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From hilot to glamping: How Nurture Wellness Village grows wealth from health

This Cavite farm tourism destination continues its pioneering advocacies

As worn out as it may seem to be, the adage “health is wealth” never fails in serving the bottom line of a growing number of lifestyle businesses. And as health and wellness has now grown into a trillion dollar global industry, ...

by Zean Villongco  | October 20, 2016 08:00:00
Business Ideas

Bohol: Back in business

Three years after the unthinkable, Bohol tourism is unbelievably back on track

In the third quarter of 2013, the island province of Bohol experienced the worst of nature.It was a quiet Sunday morning when suddenly, the earth shook. On October 15, 2013, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the island, wreaking havoc in some of its ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 14, 2016 03:00:00
Run & Grow

Cebu’s rising dining destination: Circa 1900’s Casa Uno

A heritage-house-turned-resto charms the local dining and MICE tourism markets

There may be a high-rise building ruining the view of Jose Rizal's monument in Rizal Park, and another heritage building may have been destroyed for good in Escolta, but truth be told, the interest in culture and history has not been more ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 10, 2016 12:00:00
Startup Tips

Old Manila Walks makes themed tours more fun

Tour company combines good food with good stories

For the food-loving Filipinos, good food and good stories go hand-in-hand. This entrepreneur just added a pinch of adventure to make it even better.Looking at the lanky and chinky-eyed Ivan Man Dy, it’s not immediately clear that this man’s job involves eating ...

by Peter Imbong  | September 30, 2013 12:00:00
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This service is helping hotels fill rooms

It was 2006, and Lila Marquez-Rosenberger wanted to bring the parents of her husband, Bjorn, from abroad to Bohol to celebrate the birth of their first grandchild. It would have been the first time for all of them to vacation in the ...

by Jimbo Owen B. Gulle  | December 06, 2012 01:00:00
Business Ideas

How to be a tour guide

Being a tour guide is a good sideline because of the low startup cost and the ready market all year long.

Being a tour guide is a good sideline because of the low startup cost and the ready market all year long. Once confined to the summer season tourism has now become a year round enterprise due to the influx of Chinese, Korean ...

October 03, 2012 04:00:00

Franchising 101: Understanding the basics

Franchise Asia 2011 chair tells us what it really is

Franchising is one of the most popular methods of expanding or entering a business, depends on which side of the fence you are in.If you are a business owner, chances are you are already thinking of going into franchising to grow your ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | August 17, 2011 03:00:00
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Why DOT is considering accreditation for the tourism business

Will accreditation increase start-ups in tourism?

The tourism industry is one of the flagship sectors of the country. It is also one of the easiest industries to penetrate for small and medium entrepreneurs. And with a unified accreditation system being considered by local government units, the industry is ...

August 17, 2011 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Opportunities in the tourism and wellness sector

Which areas remain underserved?

Q: Tourism has long been a major money-earner for the Philippines. Are there still areas for the aspiring entrepreneur who wants to put up a tourism-related enterprise?A: Tourism became one of the hallmark programs of the last administration. Tourism is actually the ...

by Dr. Eduardo Morato  | July 21, 2011 07:00:00
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5 key areas of improvement for tourism-dependent micro retailers

And how you can benefit on a new learning program

The Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) and the Department of Tourism have teamed up to bring the best practices in retail and tourism trends to micro-entrepreneurs in popular tourist destinations in the country through the Lakbay-Turo para sa Micro-Tourism Enterprise program. Dubbed as ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | April 27, 2011 01:00:00