One of PHL’s largest travel agencies eyes Ilocos Norte’s tourism development

LAOAG CITY -— Another travel agency is setting its sight on Ilocos Norte’s tourism development as talks are underway for a proposed chartered flight of Chinese passengers directly to the Laoag International Airport. Provincial Tourism Officer Ianree Raquel confirmed this on Tuesday following the visit of representatives of Asia Landmark Travel Agency to Ilocos Norte … Read More

‘Mindanao tapestry’ shines in beauty pageant up north

PAGUDPUD, Ilocos Norte — Twenty-four glamorous male and female candidates in this year’s Mr. and Miss Hannah’s Ecotourism Philippines shone before hundreds of guests and visitors Saturday evening in a star-studded grand coronation night, featuring the critically-acclaimed “Mindanao tapestry,” the traditional textile of Mindanao weavers that tells a lot of the rich history and culture … Read More

DOT urged to promote ‘responsible tourism’

MANILA — “The Department of Tourism and its attached agencies should not only be concerned with the promotion of the country’s tourist spots but also their protection.” Sen. Nancy Binay made this remark Thursday following reports of complaints from residents and environmental advocates about garbage left behind by tourists in the country’s 24/7 island, Boracay. … Read More

More Ro-Ro trips to boost ASEAN tourism — DOT

MANILA– After launching the Roll-on-Roll-off (Ro-Ro) trips between the Davao and Gen. Santos City seaports and Bitung, Indonesia, the Department of Tourism (DOT) on Tuesday said that it is looking forward to the upcoming launch of Ro-Ro trips between Mindanao and Palawan seaports and those of Malaysia and Brunei. Teo, during the recent launch of … Read More