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Paranaque wants to be known as Bay City

Parañaque City aims to be the country’s top tourist and entertainment destination with the rise of numerous world-class hotel resorts and leisure facilities in the area. Mayor Edwin Olivarez said Parañaque will now be...

More hotels and resorts seek ecozone status

Ortigas CenterMore hotels and resorts are seeking economic zone status from the government, following the declaration of the Korean owned Phil BXT Corp. in Cebu as the country's first tourism project with special economic zone fiscal perks.

Tourism Secretary Ace Durano said EDSA Shangri-La Hotel & Resort, Inc. in Mandaluyong City is applying for incentives for its new 100-room tower, while the Marriot Hotel & Resort in Newport City near the Terminal 3 in Pasay City wanted to become an economic tourism zone.

Other investors applying for economic zone status include Grand Hyatt Hotel and Casino in Manila; Raffles Hotel in Makati City; Radisson Hotel in Cebu of SM Investments; and Seascape Resort Town of Filinvest in Mactan, Cebu.

Tourism helps Camarines Sur

Camarines Sur province in Bicol region has transformed from a bucolic and largely agricultural province into a prime tourism and investment destination over the past six years.
The province, which placed 39th in terms of revenue with only PhP655 million in 2004, is now the 10th richest province in the Philippines after doubling its 2004 revenue.  This was credited to the entrepreneurial skills of Governor Lray Villafuerte who developed the CamSur Watersports Complex (CWC), which is now a world famous water sports destination.

PAL flights to New Delhi

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has announced the launching of its service between Manila and New Delhi on 27th March 2011. “I am happy to announce that we will extend our visa-on-arrival facility to nationals of the Philippines with effect from 1st January 2011,” Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was quoted as saying.

Philippines International Airlines

International passenger traffic in the Philippines rose 11.6 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2012, according to the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB). Data from CAB show that international passenger traffic reached 4.3 million...

Hyatt Hotel in City of Dreams Manila

Hyatt will be the third hotel brand that will locate at the US$1.26-billion City of Dreams Manila.
Hong Kong-listed Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. said the Hyatt brand follows the Crown Towers Hotel and Nobu Hotel that will also rise within the complex, which is scheduled to open by the third quarter of the year.

Airlines in the Philippines

Data from the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) show that the number of passengers going in and out of the Philippines reached 15.66 million last year, up by 9.6 percent from 14.28 million in 2010.   Combined with the domestic passengers, the country’s total air travel industry grew by 11.57 percent in 2011.

“Overall, 2011 was a year of contrasts. Healthy passenger growth, primarily in the first half of the year, was offset by a declining cargo market. Optimism in China contrasted with gloom in Europe. Ironically, the weak euro supported business travel demand,” International Air Travel Association (IATA) CEO Tony Tyler said.

Lucio Tan retakes PAL

Two companies controlled by tycoon Lucio Tan have offered to buy out minority shareholders in PAL Holdings Inc. in a bid to solidify its control of the airline.   PAL Holdings said Buona Sorte...

PAL integrates terminal fee

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has started integrating the cost of passenger-terminal fees for international flights as a component of ticket cost on 1st February 2015. PAL said the move is being carried out in compliance...