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Philippines bags notable tourism awards in 2010 first quarter

Tweet Philippine tourism has a good start in the first quarter of 2010 as the country continues to reap recognition for sustained marketing activities throughout its key segments in China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Russia and North America. Batanes Island “Giving honor to our country should be the duty of every Filipino. These achievements at […]

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Green Tourism brewing in Davao hotels and supermarkets

Tweet You just arrived at your hotel and after switching on the light, which you will later find out is a CFL or Compact Fluorescent Lamp, you then proceed to the bathroom for a leisurely warm shower without knowing that the heat that warmed your bathing water could have come from a pump that collects

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Department of Tourism office in Beijing awarded best in destination promotions

Tweet The Department of Tourism office in Beijing, China (DOT Beijing) was recently given the ‘Best Destination Promotions’ Award by the China Travel Agent (CTA) Magazine in recognition of tourism promotional and marketing activities undertaken by the Philippines in China. This is the fourth year that DOT Beijing has won the award for the Philippines.

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Cruise ship calls to spur Philippine tourism

Tweet The Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) looks forward to a hike in the country’s volume of tourists with the arrivals of international cruise ships to the Philippines. Tourism Secretary Joseph Ace Durano shared that the cruise influx will boost local tourism and subsequently bring benefits to the local economy, such as tourism-led business ventures

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Green Tourism Forum 2010 in Davao City

Tweet The Davao City tourism industry leaders are initiating a Green Tourism Forum on Environmental Stewardship on March 8 at the Marco Polo Davao. Mary Ann M. Montemayor, convenor of Green Alliance for Davao said the forum aims to tackle relevant and pressing environmental issues affecting the tourism industry such as the power energy crisis

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Broader tourism data analysis to boost Philippine economy

Tweet The Philiippine Department of Tourism (DOT) further reinforced its technical assessment of tourism traffic to the country to capture the aggregate and accurate state of tourism and its contribution to the economy. “We have expanded our assessment to include a more systematic and in-depth analysis of top destinations to provide a clearer insight on

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Philippine Travel Tour Expo 2010 draws 110,000 visitors

Tweet The latest edition of the annual Philippine Travel Tour Expo (TTE) posted a record number of visitors during its three-day run at the SMX Convention Center, the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) said Tuesday. TTE chairman and former PTAA president Jose Clemente III said more than 110,000 visitors went to the seventeenth edition of

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Aboitiz Transport System acquires two more RORO ships

Tweet Aboitiz Transport System (ATS), one of the country’s largest shipping operators, has purchased two second-hand roll-on/roll-off (RORO) passenger vessels from Japan worth $ 7.5 million each. The MV Sunflower Kogane from The Diamond Ferry Co, Ltd. Oita, Japan and MV Sunflower Nishiki from Kansai Kisen Kaisha each has a 9,700 gross tonnage, 400-twenty-foot equivalent

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The eJeepney Revolution: The Beginning of a Greener Lifestyle

Tweet Electric vehicles have been around for a long time but only recently have they been put to actual use in local cities. Puttering around like large golf carts, they have long been treated as novelty vehicles, transporting customers within malls or transferring people from one building to another. And while they proved useful that

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