World Stage & Travel

Cruise Tourism Pt 3: Impacts on Economy and Communities

In our previous articles we’ve looked at A National Development and Impacts on the Environment.  In this, our final article in the series, we look at the impacts that cruise tourism has on the economy and the local communities visited. Is Cruise Tourism of real benefit to the communities it visits?    According to Cruise

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Selfie Culture in the Philippines Part 3 – Marketing to the Selfie Generation, if you’re not doing it already!

Selfies are increasingly spreading to many areas of our lives, including travel. Not just during our travels but even whilst we are planning them.   In the last of our Selfie Series, we look at how the Hospitality and Tourism Industries can be harnessing the rise of Selfie Tourism and Social Media Pilgrimages as part of their

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Selfie Culture in the Philippines – Part 2 The Impacts of Selfie Tourism

In our first article Selfie Culture in the Philippines Part 1, we looked at how the Philippines came to be labelled ‘Selfie Capital of the World’.  We also looked at the rise of ‘Selfie Tourism’, according to academics. Selfies have become normalized. Even the most shy of nationalities, thinks nothing of whipping out their phone to

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Why Chinese Tourists Can Be Good for the Philippines: An Interview with Ctrip

Your Hospitality Hub spoke with Jerome Dela Cruz, Regional Director for Ctrip Philippines, about Ctrip and the rapid growth of Chinese Tourism in the Philippines. Ctrip has provided travel services, such as accommodation reservation, transport, packaged tours and corporate travel management since 1999. Ctrip is currently the largest online travel agency in China.      

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Cruise Tourism Pt 2: Impacts on the Environment

Cruise Tourism is big business. The ships are big, the food consumption is big, the entertainment is big and their chosen ports of call, get big attention. The cruise industry also earns big.  Latest figures reveal the industry is worth 18 Billion$ per year and it is an industry that is rapidly expanding. 28 Million

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Cruise Tourism Pt 1 : A National Development

Cruise Tourism in the Philippines Cruise Tourism is big business. The latest figures reveal the industry is worth 18 Billion$ per year, and Cruise tourism in Asia continues to grow at an impressive rate.  In 2018, 28 Million passengers are expected to take a Cruise (1. 2018 Cruise Industry Outlook – CLIA), of which 4.26

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Industry Talks: Travel Agents

Industry Talks: Travel Agents – Meet our panel of Travel Agents and read what they have to say about the Travel Agency Industry   1. How long have you been working in your current Travel Agency Jingle: Ten Months Cecilia: Five Years Ryan: Four Years Marigold: Seventeen Months Marisse: Fifteen Years Claire: Three Years 2. What

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Insider Tips on Dumaguete

Insider Tips on Dumaguete Carla Basa-Martinez gave us some Insider Tips on Dumaguete.  Why it’s such a great place to live, work or visit. Carla is a mother, traveler, nature enthusiast and avid cook.  Their family moved from dreary Manila 5 years ago and live in sunny Dumaguete. Carla is very enthusiastic about Dumaguete and

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Visa Free Tourist Destinations Around the World for Filipinos (Part 2)

Visa Free Destinations for Filipino’s Still not sure where to visit on your travels for this year? If the locations in the first part of this article weren’t enough, here’s a boatload more of Visa Free Destinations to keep you curious and filled with wanderlust! And yes, they are really Visa-free! No need to brood

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Insider Tips On Baguio – The City of Pines

We asked Baguio local Billy Tolentino for some insights about The City of Pines.  Billy and his partner manage the online travel agency Sturmfrei Travel and Tours. If you’re planning a trip to Baguio, or even thinking of living there, Billy has some astute pointers for you.

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