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

‘Nose-to-tail’ cooking in PHL urged

MANILA — Nose-to-tail cooking which refers to using an entire animal to avoid food wastage, is an emerging food trend worldwide but has been done in the Philippines and other countries for the longest time. During the second day of culinary event Madrid Fusion Manila (MFM), several chefs demonstrated cooking several nose-to-tail dishes and urged … Read More

PHL to benefit from Mariana Islands tourism

MANILA, Philippines – A global airline and tourism management company, Aviareps, on Thursday said that it is currently working with the Marianas Visitors Authority (MVA) to position the Philippines as a key partner of Marianas Islands. Aviareps, which started its Philippine operations last year, handles over 90 airlines and more than 90 tourism clients. The … Read More

13-story luxury cruise ship arrives in Laoag

LAOAG CITY — After a 15-hour voyage, the first luxury cruise ship to make a home port deployment in Manila, Superstar Virgo, finally made its first stop, Laoag City, on Monday. The 13-story Superstar Virgo began its six-day, five-night cruise from Manila on Sunday (March 19) then proceed to Laoag, Kaohsiung, Hong Kong and back … Read More

Isabela town opens 2017 Bangkarera Festival

DELFIN ALBANO, Isabela — A Northern Isabela town will once again be conducting this year its annual Bangkarera Festival aimed at promoting the rich culture of the town. The bangkarera festival is scheduled this year on March 14-17, 2017 with various activities lined-up. Ruben Dumlao, Sangguniang Bayan Secretary and Cultural Officer – designate, said each … Read More