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Nine killed in attack on Philippines’ popular tourist resort island

Nine people including four Philippine security officials were killed Tuesday during clashes with the Abu Sayyaf kidnap group on a popular resort island as...

Panicked tourists flee popular dive resort after triple-quake strikes

A trio of strong earthquakes damaged buildings and caused panicked tourists to flee a popular dive resort near the Philippine capital on Saturday, officials...

Life goes on in earthquake-stricken Bohol

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 withi

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

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 Philippines’ mo

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 the 22

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

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 relevant g

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 by t

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

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 said.

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 Executive

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 held o

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

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 leisure ac

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 record hi

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

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

Philippines’ global tourism standing up 12 points

MANILA, Philippines — It’s getting more fun for the Philippines.

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 Philippines

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 latest su

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 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 Phi

Philippines aims to boost number of foreign visitors to 10 million...

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 foreign ex

A new kid on the block

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

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

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 dest

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...

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 the We

Philippines launches London taxi tourism campaign

The Philippines Department of Tourism (PDOT)has launched a London taxi campaign, targeting those who opt for a Hong Kong or Singapore city break, with taglines such as ‘Paradise…only 2 ½ hours fr

Philippines to expedite processing of tourist visa extensions

MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Immigration (BI) assured Wednesday foreign tourists who wish to prolong their stay in the country that the processing and approval of their applications for extensi

Seduced to a honeymoon in Filipino style newlyweds experience romantic moments

Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa lures honeymooners with a new package from the European autumn to Bohol, an island in the southern Philippines.