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 TJ Burgonio
Close to three years in office, President Benigno Aquino III longs for a quiet, stress-free vacation.
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.
By Angelica Y. Yang
How could one place in this world seem to have everything, from classical to pop culture, for just about everyone, from tweens to the young at heart?
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.
By Pocholo Concepcion
It’s Baguio weather up here in the mountains between the states of Pahang and Selangor in Malaysia, where stands Resorts World (RW) Genting—the mother of all RW properties that include one in Singapore (Sentosa Island), another in the New York (soon in Miami), and the Philippines (Pasay City).
By Luis Carlo San Juan
An hour’s plane ride from Narita, the city of Kanazawa was our first stop. Situated in the western part, facing the Sea of Japan, it doesn’t have the hustle and bustle of a big Japanese city. The sidewalks don’t teem with scurrying pedestrians. But it’s not a sleepy town either, for it has the amenities of a modern city.
The World Costume Festival 2013, to be held April 26-May 2 in the heritage city of Vigan, Ilocos Sur, is expected to be not only a pleasure trip but also an educational tour both for tourists and participants.
By Tatin Yang
It is late as we write this. We’ve been on standby for a call from somewhere close to the North Pole. No, the call won’t be coming from Santa Claus, but rather from Ezra Miller. Yes, Ezra Miller, who brought chills down our spines when he played Tilda Swinton’s crazy son in “We Need To Talk About Kevin.” Miller is most remembered for recently playing the brilliant and tender-hearted Patrick in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.”
Carnival, the world’s largest cruise group, unveiled its Asian expansion plans on Tuesday, predicting the regional market for leisure voyages will grow dramatically within the decade.