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Palawan is world's best island

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CN Traveler Magazine named Palawan in the Philippines as the world’s top island.  About an hour’s flight from Manila, Palawan’s virtue lies in the fact that it remains largely uncolonised by international hotel chains and developments -- and consequently heaving throngs of fellow tourists.
 

Japan Eases Visa for Filipinos

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Japan has started to relax its visa requirements for Filipinos.
 
The changes to visa requirements, which will also apply to Indonesia and Vietnam, were announced at a meeting for the promotion of Japan as a tourism-oriented country.
 

Top expat destinations

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The Philippines is one of the top 10 countries most favoured by expats.
 
The Philippines ranked 8th of 61 countries evaluated based on the 2014 survey report of Expat Insider, run by InterNations, which is the first international online community for people who live and work abroad. The new report is based on insights drawn from 14,000 respondent-expats scattered across 160 countries.
 

Philippines wins tourism award

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The Philippines was awarded the Destination of the Year at the 25th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2014, just a few months before the Department of Tourism (DOT) sets about raising the country’s international profile with its Visit the Philippines Year 2015 campaign.
 

Visitor arrivals rise 6.3 percent

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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.

Why El Nido is Considered a Paradise

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El Nido paradise 1El 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.

Aruga Serviced Apartments

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Property developer Rockwell Land Inc. will open The Aruga Serviced Apartments at Edades Tower and Garden Villas in July 2014.
 
The Aruga Serviced Apartments at Edades will be the first of Rockwell's several ventures into hotel and leisure.
 
Aruga, which means "nurture" in Filipino, has three locations for hotels, resorts and serviced apartments, set for launch over the next five years.

New Mandarin hotel in Makati City

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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.

Biggest resorts in the Philippines

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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.
 

Trapeze school in Fort Bonifacio

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Flying Trapeze Philippines is scheduled to open at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City in July 2014.
 
The trapeze school is located on 34th Street corner 9th Avenue and is the considered the first and only flying trapeze school in the country.