Bisikleta Iglesia is the country’s next big faith tourism event

Visita Iglesia, the Holy Week tradition introduced by Augustinian missionaries in the 1560s, has always been the top-of-mind Lenten activity among Filipinos. The practice of...

Upholding heritage through ‘carinderia’ cooking

Story & photos by Gelyka Ruth R. Dumaraos One can never explore what the Philippines has to offer if trying out Filipino home-cooked food is not...

Intramuros draws 1 million visitors, DOT to boost faith tourism

Some 1 million visitors, local and foreign tourists alike, traveled to the Walled City of Intramuros for the observance of the Holy Week. The Department...

Ubud’s enchanting temples and Balinese art

Story by Gel Dumaraos / Photos by Monique Tiongco The green highland of Ubud is interesting mixture of arts, crafts, and ancient times. It tickles the...

Malolos City: Of women’s libber, freedom fighters and olden days heritage

Story & photos by Marky Ramone Go Growing up in a time when a P10 bill was enough to buy me a bowl of arroz caldo...

Marco Polo Hotels introduce new packages

Wharf Hotels has launched a series of new offers designed for travelers enjoying different occasions across its three Marco Polo hotels in the Philippines....

Puerto Princesa Underground River: A call for new branding and prestige

Story & photos by Bernard Joseph Esposo Guerrero Last year I managed to visit Palawan’s Puerto Princesa City —one of my favorite nooks in the...

DOT, AAP to host FIA Sport Conference

The Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP), the country’s National Auto Club, was recently appointed by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) as host of this...

Urban hideaways for the long weekend

After a long weekend this Holy Week, comes a three-day break to mark the Araw ng Kagitingan on April 9. Many who have undergone the...

HKTB names Jackson Wang as 1st Tourism Envoy

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https://soundcloud.com/user-900724733/jackson-wang-interview K-pop idol Jackson Wang was recently appointed as the Hong Kong’s first tourism envoy by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB). He is now...

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics: a springboard for attracting international conferences to Korea

While the enthusiasm of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is still on fire, Korea Tourism Organization (KTO)-MICE Bureau is organizing a series of road...

DOT urges public: Reflect, travel during Lent 

Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon T. Teo urged the public to visit faith-based tourism destinations and participate in the Lenten activities in the regions. The tourism chief...

A Voyage to Varanasi: One of the Oldest Cities in the World

Story & photos by Joshua Berida I passed the initial shock of traveling around India after staying a few days in Calcutta. I got used...

A walk through Villa Escudero’s cultural and historical relics

Story & photos by Marky Ramone Go "There’s only one country I haven’t been to. Nepal. I don’t know why—I just haven’t had the chance”—Don Ado...

Lima Park’s religious bike tour hits the road for 5th year

The Lent is a season for contemplation and acts of devotion. There are various expressions of faith and in Batangas, a spiritual journey can...

Baguio: More than just the summer capital

Story & photos by Joshua Berida Baguio has always been the go-to destination of many from Manila or other parts of the country during summer....

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Boracay maintains its global environmental sustainability

World-renowned hotel management Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has recently launched its newest beach resort-hotel property on the shores of Boracay Island, Philippines. Mövenpick Resort & Spa...

Architectural wonders on the streets of Mumbai

Stories & photos by Marky Ramone Go The streets of Mumbai cast a dizzying spell even to this third-world traveler who is used to seeing voluminous...

Isabela’s dancing scarecrows…and more

Dubbed the “Queen Province of the North,” Isabela is regarded as the country’s agriculture powerhouse being the biggest producer of corn, the second-largest producer of...

DOT lauds Asean Tourism Standard awardees

The Department of Tourism (DOT) acknowledged noteworthy recipients of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Tourism Standards Awards in simple rites recently held at the Diamond Hotel in...