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Filipino Traveler: Captivating Cappadocia
Aug26

Filipino Traveler: Captivating Cappadocia

By Al P. Manlangit   Right smack in the middle of the Anatolian Plain 750 kilometers from Istanbul lies this seemingly magical land called Cappadocia that has unique geological features  with an equally-important part in Turkey’s history. Here lies a sedimentary valley formed by ancient volcanoes 10 million years ago which gave rise to strange rock formations sculpted by wind and water. Early settlers used this soft...

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Keeping Up With ConGen: Talking Tourism
Jun05

Keeping Up With ConGen: Talking Tourism

Marketing The Philippines as a Travel Destination By Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes     “It’s been Asia’s best kept secret,” he tells me. And I silently wonder back:” Yes, a secret we’ve long been whispering to the whole world for so long.” I looked away, pondering on the loud musings of a “concerned” Philippines fan, the ails of our tourism industry reasserting itself on my consciousness at the heels of Dubai’s famed...

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Philippines adopts National Cruise Tourism Strategy
Mar30

Philippines adopts National Cruise Tourism Strategy

Philippines adopts National Cruise Tourism Strategy The Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) has completed its first Cruise Tourism Development Strategy under the assistance of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Ted Blamey, Principal of CHART Management Consultants was tapped by USAID and DOT to lead the team in undertaking an extensive field work, interviews, analysis, and direction-setting in 2015 to...

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10 Ways to Enjoy Honda Bay, Palawan
Jul04

10 Ways to Enjoy Honda Bay, Palawan

By Niña Terol-Zialcita and Toni Alvarez It was the late great French explorer and author Jacques Cousteau who labeled Palawan “the last refuge.” Indeed, this group of islands in the southwestern part of the Philippines presents Mother Nature in her purest and most unbridled: deep-blue waters teeming with rich biodiversity; virginal islands with lush green forests and powder-fine sand sans the bars and drunken crowds; fresh, succulent...

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