Author: Clariza Nalam

More Fun to Save the Sharks

While it is fun to swim with the sharks in the Philippines , it will be more fun to save the sharks¬†too! Have you actually tried swimming with the sharks? Avail of that tourism campaign. Hey those are for real! Though I haven’t tried (with my size, sharks might mistake me to be of their own kind ūüė• ) Doubled with coral reefs and biodiversified marine flora and fauna, the Philippines is the only place in the world where you can dive with thresher sharks! Both local and foreign tourists enjoy this natural view and savor the experience as...

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Philippines Makes an Impression With New Highs at ATF 2016

The Philippines, host of the 35th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2016 currently taking place in Manila, is pulling out all stops to make an impression on its 2,620 delegates comprising ministerial and NTO delegates, Travex suppliers from across ASEAN, international buyers and media. ATF Travex features the largest and most diverse collection of ASEAN suppliers and is connecting 1,000 exhibitors with 457 buyers from around the world, alongside 175 international and local media. Over 500 of these delegates have been hosted to the event. The three-day ATF Travex 2016, which continues until 22nd January, will hold close to 70 official sessions,...

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ASEAN Tourism Forum 2016 Happens in Manila

The Philippines is a proud and honoured host as the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2016 happens in Manila on January 18 Р25, 2016. The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) is an annual gathering that brings together the member countries of the ASEAN РBrunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam; to discuss innovations, trends, and developments in the tourism industry and facilitate joint policy formulations to accelerate the growth of the region’s tourism. The ATF is a cooperative regional effort to promote the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region as one tourist destination. Each...

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Setting up a Travel Agency in Manila

Quite a number of emails have prodded me to know the requirements in setting up a travel agency in the City of Manila. Based on research and actual experience, below are the requirements needed: Checklist of requirements: TRAVEL AGENCY 1. A Copy of Certificate of Registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission or registration of the business name with the Department of Trade and industry together with a two year projected financial statement or bank certification reflecting a minimum working capital of 1.2 Million Pesos; 2. Surety bond in the amount of P200,000.00 in case of INBOUND tour operation and...

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Digital Marketing Training for the Tourism Industry

Consumer and technological trends have paved the way for the tourism industry to reshape in terms of marketing and customer services hence a digital marketing training for the tourism industry is now mandatory. Marketers for tourism enterprises, travel agencies, hotels, resorts, restaurants, destination spots, and even travel gift shops have to learn new tricks on how to tap the market. The Digital Marketing & E-Commerce Boot Camp for the Tourism Industry (Manila) has come on time. We encourage travel entrepreneurs , web developers for tourism, and other related professions, attend this seminar. This 1-day hands-on boot camp will discuss the...

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