Bask in the stillness of the countryside

Have you ever suddenly stopped in the middle of typing that business letter, or whatever you were doing? Stared at the window and wished...

Tourism confab features earth-friendly farming

Earth-friendly organic-farming systems will again take center stage in the fifth Farm Tourism Conference and Festival organized by the International School of Sustainable Tourism (ISST) and the Department of Tourism...

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila sets benchmark in saving environment

Aside from gaining global recognition in providing exceptional service that exceeds expectation, the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Awardee, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, has also...

Southeast Asian Tourism Gems Shine in 30th ASEANTA Awards for Excellence...

ON August 8 the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) came to a historical turning point as it marked its golden anniversary. Culminating in...

Discover the rare and beautiful with Ethiopian Airlines

KNOWN as a land of natural contrasts, Ethiopia is a burgeoning go-to tourist destination for Filipinos in search of a paradise off-the-beaten path. Endowed...

Teo bats for greater tourism cooperation

TOURISM secretary Wanda Corazon T. Teo echoed the Manila Call for Action, rallying over 90 countries for a shared responsibility on sustainable tourism. “The Manila Call...

A homage to history

I HAD seen Rizal Park Hotel somewhere, but I can’t quite remember where. If I may hazard a guess, it might be in a...

Batanes: Beyond Postcard-Perfect Sceneries 

Seasoned travelers have compared the topography of Batanes to that of New Zealand and Scotland. The northernmost group of islands in the Philippines remains...

Bohol to host vintage-car rally

Tour de Cebu, the country’s only 1,000-kilometers touristic and historic sports-car rally for vintage cars, returns to the bucolic province of Bohol from October 20 to 22 for...

Skyscrapers cover China’s heavens

Story & Photos by Recto Mercene China will give you stiff neck ogling at those tall buildings that have sprung up all across the eastern...

Aeta leader feted at Subic ecotourism fest

Aeta tribal elder Dominador Liwanag, more popularly known as Tata Kasoy, was presented with an award and certificate of appreciation for his “lifetime work in...

Cebu Pacific tapped to promote world-class PHL destinations

Get ready for “Japanese invasion” in the days and years to come, as the Department of Tourism and its marketing and promotions arm, Tourism Promotions Board (TPB),...

Unicorn dreams come true in Malolos’s Dreamy ‘Unicorn’ Café

Story & photos Gretchen Filart Dublin "Would you like to wear a unicorn onesie?” we were asked as we sat down on a candy-colored bunk....

Quezon City gears up as medical tourism hub

Quezon City has always been known as the “City of Stars”, as it is home to the country’s largest TV and film networks and...

Loving Mindanao with ease

I love Mindanao. Just the fact that my mother hailed from Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte, and my father was once an adopted son of...

Where business travel is leisure

SUCCEEDING the establishment of its brand of hotels in the country’s main cities, Best Western International opens its newest addition in the relatively bustling—at...

Uncovering Sarangani’s lush marine life 

Sarangani might be synonymous to its favorite son, boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, but not everyone knows that one of his diversions when not training...

PHL jockeys for position as Asia’s freediving capital

MACTAN, CEBU—As the Department of Tourism (DOT) positions the country as the Freediving Capital of Asia, famous freediver and Philippine Freediving Ambassador Guillaume Néry...

Baybay City lights up with 16,000 Blossoms park

The city of Baybay, Leyte, recently opened the 16,000 Blossoms park, a mountain-top garden adorned by 16,000 LED lights, as part of its 10th...

A Taste of Southern Tagalog’s Delicacies and Hospitality

Joining a caravan offered by the Philippine Tour Operators Association (Philtoa) will always have its perks that are hard to top. For this particular...