Travel and Tourism

Let us travel up north!

Let us travel up north!

December 1, 2018, 5:13 pm

ILOILO CITY -- If you wish to explore the myriad of natural attractions that remain undiscovered by many, Northern Luzon is your destination – what with its mountain ranges, valleys, white sand beaches, and captivating sights, not to mention the rich culture of its locals. Isabela This province… Read More

AirAsia PH eyes more upgrades, services for passengers

AirAsia PH eyes more upgrades, services for passengers

November 29, 2018, 7:40 pm

MANILA -- AirAsia Philippines is in the midst of enhancing digital offerings and looking for more ways to give passengers more convenience, its chief executive officer (CEO) said on Wednesday. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA), AirAsia Philippines CEO Dexter Comendador said for… Read More

AirAsia PH to open more routes to China, Japan in 2019

AirAsia PH to open more routes to China, Japan in 2019

November 28, 2018, 7:47 pm

MANILA -- AirAsia Philippines will open more routes to China and Japan in 2019, its chief executive officer, Dexter Comendador, said. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Tuesday, Comendador bared that apart from adding flight frequencies in China and Korea, the airline will… Read More

DOT accredits 13 new deaf tour guides

DOT accredits 13 new deaf tour guides

November 28, 2018, 7:45 pm

MANILA -- Thirteen new deaf tour guides, who underwent training in March, were accredited this month, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said Wednesday. The accreditation was in line with the DOT's bid for a barrier-free tourism that also caters to the needs of persons with disabilities (PWDs)… Read More

AirAsia eyes Bohol-Panglao airport as 5th hub

AirAsia eyes Bohol-Panglao airport as 5th hub

November 28, 2018, 6:22 pm

MANILA — AirAsia Philippines will make the newly-opened Bohol-Panglao International Airport as its next hub. In an exclusive interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Tuesday, AirAsia Philippines chief executive officer Dexter Comendador said he plans to make the country's first… Read More

CebuPac to go stricter on check-in baggage allowance

CebuPac to go stricter on check-in baggage allowance

November 27, 2018, 8:51 pm

MANILA -- Local carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) will now be stricter in implementing the check-in baggage allowance, an executive told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Tuesday. This means that the carrier will monitor how many pieces of luggage a passenger will check in, based on the baggage weight… Read More

Israel offers aid to PH tour operators

Israel offers aid to PH tour operators

November 27, 2018, 7:34 pm

MANILA-- Tel Aviv is ready to shoulder up to 50 percent of the advertising cost of Filipino tour operators who will promote and craft package tours to Israel. "We don't have specific criteria. The only criteria is you should promote Israel. What we need is package, basically, Israel only, and that… Read More

Cruise tourism industry emerges in Ilocos

Cruise tourism industry emerges in Ilocos

November 27, 2018, 6:24 pm

NEW FAVORITE. Cruise ship passengers savor the scene at the international seaport of Currimao town in Ilocos Norte, an emerging major port of call for international cruise lines. (File Photo by Leilanie G. Adriano)LAOAG CITY — Cruise tourism is emerging as a sunrise industry in Ilocos region, as… Read More

Camiguin: A beach, trek, and lanzones paradise

Camiguin: A beach, trek, and lanzones paradise

November 25, 2018, 5:21 pm

MANILA -- Next to the inviting beaches and an adventurous trek to its Mt. Hibok-Hibok, lanzones is the craze in Camiguin during the “ber” months of the year. In its season, this pebble-like fruit hiding a sweet and tangy flesh inside is what you'll see everywhere in the small island -- as a… Read More

DOT launches food, travel fest in Cagayan de Oro

DOT launches food, travel fest in Cagayan de Oro

November 23, 2018, 7:19 pm

A participant prepares food samples to guests at the "Kaon Ta" food and travel festival organized by the Department of Tourism Region, during the opening ceremony Friday, November 23, at the Centrio Mall in Cagayan de Oro. (Photo by Ercel Maandig) CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY--The Department of Tourism in… Read More

Hokkaido officials support PAL's Sapporo route

Hokkaido officials support PAL's Sapporo route

November 21, 2018, 8:05 pm

SAPPORO ROUTE. Executives of flag carrier Philippine Airlines and Hokkaido government officials pose for a photo after their meeting in PAL's Manila office on Wednesday (Nov. 21, 2018). The Japanese visitors gave their support for PAL's upcoming Sapporo route, aimed to attract more tourists from… Read More

TIEZA registers last 3 tourism enterprises for 2018

TIEZA registers last 3 tourism enterprises for 2018

November 20, 2018, 4:45 pm

MANILA -- The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) on Tuesday registered three new tourism enterprises inside the Flagship Tourism Enterprise Zone (FTEZ) in San Vicente, Palawan and in Boracay, Aklan. TIEZA Chief Operating Officer Pocholo Paragas awarded the certificates of… Read More

Mindoro eyed as PH's tuna sport fishing capital

Mindoro eyed as PH's tuna sport fishing capital

November 17, 2018, 3:05 pm

MAMBURAO, Occidental Mindoro -- In some parts of the country, it is the literal mineral that seamen try to dredge. But in Mindoro, it is mining the living and flipping the "new gold of the sea" -- the yellowfin tuna. Already established as a source of livelihood for the island, fisherfolk in… Read More

Belgium lauds Boracay rehab, PH bid on sustainable tourism

Belgium lauds Boracay rehab, PH bid on sustainable tourism

November 17, 2018, 11:49 am

MANILA -- The Duterte administration's decision to rehabilitate Boracay was a "good decision" after all, Belgian Ambassador to Manila Michel Goffin said Thursday. "Let's be frank, when you cleaned Boracay, when you cleaned El Nido, this is a very good decision. President (Rodrigo) Duterte is doing… Read More

DOT cancels 4th Madrid Fusión Manila

DOT cancels 4th Madrid Fusión Manila

November 16, 2018, 5:01 pm

MANILA -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Friday officially announced that the fourth edition of the Madrid Fusión Manila, which was previously set for April 2019, has been cancelled. The agency is apparently shifting the focus of its resources to sectors that will require funding,… Read More

Birdwatchers await return of Great Cormorant to Paoay

Birdwatchers await return of Great Cormorant to Paoay

November 16, 2018, 3:51 pm

LAOAG CITY — Bird watchers all over the Philippines are eager to witness the return of the great cormorant, a migratory bird known for its matted feathers, come Nov.19. The locals of Paoay, Ilocos Norte are the most excited of all, as flocks of this bird species naturally migrate to this town,… Read More

AirAsia launches credit card for passengers

AirAsia launches credit card for passengers

November 15, 2018, 6:57 pm

MANILA -- AirAsia Philippines, in partnership with RCBC, launched the AirAsia credit card on Wednesday evening in Taguig City. During the launch, AirAsia Philippines chief executive officer Dexter Comendador said the credit card aims to provide AirAsia passengers with more opportunities and perks… Read More

Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel reopens renovated 'BELLOVISTO' bar

Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel reopens renovated 'BELLOVISTO' bar

November 14, 2018, 8:57 pm

Views from newly renovated BELLOVISTO Bar on the 40th floor of The Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel in Shibuya, Tokyo: (From left) Mount Fuji, the Tokyo Tower, and the Shibuya Scramble CrossingTOKYO -- Amid Shibuya's rapid urban evolution and increasing demand from inbound tourists, the Cerulean Tower… Read More

Filipino youths impressed with Xiamen City

Filipino youths impressed with Xiamen City

November 13, 2018, 7:31 pm

DAGUPAN CITY -- Filipino delegates to the first-ever Philippines-China Youth Friendly Exchange Program commended the technological advances and the preserved Chinese cultural heritage in Xiamen City in China. “Very impressive ang Xiamen. Ang ganda ganda ng city, nakuha nila yong mga industries… Read More

Duty Free PH to start accepting Alipay, WeChat payments

Duty Free PH to start accepting Alipay, WeChat payments

November 13, 2018, 7:22 pm

MANILA-- State-owned Duty Free Philippines will start accepting payment via Chinese mobile payment applications WeChat and Alipay by the end of November 2018. Duty Free Philippines Corporation (DFPC) signed on Tuesday a memorandum of agreement with the two Chinese firms that developed the… Read More