Month: March 2016

AAA revamps restaurant ratings to focus more on food

AAA has revamped its diamond rating guidelines for restaurants to reflect a growing consumer focus on food preparation and ingredients. It’s the first time the travel club has made a change to the ratings since 2009. AAA, which has approved and rated about...

Hotel star ratings on hold

Philippine Hotel Owners Association president Arthur Lopez sent us a copy of Tourism Undersecretary Maria Victoria Jasmin’s letter to the association that the current National Accommodation Standards and the star rating for tourism establishments have been put on...

DOT’s star rating program finally put on hold!

It’s Holy Thursday and I usually do my traditional Holy Week message. But due to certain happenings this week… these issues can’t wait so I will just write a short Lenten message towards the end of this column and discuss two important things, first about the...