Korean Air to remove nuts from in-flight meals

MANILA — To protect passengers who are allergic to peanuts, South Korean flag carrier Korean Air (KE) has stopped serving nuts and will soon remove food containing peanut ingredients in its…

2 hot air balloon fests set in Pampanga in April

MANILA — Two hot air balloon festivals will be held in Pampanga next month, bringing once again the spotlight to the province as the Philippines’ prime sports aviation events hub. The…

US travel firm names Boracay among best beaches in Asia

MANILA— Boracay’s White Beach was named the ninth best beach in Asia in TripAdvisor’s 2019 Travelers’ Choice Award. The recognition came following the island resort’s reopening after it went through…

Cebu Pacific warns public vs. fake websites, promos

MANILA — Local carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) has warned passengers against fake websites and promos. The carrier has an ongoing seat sale in line with its anniversary this month. Beginning March…

Baguio City remains all-time favorite summer destination

MANILA — With the scorching months of March, April and May coming soon, expect thousands of Filipinos to flock to Baguio City (aka the City of Pines) to escape the searing…

Benguet marks 118th anniversary, 13th Adivay Festival

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — The 13th Adivay Festival opened here on Monday, coinciding with the 118th foundation anniversary of the province, for which various simple activities have been lined-up. “Our celebration…

Leyte festivals to join Asia’s grandest parade in Singapore

TACLOBAN CITY — Two festivals in Leyte province have been picked as participants to represent the country in the 2019 Chingay Parade, dubbed Asia’s largest street performance and float parade in…

Ilocos Norte offers ‘Ilow-Cost’ tour packages at PH travel mart

LAOAG CITY — Low-cost tour packages in this northern gateway of Luzon are being featured at the 29th Philippine Travel Mart (PTM), the longest running travel trade show in the country.…

Palawan ‘turtle sanctuary’: Nominee in ‘World Luxury Hotel’ awards

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — The Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary (AITS) in the municipality of Narra in southern Palawan has been nominated again for the 12th Annual World Luxury Hotel Awards…

Solon lauds Samar’s local festivals

CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar – Senator Cynthia Villar lauded the local government here for honoring the historic past of Samar province through the Tandaya Festival. “I would like to congratulate all the…

Puerto Princesa steps up promotion of tourism sites

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — The City Tourism Department (CTD) and the tourism sector here are stepping up the development, promotion, and marketing of 18 community-based sustainable tourism (CBST) sites to…

Ormoc City stages 2nd Piña Festival

ORMOC CITY – Thousands of spectators lined up along the city’s thoroughfare for the second Piña Festival with the city’s prime crop — sweet pineapples taking the center stage. Celebrity couple…

Faith tourism makes way in Ilocos Norte

  LAOAG CITY — A cove with crystal clear waters in Sitio Pagetpet, La Milagrosa village in Badoc, Ilocos Norte has become more popular to local and foreign tourists these days…

Tourism, manufacturing seen boosting Ilocos Region economy

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — The Ilocos Region is on its way to attaining the target gross regional domestic product (GRDP) rate of 7 percent per annum on the back of its active…

Ilocos Norte’s tourist arrivals on the rise

LAOAG CITY — More local and foreign tourists are arriving in Ilocos Norte, making the province an alternative tourist destination in light of the total closure of Boracay Island. Provincial tourism…

Senior citizens help promote Ilocos Norte’s ‘culture tourism’

  LAOAG CITY — At least 30 senior citizens have joined the first batch of 300 newly-hired tourism ambassadors who will assist tourists visiting Ilocos Norte’s major tourism destinations this summer.…

Ilocos Norte PNP lays down security preps for summer

LAOAG CITY — With the expected influx of tourists to the northern gateway of Luzon this summer vacation, the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Ilocos Norte said it has started crafting…

1.6K townsfolk share giant carrot cake in Buguias veggie fest

  BUGUIAS, Benguet — A giant carrot cake was baked for residents of this town last Saturday, with 1,600 people partaking of the bounty, as the highlight of the week-long 2nd “Albubo” and…

Cruise tourism initiatives pay off as arrivals jump more than 100%

MANILA — Philippine cruise ship arrivals posted unprecedented figures in the last 12 months capped by the simultaneous docking of cruise ships at the Manila’s South Harbor. The Manila South Harbor, managed…

44 sailboats race in search of a perfect wind in Iloilo City

  ILOILO CITY — A total of 44 colorful native paraws waded through the clear waters of Iloilo and Guimaras Strait for the highlights of the 2018 Iloilo Para Regatta Festival…