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Manila Ocean Park H2O Hotel

Manila Ocean Park, the first marine themed park in the country, is continuously evolving into one spectacular destination where business, leisure and entertainment come together. It now offers an array of marine life attractions, themed luxury hotel, dining outlets, wellness eco spa, infinity pool, jellies lounge bar and even meeting, convention and exhibition facilities. Soon to open are more nightlife hotspots.

Major attractions include the Oceanarium, Musical Fountain and the newest Marine Life Habitat. The Oceanarium is a stunning walk-through of the watery depths, containing about 1,900 cubic meters of seawater with over 10,000 marine creatures of about 200 species, all indigenous to the Philippines and Southeast Asia.

Microtel Mactan renamed

Enrison Land, Inc. has renamed Microtel Grand Mactan Resort into Be Resorts, with an eye for expansions to follow within the year.  Mr. Garry Garcia, general manager of Be Resorts, said the name change came with the management's thrust for a new direction towards property management.   The resort manager said they expect to launch Be Resorts within the third quarter of this year.
Plans for a mid-sized hotel consisting of over 100 rooms and villas in Panglao, Bohol is also in the pipeline.

PAL Flying to Europe

The European Union has lifted a three- year-old flight ban on Philippine Airlines Inc. (PAL) and a 15-month prohibition on Venezuela’s Conviasa under the latest changes to a list of unsafe carriers, according to a report by Bloomberg.
 
The EU said oversight improvements by aviation authorities in the Philippines and the ability of Philippine Airlines “to ensure effective compliance with relevant aviation safety regulations” justify allowing the carrier to fly in the 28- nation bloc. It said Conviasa, Venezuela’s state airline, resolved “serious safety deficiencies.”

How and Where to Retire in the Philippines

Foreign retirees now find a number of towns and cities in the Philippines as ideal for retirement.  The cost of healthcare and nursing care in the Philippines is among the most affordable in the world.  It has unparalleled natural attractions that attract about five million foreign tourists a year.
 
Although traffic is a nagging problem and infrastructure is lacking, the friendliness of the Filipino people make the relocation easier.  For first-time visitors exploring the Philippines as a potential retirement site, you will find that the country extends a six-month visa.

A peace advocate for ecotourism

DONSOL, Sorsogon (April 19, 2007) – This coastal town, which calls itself the whale shark capital of the world, was shocked to hear that Julia Campbell, the friendly US Peace Corps volunteer who used to walk and ride bicycle daily around the town proper to teach children and lecture on saving the habitat was dead.

Cebu Pacific carries 2.45 million passengers

Cebu Pacific flew 2.45 million domestic and international passengers in the first quarter of 2010, higher by almost 110,000 than Philippine Airlines’ system-wide figure of 2.34 million passengers.
“Our consistent focus and commitment to offering the lowest fares for value service continue to pay off. We expect to grow even more in the coming years as we take delivery of more brand-new planes which we will use to expand our capacity, increase frequencies, and fly to more local and foreign destinations,” said Cebu Pacific vice president for marketing and distribution Candice Iyog.

PAL Stops Domestic Flights

Philippine Airlines (PAL) stopped most of its domestic flights beginning Aug. 1, to concentrate on its international flights.  It transferred its passengers to budget unit PAL Express.
 
The flag carrier, which recently received the go signal from the European Union to mount flights to Europe, said its domestic route would now be served by PAL Express, except the Manila-Cebu, Manila-Davao and Manila-Kalibo flights.

How to Apply for Tourism Jobs in the Philippines

How to apply for tourism jobs in the PhilippinesOnline job portal JobsDB Philippines said tourism is one of the growing sectors that have thousands of job openings this year.
 
It said some 10,000 jobs in the tourism sector are being posted every day, thanks to new hotels, casinos and resorts being built across the country.