About 28 new tourism projects worth PhP36.3 billion have been endorsed by the Department of Tourism for fiscal incentives from the government. Once these projects are completed, some 15,567 jobs are expected to be generated. The bulk of new investments, amounting to PhP 29 billion are in the Tourism Economic Zones. These include the Eagle Entertainment City, Bagong Nayong Pilipino Entertainment City, Embarcadero de Legaspi, Akean Resorts and Ilawod Estate Tourism Economic Zone.
International arrivals grew 14.1 percent to 238,941 in April 2006 from 209,381 a year ago.
Clark as Asia’s next ‘aerotropolis’. There is increasing urgency to develop Clark International Airport into an aviation hub, according to a report by Philippine Daily Inquirer.
Entertainment City blooms. Property prices at the Entertainment City project in Paranaque City may further increase in the coming months, after doubling over the past four years, according to a report by Manila Standard Today.
CNN cites 3 Philippine beaches. Cable News Channel (CNN) has included three Philippine beaches on its list of the best 100 beaches in the world. The Atlanta-based CNN said Puka Beach in Boracay, El Nido in Palawan, and Palaui Island in Cagayan are among the best destinations for beachgoers around the globe. It listed Palaui at No. 10, the only Southeast Asian beach in the Top 10.
The government expects tourists from Taiwan to return to the Philippines, after Taipei lifted the red alert status for Taiwanese travellers bound for the country.
Online job portal JobsDB Philippines said tourism is one of the growing sectors that have thousands of job openings this year.
London, the capital of the United Kingdom and one of the world’s financial hubs, presents the charm of an old world as well as the modern conveniences of a first-class city.
International tourist arrivals grew 5 percent year-on-year in 2013, reaching a record 1.087 billion arrivals, according to the latest World Tourism Barometer of the United Nations’ World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Despite global economic challenges, international tourism results were well above expectations, with an additional 52 million international tourists travelling the world in 2013. For 2014, UNWTO forecasts 4 percent to 4.5 percent growth.