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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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Philippine tourism boosted by international events and hotel boom

Tweet Looking back at 2009, Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Joseph Ace Durano said major international events in Metro Manila have increased utilization of various tourism facilities. Director Nini Ravanilla of DOT Region 5 at the Philippine Travel Tour Expo 2010 These included the International Conference on Green Industry in Asia, East Asia Seas Congress,

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Philippine Tourism grows and expands in key destinations

Tweet Philippine tourism never had it so good in 2009. In a 2009 year-end report by Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Joseph Ace Durano, late Friday, he said total tourist traffic in the top 14 destinations last year reached 8.9 million for a 14 percent growth. Durano attributed this feat to the combined efforts of

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Cebu, Mindanao and Ilocos products available in Panagbenga Festival 2010 Trade Fair

Tweet Native products from Cebu, Mindanao and Ilocos region are among the items with the highest sales in various trade fairs in the on-going Baguio Flower Festival 2010 according to The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Art Tibaldo, DTI information officer, said this was determined since last year and “it remains the same in

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The Philippine Convention and Visitors Corporation to validate readiness of Davao City to host MICE in 2012

Tweet The Philippine Convention and Visitors Corporation (PCVC) will validate the readiness of Davao City of hosting the Meetings Incentives Conventions Exhibitions (MICE) in 2012. Susan Palad, vice president representing Mindanao at the Tourism Congress, said hosting the MICE is an important event for the tourism sector as this will gather not only domestic but

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