Philippines

  • The Philippines DOT chief addresses in WTF Istanbul

    Published on : Monday, February 20, 2017

    At the recently concluded World Tourism Forum (WTF) Ministerial Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, the message of Filipino Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon T. Teo to other governments issuing travel advisories was ‘Be Fair’. The Department of Tourism (DOT) said that Teo …

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  • Philippine tourists to Taiwan rose by 24% in 2016

    Published on : Friday, February 17, 2017

    The number of tourists from Philippines in Taiwan had reached to more than 170,000 in 2016 that marks a 24% annual increase that resulted from the relaxed visa procedures and also the ‘New South Bound policy’.   As per the …

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  • Philippines emphasises on importance of joint ASEAN tourism campaign

    Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    The Philippine Department of Tourism has shown keen interest on continuous efforts of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to promote the region as a single and unified travel destination.   “Pursuant to the ASEAN Tourism Strategic Plan (ATSP), …

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  • Tourism workshop to place Davao as a MICE destination

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    Around 100 professionals of the MICE industry belonging to public and private sectors are expected to be a part of an active tourism capacity building workshop. The workshop would be aimed at branding Davao City, located in Philippines as a …

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  • Star Cruises announced debut of triple homeport deployment

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    Star Cruises, Asia Pacific’s leading cruise line, announced the debut triple homeport deployment of flagship SuperStar Virgo in Hong Kong, Manila and Kaohsiung with the launch of the “Jewels of the South China Sea”, an unprecedented itinerary that marks a …

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  • Bomb blast in Philippines kills 10, injures 20

    Published on : Thursday, December 29, 2016

    On Wednesday night, a severe bomb blast in the region of central Philippines killed 10 people and injured 20 others, as revealed by the president of Philippines on Thursday.   Military authorities in the region said that the bomb was …

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  • Typhoon Nock-ten hits Central Philippines, no casualties reported

    Published on : Tuesday, December 27, 2016

    A typhoon, accompanied with strong winds and heavy rains lashed Central Philippines late on Sunday, cutting off power at several places though there were no immediate reports of casualties, weather officials and radio reports said.   Typhoon Nock-ten recorded maximum …

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  • Typhoon Nina to make landfall in Philippines after 6pm

    Published on : Sunday, December 25, 2016

    Typhoon Nina (international name: Nock-ten) is reportedly maintaining its strength and expected to make landfall over Catanduanes on Sunday evening.   In a social media post Sunday afternoon, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the expected …

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  • Typhoon Nock-Ten to hit Philippines on Christmas Day

    Published on : Saturday, December 24, 2016

    When the entire world is preparing to celebrate Christmas Day, people in Philippines are bracing for dear life as the forecasters warned that Typhoon Nock-Ten would strengthen into category four before hitting the country on 25th December, Sunday. The officials have warned …

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  • Several agreements signed between Cambodia and the Philippines

    Published on : Friday, December 16, 2016

    On Wednesday, several cooperation agreements were signed between Cambodia and the Philippines during the visit of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to Cambodia. These agreements were on tourism, sports exchanges and combating transnational crime.   The memoranda of the agreements were …

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  • Ati-Atihan Festival 2017 in PHILIPPINES

    Published on : Wednesday, December 14, 2016

    Ati-Atihan is the country’s most spectacular festival for lovers of Mardi gras. This event’s history can be traced back to early Borneo settlers.   Mardi gras typically refers to the series of feasts that kick off after the Epiphany, and …

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  • Visa-on-arrival for mainland Chinese visitors to the Philippines

    Published on : Tuesday, December 13, 2016

    Many residents of the Philippines along with business tycoons are proposing that the government needs to adopt a “visa-on-arrival” (VOA) rule for mainland Chinese visitors instead of securing a visa from their place of origin. The visa could be processed …

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  • The Philippines administration asked to upgrade tourism infrastructure

    Published on : Monday, November 28, 2016

    In the Philippines, the Duterte administration is being asked to upgrade the infrastructure facilities for attracting big spenders in tourism market. Samie Lim, vice president at the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) said, “We need to upgrade our …

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  • Philippines to boost tourism with cafes and cruises

    Published on : Saturday, November 19, 2016

    As of 2015, the Philippines attracted 5.36 million foreign tourists. The country earned some P227.62 billion in revenues, which was an increase of 6% from 2014. The Vice President for tourism and retailing of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and …

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  • China lifts its travel ban on Philippines

    Published on : Friday, October 21, 2016

    China has recently lifted its travel ban that advised its citizens from travelling to the country of Philippines with an aim to improve the bilateral ties between the two nations.   Liu Zhien Min, vice foreign minister of China said …

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  • Hundreds of flights cancelled as Hong Kong braces for typhoon

    Published on : Friday, October 21, 2016

    Hong Kong remained on high alert on Friday morning as Typhoon Haima edged closer, with the city’s weather Observatory issuing a Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal Number 8.   The warning calls for tropical storm winds of 63 to 117 kph …

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  • Philippines, China to sign an agreement to boost tourism

    Published on : Thursday, October 20, 2016

    China and Philippines are soon going to sign an agreement that would enable the south-east Asian nation Philippines to draw in an increased number of tourists from the biggest economy of Asia that is China.   These two nations would …

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  • Tourism takes hit as super typhoon Haima wrecks Philippines

    Published on : Thursday, October 20, 2016

    Philippines has been hit by one of the most powerful typhoons ‘Haima’ on Wednesday, 19th October. Philippines’ northern province of Cagayan has been hit by the super typhoon late at night, which has flattened houses, uprooted trees and ripped off roofs. …

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  • New Zealand receives record amount of Filipino tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    During the first six months of 2016 till August, there have been a record number of tourists who have been travelling to New Zealand from Philippines, as per the version of the tourism department of New Zealand.     Tourism …

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  • Typhoon Sarika strikes Philippines, kills two

    Published on : Monday, October 17, 2016

    Typhoon Sarika struck the northeastern Philippines early on Sunday killing at least two people and displacing about 15,000 people. Many villages were isolated and flooded as a result of the typhoon that knocked out power supply as well as trees. …

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