Leyte town counts on springs to boost tourism
With extensive promotion and backing of experts, the town of Burauen, Leyte is off to a good start in its goal to market the area as the spring capital of Leyte. The local government has been consulting with industry experts on how to develop the town’s eco-tourism sites in a sustainable manner. Among them are… (0 comment)

New Manila International Airport in Bulacan construction to start this year
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) recently announced that the construction works for the New Manila International Airport (NMIA) in Bulacan will begin this year. The PHP735.6 billion project’s construction, operation, and maintenance are set to be awarded to San Miguel Holdings Corporation (SMHC), after no other company challenged the original proponent during a bidding by… (0 comment)

PH airports waves terminal fees for students
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) issued a memorandum on July 26, 2019, directing all airports to exempt students from paying terminal fee. Filipino students from nursery to college, including those enrolled in Trade, Arts, and technical vocational schools are indicated in the said memorandum. However, those enrolled in dancing, driving schools, culinary… (0 comment)

IN JAN-MAY 2019: PH receives 3.5-million foreign tourists
About 3.5 million tourists from all over the world visited the Philippines in the first five months of 2019, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT). The 3,489,270 total number of tourists in the Philippines from January to May 2019 marks a 9.76 percent increase from last year’s 3,178,984 figures. Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette… (0 comment)

DOTr orders 24/7 construction of Sangley airport
Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade has directed the 24/7 construction of Sangley airport in Cavite to meet the operational timeline set by President Rodrigo R. Duterte. Tugade ordered the hiring of additional manpower, the implementation of extended working hours, and the infusion of additional equipment starting Thursday, June 13. “Whatever it takes, we… (0 comment)

Mindoro eyed as PH’s tuna sport fishing capital
In some parts of the country, it is the literal mineral that seamen try to dredge. But in Mindoro, it is mining the living and flipping the “new gold of the sea” — the yellowfin tuna. Already established as a source of livelihood for the island, fisherfolk in Occidental Mindoro are keen to market the… (0 comment)

Cebu Pacific gets highest ranking for safety
Philippine-based carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) recently received a 7-star safety ranking from AirlineRatings.com, the highest ranking that the online airline safety and product rating review website confers. AirlineRatings.com awards airlines that have completed three stars based on the International Air Transport Association Operation Safety Audit (IOSA). Audit is being done every two years. The IOSA… (0 comment)

Philippines improves ranking in global tourism index
The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) placed the Philippines in the 13th on the Travel and Tourism Countries Power ranking, and 15th on the Travel and Tourism Countries Performance ranking. Based on the country’s absolute growth, the Philippines is ranked 13th with an overall score of 19.75 in the WTTC’s Travel and Tourism Countries… (0 comment)

2018 tourist arrivals in PH grow by 9.74%
Tourist arrivals in the first seven months of the year increased by 9.74 percent to 4.3 million visitors compared to 3.92 million in the same period last year, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said. In July alone, visitors tallied 601,322, posting a growth rate of 5.86 percent from the 568,035 recorded in July 2017 despite… (0 comment)