Flight chronicles of the backpacker Tutubi, with travelogues, pictures/photos/videos, travel guides, independent and honest reviews, affordable, recommended resorts and hotels (including inns, guesthouses, pension houses, lodges, hostels, condotels, bed and breakfast and other cheap accommodations), commuting guides, routes (sometimes street maps and GPS coordinates/waypoints) and driving directions to answer "how to get there" questions, information and tips on tourism, budget travel and living in Philippines, Exotic Asia and beyond!
Backpacking, independent travel, and flashpacking are cheaper than the "cheapest package tours" and promotional offers around but you can also use travel information for family vacations, even romantic honeymoon destinations.
More than the usual tourist spots and "places to see," this blog advocates heritage conservation, environmental protection, and history awareness for Filipinos, foreigners, and ex-pats wishing to explore Paradise Philippines and Exotic Asia!
Tourist Visa for Indian Nationals/ Visa-Free Entry for Visitors from China
The Department of Tourism recently announced new policies on visa-free stay in the Philippines for a list of 166 countries plus amended the rules for visitors from China and India.
Chinese Nationals are now allowed to stay for 30 days visa-free provided they join a group tour arranged by a Department of tourism-accredited travel agency.
For visitors from India, a 14-day visa-free stay for Indian nationals who have a valid American, Japan, Australia, Canadian, Shengen, Singapore, or United Kingdom visa will be given.
These visa reforms were intended to increase tourist arrivals in the Philippines.
Do you think this will work? Tutubi thinks just a little, for as long as the basics are in place and tourists really, really want to come here, even if the visa requirements are restrictive, tourists will come...