippines, the Filipino low cost carrier that flies hand in hand with AirAsia, said it will recommence direct flights between Cebu and Kota Kinabalu on March 27 with four flights weekly or every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Promotional seats from as low as P699, one-way, are available for booking now until February 8 at www.airasia.com with travel period from March ... More here: AirAsia reconnects Cebu-Kota Kinabalu

Australian held in Philippines over teen girl’s murder

Police have arrested an Australian man over the "brutal" murder of a Filipina teenager he met on the Internet after her body was found in a motel room, officials said Wednesday. More here: Australian held in Philippines over teen girl’s murder

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Sining Saysay traces PH history through art

A collection of artworks depicting important events in history provides visitors the opportunity to walk through the country's glorious and colorful past. More here: Sining Saysay traces PH history through art

Tourist arrivals in Region 12 hit over 2M in 2014

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 February) — Tourist arrivals in Region 12 or the Soccsksargen Region surged to a record 2.38 million in 2014 as the local tourism industry continued to… » More here: Tourist arrivals in Region 12 hit over 2M in 2014

San Francisco PH Consulate welcomes new tourism attaché

SAN FRANCISCO — There’s a new face for the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) “It’s more fun in the Philippines” campaign in this city. More here: San Francisco PH Consulate welcomes new tourism attaché

Unified toll collection seen to speed up travel to North

The concessionaires of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) and the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) on Thursday signed a deal to integrate and simplify their toll collection system, which is expected to allow for faster travel to Central and Northern Luzon. More here: Unified toll collection seen to speed up travel to North

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Davao tourist arrivals not affected by Mamasapano clash

THE Mamasapano incident has not affected tourist arrivals in the Davao Region, a tourism official said. Department of Tourism (DOT)-Davao Director Robert Alabado said only one small event... More here: Davao tourist arrivals not affected by Mamasapano clash

UP Diliman physicist discovers how to slow light

A Filipina physicist from the University of the Philippines and her colleagues at the University of Glasgow have discovered how to slow down light travel The post UP Diliman physicist discovers how to slow light appeared first on Good News Pilipinas . Related posts: Chino Roque 1st Pinoy Astronaut to travel into space A light plane 100% Philippine-made De La Salle students design and donate ... More here: UP Diliman physicist discovers how to slow light

UP Diliman physicist discovers how to slow light

A Filipina physicist from the University of the Philippines and her colleagues at the University of Glasgow have discovered how to slow down light travel The post UP Diliman physicist discovers how to slow light appeared first on Good News Pilipinas . Related posts: A light plane 100% Philippine-made Chino Roque 1st Pinoy Astronaut to travel into space Fil-Canadian teen inspires with Flashlight ... More here: UP Diliman physicist discovers how to slow light

7 Reasons to Travel and Explore the Philippines

Whenever travelers want to explore and backpack Southeast Asia, they’re most probably referring to Thailand-Cambodia-Vietnam-Laos route. The post 7 Reasons to Travel and Explore the Philippines appeared first on Good News Pilipinas . Related posts: Pope Francis mania sweeps the Philippines Vin Diesel says Philippines is best place he’s ever been Foreigners love calling the Philippines their new ... More here: 7 Reasons to Travel and Explore the Philippines

7 Reasons to Travel and Explore the Philippines

Whenever travelers want to explore and backpack Southeast Asia, they’re most probably referring to Thailand-Cambodia-Vietnam-Laos route. The post 7 Reasons to Travel and Explore the Philippines appeared first on Good News Pilipinas . Related posts: Pope Francis mania sweeps the Philippines Vin Diesel says Philippines is best place he’s ever been Foreigners love calling the Philippines their new ... More here: 7 Reasons to Travel and Explore the Philippines

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Dreams Start For City Of Dreams Manila

MANILA, Philippines, Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A spectacularly successful grand launch event at City of Dreams Manila saw over 30,000 visitors experience Manila's first-ever world-class entertainment-inspired ... More here: Dreams Start For City Of Dreams Manila

StanChart considering sale of Philippines retail unit-source

* StanChart to retain corporate banking in Philippines - source * Has over 500 staff in nation, two-thirds of whom are in retail * EastWest Banking exec says will consider bid for StanChart unit (Adds details on StanChart turnaround plan, Philippines banking) By Saeed Azhar and Neil Jerome Morales SINGAPORE/MANILA, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Standard Chartered is looking to sell its retail business in ... More here: StanChart considering sale of Philippines retail unit-source

StanChart considering sale of Philippines retail unit - source

SINGAPORE/MANILA (Reuters) - Standard Chartered (STAN.L) is looking to sell its retail business in the Philippines, part of a wider bid by embattled CEO Peter Sands to cut costs and shrink the bank's asset base, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said. The London-listed bank, which entered the Philippines in 1872, would continue to operate its corporate banking business in the country ... More here: StanChart considering sale of Philippines retail unit - source

Chinese tourist dries underwear at Thai airport

Unsightly photos of a Chinese tourist hanging her wet underwear on the seats at Chiang Mai International Airport's departure lounge have attracted widespread criticism on social media. More here: Chinese tourist dries underwear at Thai airport

StanChart considering sale of Philippines retail unit-source

SINGAPORE/MANILA, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Standard Chartered (Other OTC: SCBFF - news) is looking to sell its retail business in the Philippines, part of a wider bid by embattled CEO Peter Sands to cut costs and shrink the bank's asset base, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said. The London-listed bank, which entered the Philippines in 1872, would continue to operate its corporate banking ... More here: StanChart considering sale of Philippines retail unit-source

Monday, February 2, 2015

Large group of Fil-Canadians on PH heritage tour

SAN FRANCISCO -- More than 200 Filipinos residing in Canada are visiting the Philippines on a “heritage tour” organized by the Philippine government and backed by a global remittance company. More here: Large group of Fil-Canadians on PH heritage tour

Re-hiring a maid from Philippines is possible

Domestic help who went home can be brought as 'returning worker' if she is fit and willing to work for the same UAE sponsor again Residents facing difficulty in hiring maids from the Philippines may be able to hire one, but only if they fit the criteria, an official said. No new Filipina housemaids have been hired directly from the Philippines since June 2014 because of conflicting recruitment ... More here: Re-hiring a maid from Philippines is possible

Large group of Fil-Canadians on PH heritage tour

SAN FRANCISCO -- More than 200 Filipinos residing in Canada are visiting the Philippines on a "heritage tour" organized by the Philippine government and backed by a global remittance company. Dubbed "Winter Escapade 2 -- It's More Fun in the Philippines," will last from January 30 to February 6, according to the remittance firm Western Union. The tour was also organized to attract investment ... More here: Large group of Fil-Canadians on PH heritage tour

Over 200 Fil-Canadians in PHL for ‘heritage tour’

Over 200 Filipino-Canadians are currently in the Philippines for a heritage tour organized by the Philippine government and supported by a global payment service company. More here: Over 200 Fil-Canadians in PHL for ‘heritage tour’

Philippines considers lifting visa requirement for Indians

The Philippines is considering lifting visa requirements for Indian travellers, a move it said would help the country compete with the most-preferred Thailand and Malaysia by the Indians for holiday travel and business meetings. More here: Philippines considers lifting visa requirement for Indians

Pope Dodges Birth Control Issue in Philippines

Pope Francis leaves his pro-family, anti-poverty message echoing in the Philippines, where poor families forgo artificial birth control and migrant workers feel compelled to leave their homes and travel overseas into the hands of powerful employers. More here: Pope Dodges Birth Control Issue in Philippines

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Travel agency inks exclusive deal with software firm Amadeus

International Journeys, a consolidator and travel agency in the Philippines, have renewed their access to the Amadeus platform that has more than 430 airlines and 690,000 hotel shopping options in its system. More here: Travel agency inks exclusive deal with software firm Amadeus

Avis Philippines named ‘Licensee of the Year’

Avis Philippines was recently named by Avis Car Rental as “Licensee of the Year” for the Asia Pacific region in a statement issued from its Parsipanny, New Jersey headquarters. Patric Siniscalchi, Asia-Pacific president of the Avis Budget Group noted that in a challenging and highly-competitive market, “Avis Philippines has demonstrated strong growth in rentals and revenues.” Its consistent ... More here: Avis Philippines named ‘Licensee of the Year’

Saturday, January 31, 2015

One-stop tourist center for metro Cebu

F inally, there’s Vivo Sugbo, a facility that is a one-stop center for tourists to shop for local goods for pasalubong, as well as for them to imbibe a bit of the culture of Cebu and the Philippines through the establishment’s set-up of food and local dances. More here: One-stop tourist center for metro Cebu