• Tourism takes an upward surge in Philippines

    Published on : Friday, March 4, 2016

    With its 7,000-plus islands, tourism is a natural focus for the Philippines and will help diversify an economy that is built on agriculture. Already, there are positive signs that the tourism sector is playing an increasingly important role in support …

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  • International Flower Festival to bring visitors to Tomohon this August

    Published on : Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Seven countries namely the Philippines, India, New Zealand, the United States, France, Poland and Indonesia are confirmed to take part in the International Flower Festival that is scheduled to take place in the Flower City of Tomohon on the slopes …

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  • Cebu needs to upgrade its tourism strategy to attract tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Philippines is facing tough competition from the global tourism sector and from the Asean tourism market of 10 member economies. The top Asean countries like Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia have always given Cebu a tough contest but now countries like …

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  • Culion Island stigma as Leper Island prevents tourist visitation

    Published on : Tuesday, May 19, 2015

    Culion Island in the Philippines is a beautiful speck of white sand encircled by the azure sea but despite its unbeatable natural beauty, it has become extremely difficult to sell the island to tourists for the local tour operators. The …

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  • Philippines emerges as strong middle class tourism destination

    Published on : Friday, May 8, 2015

    Philippines has received some great impetus in the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Tourism Competitiveness 2015 where it has been appreciated for it improved price which has helped it to develop into a growing middle class destination.   In the …

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  • ASEAN countries uniting for the beauty of cruising in Southeast Asia

    Published on : Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    For the first time, four ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries came together at the annual Cruise Shipping Miami (CSM) event to raise awareness of the region to industry stakeholders.     Under a unified ASEAN umbrella at this …

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  • Korean Air set to support Typhoon-struck Philippines

    Published on : Tuesday, April 14, 2015

    As part of the long-term Home Building Program, Korean Air is partnering again with Habitat for Humanity Philippines (HFHP) to build shelters and offer immediate assistance for local communities in northern Cebu Province who are victims of Typhoon Hagupit, occurred …

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  • Philippine tourism launches campaign in Saudi to attract visitors

    Published on : Wednesday, January 14, 2015

    The Embassy of the Philippines informs the Filipino community in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the launching of the Visit Philippines 2015 campaign by the Department of Tourism. The campaign was launched by the Tourism Secretary, Ramon R. Jimenez, …

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  • Flight cancellations by Cebu Pacific disturbs holiday travel in Philippines

    Published on : Saturday, December 27, 2014

    The numerous flight cancellations by Cebu Pacific Air during the peak holiday season affected a lot of passengers this year. Major government aviation bodies are set to convene on Monday, December 29 to presume the possible liability of the low-cost …

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  • Meetings are more fun in the Philippines

    Published on : Thursday, October 9, 2014

    The Department of Tourism Philippines recently organized PHILINDEX – Philippine India Exchange, 2014 in Manila from 22-28 September. PHILINDEX is a B2B event where Indian buyers and sellers from Philippines came together for a focused exchange of business.   The …

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