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By Rina Silayan-Go
My first trip to Boracay was exactly 30 years ago. I stayed at the Pearl of the Pacific, Station 1. There was no electricity, no cold water even. But somehow you forgot all that as you viewed the beautiful, powder-fine white sand beach that seemed to stretch endlessly before you.
By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
The top tourist attractions in Pangasinan are religious, the miraculous Our Lady of Manaoag Shrine, for instance, and “secular,” like the Hundred Islands National Park, which the Philippine Tourism Authority has turned over administratively to the City of Alaminos headed by Mayor Hernani A. Braganza.
By Anna C. Sobrepeña
Prague was not on the original itinerary of a family holiday, but its proximity to Budapest made it a stop before we proceeded to Berlin. It looked close enough when viewed from a map but, in fact, the route was a good five-hour leisurely drive. Still, preferred company made it pleasant and enjoyable.
C Boutique Hotel, a new place to stay in Baguio, teams up with the blog site Our Awesome Planet to offer a new way to enjoy the country’s summer capital.
Philippine Airlines (PAL) has announced the launch of 12 new routes in Australia, China, Malaysia and the Middle East, including a new domestic service to Northern Luzon, as part of the flag carrier’s expansion program.
By Pocholo Concepcion
First thing that hits us after coming down from the plane is the scorching temperature which makes us feel like we’re in a pressure cooker.
By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
The best-known product of Zambales—whose coastal towns are named after saints and alluring islands facing the West Philippine Sea—is the mango. The Guinness Book of World Records has declared the Sweet Elena mango from this province the sweetest in the world (though not recommended for diabetics).
Guided holiday tour operator Trafalgar has announced that 80 percent of its 2013 Europe and Britain itinerary series are now definite, with over 3,100 departures for 2013—a result of over 20 percent worldwide sales increase (with 45 percent growth out of Asia).
By Tatin Yang
Thanks to my distrust of weather forecasts, I found myself shivering in Seoul last week. Though various weather sites predicted lows of 1-degree Celsius, I still insisted on dressing up like it was spring, foregoing heavy socks and tights in favor of loafers and cotton leggings.
By Raoul J. Chee Kee
As soon as he arrived at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila last month, Adam Laker literally hit the ground running. The luxury hotel’s new general manager joined a fun run to launch Vietura, a joint-venture wellness facility of Sofitel and Dr. MJ Torres. Laker won the race in his age category.
Besting more than a hundred other tourism organizations from more than 46 countries, El Nido Resorts won a prestigious Tourism for Tomorrow Award (TTA) during the recent 13th annual World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit held in Abu Dhabi.