Star trails in Mt. Pulag perfectly captured by photographer


From his cityscape photos from atop buildings in Metro Manila to twilight images capturing the beauty of Mt. Mayon in Bicol, Ralph Anthony Valderrama has spent time and effort only to get the photo that he wanted. On March 5, he ascended the peak after a night at Camp 2 in Mount Pulag, with two […]

La Boracay now LoveBoracay


The Boracay Inter-Agency Rehabilitation Management Group (BIARMG) declared it will support a weeklong initiative to celebrate recovery efforts in the world-famous tourist spot. The week-long celebration from April 26 to May 1 is called “Love Boracay: Celebrate, Rehabilitate.” April 26 marks the first anniversary of Boracay’s 6-month shutdown as established by President Rodrigo Duterte in […]

Cubao historic center is QC’s latest tourism district


The landscape of Araneta Center has evolved over the years. Apart from malls, there are now also hotels, condominiums and call centers in one of Metro Manila’s oldest central business districts. To secure its role as the “nucleus of growth,” Araneta Center, also known as the Cubao Growth Center, was named one of Quezon City’s […]

Sagada to be changed into ‘Walking City,’ DOT says


The Department of Tourism announced Sagada Town in Mt. Province will be remodeled into a “walking city.” “We’ve agreed and I think they’re implementing it via rural ordinance na gawing Walking City na ang Sagada,” Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said late February during the launch of the renewed “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” campaign. […]

DOT expects Holy Week in Intramuros to boost cultural tourism


The Department of Tourism (DOT) stated the Holy Week activities in the walled city of Intramuros in Manila will be a chance to boost cultural tourism in the country. “Cultural tourism is one of the main products of the Department of Tourism and as part of our Filipino culture, Christianity has always been part and […]

Ways to spot travel scam


Nobody wants to bump reckless into a possible travel scam. Everyone is on the hunt for cheap travel bargains. However, scam artists are out there preying on your inclination to spare money on travel. Travel packages normally require pre-payment and this is what makes fake agencies an opportunity for such illegal business.

Bill that proposes travel tax removal filed


A bill proposing that travel tax being imposed on Filipinos traveling to any part of the world lifted. Senator Aquilino Pimentel III filed Senate Bill 1841, stating the Filipinos’ right to travel overseas should not be charged with the travel tax imposition. He said the travel tax, especially for those traveling to Asean countries, should […]

Local food scene expected to grow Cordillera tourism


Exploring the cookery from destinations has unceasingly been associated with notes of vacation and tours, but the idea of food tourism has evoled to incorporate experiences beyond the plate. This is what Wow Pilipinas Partylist envisions, that food tourism can be maximized and help our country be known at a much deeper level. A Tourism […]

Stronger Philippine tourism promotion in Taiwan is on the works


The Provincial Government of Negros Occidental is coordinating with the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (Meco) in an effort to establish the province’s tourism link with Taiwan. Provincial Supervising Tourism Operations Officer Christine Mansinares, who visited the economic briefing with Meco officials in Bacolod City on Sunday, April 7, said the group is currently strengthening […]

Sports tourism seen as key driver of tourists in Quirino Province


The Provincial Tourism Office (PTO) in Quirino stated that a total of 266,623 local and foreign tourists toured the province in 2018 as per data collected from tourist attractions and accommodation establishments. The figure is 61.28% greater compared to the 2017 data. Based on the PTO’s accomplishment reports sent to PIA, the said number generated […]