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EXCLUSIVE | Conservation experts aghast at Paoay Church 'desecration' by Stella Arnaldo's Blogspot on Jan 21, 2013International cultural tourism experts have taken issue with the apparent 'desecration' of Paoay Church. In their visit to the church last November, they saw ongoing construction of an arcade in a... You and your man; tickle your palate; travel the...



Number of Chinese tourists jumps 59% in Jan-May 2012 by Stella Arnaldo's Blogspot on Jul 16, 2012MANILA, Philippines - Despite ongoing tensions between the Philippines and China over a group of islets in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), the number of Chinese visitors to the Philippines... You and your man; tickle your palate; travel t...



DOT lists 78 tourism sites protected from mining by Stella Arnaldo's Blogspot on Jul 16, 2012THE Department of Tourism has listed 78 "existing and emerging tourism development areas" that the Aquino administration will be protecting from mining activities. According to the list obtained by... You and your man; tickle your palate; travel th...



China tourist booking cancellations extend until Jan. 2013 by Stella Arnaldo's Blogspot on May 19, 2012MANILA, Philippines – It may be worse than we thought. In the latest development seen as part of the continuing fallout from the maritime spat between Manila and Beijing over Scarborough Shoal,... You and your man; tickle your palate; travel the w...



DOT launches national tourism blueprint by Stella Arnaldo's Blogspot on May 11, 2012THE Aquino administration is planning to spend some P74 billion beginning this year in an effort to reach its targeted arrivals of some 10 million international, and 35.5 million domestic travelers... You and your man; tickle your palate; travel the...



NAIA is NOT 'the worst airport in the world' - Delta Air exec by Stella Arnaldo's Blogspot on May 11, 2012"I disagree that NAIA is the worst airport in the world." Thus said Steven Crowdey, Delta Airlines' general manager for Australia, Micronesia, and the Philippines - a pronouncement which was... You and your man; tickle your palate; travel the world...



DOT starts intl tourism ad campaign on CNN by Stella Arnaldo's Blogspot on May 11, 2012THE Aquino administration will spend about P63 million for its initial tourism- advertising campaign over CNN, government sources said. The Philippines started its international brand-awareness... You and your man; tickle your palate; travel the wo...



Chinese travel agencies cancel trip to Philippines by Stella Arnaldo's Blogspot on May 11, 2012SHANGHAI -- (UPDATE - 4:12 p.m.) Chinese travel agencies have suspended tourist packages to the Philippines and promised refunds to customers who have booked trips, Chinese state media reported... You and your man; tickle your palate; travel the wor...



China travel ban to Philippines imminent? by Stella Arnaldo's Blogspot on May 11, 2012The Philippine tourism industry is bracing itself for an imminent travel ban by the Chinese government, as tensions over the disputed Scarborough Shoal continues to heighten. This developed as Cebu... You and your man; tickle your palate; travel th...



4M tourists found the PHL ‘fun’ in 2011 by Stella Arnaldo's Blogspot on Feb 19, 2012(The main gate to Fort Santiago in Intramuros, a popular tourist site in Manila and the seat of government during the Spanish period. National hero Jose Rizal was imprisoned at the fort, which now... You and your man; tickle your palate; travel the...