Category: News

More Philippine Flights to US and Europe

With local airlines cleared to expand flights to the US and Europe, the Philippines is now on the verge of a tourism boom.   After more than six years in Category 2 status, the...

Hotels occupancy rates up in January 2006

Deluxe hotels in Metro Manila have reported higher occupancy rates in January 2006. According to the Department of Tourism, the average occupancy rate of the 18 deluxe hotels in the region improved to a record high of 78.90 percent in January 2006 from 74.49 percent a year ago.

Albay to host PATA conference

Albay province has won the international bidding to host the 2015 Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in November 2015. PATA officers announced this development...

El Nido wins award for tourism

El Nido Resorts in Palawan has received an award during the recently held Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards.  The resort said it won the “Mid to Small Accommodation” category at the Wild Asia awards programme held in October 2009.  Other 2009 Responsible Tourism Award winners are the ITC Mughal in India for the “Large to Mid-Size Accommodation” category and the Sunderbans Jungle Camp also in India for the “Community-based to Homestay Operators” category.

AirAsia Philippines

AirAsia has launched its own unit in the Philippines.  AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes said the local unit will be known as AirAsia Philippines, Inc. in which AirAsia will hold 40 percent, while the rest will be held by a group led by businessman Antonio Cojuangco.

Arrivals rise 16 percent

International visitor arrivals in the Philippines hit an all-time high of 1.148 million in the first quarter of 2012, up by 16 percent from 989,501 arrivals recorded a year ago.  “During this period, visitors...

PAL Flying to New York

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has started flying the newer Boeing 777-330ER to the United States, while selling the 747-400 jets it retired following an air safety ratings upgrade by the US.   PAL’s Boeing 777...

Biggest resorts in the Philippines

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...

Manila Bay Resorts to hire 8,000 workers

The group of Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada is preparing to hire about 8,000 workers to staff the initial phase of its integrated casino project in Entertainment City along Manila Bay in Parañaque City, which...