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Hilton and Sheraton in Manila

Integrated resort and gaming developer Travellers International Hotel Group expects to open two new luxury hotels—355-room Hilton and 390-room Sheraton—at Resorts World Manila (RWM) in Newport City by the fourth quarter of... Read More | Share it now!

Fast Rising Tourist Spots in the Philippines

A study by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has included the Philippines as among the 10 destinations where tourism saw big leaps in 2012.

Experts say there’s plenty to extol about the Southeast Asian island nation: “The people are friendly, the food is great — it’s one of those places that hasn’t been overrun with tourists,” the report said.

Azamara Journey in Manila

The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomed over a thousand guests, officers, and crew aboard the posh Azamara Journey, one of the luxury boutique-style vessels of the Azamara Club Cruises fleet, on 2nd April 2014.    The ship made a... Read More | Share it now!

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 in a related travel... Read More | Share it now!

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 to the Philippines increased by... Read More | Share it now!