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Star rating for tourist spots

For the first time, the Philippines will have its own hotel rating system based on a global standard that will elevate the status of Philippine accommodation facilities.

The Department of Tourism (DOT) said it has assessed over 700 tourism establishments in the past year and is poised to rate them under a new system ranging from one to five stars under the National Accommodation Standards (NAS).

Hotels and resorts in Calabarzon

Calabarzon, or the industrial region of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon provinces, is experiencing a dramatic increase in new tourism projects.  "There are a lot of properties being built in Calabarzon region," Louella Jurilla, regional director of the Tourism Department for Calabarzon, said during a buyers and sellers business matching session in Intramuros, Manila on July 21, 2009.

Director Jurilla said there are now more than 200 accredited establishments, with a total of 3,000 rooms, in Calabarzon region alone.  "We see this number to further increase by 8 percent this year," she said. In justifying her forecast, she said three large projects are to be constructed in Cavite province, although she said it is premature to disclose the details of those projects.

Sky Pasada suspends operations

The management of the Sky Pasada has temporarily suspended its operations in all flight routes while it corrects safety issues of its aircrafts upon orders of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) for much safer air travel, according to a report by Manila Bulletin.

Tourism Congress Philippines

Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim said the private tourism sector can expect a wider representation at the Tourism Congress with the amendment of Section 137 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No. 9593 (otherwise known as the Tourism Act of 2009). 

Mount Samat Zipline

Pilar town in Bataan built what could be the longest zipline in Luzon.  Pilar Mayor Charlie Pizarro said the Mt. Samat zipline is expected to attract environment and mountain lovers and boost awareness on environmental protection.  The zipline, measuring 540 metres long, is considered to be the longest in Luzon.  It was built on an area that is 43 metres above sea level overlooking Manila Bay, Pampanga and Bulacan.

Vigan wants to be a wonder city

Vigan was nominated as one of the 28 semi finalists in the Search for the New 7 Wonder Cities of the World. Vigan in Ilocos Sur province is the only city in the Philippines that qualified in the round.   New 7 Wonders Cities is the third... Read More | Share it now!

AirAsia returns to Clark

AirAsia has revived flights from the Clark International Airport to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.   The carrier said in a statement the new service, using the Malaysian carrier’s flagship AirAsia Berhad, would fly four times a week between... Read More | Share it now!

Microtel UP Technohub

Microtel announced that its 13th and latest hotel property, Microtel by Wyndham UP Technohub, will have its grand opening in October 2014.   Microtel by Wyndham UP Technohub is located at the booming IT and commercial development of UP-Ayala... Read More | Share it now!

Membership Hotel in Boracay

A vacation hotel that offers membership shares in Boracay is set to change the way Filipinos enjoy the country’s most sought-after destinations when it opens in 2014.

International Airlines Transfer to NAIA Terminal 3

Several foreign airlines were asked to transfer their operations to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 (NAIA3) as early as April 2014, while Terminal 1 undergoes a facelift, "We told them that we might be ready to receive them some... Read More | Share it now!