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El Nido’s Lio Airport to open a new terminal in April

The new terminal will have a luxe resort feel and house shops, VIP lounge, separate departure and arrival areas and provide Wi-Fi connectivity

Lio Airport, the only airport in El Nido, Palawan, primarily serviced by AirSwift, is opening a new terminal in April this year.The new terminal being built in the existing airport, 7km north of El Nido town, is right next to…

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Travel trends for 2017: Palawan overtakes Boracay as Philippines' most popular destination

Rajah Tours Philippines president Jose Clemente III gives his travel forecast for this year, noting that four out of 10 travel tour bookings are now for Palawan

The Philippines' top destination is now Palawan. Bohol and Boracay will always be there but I would say four out of 10 travel tour bookings are now for Palawan.There is growing interest in lesser known destinations. Travelers are looking for authenticity. Dumaguete in Negros for example…

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NHCP Opens Underground Cemetery Museum in Laguna

The museum displays artifacts from a nearby 19th century cemetery which features an underground crypt and 200 niches built into its walls.

The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) recently opened the Museo ng Libingan sa Ilalim ng Lupa (underground cemetery museum) in Nagcarlan, Laguna, about 90km southeast of Manila. Underground CemeteryA photo posted by Philip Jerico Castro Vargas (@philip.mnl) on…

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What's hot? Polaroid Snap Touch

The ultimate in instant camera is in this latest Polaroid, with its sharing capability and enhancement app, and topnotch instant printing features

Polaroid’s signature for over 80 years now is its capability to let you take a snap and instantly print out your capture straight from the camera hardware. In similar light, while at the same time going along with the tide…

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New drink alert: Starbucks' cold brew coffee

This new refreshing drink with a kick will fix your caffeine craving

 Our newest Cold Brew is specially brewed in small batches and steeped for as long as 48 hours. Try it today at any Starbucks Reserve store. #starbucksph #coldbrewA photo posted by Starbucks Philippines (@starbucksph) on Sep 22, 2016…

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What's hot? Villa Escudero's brand new split-level swimming pool

Here’s another reason why families and friends should revisit the iconic resort-plantation in Quezon now

Villa Escudero Resort and Plantations, a 900-hectare recreational property and working coconut farm in Tiaong, Quezon, a two-hour drive south from Manila, has upgraded its old swimming pool, turning it into a water wonderland – a brand new split-level infinity pool…

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Philippine Travel Mart 2016

The biggest deals await travel buyers at this year's PTM, from the launch of "Bucket List" packages targeted at travelers who are after unique experiences to exciting tours with Manila as basecamp

The much-awaited annual Philippine Travel Mart (PTM), the longest running travel trade fair in the Philippines, and one of the biggest too, is already happening on September 2 to 4 at the SMX Convention Center Halls 1 to 4 in Pasay City.Some of the highlights…

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Somewhere for the weekend: Pokémon Go lure parties in Metro Manila

Shopping malls are holding lure parties and publishing a list of PokéStops in the city to attract Pokémon Go players this weekend

Metro Manila shopping malls including Ayala Malls and SM Malls are riding the Pokémon Go fever, a new augmented reality game for smartphones sweeping through the Philippines, by holding special lure parties this week and providing guides to Pokémon players.Pokémon Go is a scavenger…

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Travel + Leisure poll ranks 3 Philippine islands among best in the world

Palawan, Boracay, and Cebu grab firm spots on the list of the world's top 10 best islands in 2016

"The Philippines are having a moment. This year, three of the top 10 islands in the world, as decided by Travel + Leisure readers, are in this Asian archipelago," so says the magazine's intro to its World's Best Awards survey results this year.Travel +…

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Researchers tag the first tiger shark in the Philippines

A satelite tag attached to the first tiger shark and an acoustic tag attached to another will help further conservation efforts in the Coral triangle

 The first tiger shark to be tagged in the #Philippines and the #coraltriangle swims into the blue waters of Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park #trnp Get the full story on how #lamave and tubbataha management office researchers achieved this on…

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