Movenpick Hotels and Resorts is set to open the Huma island resort in Palawan by the fourth quarter of 2012. The resort will be the second Philippine resort for the upscale hotel company. Huma island is world famous among divers who visit to experience the area’s exceptional corals and abundant marine life as well as to explore 12 of the most iconic shipwrecks of the mid-20th century.
Visitors looking for a fine beach destination are in for a treat at Laiya Beach in San Juan, Batangas. Located about 130 kilometers south of Metro Manila, Laiya can be reached in just two hours and 30 minutes by car. San Juan is located in the southeastern portion of Batangas province, bounded by Tayabas Bay and Verde Passage on the east. It has 42 villages, including the coastal barangays of Hugom, Laiya-Aplaya and Laiya-Ibabao.
San Juan has a seven-kilometer white sand beach spanning the villages of Hugom, Laiya-Aplaya and Laiya-Ibabao. Laiya Beach has all types of accommodations from boutique hotels, to resorts and cottages for rent.
Once a sleepy coastal village located at the northwestern tip of Sorsogon province, this town now eyes to be a first-class municipality, thanks to giant sea creatures that are now attracting hordes of foreign and local tourists who infuse millions of pesos into the local economy. "Donsol was elevated to a third-class municipality in 2006 from a fourth-class status in 2003 and fifth-class in 1998, because of the butanding," Mayor Salve Ocaya said, while giving tribute to the whale sharks, considered as the world's largest fish that have found a home in the plankton-rich municipal waters of Donsol.
BORACAY (December 25, 2006) – Most hotels in this resort island reported full occupancy rates during the Christmas holiday, just two weeks after typhoon Seniang, internationally known as Utor, left a trail of destruction on the island and the province of Aklan.
Samal Island, Davao
Samal Island offers unending fascination with its white-sand beaches, thick mangroves, coral reefs, rolling hills and rock formations.It is an archipelago of nine islands located in the Davao Gulf about 700 meters south of Davao City. An ideal model for resort and development, Samal Island provides a fabulous site for sunrise and sunset.
BATAC, Ilocos Norte—Garlic farmers in this province have shifted to the planting of other crops, corn in particular, as the unchecked smuggling and open importation of garlic from Taiwan pulled local prices below profitability levels.
According to Batac farmers, what used to be a billion-peso garlic industry in Northern Luzon has now been relegated to a backyard enterprise that is slowly collapsing to extinction because of the country’s allegiance to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Foreign travel agencies that attended the recently concluded Phitex Philippine Travel Exchange or Phitex 2009 have agreed to promote the Philippines as an ecotourism destination.
Xpert Holidays, a dynamic travel company from Hong Kong which provides personal & professional services to people who are looking for adventurous, exotic and unique holidays, said it will include the Philippines in the promotion of ecotourism to their segment.
“The Hong Kong market is high on eco-travels, and we respond to this by offering one-of-a-kind tours. We have found that the Philippines appealed to a wide range of clients,” said Chi Ping Phoebe Tang, assistant operations manager.
The number of tourists in Boracay rose 12.15 percent year-on-year in the first five months of 2010. Foreign visitors staying at hotels and resorts on the world-famous resort island grew faster at 26 percent, compared to the 6 percent increase among domestic tourists.
Taiwanese and Chinese tourists in Boracay continued to expand with the increase in charter flight operations between Taipei and Kaohsiung in Taiwan and Shanghai to Kalibo.
Ayala Land Inc. has started the construction of the first of its chain of boutique businessmen’s hotels in Fort Bonifacio Global City. Company president Antonino Aquino said the first boutique hotel will be built near the company's upscale West Tower Project at One Serendra. The hotel, with an estimated cost of about PhP1 billion, will have 175 rooms priced under US$100 a night.