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It's Definitely More Fun in the Philippines

We love this unofficial video that's going viral.

Amid all the hullabaloo about the recently released ad by the Philippine Department of Tourism that has some similarities with one released by South Africa, a group that calls itself Creatives of Manila decided to cobble together an unofficial video. We love ...

by Yvette Fernandez for  | June 17, 2017 02:00:00
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How Resorts in Batangas’ Quake-Hit Diving Hub are Recovering

Divers and tourists have flocked back to Anilao in Mabini just days after a powerful tremor

A week after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit the first-class town of Mabini that has jurisdiction over the world-famous Anilao scuba diving spots in Batangas, there are plenty of signs that life has yet to return to normal for many of the town’s ...

by Roel Landingin  | April 17, 2017 12:00:00
Run & Grow

The Upgrade: In the age of budget flights, is it still worth it to spend more for travel?

Thanks to piso fares, flying has been accessible to many ”" but we do get what we pay for

 Back in the romantic heyday of commercial flights, the airport might as well have been the polo club. To go, one needed to dress well, and have money. In the 1950s—and on through the decades, as late as the 1990s—a long-haul flight ...

by Kristine Fonacier for  | October 30, 2016 05:00:00
Business Ideas

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
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Paris now a two-hour plane ride from Manila

Macau mirrors the grandiose of France with a new resort called The Parisian

MACAU—The City of Lights has always been part of most travelers’ bucket list destinations. After all, Paris is home to some of the world’s most admired works of art, premium designer brands and of course, the iconic Eiffel Tower.Still, not everyone can ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 29, 2016 05:00:00
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
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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
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Duterte’s SONA promises a stable environment for business

Tax reform, improved transportation and faster internet ”" all for ease of doing business

It may not have been the same “heart-wrenching” speech that made communications secretary Martin Andanar cry, but President Rodrigo Duterte’s first SONA did give businessmen reason to smile.In his first state of the nation address, Duterte reiterated his plans to boost the ...

by Althea Lauren Ricardo  | July 26, 2016 06:00:00
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Business leaders weigh in on the Duterte administration

Top industries for potential growth identified

Asian Institute of Management president and dean Dr. Jikyeong Kang with Manuel Pangilinan, Doris Magsaysay-Ho, Jaime Zobel de Ayala, Washington SyCip, and Coco Alcuaz at AIM For Change, a series of roundtable discussions where four of the country’s top business titans weighed ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 24, 2016 07:00:00
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Miss Universe hosting expected to boost growth of tourism sector

DOT proposal to host was ”?"approved in principle” by President Duterte, if the private sector funds it

The Department of Tourism believes that hosting the Miss Universe pageant will aid in the further growth of the tourism sector, with eventual bigger gains for the economy.“Sponsoring Miss Universe is our focus right now, with the plan and sources of funding ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 20, 2016 02:00:00

5 business travel essentials

Travel in style and hassle-free with these.

Keeping up with the continuous innovations of airlines (some planes have saunas inside!) are the travel accessories meant to indulge the jetsetter further.These accessories, launched in the past two years, showcase the travelers’ increasing demand for pleasure, convenience and style.Related: Defining bleisure  SCOTTeVEST ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 09, 2016 09:00:00
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Kick start your day, March 31: What do Filipinos want by 2040?

Plus, ADB forecasts for PH growth in 2016; a new airline flies to Batanes; Cebu Pacific adds flights; 10 'new wave cities' named for 2016.

PH economy to grow 6% in 2016The Philippine economy will see continuous economic growth in the next two years, a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) revealed.According to the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2016, the Philippines will enjoy a 6% ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 31, 2016 08:00:00
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Kick start your day, March 16: Poe leads Pulse Asia poll, Max's returns to profitability

Plus, tourist arrivals surge in January, says the Department of Tourism.

POE TOPS PULSE ASIA SURVEY, MAX'S BOUNCES BACK. From left: Senator Grace Poe tops the latest Pulse Asia survey after getting endorsement from Nationalist People's Coalition; Max's Group Inc. bounces back from losses after Pancake House, Inc. acquisition; and tourist arrivals hit ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 16, 2016 08:00:00