Philippines

  • 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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  • The Philippines receives a record of 6.8 million tourists last year

    Published on : Friday, January 12, 2018

    Exceeding expectations and going past political noise on the war on drugs and terrorism in Mindanao, tourist arrivals in the Philippines reached a record 6.8 million last year, surpassing the government’s target of 6.5 million, according to the Department of …

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  • Philippines has medical tourism boost through mobile technology

    Published on : Tuesday, January 9, 2018

    To boost the local tourism in Philippines, the Smart Communications Inc. developed mobile solutions which are now marking an ear mark in the tourism business of the country.     Smart Communications unveiled early this year the latest version of …

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  • The Philippines need to focus on high-spending tourists than number of arrivals

    Published on : Wednesday, December 27, 2017

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) of the Philippines should focus on attracting higher spending tourists rather than placing importance on the number of arrivals in 2018.   “The tourism sector should start putting more emphasis on the spending of tourists …

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  • New cruise route from south China to Vietnam will trigger the Asian tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, December 26, 2017

    Here is another great step to boost the tourism in South Asia as a cruise route opens from South China’s Haikou City, capital of Hainan Province to Ha Long Bay, Vietnam in Monday.     The cruise ship from the …

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  • Philippines Tourism Department needs to see more on business and luxury tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, December 26, 2017

    The Philippines Tourism Department is focusing on attracting business and luxury tourists rather than emphasizing the number of tourist’s arrival in the year 2018.     John Paolo Rivera, associate director for the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Dr. Andrew …

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  • Philippine travel experts want DOT to focus on high-spending tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, December 26, 2017

    According to an industry expert, the Department of Tourism (DOT) of Philippines must start focusing on the higher spending tourists rather emphasizing on the figures of tourist arrival in the next year.     John Paolo Rivera, associate director for …

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  • Galaxy Entertainment planning to develop new resort in Philippines to boost casino tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd is planning to develop a resort in the Philippines Island as casino operators seek out new markets for the tourism and the business growth.     Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd’s billionaire Deputy Chairman Francis Lui met …

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  • Jannie Loudette Alipo crowned as Miss Tourism International 2017

    Published on : Thursday, December 7, 2017

    Jannie Loudette Alipo-on was crowned as the new Miss Tourism International 2017 at the pageant held in Malaysia, midnight of Thursday, December 7.     She bested 49 other candidates in the global pageant.     The rest of the …

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