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Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014 01:57
TPB, CDC join hands to turn NorthPhils into M.I.C.E. hub
Two government agencies are out to turn Central and Northern Luzon into a preferred destination for meetings, incentive travel, conventions and exhibits/events (M.I.C.E.).
The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) and the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) have bonded together for that purpose, taking note of North Philippines’ emerging facilities and attractions for the domestic and international M.I.C.E. requirements.
An agreement between TPB chief operating officer Domingo Ramon C. Enerio III and CDC chief executive officer Arthur P. Tugade signaled the start of activities toward that goal.
Last Updated on Saturday, 12 April 2014 21:39
Next week (April 14 - 20), all roads will surely lead to Cutud, City of San Fernando, and so for a change, why not avoid the madding crowd, take the road less traveled, and discover these little-known Holy Week events in Pampanga:
1. The PASYON SERENATA of Brgy. San Basilio in Sta. Rita (Holy Wednesday evening). You’ve heard the pasyon, you’ve heard the serenata, but I’m sure you haven’t heard the pasyon serenata, which is the Holy Week version of this unique Kapampangan fiesta spectacle. It’s a showdown between two brass bands and their respective choirs who try to outperform each other by chanting the pasyon to the tune of classical operas. They play all night long, one page at a time, until they finish the whole book. The sight and sound of betel-chewing barrio folks singing the entire history of salvation in Kapampangan and to the tune of Verdi and Puccini will blow you away. Despite their “guegue” it’s a performance worthy of a concert hall instead of some dusty road in a remote farming village.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 23:27
INVITATION TO JOIN THE ITE SERIES 2014
(Emailcast by the Department of Tourism - Region III)
The Department of Tourism – Region III, in partnership with Global-Link Events Intl., invites you to be part of the most anticipated travel and leisure show series in the country, the INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL EXPO SERIES (I.T.E.) 2014. ITE will be held in three different locations, namely:
CEBU INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL EXPO (C.I.T.E.) on July 24-26 at Waterfront Cebu City Hotel, Lahug;
DAVAO INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL EXPO (D.I.T.E.) on September 4-6 at SMX Davao Convention Center; and
MANILA INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL EXPO (M.I.T.E) on September 25-27 at SMX Convention Center, Manila.
The series has a combined track record of 255 exhibitor companies from Cebu and Davao and a projection of 130 participating exhibitors from Manila, these shows will be attended by thousands of trade buyers from different provinces and countries.
Last Updated on Sunday, 23 March 2014 23:50
The Alliance of Travel and Tour Agencies of Pampanga (ATTAP) in cooperation with the Department of Tourism – Region III is now mounting its 2nd RUN TOURISM RUN on April 26, 2014, 4:00 p.m. at the Clark Parade Grounds, Clark, Pampanga.
This was the announcement made by Regional Director Ronaldo Tiotuico of the Department of Tourism – Region III in a press statement issued recently.
Tiotuico said that this annual sport program is meant to highlight the importance of physical fitness in the development of travel and tourism as a strategy in attracting a growing volume of local and foreign visitors into Clark. It is one of the region’s foremost strategies for a stronger public-private sector convergence program aimed at making tourism work well for the community it is mandated to serve.
Some 1,000 runners are expected to participate in the run with a host of foreign and domestic visitors from provinces nearby Pampanga.
Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 02:20
11 February 2014
The Department of Tourism (DOT) is launching a new set of awards for individuals who have demonstrated strong and deep commitment to the country’s tourism through excellent customer service and investment in tourism development efforts. Dubbed as DOT’S TOURISM STAR PHILIPPINES, the awards are divided into two (2) categories: (i) tourism front-liners and individuals who embody the true Filipino brand of warm hospitality, of going the extra mile in the service of tourists; and, (ii) local chief executives (LCE), a mayor or a governor, whose projects contribute positively to the tourism industry.
The individuals’ category is open to all Filipinos who have direct or indirect contact with tourists and who may belong to one of the following: (a) travel agencies and tour operators; (b) tour guides; (c) tourist transport (tour buses, taxis, kalesas, etc); (d) accommodation establishments; and (e) individual service providers that may include entrepreneurs, government employees, policemen and others who do not fall under any of the mentioned sectors. An individual nominee must exhibit Filipino quality values of hospitality; flexibility, adaptability and creativity; honesty; professionalism; and promptness.
Last Updated on Saturday, 08 March 2014 01:45