• 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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  • Philippines welcomed more Indian tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, January 7, 2015

    Philippines welcomed more Indian tourists. It saw an increase of 15 per cent in Indian tourist arrivals in from January through October The Indian market sojourns to be one of the important contributors and shows strong sign of increase in …

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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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  • Sixteen die as Super Typhoon Rammasun hits South China

    Published on : Monday, July 21, 2014

    Sixteen people have been killed in the strongest typhoon that hit South China after four decades. The typhoon is the same that tore through the Philippines affecting thousands. Super Typhoon Rammasun affected dozens of south coastal cities in the Guangdong …

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  • Seven more countries granted visa-free privilege by Philippines

    Published on : Friday, April 18, 2014

    The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), announced that nationals of Belize, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan will enjoy visa-free privileges to enter the Philippines for a period of 30 days effective today (Tuesday). The DFA said in a …

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  • Seven more countries granted visa-free privilege by Philippines

    Published on : Thursday, April 17, 2014

    The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), announced that nationals of Belize, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan will enjoy visa-free privileges to enter the Philippines for a period of 30 days effective today (Tuesday).   The DFA said in …

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  • ‘Life Changing Travel Story’ Contest launched by Wego

    Published on : Monday, February 17, 2014

    Wego, the leading travel metasearch site in the Asia Pacific and Middle East, in conjunction with Cebu Pacific Air, Tourism Promotions Board and Choose Philippines, will put the Philippines in the spotlight with the launch of a national blogging campaign …

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  • Cathay Pacific Group contributed more than HK$6 million at Philippines typhoon relief

    Published on : Saturday, January 18, 2014

    The Cathay Pacific Group announced that the value of its contribution to help victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines in November, has topped HK$6 million. Soon after the storm, the Group launched an inflight appeal together with …

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  • Philippines tourism gallops ahead despite natural setbacks

    Published on : Monday, January 13, 2014

    In spite of all the natural calamites hitting the archipelago the Philippine tourism sector continues to move forward, as more local and foreign tourists explore the country’s top attractions that are written about in prestigious travel magazines, talked about in …

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  • Philippines working hard to revive its tourism industry

    Published on : Monday, January 6, 2014

    Philippines have suffered huge losses in tourism after the earthquake last year. Tourism happens to be a major industry for the Philippines and it is doing its best to get back in the industry by recovering for the damage that …

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  • More than 150 people injured due to fireworks in Philippines

    Published on : Saturday, December 28, 2013

    One cannot imagine New Year celebrations without dazzling fireworks. But, things turned disastrous in Philippines as more than 150 people were reported injured by fireworks as they prepared to welcome the New Year. According to reports, a 14-year-old-boy lost his …

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  • Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island is implementing sustainable strategies for typhoon hit Philippines

    Published on : Wednesday, December 18, 2013

    LOS ANGELES, California – Green Globe Certification welcomes its first member in the Philippines, the Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu. This world-class beachfront resort identifies and promotes sustainable strategies, and has demonstrated corporate social responsibility for the past few years. …

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