Archive | July, 2011

Philippine Department of Tourism and Mini Stop promo in Japan

The Department of Tourism (DOT) office in Tokyo and Mini Stop, a major convenience store chain in Japan, recently launched “Hello Summer Campaign 2011” aimed at promoting travel to the Philippines during the summer months in the said country.

boracay island
Boracay Philippines

The campaign includes promos called “Answer the Quiz and Win!” and “Eat Halo Halo and Tropical Sweets and Win!” which were run on 19 July and to end on 01 August 2011. A three-night-four-day trip to Cebu will be won by five lucky couples for the first promo while 300 halo-halo original roller bags and 100 Kyobashi Senbikiya fruit sets will be for the winners of the second contest. Continue Reading

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Lunch at Crystal Lotus at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Hong Kong is a culinary place and whether you are going to enjoy Disneyland or going to enjoy the food, you will have a wonderful time. My suggestion is to go and enjoy both together. One way to do this is to have a sumptuous feast at the Crystal Lotus Restaurant in the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel.

Inside Crystal Lotus Restaurant
Inside Crystal Lotus Restaurant

This is a lunch that you will remember with fondness for years to come. To get there, just go to the Disneyland Hotel, you don’t have to be a guest. Since this is Hong Kong, you can expect to find some of the best dim sum in the world. Continue Reading

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Philippine Department of Tourism promotes Puerto Princesa Underground River as the Philippines’ bet to the New 7 Wonders of Nature

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is in the forefront in campaigning for the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) as the Philippines’ bet to the New 7 Wonders of Nature (N7WN).

Palawan Underground River
Puerto Princesa Underground River

In the next months, the DOT will conduct familiarization trips for the media and produce an episode in a produce an episode in a travel program in TV, to encourage media friends and countrymen to spread the word about the campaign and the natural wonder of the PPUR. It is hoped that through various advertisements, forum and voting stations, the PPUR’s bid to be in the N7WN will be strengthened. Continue Reading

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Philippine Department of Tourism shortlists bidders in the design of the Philippine Country Brand

The Department of Tourism’s Special Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC) announced this morning the seven (7) top bidders who successfully met the strict criteria for the formulation of a Philippine country brand. A total of 26 companies heeded the government’s call for the submission of brand design bids to the DOT SBAC.

Philippine Tourism Branding
Philippine Tourism Branding

The eligible bidders will be given two months to prepare their campaigns for pitching to the DOT’s SBAC. After the selection of a final winning agency, that agency has two months to finalize its work and to deliver the final package composed of a branding manual, audiovisual presentation, and print and TV ad designs before end-November. Continue Reading

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See airports in a different light

Not many people enjoy airports enough. They’re actually pretty great places, it’s just nobody takes the time to notice. Most airport buildings are beautifully designed, all panel glass and stylish curves. Take Heathrow’s new Terminal 5, it’s a spectacular building but nobody seems to see that. Why is this? I’d vouch for the fact that the stress and strain of departure day is getting in the way.

Worlds Best Airports
Worlds Best Airports

More often then not people pass through an airport in a whirlwind of worry and time pressure. When there’s a check-in desk to be reached the last thing anyone does will be take a minute to appreciate the airport. If only people arrived relaxed, refreshed and with plenty of time. Continue Reading

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Hong Kong Disneyland Flights of Fantasy Parade

I always love a great parade, but when the parade is made up of all the characters and songs that you’ve grown up with, that’s when things really lighten up in the soul and suddenly, we all feel like kids again.

flight of fantasy
Thousands of Spectators

While there were many memorable and beautiful moments in my first visit to Hong Kong Disneyland, I think that perhaps the one that touched me the most was watching the Flights of Fantasy Parade. Continue Reading

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