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GLOBE TPB TIE-UP

Globe Telecom renews partnership with Tourism Promotions Board to offer FREE Traveler SIM to millions of tourists and OFWs

 

 Philippine tourism saw a boom in in-coming travelers from around the world when we hit a 5 million benchmark of visitors in 2015, as Tourism Promotions Board, COO, Domingo ‘Chicoy’ Enerio III has previously mentioned during the 23rd PTAA TravelTour Expo 2016 which happened last February 5-7, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center at the SM Mall of Asia. Enerio announced this again during the renewal of partnership between TPB and Globe Telecom last February 9 that highlighted the MOA and the return of Globe Traveler SIM which will be offered to millions of tourists and returning OFWs for affordable and […]

20TH PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL HOT AIR BALLOON FIESTA

A quick and exciting guide to the 20th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

 

 Every year, the hot air balloon festival in Clark, Pampanga, showcases bright and colorful balloons flying up in the air and different aeronautic exhibitions to delight all the people arriving at the Clark Airfield location that can house hundredths of thousands spectators from the locals and foreigners visiting the Philippines. If you’re into visiting more places and discovering new destination, include the 20th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in your itinerary. It’s an on-going event that started yesterday, February 11 and will go on until February 14, 2016. Bring your Valentine’s Day date, your barkadas, or your family to this once in […]

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Prepare yourself for the long lines at the 23rd PTAA TravelTour Expo 2016

 

 Whether you’re just window shopping or bent on buying travel and tours packages, this year, the 23rd PTAA TravelTour Expo 2016 is insanely crowded and you should better be prepared of the long lines inside the SMX Convention Center in Mall of Asia when you got there today, Feb. 6 and tomorrow, Feb. 7. Prep up your pockets and cards as well because you just don’t know how many great deals you might just end up scoring at the Expo. Long lines await those who are buying airline tickets since yesterday, Feb. 5 when we covered the Opening Ceremony and […]

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‘Pambansang Kamao’ Manny Pacquiao recalls his first visit in Luneta

 

 As a kid and who grew up as a ‘probinsyano’ in Saranggani province, Manny Pacquiao’s dream was to visit Luneta to see the monument of Dr. Jose Rizal. He did not say when but he recalls his first visit in Luneta as a kid wearing only slippers – because that’s the only foot accessory he can afford during those days. He shared this story as he speaks and demonstrates Google Street View 360° map at the launch held today at Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom in Pasay City. Manny Pacquiao was one of the special guest alongside Domingo Ramon Enerio III, […]

CEBU PACIFIC JUAN FOR FUN BACKPACKER CHALLENGE 2015 WITH MS. CANDICE IYOG, CEBU PACIFIC VP FOR MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION.

Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun 2015 kicks-off in Bangkok and exciting choose-your-own destinations in PH

 

 After their send-off last June 23, five teams composed of young travelers from different college and universities in the Philippines embarked on an exciting and fun adventure for this year’s Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge 2015. Team DoMaRo, Team Extreme, Team Iskapade, Team Juan Big Fight, and Team Square immediately flew in Bangkok, Thailand and started their 3-day adventure co-presented by GetGo, Cebu Pacific‘s lifestyle rewards program, and Nissin Yakisoba. This year’s challenge major sponsors are Smart Bro, Boreas, and Canon. Juan for Fun 2015 is also supported by the Philippine Department of Tourism, Tourism Authority of Thailand, and […]

Travel Mall Online team at the NAITAS Travel & Trade Show (James T. Austria)

NAITAS launches 1st Travel and Trade Show at SMX Convention in Mall of Asia

 

  The National Association of Independent Travel Agencies held their Travel & Trade Show at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia in Pasay for the first time in promoting the tourism in the country and these independent and newly established travel agencies in the country. In partnership with the Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines (TPB), NAITAS features almost a hundred of exhibitors both in the field of travel and trade. In addition, NAITAS Travel & Travel Show helps in promoting the tourism in the Philippines with Department of Tourism – TPB’s newest theme or campaign called “Visit Philippines […]

2015 MTV Music Evolution Manila (James T. Austria)

MTV Music Evolution rocks the night out in Manila

 

 International and local hip-hop artists come together to rock the night out in the 2015 MTV Music Evolution Manila at the Quirino Grandstand, Rizal Park on May 17, 2015. Known by their unique style in music, particularly in hip-hop, local artists like Abra, Gloc-9, and Apl.de.ap were lined-up with internationally renowned musicians like Naughty by Nature, YG, and DJ Cash Money. Performing their hits, the crowd went wild as they dance and party to the beats of the night. More over, the music event that night was hosted by MTV Asia’s VJ Alan Wong and VJ Hanli Hoefer, alongside MTV Philippines’ […]

TURTLE CRUELTY. (Photo courtesy: facebook.com/donnabelleislao)

When you see why netizens raged about this turtle’s situation, you will feel likewise

 

 On Monday, May 4, Donna Belle Islao posted photos on her Facebook from the last stop of her ‘island hopping’ with her friends at Natago Beach, located in Guimaras Island, where she took a photo of this harmless animal. “Our last island was the ‘Natago Beach’ which our boatman says we could take pictures with the turtles and we were excited to reach the island we even asked our boatman if there’s an entrance fee [but] he didn’t answer us,” Islao said on her Facebook post. As she and her friends wait for their turn, they already saw teenagers having […]

JFF 2015 GROUPSHOT. The fun shoot after the race held at Coco grove beach resort in Siquijor Island.

What makes you the team to beat in this year’s Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge?

 

 If you know the answer to that question, hurry up and upload your video entries to this year’s biggest and most exciting travel adventure for college students. You still have until tomorrow, May 2, to submit your entries to make it to the 5 team finalists who will join the travel adventure contest from Cebu Pacific and be mentored by 5 well-known celebrities who also have the passion in traveling. Meet DJ Joyce Pring, actress/TV host Iya Villania-Arellano, musician/HALE vocalist Champ Lui Pio, travel writer Jude Bacalso, and YouTube sensation Bogart the Explorer as they will be this year’s Cebu Pacific […]

NAITAS TRAVEL & TRADE SHOW KALESA ON THE MOVE DESIGN CONTEST.

NAITAS Travel & Trade Show 2015 helps Kalesa tourism with On The Move design contest

 

 Today, the kalesa, a mode of transportation used int eh 18th century,  remains undeniably a tourist attraction more than a means of conveyance. Antiquated by the passing of time and inattention for its tourism potentials, this transport system that traces its roots to Spanish colonial rule will be given a life anew. Kalesa and its role in our country’s history or even its economic impact at some point in time is the focus of the National Association of Independent Travel Agencies (NAITAS) when it holds its first “NAITAS Travel and Trade Show“. Part of the proceeds of the event will benefit […]

#MOREFUNBPI JEEPNEY ATM. BPI and DOT make banking transactions more fun for foreigners visiting the Philippines.

BPI and Department of Tourism make banking more fun with dressed-up ATMs

 

 So Pinoy! That’s right! Starting November, select automated teller machines of BPI will be dressed-up in designs that are truly Pinoy! Thanks to the partnership between BPI and Department of Tourism (DOT), this project aims to make banking more fun for the foreigners who are visiting the country. Select ATMs feature designs that are reflective of the Filipino culture such as jeepney and popular Filipino tourist attractions such as the white sands of Boracay, Mayon Volcano, and the Tubbataha reef. #MoreFunBPI The campaign #MoreFunBPI was launched last November 20 at the BPI Head Office in Ayala, Makati. Also, the first ATM jeepney […]

AMAZING FOOD CHALLENGE: FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES SEASON 2.

AFC premieres Amazing Food Challenge: Fun in the Philippines

 

 Amazing Food Challenge is back with its 2nd Season with another set of challengers across Asia Pacific who were brought to the island of the Philippines for some fun and exciting culinary challenges. Amazing Food Challenge: Fun in the Philippines airs every Thursday, 9 PM beginning November 27 on Asian Food Channel. Asian Food Channel is a unit of Scripps Networks Interactive. The new season of Amazing Food Challenge is made possible with partnership with Department of Tourism (DOT Philippines) and the Tourism Promotions Board Philippines (TPBP). Amazing Food Challenge: Fun in the Philippines returns with a fresh batch of contestants from across Asia Pacific […]

JUAN FOR FUN ADVENTURE COACHES. Volleyball star Gretchen Ho joins the ranks of Bogart the Explorer, Jude Bacalso, Paolo Abrera, and Luke Landrigan for this year's Cebu Pacific's Juan For Fun Backpacker Challenge Adventure Coaches.

Volleyball star Gretchen Ho joins as Adventure Coach for Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge

 

 Ateneo Women’s Volleyball Team Gretchen Ho leads the first batch of Adventure Coaches for this year’s Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge as she and four well-known personalities were introduced last June 24 at the ‘send-off party‘ for the Juan for Fun challengers. Cebu Pacific has tapped five noted personalities known for their love of travel, to play the role of Adventure Coaches. Volleyball star Gretchen Ho, Internet celebrity Bogart the Explorer, sportsman and TV host Paolo Abrera, champion surfer Luke Landrigan and travel writer Jude Bacalso are on board to mentor each team during the course of the challenge. They will stay […]