Star Cruises eyes return to Currimao port

LAOAG CITY — Following its maiden voyage to Currimao seaport in Ilocos Norte province last March, Star Cruises, a cruise line in the Asia Pacific, is set to return in December. Provincial tourism officer, Ianree Raquel, said Tuesday the provincial government and other tourism stakeholders here are gearing up preparations for the return of the 13-storey … Read More

Tourism blooms in Adams, Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY — With the massive improvement of access roads and bridges leading to eco-tourism sites in the province, the fruit bowl of Adams town and home to the famous bugnay (wild berries) continues to draw more visitors to discover its serene beauty. By word of mouth and personal testimonies from adventure seekers who had been … Read More

Ilocos Norte vies for best tourism-oriented LGU

LAOAG CITY — Showcasing Ilocos Norte’s vibrant tourism industry, the province of Ilocos Norte presented its bid on Friday (Sept. 22) as the “Best Tourism-Oriented Local Government Unit” in the country. Aianree Raquel, provincial tourism chief, said a panel presentation was held at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts in Metro Manila to present … Read More

Isabela welcomes Black Nazarene

NAGUILIAN, Isabela — Parishioners of St. Joseph the Worker here  on Wednesday welcomed the image of Black Nazarene through a Eucharistic celebration. The image of Black Nazarene came from Quiapo Church in Manila and will stay at the St. Joseph the Worker in Naguilian town until September 25. The Knights of Columbus Grand Knight Bobot Callueng of … Read More

Department of Tourism

  LAOAG CITY — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is endorsing a village-initiated tourism project to invite more investors and tourists in Burgos town, one of Ilocos Norte’s major tourist destinations and home to the largest wind farm in Southeast Asia. In Poblacion, village officials are pushing for the development of an Amianan tourism village, covering … Read More

Bike enthusiasts join forces to promote La Union Botanical Garden

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – Cyclists from different North Luzon provinces –La Union, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, Pangasinan– including Manila participated in a bikeathon last Sunday in an effort to promote adventure tourism in this city, particularly centered on the famous 20-hectare La Union Botanical Garden in an eastern barangay.  At least 82 registered cyclists started the race … Read More