Archive for January, 2008
Saturday, January 19th, 2008
The beautiful island of Boracay in Aklan topped the list of the World’s Most Popular Beach according to Yahoo! Travel. Also in the list is Cebu Philippines which grabs the number three (3) spot. These two magnificent islands are found in the Visayas.
Thursday, January 10th, 2008
America’s 2007 top airline in quality ratings and Hawaii’s first and largest airline is offering non-stop flights from Honolulu to Manila. Manila Philippines is the first Asian destination of Hawaiian Airlines (HA) starting on April 14. This was announced by the The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and was also stated in their website (www.dfa.gov.ph). Hawaiian Airlines (HA) has already completed all US and Philippine government formalities and logistical requirements.
Tuesday, January 8th, 2008
Philippines has attracted travelers and adventurers around the globe because of diving, trekking, surfing, biking, wakeboarding water sports and now there is another water sport that the Philippines should have a fresh look, the kiteboarding. Kiteboarding could be the next water sports phenomenon in the Philippines.
Boracay Island was selected to where the first Russian Kiteboarding and Windsurfing Camp will be held. Kiteboarding is a water sport of speed and altitude but aside from the thrill of kiteboarding, it provides a novel way to take in the fabulous scenic views of the Philippine islands paradise especially Boracay. This was exactly what travel journalists together with leading Russian journalists, tourists from Moscow and Vladivostok and sports enthusiasts were given a taste of.
Thursday, January 3rd, 2008
In San Antonio, Zambales, local government and tourism-related business joined forces and created the San Antonio Municipal Tourism Council to be the main group to plan and showcased the town as a primary tourist destination. This effort is to boost up the tourism industry in this town of Zambales. The council will plan and formulate programs in tourism on how they can showcase the town’s tourist attraction and destination.
Tuesday, January 1st, 2008
Tanauan, Leyte, the Skimboarding capital of the Philippines, successfully hosted the 4th National Skimboarding Competition. Roque Tiu who is the mayor of Tanauan, Leyte proudly announced the big success of the said competition. Because of this big success of the competition, the mayor also said that there will be two competitions annually, the usual national skimboarding competition which the summer or Easter Sunday Competition and the December Competition will still push through every year.