Improved infra to boost tourism in Ilocos Region: DOT exec

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — More roads and other infrastructure projects are lined up this year for the region, a Department of Tourism (DOT) Ilocos official said on Wednesday. In an interview, DOT-1 regional director Joseph Francisco Ortega said infrastructure improvements are needed to boost tourism in the region. “Under DOT’s Tourism Road Infrastructure Project (TRIP), we … Read More

US travel firm names Boracay among best beaches in Asia

MANILA— Boracay’s White Beach was named the ninth best beach in Asia in TripAdvisor’s 2019 Travelers’ Choice Award. The recognition came following the island resort’s reopening after it went through a six-month intensive rehabilitation last year. The award named 24 other beaches in Asia’s Bests category with the Radhanagar Beach of Havelock Island in India … Read More

Benguet marks 118th anniversary, 13th Adivay Festival

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The 13th Adivay Festival opened here on Monday, coinciding with the 118th foundation anniversary of the province, for which various simple activities have been lined-up. “Our celebration of Adivay will continue. The festival is already an institution,” Governor Crescencio Pacalso said during the special edition of “Kapihan” at the provincial capitol. The … Read More