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Philippines waives visa requirements for 7 more countries

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By Camille Diola/philstar.com – The Philippines has granted a visa-free privilege lasting 30 days for nationals of seven more countries, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced on Tuesday. In a statement, DFA said that Belize, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are granted visa-free access to the country Read more »

Carlos Celdran appointed Manila tourism consultant


BY PIA RANADA THE MAN FOR MANILA. Carlos Celdran is all set to improve tourism in Manila. Photo from Carlos Celdran Facebook pageTHE MAN FOR MANILA. Carlos Celdran is all set to improve tourism in Manila. Photo from Carlos Celdran Facebook page The outspoken tour guide and history buff Read more »

Major int’l publications agree Philippines is ‘hottest’ destination

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By Philip C. Tubeza/Philippine Daily Inquirer – The Philippines is at it again. After the successful “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” tourism campaign, which observes its first anniversary on Saturday, two more respected international publications have included the country on their list of the top destinations in the Read more »

Panagbenga is symbol of rise of Baguio, says Tourism chief

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By Desiree Caluza BAGUIO CITY—The parade of floral floats in the 17th Panagbenga (Baguio Flower Festival) impressed Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. so much that he wanted to encourage everyone to plant flowers. “Panagbenga is the symbol of the rise of Baguio,” Jimenez said, enabling the summer capital to Read more »

8th friendliest country


By Artemio Dumlao (The Philippine Star) – The Philippines ranked 8th in the list of the “World’s Friendliest Countries” in the “Expat Explorer Survey 2011” conducted by banking giant HSBC, it was reported on the website of Forbes magazine. The survey showed that hospitality is the greatest asset of Read more »

‘It’s more fun in the Philippines’ – Spread the word, says DOT


By Ma. Stella F. Arnaldo, Special to InterAksyon – “It’s more fun in the Philippines.” That’s the new slogan that will brand the new Philippine tourism campaign to be rolled out in international markets starting April this year. Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr., in an exclusive briefing for InterAksyon.com Read more »