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PHL bags ‘Best National Tourism Organization’ award in India

Travel and tourism professionals in South India voted the Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) as the “Best National Tourism Organization” for 2013. “South India Travel Awards will create an all-India platform to recognize those behind the success of the travel and tourism...
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Fil-Ams urged to experience new PHL in July tour

Filipino-Americans will be able to see firsthand why the Philippines is becoming more one of the best value travel destinations in the world and one of the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia. The recently launched 9th Ambassadors, Consuls General, and Tourism Directors...
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Jeepney Asian Grill hosts Friday Open Mic Nights

Now on its 6th year, Jeepney Asian Grill hosts Friday Open Mic Nights commencing on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. in their location at 11900 South Street, Suite101 Cerritos, CA. 90703. The public is invited to come and enjoy the fun including savoring on their sumptuous...
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Biggest Ferris wheel in the world opens in Sin City

(Relaxnews) – The world’s largest observation wheel has opened in Las Vegas, at 550 feet or 168 meters high. The Las Vegas High Roller began boarding its first passengers this week for 30-minute spins that include a video and music presentation before fading out to let the...
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Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

May 1 – May 11, 2014   Venues: Directors Guild of America; CGV Cinemas; Japanese American National Museum; and The Art Theatre of Long Beach. Web announcement: asianfilmfestla.org/2014/  
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Washington Monument to reopen May 12 after quake repair

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The Washington Monument will reopen to the public on May 12, nearly three years after it was shut due to damage from a rare earthquake centered near the US capital. The 170-meter (555-foot) obelisk, a major tourist draw, was shuttered when engineers found...
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Commuters to SC: Parañaque terminal makes things worse

MANILA, Mar 24 (Mabuhay) – For some commuters from southern Luzon traveling on roads going to and from Manila, pictures simply paint a thousand words. In a motion and reply submitted to the Supreme Court, a group of bus commuters led by Angeles Bayot has included 23 photographs...
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California gray whales make their annual journey in Dana Point

Southern California’s world renowned attractions had lured tourists into its shores last summer and this winter will be no different with a different type of visitors who will be traveling along the West Coast to feast their eyes on the migrating California Gray Whales en route...
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Singapore world’s costliest city: survey

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – The soaring cost of cars and utilities as well as a strong currency have made Singapore the world’s most expensive city, toppling Tokyo from the top spot, according to a survey Tuesday. Tokyo’s weakening yen saw it slide to sixth place, the...
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Bhutan to become green car showcase in deal with Nissan

(THIMPHU, Bhutan-AFP) – The remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan signed a deal with Japanese auto giant Nissan Friday to become the ultimate showcase for electric cars, taking advantage of its abundance of hydropower. The announcement was made during a visit by Nissan chief...