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Loan Program for Tourism MSMEs

Manila, Philippines – The Department of Tourism (DOT) disclosed on Thursday (Sept. 17) some details of the loan program for tourism MSMEs that is being finalized with the Small Business Corporation (SB Corp) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

Under the Bayanihan to Recover As One Act (Bayanihan 2), the SB Corp was allocated funding for its COVID-19 Assistance to Restart Enterprises (CARES) and was thus directed to expand its loan programs including that for tourism and “to administer loans for DOT but subject to guidelines from the DOT.” Accordingly, the DOT

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Your weekly Adventure Agenda: Explore Australia from home

We’re going out. Outback.

This week, we’re taking our lockdown daydreams all the way Down Under. Travel Australia with 360° virtual tours, an interactive scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef with everyone’s favourite nonagenarian (David Attenborough), and – to keep your spirits up – a Whitsunday Island Iced Tea.

No passport required, just passion. (And Wi-Fi). #PauseTheAdventure

Dive with David

There’s only one thing that could improve a virtual dive on the Great Barrier Reef, and that’s having Sir David as your dive buddy. Learn about life beneath the waves from the world’s greatest storyteller on this interactive journey

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Six places in Thailand that are seriously zen

There’s more to Thailand than buzzing cities, crazy-beautiful beaches and even crazier parties. Like sunrise Shavasanas with fellow yogis, broadening your mind whilst learning all about Buddhism, and finding your own slice of pristine sand with nobody else for miles.

So if you’re wanting to emerge from the other side of your Thailand escape feeling healed, rather than hungover, here are six places offering unique experiences for those who want something more mindful, than mental…

Railay

The vibe: Railay is a jaw-dropping peninsula stretching out past the popular city of Krabi, but it feels more like a remote island

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Europe’s best music festivals | STA Travel Blog

From seasoned stalwarts to circuit newcomers, Europe hosts some of the most noteworthy festivals on the planet. With Europe’s 2020 festival season sadly cancelling due the impact of COVID-19 and many tickets rolling over to 2021, next year’s festivals are fast becoming the world’s most popular waitlist.

Here are some of our festival favourites to get on your radar for future years. (Ducks to avoid being hit by paper cups for not being able to mention more of them).

Pray for raves not second waves, people!

Sziget

Where: Budapest, Hungary
When: August 2021, exact dates TBC
2021 lineup: TBC, but

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Your weekly Adventure Agenda: Explore Australia from home

We’re going out. Outback.

This week, we’re taking our lockdown daydreams all the way Down Under. Travel Australia with 360° virtual tours, an interactive scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef with everyone’s favourite nonagenarian (David Attenborough), and – to keep your spirits up – a Whitsunday Island Iced Tea.

No passport required, just passion. (And Wi-Fi). #PauseTheAdventure

Dive with David

There’s only one thing that could improve a virtual dive on the Great Barrier Reef, and that’s having Sir David as your dive buddy. Learn about life beneath the waves from the world’s greatest storyteller on this interactive journey

Read More