On travel philanthropy

Editorial 01/03/2018

A program called “travel philanthropy” that is being considered by the Provincial Tourism Office may be beneficial to Cebu provided there are guidelines to be enforced and complied with by the travelers/agencies involved. The program came to…

Magpale wants review of travel philanthropy plan

Benjie B. Talisic, Rosalie O. Abatayo 12/27/2017

  Cebu Vice Governor Agnes Magpale called on Provincial Tourism Officer Boboi Costas to further study his plan of implementing travel philanthropy in Cebu after a Belgian national was arrested Tuesday afternoon at the South Bus Terminal…

Finding new flavors in new places

Ronald P. Villavelez 11/19/2017

I DON’T know if there’s such a thing as restaurant or food trend in this city. A few years ago, people were crazy about things artisanal–from breads to pizzas to gelatos and coffees. Then, the ramen thing: one…

Aboitiz Foundation’s leadership program receives accreditation

PR 11/19/2017

Kool Adventure Camp (KAC), the flagship leadership and citizenship program of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. received accreditation from the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) after obtaining a pass rating during an inspection from October 5…

Why Cebu can continue to attract more Asian visitors

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/14/2017

DESPITE similarities among countries in the Asean region, a local tourism stakeholder pointed out that the Philippines, particularly Cebu, can still draw more Asian visitors with its diverse and unique product offerings. This comes as Central Visayas,…

PAL to open Cebu-Bangkok flights

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/14/2017

Amid increasing public demand for direct non-stop flights from Asian destinations to Central Visayas, national flag-carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is set to open a service between Cebu and Bangkok starting Dec. 2. In a statement, PAL said…

Awe and acquisition: When in Guam

Mimi M. Lijauco 11/03/2017

WHAT a way to go! Being in Guam just when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un threatens to fire missiles towards the western Pacific US territory. Even as I worried, it was a trip too good to…

Chevrolet Colorado: Perfect travel partner

Brian J. Ochoa 10/30/2017

It’s the time of the year when most people go on road trips to different parts of Cebu to either take a short break in some faraway resort or visit departed loved ones in the provinces. But…

Einstein’s formula of happiness

Radel Paredes 10/29/2017

A simple note scribbled by Albert Einstein on a hotel stationery and given to a bellboy in lieu of a tip at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo in 1922 has recently been sold at an Israeli auction…

Travel advisory

Editorial 10/27/2017

While our government is hard-pressed to argue with foreign governments on their assessment of our country’s security, the latest travel advisory from Great Britain clashes with the glowing opinions of travelers who have stayed in our shores.…

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