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Selfie Culture in the Philippines and How it Affects the Tourism Industry – Part 1

The Selfie Capital of the World & the rise of the Selfie Culture The Philippines earned the title “Selfie Capital of the World” back in 2014 by Time Magazine.  Well, technically Makati City was named as the Selfie Capital, with Pasig running a close second. Cebu City ranked in at No.9.  And it should come

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Inside Boracay: Week 15 & 16

Inside Boracay: Week 15 & 16 The Island is more than half-way to reopening and there are pockets of significant activity on the main road, as the big pipes start going in.   Getting around the island is very difficult at the moment and if there was a shop open, dishing out water-proof mountain climbing boots

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Inside Boracay: Week 13 & 14

Inside Boracay: Week 13 3 months in to the 6 month closure period Inside Boracay: Week 13 includes the 3 month anniversary of the Island’s closure and, we hope, the half-way mark towards re-opening.  Getting around the island is chaos at best, with roads being shut off in sections or impassable; full of rubble and

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The Hotel Summit & Expo 2018 Philippines

The Hotel Summit & Expo 2018 Philippines highlights the booming tourism industry in the entire country. This 2018 will usher in new hotel openings, bigger and better projects, and targeting more market approach. The new hotels, and new brand presences, will inject some vibrancy into the market; existing hotels will face challenges in room rates

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Live Life to the Fullest: Age is Just a Number

Age is Just a Number; What’s in an age and what’s in a number? Some will say that age is just an indication of how long you’ve lived your life. A few will say it is a gauge point of where you are in achieving your goals. Others happily say that age is no more

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YHH: Eco-Friendly & Sustainability Focus Group (Boracay)

YHH: Eco-Friendly & Sustainability Focus Group (Boracay) Meeting Date: 11th & 19th May 2018 Venue: Real Coffee & Tea Attendees: Dan Cardon (Chillax Flashbackers Boracay) – Facilitator Trudy Allen (YHH) Aileen Cabrera (YHH & Luntian Solutions) Sandy Velhagen (Rieseling Boracay) Maria Schafer (Sea View Apartments) Chrisart Solomon (Human Nature) Shria & Patrick Florencio (Nonie’s) Lee

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): What The Hospitality Industry Needs To Know

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation): What you need to know On the 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enforced.   Whilst you may not have a business located in the EU, there may still be implications if you collect guest data or if any of your Employees are from the EU

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How BlockChain Technology Will Shake Up the Travel Industry

Cryptocurrencies such as BitCoin, and BlockChain Technology, have taken the world by storm. People are scrambling left and right to get dibs on what some people call “the next best thing after compound interest”. To stay ahead in such a highly competitive industry, it is vital to be aware of new trends. Particularly trends which

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Why Virtual Reality is Important to the Hotel Industry

You’ve seen it in the gaming industry already (as well as the adult entertainment side). That iconic song by Jamiroqua is no longer a poetic concept. Virtual Reality has hit the playing field; and it’s already turning into virtual insanity. Businesses from all over the world are scrambling to get their claim on a great

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When Boracay Moves to Siargao: An Exercise in Repeating Past Mistakes?

With the announcement, late evening on the 4th April 2018 that Boracay would be closed from the 26th April, the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) ‘plan’ to just redirect guests to other Philippine destinations, such as Siargao, was immediately enacted. But are these destinations ready for a potential 100-200% increase in Tourists? Are we set to

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