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The Islands Group, in its vision to showcase the best that the Philippines has to offer, just launched the maiden issue of its free quarterly publication, Islands Magazine…

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Islands Group opens value hotel chain

For a company that focuses on serving the traveler’s needs in the Philippines, the Islands Group’s latest venture into hospitality seems like a natural direction. It’s most recent addition to its ever-growing travel-focused portfolio is Islands Stay Hotels, the first of its kind in its niche.

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Islands Group ventures into Island Banca Cruises

The increasing demand for island-hopping and other sea-based activities in Cebu prompted entrepreneur Jay P. Aldeguer to open a new company dubbed the Islands Banca Cruises, Corporation, to provide decent transportation facilities in bringing visitors to different islands in Cebu and neighboring provinces. read more


Aldeguer: Philippines as the “Heart of Asia”

CEBU, Philippines – While the Philippines still has to determine its identity in the global tourism sector, it should meanwhile settle on something that the Filipinos are widely known for which is the art of service, warmth, and friendliness to put the Philippines as the “heart” of Asia.

These suggestions were made by tourism capitalist and advocate Jay P. Aldeguer as the government still has to spot the proper adjective of the country’s tourism edge, as part of branding for the international market. read more

P70M expansion eyed

The Islands Group of Companies has announced it will spend P50 to 70 million for 2011 to upgrade its product offerings and services to the growing tourism market.

Islands Group chief executive officer Jay Aldeguer said the capital expenditure (capex) budget is meant for the acquisition of more bancas for the company’s Islands Banca Cruises, construction of Phase II of the Talima Adventure Park in Mactan, additional Island Souvenir stores and the company’s new venture that will be announced early next year. read more



“The challenge now is on how to evolve the campaign,” he said.

Island Souvenirs has about 98 outlets nationwide, which are mostly company-owned.

Aldeguer said that the company considers putting up stand-alone concept stores if the campaign’s momentum is sustained. read more


Cebu consortium leads zero waste campaign

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – Environment protection being a main thrust of its foundation, Cebu-based The Islands Group recently led coastal and underwater clean-up dubbed “Zero Waste in Seas” on the shores of Barangay Mactan in this city. read more