• 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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  • 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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