Archive | August, 2011

Philippine Department of Tourism pledges P1M for Philippine Travel Mart 2011

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is giving all out support to the promotion domestic tourism through the Philippine Travel Mart (PTM) in September, organized by Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA).

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Amorita Resort in Bohol

“Our partnership with PHILTOA has been very fruitful over the years especially in relation to our joint staging of the annual PTM. Exhibitors reported generating over P18.5 million pesos in on-site sales alone last year, which tells us that our public is eager to travel within the country,” said Secretary Alberto A. Lim. Continue Reading

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Philippine Department of Tourism taps Korean market via trade fairs, joint promos

The Department of Tourism (DOT) will continue to build on the industry-leading Korean tourist market with its participation in the 14th Busan International Travel Fair (BITF) on 02-05 September, as well as other joint promotional activities.

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Amorita Resort in Panglao Island Bohol

“As our best performer, the Korean outbound market remains one of our focal points for the year. New direct and charter air services have been crucial in maintaining the upward trend, as have been our fruitful efforts in trade fairs where we have received much positive feedback. This year’s BITF will allow us to cement our status further as a preferred destination for Koreans,” said Tourism Secretary Alberto A. Lim. Continue Reading

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China Travel Industry Hails the Philippines as “Best Honeymoon Destination of the Year”

The Philippines was hailed the “Honeymoon Destination of the Year” in the 2011 China Travel and Meetings Industry Awards, affirming the confidence of Chinese industry executives in the Philippines as a destination for Chinese tourists, according to the Philippine Embassy in Beijing.

Coron Palawan - A Honeymoon Destination
Coron Palawan – A Honeymoon Destination

The Philippines bested Bali and Thailand in a voting process that garnered 4.2 million votes by members of the industry during almost two months of voting period in July and August 2010. A panel of judges initially chose the destinations per category and asked members of the industry to vote online. Continue Reading

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Philippine Department of Tourism stages Philippine Travel Exchange 2011

The Department of Tourism (DOT) will host the 11th Philippine Travel Exchange (PHITEX 2011) on August 30 to September 02, 2011 at the SMX Convention Center.

Philippine Travel Exchange 2011
Philippine Travel Exchange 2011

“As one of the flagship projects of the Department for 11 years now, the Philippine Travel Exchange is a testament to the Philippines’ continued success in communicating to the world of the country’s tourism prowess,” says DOT Secretary Alberto Lim. Continue Reading

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Siargao Surfing Festival 2011 Schedule of Activities

General Luna, Siargao Island —- The town of General Luna where the world-class surf break Cloud 9 is located will be hosting this year’s Siargao Surfing Festival which will take place from September 17 to October 03. This year’s festival will have three major components, namely, the: 1) 13th Siargao National Surfing Cup – September 17 to 20; 2) Billabong Pro Junior Asia – September 21 to 28; and the 17th Siargao International Surfing Cup – September 29 to October 3.

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Siargao Surfing Festival 2011

Billabong Pro Junior Asia.
Although the festivity will kick-off on September 17, the festival’s highlight is on the 20th when eighty surfers from Australia, Japan, Hawaii, Europe, Brazil, South America, Indonesia, Malaysia, United States of America, and the Philippines will convene at Cloud 9 for the first ever 5-star rated ASP or Association of Surfing Professionals event dubbed as Billabong Pro Junior Asia. Continue Reading

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“Lifestyle Philippines” to star in Europe travel fairs

The Department of Tourism (DOT) will banner leisure tourism as it seeks more inroads into the European outbound tourism market at the Otdykh Leisure 2011 and International French Travel Market (IFTM) TopResa 2011 fairs in September.

Club Paradise in Coron Palawan
Club Paradise in Coron Palawan

“European vacationers are most interested in sun, sea and leisure. The theme for our participation in both events, “Lifestyle Philippines”, therefore aims to position the Philippines as the perfect place to enjoy all of these,” Tourism Secretary Alberto A. Lim remarked. Continue Reading

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The Golden Mickeys at Hong Kong Disneyland

One of the enjoyable things about Hong Kong Disneyland is the parody of the real world that comes out of many of the rides and attractions.

Group Dance Number
Amazing Dance Number

After all, Disney isn’t the real world, but it is affected by it, profoundly. That’s why I was so amused by the Disney show called The Golden Mickeys at Hong Kong Disneyland. Continue Reading

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