Category: News

Cebu Pacific Flies to Phuket

Cebu Pacific has launched direct flights between Manila and Phuket, Thailand, according to a report by ABS-CBN.  Phuket, Thailand's biggest island, is the airline's 21st international destination and its second in Thailand after Bangkok.

World Tourism Chief Visits the Philippines

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General Dr. Taleb Rifai arrived in the Philippines on 19th May 2014 for a series of visits to Bohol, Tacloban and Legazpi to highlight the importance of tourism in economic recovery, according to the... Read More | Share it now!

Costa Cruises make RP stops

Costa Cruises, Italy’s largest cruise group, has made the Philippines one of its stops in its Asian packages.  Tourism Secretary Ace Durano said cruise companies venturing to the Philippines open up more possibilities for tourism.  The firm’s three ships, Costa Allegra, Costa Classica and Costa Romantica, have started regular visits to Manila.

Tune Hotel opens in Manila

Hotel chain operator Tune Hotels opened its first hotel in Manila and its third in the Philippines.  Located in Central Manila, Tune Hotel Ermita offers 167 rooms comprising 117 double, 48 twin sharing and 2 wheelchair-friendly rooms.

PAL to charge for seat choice

Philippine Airlines (PAL) plans to charge passengers a fee for reserving a seat of their choice.  The airline said passengers booked in economy class can now reserve a seat located next to the aircraft’s bulkhead or along the emergency exit row, which offers wider legroom and extra space, for a fee.

Spirit of Manila flies to Taipei

Spirit of Manila Airlines, the country’s newest carrier, is now operating thrice weekly to Taipei, according to a report by Philippine Star.  Spirit of Manila, the first Philippine airline to fly to Taipei out of Clark, said its timely expansion of more direct flights would have a positive impact in the China-Taiwan market, and would provide better service to passengers from Central and Northern Luzon.

Laguindingan International Airport

A modern airport is expected to be opened in Mindanao by January 2012.  The Department of Transportation Communication (DOTC) said the Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental province near Cagayan de Oro City will serve as a gateway to the region. “We are fast-tracking the completion of the Laguindingan Airport which will serve as the new gateway to Mindanao,” DOTC Secretary Jose de Jesus was quoted as saying.  

Terminal Fees Included in Ticket Prices

Airlines have agreed to start collecting the terminal fee from passengers and include them in ticket prices, effective 1st August 2010.  This means domestic passengers will no longer have to line up at terminal fee counters before boarding. The... Read More | Share it now!