DENR allows trekkers to Mt. Kanlaon anew

  BACOLOD CITY — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Negros Occidental has reopened the Mount Kanlaon Natural Park (MKNP) to trekkers, two months after its alert status was declared normal. The opening of the trails starting July 1 was declared following the conduct of trail assessment and clearing operations of the … Read More

Cinematheque eyed for Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY —- To further promote the cinematic landscape of Ilocos Norte as a film destination, the Philippine Film Export Services Office (PFESO) under the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is eyeing the establishment of a cinematheque, a media hub to bring in local films to residents here. According to Rogerio Bismonte Jr. … Read More

Chinese mainland tourists world’s biggest spenders

BEIJING — Chinese mainland travelers are a major driving force for global tourism, according to a report released by China’s leading online travel agency Ctrip and a Chinese think tank, the Center for China and Globalization. As the world’s biggest spenders, Chinese mainland tourists spent USD 261 billion in 2016, accounting for nearly 21 percent … Read More

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