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LONDON/HANOI — Laura Douglas’ tourism start-up, a farm surrounded by snow-tipped mountains in southern New Zealand, was attracting hundreds of mostly foreign visitors a month until the coronavirus pandemic brought it to a sudden halt in March.
When commodity analyst Judy Ganes spent 36 hours flying home from a business trip to Asia, it was what she didn’t see that stuck with her.
FOR wine lovers, there is no better feeling nor experience then when visiting the wine regions yourselves. Wine tourism involves a visit to wine country, including but not limited to wine tasting, wine purchasing, vineyard tours, winery tours, and even dining and accommodation. Wine tourism is already a thriving business in most of the New World, including Northern California (Napa and Sonoma), the New York Wine Country (Finger Lakes), Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, South Africa, and even nearby Thailand. Wine tours are definitely much easier when there are already “tourist-friendly” facilities in place.
AMIT PALEY, 37, is head of the Trevor Project, a charity that focuses on at-risk LGBTQ youth. This year the group was one of the five grand marshals for New York’s Pride March, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in addition to welcoming WorldPride to America for the first time.
ROBINSONS Hotels and Resorts (RHR) has formally opened the fifth hotel under its full-service Summit Hotels umbrella — the 138-room Summit Hotels Tacloban which serves as the company’s vote of confidence in the provincial capital’s potential for growth especially in the tourism sector.
IT WAS a few minutes past 7 p.m. when spectators gathered to watch young Pandanggo sa Ilaw dancers performing in the streets of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro at the 2019 Pandang Gitab (Festival of Lights) on April 27.
A LITTLE boy is eager to wear a colorful costume for the first time; a new mother who recently returned as a festival dancer, is dedicating her performance to her daughter; and last year’s best female performer from Badoc hopes to bag the same award for a second consecutive year. They have been preparing their routines, props, and costumes since November, and rehearsing along with 49 other performers for a month.
THE Tourism Authority of Thailand is expecting that more visitors from the Philippines will be visiting the Land of Smiles in 2019 after a good showing in 2018, with an executive from the tourism authority said that they will be promoting secondary cities this year in order for tourists to discover more of Thailand.
WITH Taiwan waiving visa requirements for Filipinos, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it ranked as the third top destination for travelers from the Philippines using the Agoda online booking platform.
CATANDUANES — located in the archipelago’s Pacific seaboard off mainland Bicol region — promises pleasant surprises and lives up to its moniker as “The Happy Island” despite its seeming obscurity.
THE World Travel Expo returns for its third year with bigger discounts and deals for local and international destinations.
GETTING from Singapore to New York in one hop is better than a layover -- even if it involves taking the world’s longest flight.
HAVING SEEN how its range of products fit Filipinos, innovative specialty travel products and accessories brand Travelon has decided to open its first stand-alone store in the world here in Manila.
NORTHERN Ireland may not be on most people’s itineraries when visiting the United Kingdom, but it should be.
HAVANA, CUBA -- Havana could be compared to the colorful 1950s classic American cars that fill its roads: an object of desire for historians and tourists alike.
AN IVATAN-made watch for dad, a stylish bayong (market bag woven from dried leaves) for mom, wooden carabao and jeepney models for the children, a scarf printed with local flowers for the winter, and Filipino snacks for unexpected cravings — shopping for notably Filipino items is now possible just before a flight abroad.
ATR, the world’s largest maker of turboprop aircraft, expects more than 2,700 new routes to be opened by 2037 as regional traffic and demand...
Today’s Filipino young professionals love to travel. Department of Tourism numbers show they — with the income and modern-day opportunities to travel — make up a big slice of the domestic tourist market. And for yuppies, traveling is almost synonymous with a chance to fill up their Instagram pages with “IG-worthy” shots, whether it be a sunset, breakfast, or a salagubang (beetle) hanging from a lens cap.
2GO Group, Inc. is regarded as one of the premier transport and logistics providers in the Philippines which legacy of leadership and services was...
DAVAO CITY — Flag carrier Philippine Airlines Inc. (PAL) is finalizing talks with a group of investors that would also help develop markets, according...
IN RECOGNITION of recent films that showcased the beauty of the Philippines, the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) of the Department of Tourism (DoT) has...
Text and photos by Cathy Rose A. Garcia, Associate Editor Bali is best known for its beaches and surfing spots, but this popular Indonesian island destination...
BERLIN -- The tourism industry is booming as travelers find ever more intrepid ways of exploring the globe and receding security fears revive old...
By Zsarlene B. Chua Reporter Despite being a US territory, the small island of Guam in the middle of the Pacific Ocean has quite a number...