Travel and Tourism

Team PH flies PAL to Indonesia

Philippine Airlines mounted a special flight to Surakarta, Indonesia, last July 26 to transport The Philippine team participating in the 11th ASEAN Para Games.   PAL flight PR8541 to Surakarta’s Adi Soemarmo Airport, flown with an Airbus A321CEO jetliner, carried the Philippine para-athletes with their coaches, secretariat, and officers of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and Philippine Sports Association for the …

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More Reasons to Travel this Year with Megaworld Hotels and Resorts with discounts as big as 70% off

Paint a picture of you in the beautiful island paradise of Boracay, Cebu, Iloilo or even in Manila or maybe Tagaytay. You now have more reasons to go on vacation with travel accommodations to excite you while you stay with the Philippines’ largest homegrown hospitality chain, Megaworld Hotels & Resorts.  Catch all their 11 properties from across the country participate …

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Tourism Congress welcomes new Tourism Secretary

The Tourism Congress of the Philippines (TCP) recently congratulated Liloan, Cebu Mayor Christina Garcia Frasco on her appointment as incoming Tourism Secretary.  TCP President Jose Clemente III said they are eager to fully collaborate with Frasco and the Department of Tourism (DOT).  The country’s tourism stakeholders continue to pledge a collaborative relationship with the government, as it has proven to be …

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Crowning of Our Lady of Peñafrancia marks centenary in 2024

The Archdiocese of Caceres recently launched its two-year preparation for the centenary celebration of the pontifical coronation of the image of Our Lady of Peñafrancia.  A Mass presided by Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona at the Minor Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Peñafrancia in Naga City marked the launch of the centenary preparation.  Pope Benedict XV authorized the …

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More local tourists visit Boracay

Domestic tourists demonstrate revenge travel as they return in full force to Boracay after more than two years of travel restrictions.  Number of local visitors to Boracay last May reached 193,298, around 96% of the total arrivals of 201,368 for the month, according to records from the municipal tourism office.  This was the highest recorded number of visitors in a …

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Satisfy your ‘revenge travel’ at PTAA travel expos

The rush to book travel vacations – dubbed “revenge travel” – became clearly evident during the recent summer months with the easing of travel restrictions after months of local and national lockdown.  This unfulfilled desire to travel may be quenched by the upcoming grand travel and tour expo, happening on June 24 to 26, 2022, with the Philippine Travel Agencies …

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Botolan rises from the ashes

By Jesse C. Ong A tagline easily catches one’s fancy upon passing the town’s arch and it reads: “Botolan yours to discover”.  MUNICIPAL HALL PERSPECTIVE (BOTOLAN, ZAMBALES) Rightfully so, there are loads of interesting things that every visitor ought to find out about the first-class municipality, which is located south of Iba, provincial capital of Zambales and just 197 kilometers …

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Tarlac celebrates 149th founding anniversary

Tarlac celebrated on May 28 its 149th foundation anniversary, known as Araw ng Lalawigan ng Tarlac, highlighted with activities promoting the culture, the native products and the different tourist spots of the province and the launch of the countdown for next year’s 150th celebration. The three-day celebration, which started on May 27, featured a trade, agricultural and job fair, a …

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Road Trip Destinations That You Should Visit ASAP

Revenge travel is real. With Pinoys cooped up in their homes for almost two years because of the pandemic, it’s no surprise that everyone’s raring to go out and travel. Well, you deserve to travel, see new places, and experience new things with the people you love (while still observing health protocols, of course!). If you’re looking for the best …

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Phl recovery depends on travel & tourism

After its programs were held in abeyance for almost two years by the pandemic, the Department of Tourism (DoT) is strongly rebounding towards the new normal.  The recent World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)’s 2021 Economic Impact Report cited the country’s Travel and Tourism efforts that contributed to the nation’s economy by 129.5%, year on year, at a value of …

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