Travel and Tourism

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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DOT’s new digital travel magazine to lure tourists

The Department of Tourism (DOT) recently launched a new digital travel magazine – 7641 Islands of the Philippines – that welcomes back travelers to explore the country’s world-class tourist destinations.  The magazine focuses on the tourism programs that different DOT regional offices have developed as part of the tourism recovery program.  Among the featured programs are the Bike Trails of …

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Banwa Private Island – for exclusive vacations

Discover the island sanctuary, be your own artist and create your holiday masterpiece.  At Banwa Private Island, located in north-eastern Palawan, visitors can design their own leisure holidays or out-of-the-office business conference, with boundless possibilities of reconnecting and rediscovering in the intimate villas complemented by lush gardens and stretches of pristine beach, with a marine reserve to boot.  The whole …

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Discover Antique’s sights & dishes

Antique is not usually the first choice of vacationers due to difficulty in getting to the western part of Panay island.  Recently, the province has gained attention due to its food and its famous weave — the Patadyong which is made of fabric that originates from Antique and Iloilo. Originally worn as a skirt, it has since also been incorporated …

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PAL projects full domestic capacity by Q4

Philippine Airlines (PAL) hopes to restore its domestic operations to full capacity by the fourth quarter when passenger volume traditionally surges during the holidays.  PAL President Capt. Stanley Ng said the flag carrier’s domestic capacity had reached 80% of its pre-pandemic level after suffering from debilitating travel restrictions at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.  PAL VP for sales Bud …

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Boracay, El Nido top choice of WTTC delegates for post-event tours

Boracay and El Nido were the top choice post-event destinations of delegates to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit in Manila held April 20 to 22.  Tours to the two Philippine destinations were fully booked by WTTC delegates, consistent to the recognition received by Boracay and El Nido from many international travel publications and online tourism sites.  …

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