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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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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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Luneta beautified in time for Rizal’s 150th birthday

150 years ago, the Philippines national here, Jose Rizal was born and to celebrate this wonderful event, people are planning parties, parades, and other celebrations. The National Parks Development Committee (NPDC) is doing its part too.

150 Years of Jose Rizal
150 Years of Jose Rizal

Jose Rizal was put to death by the Spanish in what is now called either Luneta Park or Rizal Park. A monument in the park marks the spot and the NPDC is putting in an all out effort to make the park shine by cleaning statues, collecting trash, adding in new buildings, and making the gardens wonderful. Continue Reading

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Benguet eco-tourism draws hundreds of visitors

Baguio City Councilor Pinky Rondez on Tuesday observed that Benguet Province’s eco-tourism drew hundreds of visitors during the recent Holy Week.

Ambuklao Dam
Ambuklao Dam

The local tourism leader said that Benguet’s eco-tourism campaign focused on the attractiveness of its mountains, springs, dams and waterfalls.

“Several families spent days of picnics at forests in Bokod town overlooking the giant Ambuclao Dam, others went to savor the medicinal hot springs and swimming pools of Asin, Tuba, Benguet; others found their way climbing Mount Ugo and Mount Pulag in Mankayan; while the rest enjoyed the natural swimming pools of Itogon, Benguet,” Rondez observed. Continue Reading

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Marine marvels on show at 1st Philippine Dive Seafari

The 7,107 islands of the Philippines sit on what some consider the “center of global marine biodiversity”, and more dive enthusiasts are catching on.

With its abundance of wildlife, the Philippines is a biodiversity hotspot in its entirety, one of only a few countries in the world with such distinction. It is also one of six whose waters comprise the Coral Triangle, the richest collection of marine life anywhere on the planet.

Puerto Galera Dive Sites
Puerto Galera Dive Sites

Here, the world’s most diverse array of corals and reef fish – three-fourths of all coral species and over 2,000 varieties of fish, to be exact – populate the sea. There’s even more upon closer inspection, as the array of wildlife includes everything from dolphins to crustaceans, sea slugs to eels. The variety of creatures is simply staggering. Continue Reading

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National Geographic and a French TV crew to cover Sinulog festival 2011

Sinulog will gain more international exposure this year, with a French TV news team and a National Geographic writer documenting the grand parade and other religious activities.

Photographers from Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan and other countries also have joined some 1,800 participants of the Sinulog photo contest.

Sinulog Festival 2011
Sinulog Festival 2011

For the first time, the National Geographic will feature the Sinulog in its magazine, which is distributed worldwide.

Writer Paul Christy from the National Geographic office in New York was only supposed to document the grand parade on Sunday, Sinulog Foundation Inc. (SFI) Executive Director Ricky Ballesteros said. Continue Reading

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Kalibo now ready for Ati-atihan Festival 2011

Kalibo’s Ati-atihan Festival, observed in the third week of January every year, is considered as the mother of all Philippine festivals and fiestas.

Its 2011 edition is all set to present a weeklong spectacular show next week until its culmination on January 16.

Ati-atihan Festival 2011
Ati-atihan Festival 2011

Kalibo Mayor William S. Lachica has announced that preparations are all set for the spectacular Kalibo Ati-atihan 2011. Continue Reading

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Cebu trade group launches first tourism brochure

The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) launched its first tourism brochure Thursday to help show other attractions in Cebu aside from its beaches.

Old Church in Southern Cebu
Old Church in Southern Cebu

The first of CCCI’s tourism brochure showed eco-tourism trails that tour operators and other tourism stakeholders can introduce to local and foreign tourists.

CCCI president Samuel Chioson said helping out to promote tourism was one way they could help enhance the economy of Cebu.

The brochure, which is the first of a series, introduced four eco-tours to choose from. Continue Reading

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