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

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

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 »

Photographers snap at Rizal Park execs for ‘no-shoot’ rule

By Jeannette I. Andrade, Jerome Aning What would Jose Rizal—who loved being photographed—make of the uproar over taking photos near his monument at Luneta? More than 100 photographers on Friday marched to Manila’s Rizal Park to denounce a policy by park custodians requiring commercial photographers to pay fees if Read more »

Palawan’s underground river among New7Wonders

The Philippines’ Puerto Princesa Underground River has been declared as one of the provisional winners in the search for the new seven wonders of nature. A day before the voting ended yesterday night, the Philippine government mounted a “last ditch” effort through the Department of the Interior and Local Read more »