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DOT, IA join Alliance Francaise de Manille in Fete de la Musique 2014

The Department of Tourism (DOT) and its attached agency, the Intramuros Administration (IA), join hands with Alliance Francaise de Manille (AFM) in presenting the 20th edition of Fete de la Musique this year.

One of the most celebrated cultural events in the world, Fete de la Musique is slated to mark its second decade of festivity on 21 June 2014 (Saturday) from 3:30PM onwards, with free live music and cultural events simultaneously happening at A-Venue Mall Open Parking and Greenbelt 3 Park in Makati, and at the Maestranza Plaza in Intramuros, Manila. There will also be a kick-off party on 20 June 2014 (Friday) from 8PM onwards to be held at Baluarte de San Diego, Intramuros, featuring French, Filipino, and Indian artists such as DJ M.MAT, SinIndia, Caliph 8, and Kate Torralba. The Fete de la Musique’s 20th edition will also mark the four-year partnership and collaboration of AFM with B-Side Productions in handling the festival program and logistics.

Agoda and #itsmorefunPH roll out deals to mark Independence Day Celebrations

Starting June, Agoda.com will roll out Pinoy Pride deals via the Philippines’ flagship tourism website, itsmorefuninthePhilippines.com. More than 70 hotels located around the country can be booked with discounted rates of up to 40% off. Stay dates validity cover until December 2014.

Agoda.com, Asia’s leading accommodation site, and the Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines (TPB) signed a strategic partnership agreement earlier this year. Both entities are working together to grow online exposure for the Philippines as a premiere tourist destination.

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WithLocals.com soon to launch in the Philippines!

Every time I travel, I always follow a very simple guiding principle: eat what the locals eat, do what the locals do. This way I get to experience a place in a more authentic way.

Just like when I was in General Santos City for example, the best place to get a bowl piping hot sinigang na tuna is right at the city’s public market. And I would always prefer pedicab, tricycle or habal habal over taxi or vans.

Do you know that there’s actually a website now that lists down various activities offered by the locals to travelers? Sounds interesting, right?

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PH hosts UNWTO-ASEAN International Conference on Tourism and Climate Change

The UNWTO – ASEAN International Conference on Tourism and Climate Change was held on 19 – 20 May 2014 in Legazpi City, Province of Albay. It was the third global event after concluding a series of international meetings which included the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) National Tourism Organizations (NTO) Meeting and the 26th United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Joint Meeting of the Commission for East Asia and the Pacific (CAP) and Commission for South Asia (CSA).

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