Philippines

  • 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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  • Philippines show positive growth in tourism

    Published on : Thursday, November 9, 2017

    By 2022, Philippines aim to attract over 10 10m visitors. To quote Maricon B. Ebron, deputy chief operating officer at Tourism Promotions Board, “we are sticking with the same message regarding tourism, even with the change of administration – It’s …

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  • Philippines sees the 25% boom in business travellers from India

    Published on : Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    The tourism opportunity in Philippines is rising higher and there is a jump in the arrival of the Indian business tourists to Philippines,coming up as the major business meeting destination for Indian business travellers.     The number of leisure …

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  • Online travel agencies emerging into the future of Philippine tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    While demand for travel rises in the Philippines online travel agencies including Expedia and Traveloka are steadily becoming the smartest booking platform for several technology-savvy tourists.   They are quite easy-to-use and provide competitive pricing particularly for budget travellers.   …

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  • The first seven months of 2017 brings 3.93 million foreign tourists for the Philippines

    Published on : Monday, October 9, 2017

    For the Philippines, the first seven months of 2017 brought foreign tourists record to some 3.93 million, which is an increase of 11.02 percent from the same period in 2016.   Visitor receipts from January to July 2017 hit some …

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  • Cambodia eyes on tuk tuk or remork tourism

    Published on : Monday, September 25, 2017

    The populous cities of Cambodia are looking to promote tuk tuk tourism.     There are many  small billboards of “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” which will be mounted on the back of the ubiquitous tuk-tuk or remork in …

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  • Philippines and China to have more direct air routes in few months

    Published on : Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    The Philippines and Chinese tour operators along with the investors are on discussions to initiate greater number of direct chartered flights from China to Philippine provinces in an attempt to attract higher number of Chinese tourists, as confirmed by the …

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  • The Philippines to launch eco-tourism shell inspired resorts in the coming days

    Published on : Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    The new proposed eco-tourism resort in Philippines got the spectacular design layout from the Vincent Callebaut Architectures lately. The firm has made extensive implementation of cradle-to-cradle and other sustainable design principles. Also, we get to see a series of spiraled …

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  • Series of trainings to be organized for tourism stakeholders by DOT

    Published on : Thursday, September 14, 2017

    A series of trainings for tourism stakeholders are being organized for better serving the public. The Department of Tourism (DOT) the Philippines is launching the tourism industry skills program for empowering the tourism sector to provide customer satisfaction, meeting service …

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  • China eager to build multi-billion dollar theme park in Philippines

    Published on : Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Landing International Development, a leading developer of China is going to create a multi-billion dollar theme park in the Philippines, transforming Metro Manila’s hub into a sophisticated Leisure and Theme Park Integrated Resort.   The chairman and executive director of …

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  • Mindanao to welcome its biggest hotel via DoubleDragon

    Published on : Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    Mindanao is well on its way to receive its largest hotel thanks to DoubleDragon Properties Corporation that is a unit of property developer.   The hotel would be equipped with 519 rooms and would also possess shopping and convention facilities …

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  • Philippine hotel industry thrives despite tourism challenges

    Published on : Monday, August 21, 2017

    The hotel industry of Philippines continues to prosper despite the presence of tourism challenges in various parts of the country posing perils to many properties outside Luzon.   Elizabeth Georgia, general manager, Summit Hotels and Resorts representing the hospitality unit …

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  • 6.6 magnitude quake jolts Luzon Island, Philippines

    Published on : Friday, August 11, 2017

    An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck the northern island of Luzon that is located in Philippines on Friday.   The effects of the quake were felt in the capital of Manila in Philippines. It violently shook the buildings …

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  • PHL moves up in world tourist-arrivals ranking

    Published on : Friday, July 28, 2017

    In the latest World Tourism Barometer, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) showed that Philippines moved up in global ranking in terms of the number of international tourists it received that year. Despite missing its arrivals target in 2016, …

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  • Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) of the Philippines targeting tourists from four continents

    Published on : Sunday, July 23, 2017

    The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) of the Philippines is targeting foreign tourists from four continents throughout the world.   The Chief Operating Officer of TPB said massive preparations had begun for the arrival of some 250 travel agents from North …

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  • Best Western Hotels & Resorts arrives in the Philippines’ culinary capital

    Published on : Friday, July 21, 2017

    Best Western Hotels & Resorts has continued to expand its presence across the Philippines, bringing its modern, international hotels to new and exciting destinations.     The latest addition to the company’s growing portfolio is the Best Western Bendix Hotel, …

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  • Amadeus launches new marketplace for destination content

    Published on : Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    With a myriad of adventures and experiences awaiting travellers, the tours and activities market is booming. Travel activities account for 9% of global travel revenue and this segment is growing faster than the total travel market.   However, no longer …

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