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

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