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Three things not to miss in Panagbenga

Philippine Star
By Gil Gacuma Jr.
Feb. 27, 2015

MANILA, Philippines - Two decades of blossoming together, Baguio is once again ready to welcome thousands of tourists from all over the country to celebrate the annual flower festival that is Panagbenga.
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Romantic getaway offers

Manila Standard Today
By MST Lifestyle
Feb. 25, 2015

Romantic getaway offers from the country's premier beach holiday destinations discovery shores Boracay or Club Paradise Palawan

This February and March, enjoy romantic getaway deals from the country’s premiere beach holiday destinations.
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Capturing Caramoan’s charm

Manila Standard Today
By MST Lifestyle
Feb. 25, 2015

They say photos often don’t give justice to the beauty of our country. It’s hard to compress the allure of our one too many paradise islands, our breathtaking bodies of water, and the cheerful and pleasant vibe of our communities with all of its people into a still frame.
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‘PH can be top cruise stop’

Philippine Daily Inquirer
Feb. 23, 2015

MANILA, Philippines—In line with its drive to boost tourism, the Philippines should promote itself as a top cruising destination as it boasts 7,107 islands, most with pristine beaches and abundant marine resources. But first the domestic boat industry needs a big push from government.
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Davao-wide sale kicks off D.O.T.’s big Mindanao push for 2015

BusinessMirror
By Ma. Stella F. Arnaldo
Feb. 22, 2015

TOURISM promotion activities in Mindanao region go into high gear with the launch of the “Visit Davao Fun Sale 2015,” which will feature sales and massive discounts from its various participating establishments.
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This week on travel on February 22, 2015

DUSIT THANI GOES TO DAVAO
Manila Bulletin
Feb. 22, 2015

There’s a P2 billion development in Davao, and it will redefine luxury and sophistication in the third biggest city of the Philippines. Dusit Thani Residences, developed across 1.2 hectares of acreage, is a distinctive, full-service residence project that blends hotel-like amenities and the coziness of home in one environment.
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The day I got high at the Himalayas

Philippine Star
By Igan D'bayan
Feb. 15, 2015

Everest, ever long: A view of Mount Everest from the terrace of a hotel room in Club Himalaya Nagarkot in Nepal. Nagarkot means “the Nearest Viewpoint from the City.”
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Romantic vacations, locations and actions

Manila Standard Today
By Ed Biado
Feb. 12, 2015

Valentine’s Day weekend is the perfect time for some much-needed R&R with your significant other, which is why by this evening, airports and bus terminals will be swarming with people going out of town. Travel is a huge part of the romantic holiday as couples across the globe take the opportunity to spend quality time together and take advantage of the chance to do mushy things for each other.
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19th PH Int’l Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in photos

Philippine Daily Inquirer
By Noy Morcoso III
Feb. 12, 2015

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Philippines — The 19th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta kicked off Thursday for another “Weekend of Everything That Flies.”
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Huma on my mind

Philippine Star
By Christine S. Dayrit
Feb. 8, 2015

Each year, I vow to visit the Maldives. This year, there is no need to do that because the Maldives has come much closer to me. An island paradise where tropical dreams reign is called Huma Island Resort & Spa in Busuanga, Palawan.
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This week in Travel

Manila Bulletin
Feb. 8, 2015

Flying High at the 19th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (PIHABF), also known as “A Weekend of Everything that Flies,” is all set for its Feb. 12 to 15 staging at the Philippine Air Force (PAF) ADAC Hangar in Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga.
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Where Do You Want to Go?

Get ready for the biggest, grandest travel fair next weekend.
Manila Bulletin
By Nickky Faustine de Guzman
Feb. 8, 2015

Thirteen long weekends, 7,107 islands to choose from, and a minimum budget required. Philippine tourism is everybody’s ballgame.
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Baguio:Take another look

Manila Standard Today
By Troy Bernardo
Feb. 4, 2015

It’s fiesta month in Baguio this February as the City of Pines celebrates Panagbenga: The vibrant, colorful Flower Festival.
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Paula the explorer

Manila Bulletin
By Irish Dizon
Feb. 2, 2015

Unlike other travel agencies that highlight tours abroad, Our Restless Feet’s star destination is—surprise, surprise!—the Philippines. Owner Paula Peralejo-Fernandez, 30, narrates how she fell head over heels in love with our beautiful country. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines, really.
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Secret places

Of hidden caves and underground rivers, and four must-see places in the Caraga Region.
Manila Bulletin
By Mark Anthony Togonon
Feb. 1, 2015

“Just count nine seconds before you come up,” says Zeewar, our guide. According to him, it is necessary to dive down about three feet to reach the tunnel entrance of the sea-cave during high tide. Nervous, I take a big chestful of air before going down. Swimming into the eerie blackness ahead, I see why it’s difficult to tell when it’s safe to surface. Each second in the dark seems forever.
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Another start

Manila Standard Today
By Bob Zozobrado
Feb. 1, 2015

With the onset of 2015, let’s take a peek at how some of my favorite fun destinations in the country started the year, as I always enjoy the pomp and pageantry of everything that they do for the public. Nobody does it better than these de luxe hotels, which is probably why our tourism industry is always vibrant.
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Celebrate a weekend of fun-flying, love and excitement at Widus

BusinessMirror
Feb. 1, 2015

CLARK FREEPORT—Widus Leisure Inc., proprietor of Widus Hotel and Casino, celebrates the 19th Philippine Hot Air Balloon Festival (PHABF) with special promos and gastronomic offers exclusively slated for the “weekend of everything that flies”.
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