Industry movers in the tourism industry cluster are now gearing up for the upcoming Kadayawan Festival 2013 in this city scheduled in August, according to Mary “Baby” Montemayor, chair of the Davao Region Tourism Council.
In her recent report to consultants of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Montemayor said several of the projects and activities lined up this year by the tourism industry cluster had already been accomplished.
“We’ll continue to join other activities in the region that attract domestic and foreign visitors to Davao,” Montemayor told the JICA consultants during the recent monitoring meeting at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) regional office. (more…)
Forty giant puppets will parade at the thoroughfares of Tacloban City to give additional attraction to the Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival of Festivals here this June 29.
Palo Mayor Remedios L. Petilla who at the same time is the chairperson of this year’s major tourism event in Leyte said that they won’t be part of the competition of festivals instead their puppets will be joining the parade and thereafter will perform onstage.
The giant puppets represent the characters of tourism attractions in Palo that include “Pamalandong Patron ha Palo,” “Pagbalik ha Palo,” and “Pasko ha Palo.” (more…)
Is a vacation trip on your agenda? Regardless of whether the trip is meant for a business program or a vacation with family, proper planning is essential with regard to this. A majority of the people consider the possibility of traveling by a private jet services whether it’s an official or a personal trip. The idea of renting a private jet for travel can be considered more as a luxury, but there are many practical aspects related to the same.
Renting a Private Jet
There are certain groups of people who have the misconception that private jet travel is only suitable for high-class or wealthy traveler groups. There has been a steady growth in the number of people opting for rental plans with respect to hiring a private jet in recent years, as this idea does not necessitate flight bookings or plans. Travelers who happen to choose a private jet on a rental basis need to carefully review the possible advantages and disadvantages associated with the same. (more…)
By Honor Blanco Cabie
“Dumanonkayo, apo, ditoy taeng ti kataengan a Pilipino.”
Inside the Famous Callao Cave
The greeting – typically Ilocano, a major language in the northeastern part of Luzon, including the province of Cagayan – welcomes visitors to one of the province’s best tourist attractions, the seven-chambered Callao Cave, 21 kms northeast of this capital city. (more…)
Fresh from winning the Best Tourist Destination award from Oriental Morning Post, the Philippines is cited anew as The Most Romantic Destination by another media group, Shanghai Morning Post. Both awards come from two of the most important news dailies in Shanghai, Mainland China.
This achievement puts the country on the elite list of Shanghai Morning Post based on a unique set of categories and results polled from consumer surveys through sh.qq.com (China’s main social messaging system and local version of MSN/ Yahoo! Messenger) and cut-out reader survey forms featured on Shanghai Morning Post. The editorial team voted to complete the select roster of country winners, which also included Australia (best tour destination for discovery), Switzerland (best shopping destination), Korea (best skiing destination), New Zealand (best destination for self-driving tour), and Germany (best destination for art appreciation) (more…)
George Issler of Switzerland and Geoff Witts of Australia learned about Cebu and Sinulog through their Cebuana wives.
Since his first visit in the 1990s, George Issler loved to keep coming back to Cebu. Geoff Witts, on the other hand, promised he would try his best to come back for next year’s Sinulog.
”We come here for vacation, but left before Sinulog because of work commitments. This is my first time to actually experience Sinulog,” said Geoff, 54, a caregiver.
His wife, a registered nurse, Julieta Gestoso-Witts, 54, and his three children came home to Cebu for a one-month holiday to visit relatives. The family arrived last Dec. 23.
A retired engineer, George Issler, 70, said since his first Sinulog experience in 1994, he and his wife Marina Issler now make it a tradition to come home annually to visit relatives and participate in the Sinulog revelry. (more…)
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