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New hotel to rise in Cebu

A Korean group, which is constructing a 616-room resort hotel complex in Lapu Lapu City, has unveiled its plan to also construct a retirement village and a golf course in the coastal town of Cordova located at the southeastern tip of Mactan Island, Cebu. Phil BXT Corp., a Korean firm led by Yong Jun Park, will pursue the Retirement Home Enclaves and Golf Community Development on a 100-hectare lot in Cordova.

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...

Fast Rising Tourist Spots in the Philippines 1

Major diving destination. The Philippines has been recognised as among the world’s top destinations for diving in this year’s Top 100 Readers Choice Awards by Scuba Diving Magazine, which is “based on opinions of thousands of divers from across the globe.”

The Philippines, which is part of the Pacific and Indian Ocean region, was named Best Value of Diving Dollar by the magazine, surpassing four other destinations: Palau, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.

Top Philippine Destinations in 2014

Rought Guides, a leading travel publication, has included the Philippines in its list of Top 10 countries to visit this year. Rough Guides, which was first published in 1992, ranked the Philippines 10th in...