Archive for the ‘Philippines’ Category
Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the Middle Eastâ€™s premier travel and tourism exhibition, has named the Philippines as the recipient of the New Frontiers Award 2013 during a special seminar event held on the second day of the show.Â Mr. Benito C. Bengzon, Jr., Assistant Secretary, International Tourism Promotions, Department of Tourism Middle East Office â€“ Philippines, [...]
By Luc Citrinot, eTN | Januar, 2012 MANADO (eTN) – How does a country which basically offers the same ingredients as its neighbors, with limited funds for promotion and worldwide advertising campaigns, promote itself? The Philippines has been struggling to capture its fair share of travelers over the last decade, despite the fact that total [...]
By Mike Quane/etn | August, 2011 My wife, Liza, and I visited Bohol after a few days at the much more famous Philippine beach resort of Boracay. While Boracay does have perfect white sand beaches, it draws large crowds of tourists and its beachfront has become very commercialized. The island of Bohol, a ferry ride [...]
Philippine tourism officials are turning an unused nuclear power plant into a tourist attraction, the Philippine Star reports. The $2.3 billion Bataan Nuclear Power plant was completed in 1984 but was never put into use. The plant was built during the presidency of Ferdinand Marcos, but when Corazon Aquino became president in 1986, she refused [...]
MANILA, Philippines â€“ There was a time when one had to pay an arm and a leg to enjoy a decent vacation. Thanks to the boost in the international and domestic tourism industry, travel destinations have become more accessible to tourists. Competition has also played a role in giving travelers great choices in booking their [...]
MANILA, Philippines â€“ The Philippine National Police (PNP) is eyeing the deployment of more policemen in the top 14 tourist destinations in the country, saying making the foreigners feel safe and secured would encourage more tourists to visit the Philippines.Â But unlike ordinary policemen, Director General Raul Bacalzo, PNP chief, said the additional deployment will have [...]
By Luc Citrinot, eTN Senior Editor Asia | January, 2010 It will request a good sense of imagination. Driving to Clark Airport, 70 km North of Manila seems to go back to the past. Leaving behind Metro Manila with its permanent crowded roads’ system, cars engage into a new highway linking the Filipino capital to [...]
Philippine Department of Tourism Travel Advisory – PDOT Assures ‘Business As Usual’ Despite Maguindanao Incident
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (November, 2009) — The Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) has assured that the Philippines remains on a business as usual mode, despite the killing of some 46 individuals in the Southern province of Maguindanao.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (November, 2009) – The Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT), in partnership with MTV Asia, has just launched a new campaign featuring a state-of-the-art computer animated music video by Apl.de.Ap of the Black Eyed Peas. Titled Take Me To The Philippines, the video offers a refreshing take on the country’s top destinations – and [...]
MANILA, Philippines – Despite the global crisis, the number of foreigners who arrived in the country increased by four percent in August compared to the same month last year, according to statistics released by the Department of Tourism and the Bureau of Immigration.