Tagged: News

Tourists keep coming despite February coup

International visitor arrivals to the country grew by 11.5 percent year-on-year in February 2006, despite the botched coup attempt against the Arroyo administration that forced several foreign embassies to issue negative advisories on Philippine travel.

Beauty and healthcare industry in the Philippines thrives

The beauty and healthcare industry in the Philippines bucks the global economic downturn and thrives on the back of increased foreign visitor arrivals and expanding middle class spawned by the growing business process outsourcing industry.

"Contrary to expectations, three things thrive during crisis, namely: food, alcohol, and aesthetics," said Dr. Dr. Yanee V. Santos, founder of Aesthetic Science Clinic, a specialized clinic in the field of cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery located in Alabang, Muntinlupa.

Tourism recovers in the Philippines

Visitor arrivals in major destinations in the Philippines rose 5.37 percent year-on-year to 3.65 million in the first five months of 2010, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT), citing data from regional offices and local tourism offices.

All Nippon Airways flies to Manila

Japan’s leading carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) had its inaugural flight from Narita to Manila on 27th February 2011. Among its passengers were senior officials of the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA).

More Fun in the Philippines

International visitor arrivals in the Philippines rose 12 percent year-on-year in the first 10 months of 2011, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT).  Data show that arrivals during the 10-month period reached 3.186 million, up from 2.846 million arrivals recorded a year ago.  The month of July produced the biggest arrivals with 360,784 while the month of February posted the highest growth at 18.52 percent.  

Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez cited the consistent month-on-month growth throughout the period, on the back of the strong performance of the country’s short-haul and new tourist markets. The growth was attributed to the strong performance of our short-haul markets including Korea (with 27.85 percent growth rate), Taiwan (26.21 percent) and China (25.97 percent); and our new markets such as India (61.49 percent), Russia (35.13 percent) and Saudi Arabia (28.69 percent).

Philippines wins tourism award

The Philippines was awarded the Destination of the Year at the 25th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2014, just a few months before the Department of Tourism (DOT) sets about raising the country’s international profile with its Visit the Philippines... Read More | Share it now!

Terminal Fee Included in Tickets

International passengers departing the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) will no longer have to line up to pay the terminal fee starting 1st October 2014.   The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said it will start... Read More | Share it now!

Cebu Pacific apologizes

Cebu Pacific, the largest budget airline, has expressed deep regrets for “operational lapses” that led to massive flight delays and cancellations during the Christmas holidays. “Today six out of ten Filipinos choose to fly with Cebu... Read More | Share it now!

Forbes Media Tower to Rise in Makati

Real estate developer Century Properties Group Inc. has partnered with Forbes Media, the US publisher of Forbes Magazine, to build the first Forbes-branded office building in Makati City.  The office building, called Forbes Media Tower, will