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Metro Manila named among 'destinations on the rise'

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (3327)

Pinoys don't have to look too far for places to explore, as an international travel website named Metro Manila as one of the destinations in Asia that are getting more and more fun.


Trip Advisor ranked the Philippines' capital region fourth in the list of the top 10 Asian "destinations on the rise."


It followed Jakarta, Indonesia; Kathmandu, Nepal; and Calcutta, India.


Rounding out the list of 10 are Bangalore, India; Luang Prabang, Lao...

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Best in Travel 2013 - Top 10 regions

Posted on October 29, 2012 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (98)

1. Corsica, FranceMelting pot of Med to host Tour

Best for: Activities, events, food

Mixing the cultures of Italy and France yet fiercely Corsican, the French Mediterranean island of Corsica has a furious beauty. It is this epic beauty combined with its challenging topography that make it a spectacular choice to host the historic centenary of the initial stages of the Tour de France. Race organisers wanted the hundredth Tour to start...

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10 best places to explore the underworld

Posted on October 29, 2012 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

By Christine Sarkis | Yahoo! Travel – Fri, Oct 26, 2012 3:25 PM EDT

Fun goes underground with these 10 subterranean adventures. We've scoured the Earth for tunnels, caves, buried neighborhoods, and other treasures hidden beneath mountains, prisons, and even thriving cities. So go ahead and skip the sunscreen—you're going underground.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Waitomo, New Zealand


You: in the dark, on a boat, admiring a twinkl...

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Boracay named top beach destination

Posted on July 9, 2012 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (404)


By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.

Inquirer Visayas

ILOILO CITY, Philippines — Business operators on Boracay island have embraced its new distinction as the world’s best island destination for 2012.

But they raised the need for additional infrastructure and environmental protection to retain its world-class features.

“It is, of course, a very welcome development but it would be difficult to maintain our position,” said Dionesio ...

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Five must-see sites in Puerto Princesa

Posted on July 4, 2012 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (95)

By Anna Valmero

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, PALAWAN — Puerto Princesa typically serves as a stopover for tourists headed to the white sand beaches of Palawan or to visit the world-famous Underground River.

If you are spending an extra day at the city proper, you can make the most of out of it by visiting the following places that highlight Palawan’s ethnic diversity and history.

Palawan Heritage Center. The newest museum in the capitol compound offers a uni...

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PH resort named in Vogue-UK as "best for holidays"

Posted on July 4, 2012 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)

By Thea Alberto-Masakayan | Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom – Sun, Jul 1, 2012

An island resort in a remote area in Palawan has been identified in Vogue Magazine-United Kingdom as a top vacation site.


Ariara, located in Linapacan, Palawan, was described in the article as "exotic" and "adventurous."


"It will house you and your guests along a stunning beach so that you truly feel that you’ve found your corner of the wo...

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Volunteer tourism gets limelight in the Philippines

Posted on July 3, 2012 at 2:30 AM Comments comments (4)

Volunteer tourism gets limelight in the Philippines

by Rosa Ocampo,

Manila, June 27, 2012  

TOUR operators in the Philippines are lining up packages with charity elements such as repairing rice terraces and building houses for needy communities to promote volunteer tourism.


The packages, which can be woven into other itineraries such as tours of Manila, Palawan, Boho...

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