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Not Just for the Very Rich: How Leisure Boating Could Boost Tourism in PH

Private boat owners are making a push to make the Philippines the Mediterranean of Asia

Angelo Olondriz, the president of local boat manufacturing company Headsail Inc, is pushing for the government to grant incentives to private groups working to promote the leisure boating industryWith one of the world’s longest coastlines, over 7,000 islands and a population that ...

by Paul John Caña  | September 29, 2018 10:00:00
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DOT Targets 5,000 Available Hotel Rooms When Boracay Reopens on October 26

The island has a current total of about 15,000 hotel rooms

Since the start of its government-mandated temporary shutdown on April 26, tourists the world over have missed the go-to vacation hotspot Boracay and its powdery white-sand beaches. The Philippines' other beautiful beaches have been filling the void, but Boracay fans have something to look forward to: ...

by Jeremiah Capacillo for Spot.ph  | August 24, 2018 12:00:00
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Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific Cut Aklan Flights in Wake of Boracay Closure Order

Passengers can get refunds or rebook flights on cancelled trips

Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines (PAL) have cancelled local flights in response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s order closing the island of Boracay in Aklan province. Cebu Pacific's flight cancellations will take effect beginning April 26 until October 27, 2018, while those of ...

by Paul John Caña  | April 05, 2018 01:00:00
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New Hospitality School Guarantees Students Get a Job After Graduation

The Dusit Hospitality Management College says 99 percent of its graduates in Bangkok got job offers

The Dusit Hospitality Management College will occupy nine floors of of the 27-floor dusitD2 Hotel The Fort Manila in Bonifacio Global City in TaguigStudents dreaming of a career in hospitality may consider enrolling in the just-opened Dusit Hospitality Management College (DHMC) this ...

by Paul John Caña  | March 16, 2018 10:00:00
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This Travel Fair Offers Huge Discounts for Hotels in Visayas and Northern Luzon

Travelbook.ph's ‘Destination:PH’ will be held March 16-18 at Century Mall in Makati

TravelBook.ph, one of the country's leading online travel agencies, will hold its first travel fair entitled "Destination: PH" from March 16 to 18, 2018, at the 4th Floor, Activity Center, Century City Mall in Makati.The event aims to promote the country's most beautiful ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 13, 2018 10:00:00
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Tony Fernandes’ AirAsia Aims to Foster More Links Between Indonesian and PH Startups with Direct Manila-Jakarta Flights

The Southeast Asian airline targets a new market segment called digital nomads

Jakarta, Indonesia -- AirAsia Philippines began direct service between the Philippines and Indonesia with an inaugural flight on January 9 from Manila to Jakarta. The airline, a unit of the pioneering Southeast Asian budget carrier Air Asia founded by Tony Fernandes, one ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | January 12, 2018 02:00:00
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Instagrammable Staycations is the Next Local Tourism Trend

A hospitality professional tries to answer what the Filipino traveler is looking for

You may not know Luis C. Monserrat, but you’ll definitely be familiar with the hotels he runs. His company, Hospitality Innovators Inc. (HII), operates and manages properties like The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences in Makati, Azumi Boutique Hotel in Alabang, The CrossWinds ...

by Angelica Gutierrez for Esquiremag.ph  | December 01, 2017 12:00:00
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PH Retailers Can Now Accept Cashless Payments from Chinese Tourists Through WeChat Pay

The Chinese mobile payments platform partners with Asia United Bank to bring its services to the Philippines

Philippine commercial bank Asia United Bank (AUB) has signed a licensing agreement with Chinese technology giant Tencent to bring the latter’s mobile payments system WeChat Pay to the Philippines, allowing Chinese tourists to use the app in purchase items from Philippine stores ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 23, 2017 06:00:00
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It's Definitely More Fun in the Philippines

We love this unofficial video that's going viral.

Amid all the hullabaloo about the recently released ad by the Philippine Department of Tourism that has some similarities with one released by South Africa, a group that calls itself Creatives of Manila decided to cobble together an unofficial video. We love ...

by Yvette Fernandez for TownandCountry.ph  | June 17, 2017 02:00:00
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How Resorts in Batangas’ Quake-Hit Diving Hub are Recovering

Divers and tourists have flocked back to Anilao in Mabini just days after a powerful tremor

A week after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit the first-class town of Mabini that has jurisdiction over the world-famous Anilao scuba diving spots in Batangas, there are plenty of signs that life has yet to return to normal for many of the town’s ...

by Roel Landingin  | April 17, 2017 12:00:00
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Tourism Boom: From Cavite Mall Owners to Boracay and Palawan Hotel Developers

The developers of Lumina Point Mall in Imus will open two new hotels in time for summer

Dexter and Dennis Lee are brothers and managing directors of Luana Lifestyle and Leisure Hotel, which will open two new hotel properties in Palawan and Boracay this summer seasonThere's debate whether or not Boracay island, one of the country's top tourist destinations, ...

by Paul John Caña  | March 29, 2017 11:00:00
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The Upgrade: In the age of budget flights, is it still worth it to spend more for travel?

Thanks to piso fares, flying has been accessible to many ”" but we do get what we pay for

 Back in the romantic heyday of commercial flights, the airport might as well have been the polo club. To go, one needed to dress well, and have money. In the 1950s—and on through the decades, as late as the 1990s—a long-haul flight ...

by Kristine Fonacier for Esquiremag.ph  | October 30, 2016 05:00:00
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Giving in to the young: How AirAsia keeps up with the millennial traveler

Check out how the youngest local carrier in the country satisfies a rising market

Since its entrance in the local market in 2011, AirAsia Philippines continues to be a strong contender for travelers with its low-cost fares. The Manila base of the largest budget carrier in Asia currently offers direct flights to 21 countries.“As the youngest ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 24, 2016 06:00:00
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