RD Chan 111 receives tourism czar award 2015

By: Joe Palabao

BUSINESS Week Mindanao and Mindanao Daily News recently presented to Regional Director Catalino ‘Butch’ E. Chan 111-TOURISM CZAR for Northern Mindanao Award 2015. The Prestigious Plaque of Recognition is given to him as he brought Northern Mindanao to the global tourism industry, his invaluable support to Tapok Kagay-anon abroad held every year in different parts of the world. Read more about RD Chan 111 receives tourism czar award 2015

Cebu Pacific first Philippine carrier to land in Dubai in 15 years

Manila, October 7, 2013 – The Philippines’ leading low-cost carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) sent off its first long-haul flight at 4:40pm today. The daily 9-hour Manila-Dubai direct service serves as a milestone for the airline that has made its mark in short-haul regional and domestic operations. CEB President and CEO Lance Gokongwei said during the […]

Bird festival, ecotourism fair slated in Zamboanga City on October 4-5

THE Wild Bird Club of the Philippines (WBCP), in partnership with the Department of Tourism in Region 9 (DOT 9), will be hosting the 9th Philippine Bird Festival (PBF) on October 4 to 5, 2013 at Paseo del Mar, Zamboanga City with the theme “Pajaros: Bula Sin Miedo, Sin Lingasa” (Birds: Fly without fear, without worries). Read more about Bird festival, ecotourism fair slated in Zamboanga City on October 4-5

TRAVEL: More Koreans choose Laos

By Lorie Ann Cascaro of MindaNews

A growing number of Koreans visit the country for “healing” while some of them stay for retirement, business or volunteering

VIENTIANE, Laos (MindaNews/02 September) — The air is redolent of mouthwatering grilled meat at Dr. Hye-Hun Hwang’s residence at Naxay village in Sisattanak district. He is hosting a dinner party for the opening of his consultation clinic, KMC Centre, with a few of his Korean friends – volunteer nurses, doctors, professors and businessmen here. Without any formal ceremony, everyone just begins eating kimchi, kimbap, grilled pork and chicken, fresh leafy vegetables and other Korean dishes, and drink Soju and Beerlao. Read more about TRAVEL: More Koreans choose Laos

CEB launches direct flights to Phuket

From left, CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog, His Excellency Prasas Prasasvinitchai, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Thailand, Hon. Carmelo Arcilla, executive director of the Civil Aeronautics Board, CEB VP for Airport Services Antonio Jose Rodriguez and cabin crew officially launched the airline’s pioneering flight from Manila to Phuket last August 16, 2013.
From left, CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog, His Excellency Prasas Prasasvinitchai, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Thailand, Hon. Carmelo Arcilla, executive director of the Civil Aeronautics Board, CEB VP for Airport Services Antonio Jose Rodriguez and cabin crew officially launched the airline’s pioneering flight from Manila to Phuket last August 16, 2013.
THE Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) pioneered direct flights between the Philippines and Phuket, Thailand’s largest island, last August 16, 2013. Phuket is CEB’s 21st international destination. Read more about CEB launches direct flights to Phuket

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