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The government has inaugurated the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) Terminal 1 expansion project that increased the passenger capacity of the terminal for the added convenience of travelers using Clark as gateway, according to a report by BusinessMirror.
The number of tourists in Boracay rose 12.15 percent year-on-year in the first five months of 2010. Foreign visitors staying at hotels and resorts on the world-famous resort island grew faster at 26 percent, compared to the 6 percent increase among domestic tourists.
Taiwanese and Chinese tourists in Boracay continued to expand with the increase in charter flight operations between Taipei and Kaohsiung in Taiwan and Shanghai to Kalibo.
Arrivals in Cebu went up by 4.34 percent year-on-year to 734,531 in the January-May period, providing impetus for greater public and private sector investments in infrastructure and tourism-related facilities. Visitors in Cebu accounted for a 20 percent share of the total tourist volume in major destinations in the Philippines.
Tree Top Adventure Philippines (TTA), the Subic-based company that operates canopy ride, Superman ride, Silver Surfer and Interactive Free Fall will be offering Camp John Hay tourists in Baguio City the same thrills by October 2010.
This time, Tree Top’s rides would allow tourists to accelerate above the pine trees and touch the crows, and then to plunge suddenly from a height of 120 feet. “Only some of the rides would be longer and more exciting and the views more dramatic and breathtaking,” said Mr. Mario Montejo, CEO of Tree Top Adventure.
Filipinos are encouraged to vote for the Philippines' Puerto Princesa Underground River as one of the world’s Seven New Wonders of Nature, according to Manila Bulletin. The Subterranean River Natural Park, also known as the Underground River, is the only Philippine entry that qualified for the global search. From over 440 participating locations in 220 countries, the Underground River was chosen as one of the 28 finalists for the final voting to determine the Seven New Wonders of Nature that will be announced on 11th November 2011.
Authorities have warned resort operators against bringing tourists to Pulo Island, near the crater of the restive Taal volcano in Batangas province.
The Philippine Coast Guard issued the warning after Alert level 2 was hoisted over Taal volcano, which means that it is experiencing magmatic intrusion that may lead to an eruption.
Despite earlier warnings from government volcanologists, foreign tourists were still coming to the island, often hiring horses to ride up to the volcano’s crater, local Coast Guard personnel said. Mostly South Koreans and some Japanese were visiting the restive volcano, they added.
Cebu was cited as the “Best Honeymoon Destination” during the World Trade Fair 2010 in Shanghai, China, according to a report by BusinessMirror. Tourism Secretary Ace Durano welcomed the award which was given by the Shanghai Tourism Municipal Administration, VNU Exhibitions Asia and Shanghai International Conference Management Organisation.
Visitor arrivals in Boracay Island rose 16.2 percent year-on-year in the first four months of 2010, as the resort island in Aklan continued to attract attention from foreign visitors. The Western Visayas office of the Department of Tourism (DoT) said tourist arrivals reached 291,443 as of April 2010, generating about PhP5.3 billion in tourism revenues.
Camarines Sur province in Bicol region has transformed from a bucolic and largely agricultural province into a prime tourism and investment destination over the past six years.
The province, which placed 39th in terms of revenue with only PhP655 million in 2004, is now the 10th richest province in the Philippines after doubling its 2004 revenue. This was credited to the entrepreneurial skills of Governor Lray Villafuerte who developed the CamSur Watersports Complex (CWC), which is now a world famous water sports destination.
About 804 new hotel and resort rooms opened in Cebu in 2009.These rooms included those of the PhP3.18 billion Imperial Palace Water Park, Resort and Spa (567 rooms), Citi Park Hotel (105 rooms), Alpa City Suites (84 rooms), Oftana Suites (24 rooms), and Grand Terra Suite (24 rooms).