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European tourists back in the Philippines

European tourists back in the PhilippinesEuropean tourists are coming back in the Philippines in a deep way, thanks to the country's rich marine resources that are being promoted as the world's best sites for scuba diving.

MV The World to visit the Philippines

The Department of Tourism (DOT), in a press release, said it is preparing to welcome to Philippine shores the world’s only private residential cruise ship.

Operated by US-based management company ResidenSea, MV The World, with some 150 residents and guests on board, is set to sail through the country’s prime tourist destinations including premier beaches in Palawan, Boracay, and historic places in Manila in November of this year.

Sky Pasada flies to Baguio

Sky Pasada, owned by the WCC Aviation Co., is now flying passengers from Cauayan City in Isabela to Loakan airport in Baguio City, becoming the first commercial flight to the summer capital in three years.

Tourism up 17 percent in 2010

International visitor arrivals in the Philippines rose 17 percent year-on-year in 2010, mirroring the growth in tourism in Asia during the year and marking a strong rebound from the global financial crisis that hit the region in 2008 and 2009.  On a monthly basis, December recorded the highest number of tourists at 393,585.

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...

Seda Hotel opens at Nuvali, Laguna

Ayala Land Inc. has opened a Seda Hotel at Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. The 150-room Seda hotel in Laguna combines the features of a city hotel and a resort to cater to a...

Visitor arrivals rise 6.3 percent

International visitor arrivals in the Philippines August 2014 rose at its fastest pace this year, helped by the government’s intensified marketing campaign and the continued development of tourism infrastructure projects nationwide.
Data from the Department of Tourism (DOT) show that foreign visitor arrivals climbed 6.3 percent in August, with Korean nationals still leading the pack.  For the first eight months of 2014, the number of tourists reached nearly 3.27 million, up by just 2.7 percent from the same period last year.

Cebu Pacific is Best Budget Airline

Aviation think tank Centre for Aviation recently has cited Cebu Pacific Air as the Asia-Pacific Low-Cost Carrier of the Year, during the recently concluded CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence in Singapore. Cebu Pacific Air...

Sangley airport to be built

Officials of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) plan to present to the country’s main economic planning body a proposal to build a US$10-billion international airport in Sangley Point, Cavite, by the third...

How Much do Foreign Tourists Spend in the Philippines.

Filipinos have been identified as one of the fastest growing travel spenders among emerging markets in 2013.  The United Nations World Travel Organization (UNWTO) said the Philippines’ outbound expenditure grew 18 percent in 2013, second highest in the list of top travel spenders following Turkey, which registered a 24-percent growth.

Other emerging markets with substantial growth in outbound expenditure were Qatar (18 percent); Kuwait (15 percent); Indonesia, (15 percent); Ukraine (15 percent); and Brazil (14 percent).