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    Pasig River Cruise, anyone?

    Do check this out on the 12th of August

    HISTORIC CRUISE OF PASIG RIVER
    with Prof. Ambeth Ocampo
    Chair, National Commission for Culture and the Arts
    and National Historical Institute

    Saturday, 12 August 2006
    9 AM, Pasig River

    This activity is an outreach program for the
    ODE TO THE PASIG RIVER exhibition
    27 June to 27 August 2006, Ayala Museum

    For inquiries, please call Aprille at 757-7117 to 21 local 14.

    I got it from the Ayala Museum site.

    We really need lots of these cultural/historical tours much like our neighbors are doing. The DOT should lead as well as tour operators but sadly I find most guides here are not even qualified and operators themselves focus on outbound tourism :(

    so much for Philippine tourism

    Labels:


    posted by backpacking philippines @ 7:26 PM,

    3 Comments:

    At Jul 31, 2006, 10:38:00 PM, Blogger jo said...

    even friends inside the DOT have expresed frustration over the priority this admin puts on the overseas market. i guess domestic tourism marketing will really be up to those who love to travel locally..

    hurrah for viral (word of mouth/blog/youtube) advertising!

     
    At Aug 3, 2006, 1:44:00 PM, Blogger paetechie said...

    putting priority on overseas is also ok but not neglect local tourists. Besides, tourism infrastructure here is lacking if not inexistent. will write about that soon :)

     
    At Jan 9, 2007, 3:40:00 PM, Blogger Senor Enrique said...

    Ay sana maulit ito! Sayang na-miss ko.

     

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