Philippines Travel & Tourism Guide
He travels the fastest who travels alone. Rudyard Kipling
The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see. Gilbert K. Chesterton
In spite of the mountainous terrain, approximately 14 percent of the 158,810 kilometers (98,110 miles) of roads in the Philippines are paved. Buses, jeepneys, taxis, and motorcycles are available when getting around the major cities, and towns. In 2007, there are about 5.53 million registered motor vehicles, and an average annual registration rate of 4.55%.
Train service is provided by the Strong Republic Transit System, which unified the three main railway networks that provide service of different areas of Metro Manila, and parts of Luzon, that includes the Manila Light Rail Transit System (LRT), the Manila Metro Rail Transit System (MRT), and the Philippine National Railways (PNR).
Seaports can be found throughout the islands. The busiest seaports are Manila, Cebu, Iloilo, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, and Zamboanga, which are parts of the 3,219 kilometer of waterways, and seaports. Passenger ships, and other sea vessels such as Superferry, Negros Navigation, and Sulpicio Lines serves Manila, with links to various cities, and towns. In 2003, the 919-kilometer Strong Republic Nautical Highway (SRNH) was established, and this is an integrated set of highway segments, and ferry routes covering 17 cities.
Rivers, such as the Pasig River, and Marikina River, have air-conditioned commuter ferries run by the Pasig River Ferry Service, connecting their numerous tributaries in Manila, Makati City, Mandaluyong City, Pasig City, and Marikina City.
There are 262 airports in the country, 75 of which have runways. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is the main airport. Other important airports include the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport, Mactan-Cebu International Airport, and Francisco Bangoy International Airport. The Philippine Airlines, Asia's first commercial airline, and Cebu Pacific, the leading domestic airline, are the major airlines serving most domestic, and international destinations.
The Philippines has one of the most sophisticated cellular phone industry in the world, and one of the highest concentration of users. The telecommunications company is dominated by the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, which is also the largest company in the country. Globe Telecom, Smart Communications, and Sun Cellular on the other hand, are three of its largest cellular service providers.
There is an estimated 41 million cellular phone users, the reason that the Philippines has been named as the "Texting Capital of the World", and the ownership rate is increasing. Text messaging have fostered a culture of quick greetings, and forwarded jokes among the Filipinos. Out of these growing number of avid texters, 5.5 million of them use their cellular phones as virtual wallets, making it a leader among developing nations in providing financial transactions over cellular networks. In 2007, The nation sent an average of 1 billion SMS messages per day.
Radio, television, and internet is used frequently. There are approximately 381 AM, and 628 FM stations, and 250 national, and 1,501 cable TV stations, as well as 14 million Internet users or 16% of the total population, being served by almost 100 Internet providers.
Source: Wikipedia Encyclopedia
Luzon Hotels and Resorts, Philippines Travel
Baguio Hotels and Resorts, Banaue Hotels and Resorts, Bataan Hotels and Resorts, Batangas Hotels and Resorts, Cavite Hotels and Resorts, La Union Hotels and Resorts, Laguna Hotels and Resorts, Laoag Hotels and Resorts, Makati Hotels and Lodgings, Manila Hotels and Accommodations, Mindoro Hotels and Resorts, Ortigas Hotels and Resorts, Ilocos Hotels and Resorts (Pagudpod), Palawan Hotels and Resorts, Pampanga Hotels and Resorts, Pangasinan Hotels and Resorts, Puerto Galera Hotels and Resorts, Quezon City Hotels and Lodgings, Subic Hotels and Resorts, Tagaytay Hotels and Resorts, Tarlac Hotels and Resorts
Visayas Hotels and Resorts, Philippines Travel
Bacolod Hotels and Resorts, Bohol Hotels and Resorts, Boracay Hotels and Resorts, Cebu Hotels and Resorts, Guimaras Hotels and Resorts, Iloilo Hotels and Resorts, Leyte Hotels and Resorts, Negros Hotels and Resorts
Mindanao Hotels and Resorts, Philippines Travel
Cagayan de Oro Hotels and Resorts, Davao Hotels and Resorts, Zamboanga Hotels and Resorts
Never go on trips with anyone you do not love. Ernest Hemingway
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