Philippines

  • The Leyte province in Philippines keeps the ‘I shall return’ tourism slogan

    Published on : Thursday, April 12, 2018

    The Leyte province in Philippines has no need to introduce a new tourism slogan, as the celebrated words of Gen. Douglas McArthur’s goes like “I shall return” is still the best tagline in endorsing Leyte to tourists, as per the …

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  • Airline companies can promote Palawan as tourism hot spot as Boracy closed for tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    The province of Palawan in Philippines can be the next tourism destination as Boracay is closed for six months.     The government and commercial airlines are taking an opportunity to promote Palawan as the island tourism destination.   The …

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  • Philippines’ popular beach destination Boracay Island may reopen in four months

    Published on : Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    The government of Philippines is looking to shorten the closure period of Boracay, which is the popular tourism destination attracted more than 2 million tourists in last year.     According to the Tourism Minister of Philippines, the government may …

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  • Cordillera’s tourism industry gets a major impetus

    Published on : Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    Philippines senator Joseph Victor Ejercito has taken an oath to support and endorse Cordillera’s tourism industry, which he considers as an importnat centerpiece of development in the region. Ejercito was the guest of honor at the Lang-ay Festival in Bontoc, …

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  • Cruise tourism declines as Boracay closes for 6 months

    Published on : Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    Adding to the list of challenges in the Asian market, the Philippines has closed the popular tourist island Boracay to all visitors, including cruise ships, citing significant environmental concerns.       The spokesperson Harry Roque said the destination would …

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  • Boracay Island closes for six months after becoming ‘cesspool’

    Published on : Thursday, April 5, 2018

    One of the most popular tourism attractions in Philippines, Boracay Island closed for six months for the major environmental cleaning up.     Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the closure of the country’s most famous tourist island of Boracay. …

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  • Philippines introduces tourism ad drive in New York City

    Published on : Thursday, April 5, 2018

    An advertising campaign endorsing Philippines as an important tourism destination is at its highest peak with posters of striking locations displayed on different New York City subway cars and ads on large electronic billboard in Times Square.   The subway …

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  • Pampanga launches new tourism campaign for faith tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    Pampanga, a new province in the Central Luzon region of the Philippines launches a new tourism campaign ‘Visita Iglesia’ to push faith tourism.     Pampanga—Teeming is combined with the old churches and religious traditions and practices.     This …

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  • Airlines agreed to waive the air fees as Boracay is closing

    Published on : Friday, March 23, 2018

    As Boracay Island in Philippines is closing for environment cleaning Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo said that the airlines have agreed to waive re-booking and cancellation fees for flights.     Wanda Teo said she told airline officials that closure was …

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  • Casino Resort to be open in central Philippine island

    Published on : Monday, March 19, 2018

    Despite government of Philippines’ plan to shut down its islands to clean up the environment, there is a plan for construction of casino resort on the central Philippine island.     The Macau-based casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd announced …

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  • Manila hotel fire kills 5, more than 300 guests evacuated

    Published on : Monday, March 19, 2018

    Around 300 guests and more than 70 Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp employees were evacuated after the fire engulfed a hotel and casino belongs from Acesite Hotel in the Philippine capital, Manila.     The Philippine firefighters said that the …

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  • Tourism in the Philippines receives a momentum

    Published on : Monday, March 12, 2018

    Tourism these days is getting much-needed attention from the government and the private sector. This is definitely good news as far as expanding the economy and generating jobs are concerned.   In 2016, tourists spent about $6 billion while in …

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  • Philippines registers record high in tourist arrivals for January ’18

    Published on : Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    THE continued flow of South Koreans and an increase in Chinese tourists drove the visitor arrivals in the Philippines to a record of 732,506 in January 2018, up almost 16 per cent from January 2017.   Data released by the …

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  • 6.62 million tourists visited Philippines last year, 11 percent growth

    Published on : Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    Tourist arrival in Philippines was 11 percent up in 2017 with 6.62 million tourists visiting in 2017 as per the Harry Roque, Philippine presidential spokesman during a news conference at the Malacanang presidential palace.   He said that it was …

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  • The Philippines national forum to be held in March in Boracay Island

    Published on : Monday, February 5, 2018

    In order to support sustainable destination development and management in the Philippines, the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) along with the Society for Sustainable Tourism & Development Inc. (SSTDI) and LEADimpact Asia, are set to deliver the Philippines, National Forum …

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  • The Philippines sees unprecedented tourism growth last year

    Published on : Saturday, February 3, 2018

    Last year, more than 6.6 million foreign tourists visited the Philippines, marking a growth not seen before in the country’s tourism industry and surpassing the official target of 6.5 million tourist arrivals.   The Philippines Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo said …

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  • China is the second largest tourist market for Philippines

    Published on : Thursday, February 1, 2018

    China        The Philippines’ Department of Tourism said that China is now the second largest tourist source for Philippines.     According to the Philippines Tourism Board, the Southeast Asian country received a total number of 968,000 Chinese …

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  • Philippines rewards Filipinos who invite foreign tourists

    Published on : Thursday, February 1, 2018

    Philippines government to boost the tourism and its related business in the country is rewarding Filipinos to invite the foreigners to visit the country.     The friendlier ties with China also help boost tourism in a country that lags …

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  • Volcanic eruption in Philippines forces mass evacuation

    Published on : Thursday, January 25, 2018

    More than 74,000 people have been evacuated as volcano erupts in the Philippines, which caused the officials to brace for a humanitarian emergency.     Mount Mayon , one of the active volcanic mountains in the islands of Philippines, which …

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  • Philippines observe 19% rise in Indian arrivals

    Published on : Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    The Philippines had recorded a growth of about 19% in tourist arrivals from India between January and November 2017.   The Department of Tourism (DOT), Philippines has confirmed that as many as 99,088 visitors had arrived here from India till …

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