Among the economic priorities of the Aquino administration, tourism is often cited as a low-hanging fruit given the number of destinations that the Philippines has to offer.
By Peter Wallace
You’d think tourists would be a timorous crowd, that they’d go only where they think it’s safe to go. Not where it’s safe, but where they think it is. That should mean a windfall for the Philippines, as Thailand-heading vacationers think twice, for example.
The heritage city of Vigan up north needs your support, wherever you may be—here in the country, or elsewhere in the world. This evocative capital city of Ilocos Sur is among the 28 cities around the world that remain in the running for one of the “New7Wonders Cities.” And it is the only Philippine city [...]
By Juan L. Mercado
“For the more adventurous, island hopping can be arranged… to the neighboring Hilantagaan Island” off Bantayan in northern Cebu, the travel blurb offered.
That the Philippines is no slouch in terms of starkly beautiful destinations is hardly a secret, and the Inquirer’s “Getaway” series again proves it.