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Delivering Better Internet Marketing Tools to the Tourism Industry is More Fun in the Philippines

  • Hotel Link Solutions
  • 26 June 2012

Comprehensive digital-marketing packages are introduced to the Filipino accommodation sector as Hotel Link Solutions, a key supplier of internet marketing and sales solutions, enters the Philippine market.

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Our Favourite Landscapes from Around the World

  • whl.travel
  • 23 April 2012

“Where’s the place you feel most at home in nature?” This is the question we posed to our network of local travel experts all around the world. They came back with responses about incredible landscapes that make their corners of the earth special. We’ve compiled their thoughts about some of the best landscapes from around the world.

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Learning Slow Travel Through the Eye of Time Lapse

  • WHL Group
  • 13 February 2012

There are lessons to be learned from time-lapse photography about the beauty of slow travel. Park yourself somewhere and stay awhile. Be still. Go for long exposure. Reconsider time, stretch it, condense it and watch its flow. Leave a place with a long time-lapse memory of it rather than a handful of sporadic snapshot seconds. Here, we’ve asked our local partners from all over the world for time-lapse footage that moves them.

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Meet the Best whl.travel Local Travel Experts of 2011

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 27 January 2012

With a steady eye on identifying fun, interactive and ethical travel experiences, the whl.travel global online travel-booking network taps into and magnifies the excellence of local tourism experts who. Alone, these experts are local leaders, but united they have become a forceful global presence for the right kind of tourism, sharing with major markets all…

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Of Chickens and Medicine Men: A Local Remedy in Cebu, Philippines

  • John Paul Maclang
  • 5 May 2011

Not long ago, I visited a local hilot, or medicine man, in Bantayan, Philippines. It all started when a wrong turn on a bike quickly became a leaping, flying dash into a rice paddy. What I had expected to be ‘just’ a tourist trip then offered a few valuable life lessons. There is a moral to this story about the painfully swollen ankle I got: I crashed in a place where doctors and hospitals are rare, and instead found luck and kindness.

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Photo of the Week: The Jeepney – King of the Road, Manila, Philippines

  • Christine Wuthrich (Photo) John Paul Maclang (Text)
  • 10 April 2011

The jeepney – pictured here in its natural habitat, the streets of Manila – has come a long way from its roots as a surplus World War 2 Willy’s G.I. Jeep, to the choice mode of transport for the proletariat masses. Depending on length, these vehicles can load as many as 30 lucky passengers.

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Palawan: The Last Ecological Frontier of the Philippines

  • John Paul Maclang
  • 29 March 2011

The province of Palawan is a spectacular untamed region found on the western fringes of the Philippine Archipelago. Almost nowhere else can one simultaneously encounter two such intriguing, dynamic and diverse habitats as reefs and tropical rainforests. Rich in teeming jungles, tousled mangrove swamps and vibrant coral reefs, Palawan is truly one of the best examples in Asia of a species-rich, biologically diverse ecosystem.

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Autumn Is the New Summer: Browsing the Best Off-Season Beach Breaks

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 14 September 2010

If you too are still a little peeved by the summer washout and aren’t yet ready to batten down the hatches in preparation for another gruelling winter, fear not! There are still plenty of places to replenish that flagging vitamin D. And better yet, you won’t have to break the bank or fight tooth and nail for your patch of sand. Bliss! Here we check out which whl.travel (www.whl.travel) destinations have the best beach-break ability to blow away those autumn cobwebs.

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Photo of the Week: Flora in Full Bloom During the Rainy Season in Nabaoy, The Philippines

  • Diane Wuthrich (Photo and Text)
  • 29 August 2010

This photograph was taken during the rainy season along the Nabaoy River, just a stone’s throw by boat from Boracay island in the Philippines. The flower, brought to life along with others of virtually every colour by the seasonal deluges, belongs to the terrestrial family of orchids, one of the many pretty flora planted along the banks of the Nabaoy.

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The Colourful Philippine Capital of Manila Joins whl.travel

  • whl.travel
  • 2 July 2010

It was only a matter of time before the National Capital Region joined the whl.travel ranks. Unfortunately, while Manila acts as a hub for most international carriers flying to the Philippines and is the leading gateway to the thousands of other islands in the archipelago, most visitors make the mistake of overlooking the city as a rewarding destination in its own right.

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