Travel and Tourism

Puerto Princesa’s recovery depends on public-private partnership

The recovery of Puerto Princesa as a top tourist destination will depend on the strong collaboration and cooperation between government and the private sector.  Last year, Puerto Princesa’s recovery started when it reopened its doors to travelers. Then, disaster struck – Typhoon Odette ravaged the city, stalling tourism recovery efforts.  The pandemic erased approximately P10 billion in potential tourism revenues …

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Air travel rebound accelerating — IATA

Air travel posted a strong rebound in February 2022 as the impact of the Covid-19 variant Omicron moderated outside of Asia, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced recently.  On the other hand, the war in Ukraine did not have any major effect on traffic levels.  The recovery in air travel is gathering steam as governments in many parts of …

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The rich heritage of Taal’s old houses

More than a year after Taal Volcano erupted and the pandemic disrupted our lives, the town of Taal has started to beckon tourists to its colonial ancestral houses.

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Rich history of Escolta

Escolta is the oldest street in Manila. Amidst the city’s embrace of moder­nity such as prolif­eration of laptops and cell­phones, Escolta still exudes a vague European feel.

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Rustic, scenic, delicious Nueva Ecija

Provinces in Northern Luzon have started accept­ing local visitors after more than 30% of Filipinos have been fully vaccinated. One such province is Nueva Ecija whose rich lands offer a wide range of fun adventures for travel-hungry wanderers.

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Wider accessibility for Filipino literature

For many, the first time Filipinos got to read a book during their early school days was during subjects on local language or history. Some may have enjoyed reading from the works of Dr. Jose Rizal and Francisco Balagtas or from contemporary authors like Bob Ong, Lualhati Bautista, and Ricky Lee.

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Air travel could normalize much later

Airlines, airports, related services companies and travelers will have to wait a bit longer before air traffic around the world returns to pre-pandemic levels, according to Standard and Poors Global Ratings. 

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Ang defends PAREX vs critics

San Miguel Corp. (SMC) recently defended its P95-billion Pasig River Expressway (PAREX) project against transport and environmental groups. 

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Mt. Kitanglad Natural Park: showcase of Philippines’ biodiversity, natural heritage

Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park (MKRNP), site of one of the few remaining rainforests in the Philippines and a protected area in Bukidnon, northern Mindanao, hosts some of rarest plant and animal wildlife, including the critically endangered Philippine Eagle. 

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PAL flies to Seattle via Hawaii

Philippine Airlines (PAL) recently opened a new service from Manila to Seattle via Honolulu, in a move to generate revenues by expanding operations in the United States West Coast. 

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