Cebu Pacific Air, the budget airline unit of the Gokongwei group, has edged out the Philippine Airlines (PAL) as the largest domestic carrier in the country as of August 2006, following the arrival of its new Airbus 319s and 320s under its refleeting program.
A study on the vacation habits of rich Asians shows that pristine beaches and upscale hotels top the list for family vacations, and the Philippines may just be in a position to grab this opportunity, according to a report by Philippine Star.
More hotels are expected to open in the Philippines in 2009 that would add over 3,000 rooms in the accommodation sector. In the first quarter of the year alone, a total of 1,231 additional rooms were opened. With an aggregate cost of P8.016 billion, these new investments directly employed 1,286 people.
The opening of the P3.18-billion Imperial Palace Water Park, Resort and Spa in Cebu increased the room supply in the province by 4 percent to 14,792.
With 616 rooms, Imperial Palace Water Park, Resort and Spa provided employment to 780 workers.
Visitor arrivals in major destinations in the Philippines rose 5.37 percent year-on-year to 3.65 million in the first five months of 2010, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT), citing data from regional offices and local tourism offices.
Japan’s leading carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) had its inaugural flight from Narita to Manila on 27th February 2011. Among its passengers were senior officials of the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA).
Boracay, Cebu to open new hotel rooms. Luxury destinations Boracay, Cebu and Palawan are adding thousands of new hotel rooms this year, according to a report by Manila Standard Today.
Real estate advisory firm CBRE Philippines said the 27 upcoming hotels in Boracay alone would add 2,655 hotel rooms. It said with the rise of Aqua Boracay, the last single big development project on the resort island, only 168.5 hectares of disposable and alienable land were left for future developments.