Category: Travel

Senator Koko Pimentel wants travel tax abolished

A press release issued on April 10 by the Office of Senator Aquilino Pimentel III’s office stated the move of the re-electionist senator for the abolition of the law imposing travel tax. Here’s the news release in toto. Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III has filed a bill seeking to abolish the 42-year-old presidential decree that… Read more »

DOT: Top summer destinations in the Philippines

Going back to the Philippines for the summer break? Here are the top Philippine destinations recommended by the Department of Tourism: Banaue Rice Terraces — Ifugao Province, Cordillera Because of its high altitude, Banaue is often described as “where land merges with the clouds to meet the heavens” with the rice terraces as “the stairway to… Read more »

Two Hot Air Balloon Festivals in Pampanga in April

BIGGEST HOT-AIR BALLOON EVENT IN SOUTHEAST ASIA Lubao International Hot-Air Balloon and Music Festival was held in Pradera Verde Wakepark, Prado Siongco, Lubao, Pampanga on April 5-7. Organized by Lubao International Balloon Festival, Inc. (LIBF) together with Forthinker, Inc., in cooperation with the Arts, Culture and Tourism Office of Pampanga (ACTO) and with support from… Read more »

What is Songkran?

Songkran is considered as the most popular of the many festivals in Thailand. Songkran or the Thai New Year, in its purest form, is a religious festival steeped in Buddhist and Brahman traditions. Songkran (สงกรานต์ in Thai or संक्रांति in Sanskrit) is a Sanskrit word for ‘a move’ or ‘a change’  marking the end of… Read more »

TAT announces the continuation of the “Thailand Travel Shield” project

2019 marks the fifth anniversary of Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) Thailand Travel Shield project. Established in 2014, the project aims at providing online travel insurance for foreign tourists. According to TAT, “Travelers planning a trip to Thailand can continue to buy the Thailand Travel Shield’s insurance coverage online at http://thailandtravelshield.tourismthailand.org/. Available in English and… Read more »

400,000 passengers expected at Thai airports for Songkran

Department of Airports Director General Ampawan Wannako 404,773 passengers to flock 25 airports around Thailand for the Songkran holidays on April 11-17. That is an estimated of 57,000 plus passengers a day. Domestic flights projections this year is at 365,891 up from last year’s 347,423 while an estimated of 38,882 international passengers are expected to… Read more »