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The Philippine Department of Tourism implements New National Accommodation Standards

The Department of Tourism (DOT) will be implementing its new National Accommodation Standards for Hotels, Resorts, and Apartment Hotels using the Star Rating System. The new standards employ a points-based rating system focused on inventory, availability, condition, and quality of a specific facility or service.

Big Room“The new standards seek to boost industry competitiveness, especially in preparation for important events such as the World Competitiveness Forum next year, APEC in 2015, and the ASEAN Tourism Forum in 2016. On the initial implementation of the new standards and star rating system for classifying hotels, resorts, and apartment hotels, the DOT shall be engaging the services of a private quality assurance firm that will consequently tap external auditors to conduct the assessment. The use of a third party auditing firm is aimed at ensuring impartiality of the audit team and credibility of results. Most developed countries employ this scheme as independent audits are deemed more credible,” DOT Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. said.

Launched last year through the DOT Memorandum Circular 2012-02, the new standards is part of the DOT’s policy reforms pursuant to the provisions of the Tourism Act of 2009, which mandates the DOT to formulate and enforce standards for the operation and maintenance of tourism enterprises, prescribing minimum and progressive levels of operating quality and efficiency consistent with local and international standards. The Tourism Act also provides for the development and enforcement of a comprehensive system for mandatory accreditation for primary tourism enterprises, and voluntary accreditation for secondary tourism enterprises, in accordance with prescribed guidelines and standards. Continue reading The Philippine Department of Tourism implements New National Accommodation Standards

Choosing the best resort for your Summer Vacation

Summer’s can be regarded as the best season for planning a vacation trip with the family as this is the time when most of the people are free and looking to rejuvenate. Majority of the families take up extra effort in planning the summer vacation because this is one of the idyllic time that can be spend with one another.

Choosing the best resort
Choosing the best resort

If planning a trip with either family or close friends it is absolutely important to consider the personal views of each and every family member or friends while selecting the travel destination. Every person will have different likes, for instance, some may like an adventurous location like mountains or hill stations, kids may like to go to a fun filled location like beaches or similar other places. In such a situation, a unanimous decision is needed so that every member of the family feels happy about the place they select for vacation. Continue reading Choosing the best resort for your Summer Vacation

Top Hotel Casinos in Metro Manila

The Philippines is the home to numerous Hotel Casinos. Manila houses the best of the Hotel Casinos in Philippines. The top Hotel Casinos in Metro Manila include the Midas Hotel and Casino, Hyatt Hotel and Casino and Manila Pavilion Hotel and Casino.

Midas Hotel and CasinoMidas Hotel and Casino

Midas Hotel and Casino stands a large landmark along the strip by the bay in Manila. The Hotel has many architectural highlights like a spacious lobby, chrome and crystal layered pillars and adobe stone walls reaching the ceiling from the floor. They follow exceptional standards when it comes to hospitality and services.

Midas Hotel and Casino offers executive rooms, deluxe rooms and presidential suites to its customers, not to mention a private balcony to view the spectacular sight of Sunset at Manila Bay. Will they be the first hotel to offer Mobile Casino just like Gaming Club, found at

A branch into the online casino industry could be a very good idea for these land-based establishments. They are proving extremely popular with gamblers worldwide as they are able to play their games wherever they wish at the flick of their thumb. This portability seems to be the main pulling factor for the online casinos, however there are certain advantages that they will not be able to offer that the land-based ones can. For example at the Midas, dinner and lunch buffet at the hotel is worth mentioning, providing sumptuous food that can satisfy each and every one of its customers. The Casino houses state of the art gambling equipment in a backdrop of stylish interiors. The Hotel also houses a new Japanese restaurant named Yanagi offering authentic Japanese cuisine prepared by culinary experts.

Hyatt Hotel and Casino
The Hyatt Hotel and Casino gives its customers a wonderful experience of the cultural richness and charm of Manila city. Located at the heart of Malate, the deluxe 5 star hotel is very close to the international airport, business districts and the best shopping destinations in Manila. Offering 376 guestrooms and super special presidential suites, the Hyatt Hotel also offers a great view of the sunset over the Manila Bay. The restaurants in the hotel have won a lot of awards, and offer all kinds of satisfactory and scrumptious delicacies. Casino Filipino in Hyatt is one of the largest hotel gaming facilities in Philippines. Specially constructed event venues in the Hotel are a great setting for weddings and business meetings to corporate events. Customers can expect all kinds of services and aid from the Hotel to have a wonderful time in Manila.

Manila Pavilion Hotel and Casino
Situated in Ermita-Malate, Manila Pavilion Hotel and Casinoís main highlights are a full service spa, poolside bar/lounge and very efficient and courteous staff. The Hotel is close to the Supreme Court of Philippines, Rizal Park, San Agustin Church and Casino Filipino. There are 502 air conditioned rooms with WiFi and minibars, and customers can choose from rooms with City views and ocean views. Manila Pavilion Hotel and Casino provides lot of options for recreational activities including non stop ball room parties, fun-filled bingo games and a 24 hour casino.

There are other luxury hotels in Manila, but most of them donít have casinos inside. A few are located near Casino Filipino and other gambling centres. However, the Hotel Casinos mentioned above are the best in business, in Manila, so far and have received lots of praise from satisfied customers. The service and hospitality in the aforementioned Hotels are outstanding. These hotels prefer to keep their customers satisfied and happy and itís not just about paid service.

Blissful Bedding Tips

Sit for a minute and think of the best part of your day. After all the hustling and bustling is through, what do you almost envision on the way home after a long day of work? Something comforting, soft, supportive, firm enough to keep you up and cushy enough to lull you sleep. We’re willing to bet that you’re thinking about your bed…we are too! A bed comprises several different things that make it a whole, one stop, flop shop.

While some people use their beds for other things for example, a work station, dining table and even a clothes rest, ultimately the bed is where you lay your head and get the rest you need to live your life. One of the most important components of your bed is the bedding. Bedding isn’t just frills and pretty colors, bedding has a function.

It acts as a protective buffer between you and your mattress as well as it lends extra padding and support. It helps to keep things clean and contained while adding a stylistic and fashionable flare to your bedroom.

Even if you have no decoration in your room, with well designed bedding, you won’t even need it. Some people shy away from purchasing bedding because it can be pretty expensive, luckily with places like Bed bath store, you’ll be able to snag great deals on luxurious, functional bedding to make your bedroom even more delightful to slumber in. once you’ve got your bedding, you have to take care of it, however. Continue reading Blissful Bedding Tips

Be Touched By Touch of Grace Spa & Wellness Center

A multi-faceted word, grace can be defined in many ways. It can mean divine love and mercy, bestowed by God. It also implies beauty, elegance and perfection of form. In addition, it also stands for blessing and thanksgiving.

Treat yourself to Touch of Grace's signature massage treatments
Treat yourself to Touch of Grace’s signature massage treatments

All of these aspects are part of a new, one-of-a-kind sanctuary for those seeking total bliss: Touch of Grace Spa & Wellness Center. Situated in the heart of Quezon City, Touch of Grace offers a wide array of first-rate and cost-effective beautifying, relaxing and rejuvenating treatments for men and women. Continue reading Be Touched By Touch of Grace Spa & Wellness Center

88 Hotspring Resort in Calamba Laguna

Set in the beautiful spa town of Calamba, Laguna and just 40 miles South of Manila is the place where luxury infuses with tradition. This is 88 Hotspring Resort & Spa.

88 Hotspring Resort

Built at the base of the legendary Mount Makiling, our resort makes for a relaxing experience. Be in close proximity to lush rainforests and the largest lake in the Philippines, Laguna de Bay. For hundreds of years, locals have been relying on Mount Makiling’s hot springs to heal and restore their bodies. We channel this miraculous water to flow into outdoor baths and spas for your enjoyment. Continue reading 88 Hotspring Resort in Calamba Laguna

Anvaya Cove Beach and Nature Club : The Destination For Activity and Relaxation

Rediscover Bataan and be surprised with this lush paradise that only a few have seen.

Anvaya Cove The Veda Spa

At the Northern tip of Manila, where the sprawling land is rich with thick greens, cobalt waters, fine sand, and sloping terrain, lies a residential seaside development that not only highlights the beauty of nature – but preserves it as well. In Anvaya Cove Beach and Nature Club, Ayala Land Premier’s leisure community in Morong, Bataan, families can enjoy the ideal confluence of a uniquely interactive nature experience and environmental respect, just two-and-a-half hour’s ride from the metro. Continue reading Anvaya Cove Beach and Nature Club : The Destination For Activity and Relaxation

Bohol Welcomes the Peacock

Bohol’s new luxury tourist destination, The Peacock Garden Resort and Spa was recently inaugurated by Tourism Sec. Ace Durano along with DOT regional director Dawnie Roa and top local government officials led by Gov. Erico Aumentado, Rep. Edgar Chatto, Tagbilaran Mayor Dan Neri Lim and the Peacock Garden’s visionary owners Hans and Lani Schoof. Monsignor Leonardo Medroso, Bishop of the Diocese of Tagbilaran, officiated at the blessing rites.

Panoramic View of the Hotel

The Peacock Garden is situated in Upper Laya, Baclayon, a tranquil and picturesque town only 15-minutes away from Tagbilaran City. Nestled on a hill promontory, it looks out to Bohol Sea and its fabled beaches. Continue reading Bohol Welcomes the Peacock

White Rock Water Park and Beach Resort in Subic Zambales

White Rock Water Park and Beach Resort is a breath of fresh air to anyone tired of the maddening crowd.

In Subic, there's only one place to go for simultaneous water fun AND the great blockbusters of Hollywood: the wave pools at White Rock Water Park and Beach Resort.

A unique getaway on the long stretches of beach in Subic, here you’ll definitely find a touch of paradise—pristine waters gently rolling over a bed of soft white sand, and majestic mountains on the horizon. But something else also makes White Rock the prime destination for events and unconventional adventures. It’s the splash of waves, the thrill of slides. It’s an all new love affair with the sea and the playground. Continue reading White Rock Water Park and Beach Resort in Subic Zambales