Travel and Tourism

PAL, Guide to Philippines offer affordable Boracay travel package

Philippine Airlines (PAL) recently partnered with Guide to the Philippines in offering affordable travel packages under the “Easy Escapes” campaign. 

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Google Street View asks users to get involved

Soon, any user of Google’s Street View app will be able to capture their own imagery of a precise location — or an entire street — simply by using their smartphone camera. Thus, web users will be able to help grow the app’s already immense database. 

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Pampanga’s giant lantern festival to go online

Despite the cancellation of the enormously famous giant lantern festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic, San Fernando’s local officials and civic leaders chose instead to showcase the colorful creations of the city’s barangays to an online audience to keep the 112-year-old tradition going.

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Philippines hailed as Asia’s leading beach, dive destination

The 27th World Travel Awards recognized the Philippines as Asia’s leading beach destination and Asia’s leading dive destination in 2020. 

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‘Traze’—new contact tracing app when travelling

By end of November, all travelers will be required to use Traze, a digital contact tracing app that will automatically notify its users if they have had contact with a traveler who tested positive for COVID-19. 

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Singapore ‘cruise to nowhere’ sets sail

Hundreds of passengers has set sail from Singapore on a “cruise to nowhere” with safety measures in place to prevent coronavirus outbreaks, as the industry seeks to bounce back from a pandemic-induced crunch. 

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Bit by bit, we are reviving tourism

By Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, Secretary – Department of Tourism “We recover as one” is the mantra of our collective efforts toward national recovery, and it refers to the meaningful collaborations between the government, the private sector and fellow citizens, in order to beat COVID-19. For the tourism industry, however, it is perhaps more accurate to say that we are recovering one …

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PAL launches Mid-September Seat Sale

Philippine Airlines has launched a ‘September Deals’ promotion offering base air fares as low as P688 for one-way domestic flights and USD99 for round trip international tickets. 

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NAIA rehab deal terminated

The big-ticketed consortium that wants to rehabilitate and redevelop the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has formally accepted the termination of the original proponent status (OPS) and other approvals earlier granted to them.

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Hundred Islands – for real and in 3-D

The Hundred Islands National Park (HINP) has reopened since July 1, accepting up to 1,000 guests a day or 50% of its original capacity and only from residents from the first district of Pangasinan, according to Miguel Sison, city tourism officer.

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