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Knowing Yogyakarta Indonesia

Most Filipino travelers would go to nearby countries like Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Macau (Visa free country) but very few would go to Indonesia. Most Filipinos would only know Bali and Jakarta but little did we know that Indonesia has so much to offer for all types of travelers.
In July 2016, I got invited by the Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia together with 50+ other South East Asian bloggers and influencers to travel around Indonesia for 12 days. I extended my trip to Jakarta for 3 days and was not able to do so much because of the traffic jam. Few from our batch went to Yogyakarta and seeing their amazing photos made me want and eager to go back to Indonesia and visit Yogyakarta.
Luckily Last January 2018, I was able to go back in Indonesia, had a 4-day trip to Jakarta with AirAsia and finally extended my trip for another 4 days just to see the wonders of Yogyakarta. I always wanted to visit temples and palaces in this region and finally, I did. Let me share you where we s…

Virtus Awards Now On Its 2nd Year

Last November 8, The 2nd Virtus Awards held at the Golden Phoenix Hotel Manila. HSMA - Hotel Sales and Marketing Association 2nd Virtus Awards held the press conference at the Aura Ballroom of Golden Phoenix Hotel - the hotel also joined the Virtus Awards. Currently HSMA, an association of hotel and resorts in the country has 76 members as to compare last year that they only have 50 members. As the word VIRTUS a Greek word for excellence, they aim to encourage all 3 to 5 stars hotels and resorts in the Philippines to have the best sales and marketing leaders in the F&B industry. 

DOT (Department of Tourism) and TIEZA (Tourism Infrastructure Enterprise Zone Authority) will announce the winners of the 2nd VIRTUS AWARDS on November 15. 2016 at the Novotel Manila located at Araneta Center. 

12 judges per category will conduct a full day of interviews and presentations to select the four winners. An independent auditor will tally the scores and awardees will be known only on awards night. 

The objective of HSMA is to professionalize the conduct of marketing and sales of the hotel industry and promote the Philippines and members of HSMA. Also to educate, update and train members on hotel and tourism to represent hotels and resort in travel and tourism forums. 

Virtus Awards Now On Its 2nd Year

Tickets are available for the Virtus Awards night at and for other inquiries contact Christina Ibarreta - PR Head Virtus Awards at


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