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Life goes on in earthquake-stricken Bohol

Philippine Earthquake Life goes on in earthquake-stricken Bohol

By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Bohol is world famous for being the residence of one of the Philippines’ most popular tourist attractions-the Chocolate Hills, a unique geological formation of over 1200 hills which are spread ...

Philippines targets 10 million international visitors by 2016

Philippines' National Tourism Development Plan Philippines targets 10 million international visitors by 2016

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Tourism (DOT), in partnership with the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) – Dr. Andrew L.

Agoda.com makes it easier to visit Palawan, the Philippines’ last frontier

Hotel specials Agoda.com makes it easier to visit Palawan, the Philippines’ last frontier

SINGAPORE – Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is showcasing a selection of great hotels in Palawan, one of the ...

In pursuing reforms, listen to people, say Myanmar and Philippine presidents

22nd World Economic Forum on East Asia In pursuing reforms, listen to people, say Myanmar and Philippine presidents

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar – Necessary political and economic reforms must push forward because that is what citizens want, the leaders of Myanmar and the Philippines said in the closing session of ...

Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia and Philippines agree to work on ASEAN common visa

22nd World Economic Forum on East Asia Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia and Philippines agree to work on ASEAN common visa

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar – Ministers and tourism authorities of Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia and the Secretary of Tourism of the Philippines have expressed their intention to collaborate with ...

Cebu Pacific cancels service to Taiwan

Philippine Carrier Axes New Taiwan Route Cebu Pacific cancels service to Taiwan

MANILA, Philippines - One of the Philippines' biggest airlines said Wednesday it had cancelled the planned launch of a new Taiwan route because of tensions over a Taiwanese fishermen being killed ...

Philippines eyeing to double its tourism receipts to $8 billion in 2016

Philippines' Toursim Philippines eyeing to double its tourism receipts to $8 billion in 2016

MANILA, Philippines - In line with heightened efforts to boost the country’s tourism industry, the government is eyeing to double its tourism receipts to $8 billion in 2016, a tourism official ...

Taiwan issues "red" travel alert against Philippines, refunds tourists

Taiwan-Philippines Tourism Taiwan issues "red" travel alert against Philippines, refunds tourists

TAIPEI, Taiwan - The Tourism Bureau announced yesterday that tourists scheduled to go to the Philippines can receive full refunds after deducting a certain amount of regulated fees after the ...

Philippines recognized for efforts after 2012 typhoon

Arabian Travel Market presents New Frontiers Award Philippines recognized for efforts after 2012 typhoon

Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the Middle East’s premier travel and tourism exhibition, has named the Philippines as the recipient of the New Frontiers Award 2013 during a special seminar event ...

German tourists, tour guide killed in Philippine volcano eruption

Mayon volcano erupts in Philippines German tourists, tour guide killed in Philippine volcano eruption

Three German tourists and their Filipino tour guide were killed yesterday when the Mayon volcano exploded into life, spewing massive boulders "as big as cars" and a giant ash cloud.

Philippines to pitch diving as leisure activity for foreign tourists

Philippine Tourism Philippines to pitch diving as leisure activity for foreign tourists

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) 7 will intensify its marketing campaign for various tourism products of the Philippines, but particularly high-value diving as a ...

Minister: Philippines' tourism numbers reaching unprecedented heights

Philippines' tourist arrivals up 10 percent Minister: Philippines' tourism numbers reaching unprecedented heights

MANILA, Philippines - Tourists from China, South Korea, the United States and Japan topped the number of arrivals of visitors in the country in the first two months this year, which showed a ...

Philippine government: Holy Week tourists safe in Boracay

Boracay tourism Philippine government: Holy Week tourists safe in Boracay

BORACAY, Philippines - The government said today that security measures are in place to ensure the safety of tourists who will be spending the Holy Week here.

Whale sharks draw hundreds of tourists to sleepy Philippine village

Tourists come to Tan-awan to swim with sharks Whale sharks draw hundreds of tourists to sleepy Philippine village

TAN-AWAN, Cebu, Philippines - Two years ago, it was a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit.

Agoda.com and Philippine Airlines team up

Philippine Airlines customers may now access special Agoda.com hotel deals Agoda.com and Philippine Airlines team up

SINGAPORE – Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), has teamed up with Philippine Airlines (PAL) to offer customers of the ...

Indonesia and Philippines lead Asia-Pacific in consumer confidence surge

Asia-Pacific Region Indonesia and Philippines lead Asia-Pacific in consumer confidence surge

Consumer confidence in Indonesia and the Philippines spiked in the second half of 2012, leading positive sentiments recorded across most of 14 markets in Asia and the Pacific, MasterCard’s ...

Chinese-made globes irk Philippines

Chinese globes removed from bookstore shelves in Philippines Chinese-made globes irk Philippines

MANILA, Philippines - Chinese-made globes depicting "misinformation" by reflecting Beijing's claim to almost the entire South China Sea have been removed from bookstore shelves in the ...

Spain looks for tourists from ex-colony

Spain Wants Visitors From The Philippines Spain looks for tourists from ex-colony

The Philippines could be an important source of tourists for its former colonizer Spain—especially Filipinos who are planning to hold conferences or conventions abroad, Spain's ambassador to the ...

Philippines aims to boost number of foreign visitors to 10 million a year

Philippines wants tourism to become major source of foreign exchange Philippines aims to boost number of foreign visitors to 10 million a year

MANILA, Philippines - The government targets to boost the number of foreign visitors to the Philippines to 10 million a year, eager to make tourism one of the country’s biggest sources of ...

A new kid on the block

Hospitality abuzz in the Philippines A new kid on the block

By Ted Macauley, eTN

PHILIPPINES (eTN) - The Philippines continued to generate positive economic forecasts from foreign institutions following a surprise third-quarter growth in 2012.

Revisiting Boracay and myself

Travel to Boracay Revisiting Boracay and myself

By Jan Sevilla

Visa and tickets? Check.

Suitcases and a 24-hour pink lipstick? Check.

Protective sunglasses and a one million dollar smile? Double check!

Chinese still find Philippines attractive tourist destination

Chinese Tourism To Philippines Chinese still find Philippines attractive tourist destination

MANILA Philippines - Despite the bitter territorial dispute in the high seas that has grabbed headlines here and abroad the past year, the Chinese still find the Philippines an attractive tourist ...

Philippines: Chinese tourists are back

Chinese Tourism To Philippines Philippines: Chinese tourists are back

Tourism Assistant Secretary and DOT spokesman Benito Bengzon said Chinese tourists are arriving on chartered flights after a minor slump in the past months.

Philippines irked by the map of disputed islands in new Chinese e-passport

Tension over disputed islands map Philippines irked by the map of disputed islands in new Chinese e-passport

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Friday that visa processing for Chinese tourists who carry the new e-passport that include a map of the disputed islands in ...

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