Category: News

Seair new planes

Southeast Asian Airlines (Seair) is boosting its operations in the growing markets of Batanes, Boracay, and Romblon by adding three 32-seater Dornier 328s to its fleet beginning August 2010, according to a report by Philippine Star.  Featuring the latest German technology, the Dornier 328 is the fastest and most advanced jet-prop in the region.

PAL flights

Philippine Airlines (PAL) expects its passenger volume to grow by more than a tenth this year as it aims for uninterrupted operations. “We are looking at 10 to 12 percent growth. The load factor of the flights is expected to improve," said PAL president Jaime B. Bautista.

Mr. Bautista refused to comment on ongoing talks between San Miguel Corp. and PAL majority shareholder Lucio Tan for a takeover deal.

PAL Holdings Inc., operator of PAL, posted PhP3.628 billion in nine-month losses, a reversal from PhP3.236 billion total comprehensive income recorded a year ago.

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New Holiday Inn opens in Makati

Holiday Inn & Suites Makati (HISM) targets business executives as its clients, according to a report by Philippine Star.

“International business travellers make up the bulk of Holiday Inn & Suites Makati’s pre-opening sales,” said Ms. Maricor Aquino, director of sales and marketing of Holiday Inn & Suites Makati. She said 90 percent of the reservations were done via the hotel’s online portal.

Trapeze school in Fort Bonifacio

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...

Hilton and Sheraton in Manila

Integrated resort and gaming developer Travellers International Hotel Group expects to open two new luxury hotels—355-room Hilton and 390-room Sheraton—at Resorts World Manila (RWM) in Newport City by the fourth quarter of 2017.  ...

Fast Rising Tourist Spots in the Philippines

A study by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has included the Philippines as among the 10 destinations where tourism saw big leaps in 2012.

Experts say there’s plenty to extol about the Southeast Asian island nation: “The people are friendly, the food is great — it’s one of those places that hasn’t been overrun with tourists,” the report said.

5.7 Million Tourists Target in 2014

Tourism Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez Jr. believes the Philippines can attract 5.7 million visitors in 2014. Revenues from domestic tourism are also expected to hit PhP1.4 trillion in 2014, higher by PhP110.6 billion compared...

International Airlines Transfer to NAIA Terminal 3

Several foreign airlines were asked to transfer their operations to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 (NAIA3) as early as April 2014, while Terminal 1 undergoes a facelift, "We told them that we...

How Many Foreign Tourists Visited the Philippines as of February 2014

International visitor arrivals increased 3.5 percent year-on-year in the first two months of 2014, according to the Department of Tourism (DoT).  The Philippines welcomed 884,014 visitors in January and February this year, up from 854,187 arrivals recorded a year ago.  The month of January supplied 461,383 visitors which was 5.8 percent higher than a year ago while the month of February provided 422,631 visitors for a growth of 1.1 percent.

Philippines, Russia ink Tourism Agreement

Tourism Secretary Ace Durano met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Strzhalkovsky after the official signing of the mutual accord in Moscow, Russia that will provide for the strengthening of tourism cooperation between the two countries.