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International visitor arrivals in the Philippines August 2014 rose at its fastest pace this year, helped by the government’s intensified marketing campaign and the continued development of tourism infrastructure projects nationwide.
Data from the Department of Tourism (DOT) show that foreign visitor arrivals climbed 6.3 percent in August, with Korean nationals still leading the pack. For the first eight months of 2014, the number of tourists reached nearly 3.27 million, up by just 2.7 percent from the same period last year.
El Nido, a town in Palawan which consists of marble islands and islets surrounded by a magnificent body of waters, is an enchanting paradise, at least to those who can afford to stay at its luxury resorts.
Visitors at Pangalusian Island Resort, one of the four El Nido resorts managed by Ayala Land's Ten Knots Development Corp., pay as much as US$1,000 for an overnight stay at a villa.
Also known as Island of the Sun, Pangulasian has breathtaking views of both sunrise and sunset at Bacuit Bay and boasts of a 750-meter stretch of flawless white sand beach.
Mandarin Oriental Manila hotel located at the corner of Paseo de Roxas and Makati Ave. in Makati City will close this year but the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group said it open a new one by 2020.
Mandarin Oriental, Manila has been recognised as one of the city’s most iconic hotels since its opening in 1976.
Mandarin Oriental said it will manage a new luxury hotel in Makati City. The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group said it signed a contract for the branding and management of the luxury hotel, which will open in 2020.
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has recently recognized the top and biggest resorts in the Philippines, based on their revenues and tax payments.
The BIR camed up with the list of the most popular resorts according to their gross sales and tax payments in 2012. It said Shangri-la Mactan Resort & Spa in Cebu topped the list with P75.06 million in taxes in 2012 on P1.9 billion in gross sales.
Vigan was nominated as one of the 28 semi finalists in the Search for the New 7 Wonder Cities of the World. Vigan in Ilocos Sur province is the only city in the Philippines that qualified in the round.
New 7 Wonders Cities is the third global vote organized by New 7 Wonders and follows the successful New 7 Wonders of the World and New 7 Wonders of Nature campaigns.
Rizal Park, or Luneta, is among the best parks in Asia, according according to a study conducted by booking website Agoda.com.
Luneta placed eighth in a list of best rated parks in Asia. The results of the survey are based on customer feedback and analysed booking information to present Asia’s highest rated parks and green spaces.
Airlines have agreed to include the international passenger service charge or terminal fees in the cost of airline tickets beginning October 2014. Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said the move would result in reduced queuing time at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport or NAIA.
MIAA said the integration of the terminal fees in airline tickets would help address the congestion problem for departing passengers at NAIA, and would free up a sizeable area as the existing terminal fee counters would be removed.