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Philippines travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Philippines declares Taal Volcano island a ‘no man’s land’

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 20, 2020

The Philippines volcano agency had long declared Luzon island a “permanent danger zone,” yet villagers have lived and worked there ... Read More

Volcanic Tsunami Warning: Manila airport closed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2020

Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport is closed until further notice. The largest airport in the Philippines closed Sunday night at ... Read More

Deadly Christmas: Typhoon Phanfone kills 16 people in central Philippines

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 26, 2019

According to Philippine government officials, at least sixteen people were killed, when Typhoon Phanfone pounded the central Philippines with heavy ... Read More

Philippines’ Cebu Pacific Air joins International Air Transport Association

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 18, 2019

Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific has joined the International Air Transportation Association (IATA), the trade association for the global airline industry. ... Read More

Philippine Tourist Island Mindanao rocked by strong earthquake

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 15, 2019

Mindanao in the Philippines was rocked by a 6,8 earthquake at 19.11h local time on Sunday. The location: 5.1 km ... Read More

Typhoon Kammuri: The World is Praying for Philippines

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 3, 2019

Typhoon Kammuri is attacking the Philippines. Yona Smith posted on twitter: "Lord, please be with every person affected by this ... Read More

Dusit Princess Boracay: The 2021 countdown

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 26, 2019

Dusit International has signed a hotel management agreement with International Builders Corporation (IBC), a construction company in the Philippines, to ... Read More

Philippines’ Cebu Pacific orders 16 Airbus A330neo jets

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 4, 2019

Cebu Pacific (CEB), a carrier based in the Philippines, has signed a firm order with Airbus for 16 long-range A330neo ... Read More

Huge 6.6 earthquake rocks Mindanao, Philippines

editor editor- October 29, 2019

A huge 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck Mindanao in the Philippines today, October 29, 2019, at 01:04:45 UTC at a depth ... Read More

Keeping Philippine tourism safe: Tourism Police on Luzon Island

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- October 27, 2019

Baguio, on the Philippines’ Luzon island, is a mountain town of universities and resorts. Called the “City of Pines,” it’s ... Read More

How to Enjoy the Marine Life Richness and Lushness in Palawan?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 22, 2019

Palawan, the long and narrow Philippines Island is a heaven on the earth. Its karst limestone geography is gorgeous. Caves, ... Read More

Thong Bikinis: Best Beaches for bikinis that are just a piece of string?

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- October 13, 2019

Traveling to Boracay? This Philipino beach town is known for the finest and most beautiful beaches in the Philippines. It's ... Read More

Guam Visitors Bureau seeks tourism destination marketing representation in Philippines

editor editor- October 7, 2019

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), a public, non-stock, non-profit membership corporation, has issued a Request for Proposal (“RFP”) soliciting proposals ... Read More

Philippines invites Taiwan for tourism investments

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- October 6, 2019

Philippines ongoing disputes with China may explain the turn the country is taking and is now looking at Taiwanese investments ... Read More

Dusit International continues Philippines expansion with new dusitD2 hotel

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 16, 2019

Dusit International, Thailand’s hotel and property development company, and Torre Lorenzo Development Corporation (TLDC), one of the fastest-growing real estate ... Read More

Nine people killed in plane crash in resort area near Manila

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 2, 2019

A small plane crashed and exploded in flames in a resort area near the Philippines' capital Manila, killing nine people, ... Read More

Philippines tourism destination set to run on sun power

editor editor- August 28, 2019

The tourism hub of Puerto Princesa in the Philippines, home to the popular Underground River, will soon have a micro-grid ... Read More

Philippines introduces new visa stamp with disputed territories map for Chinese visitors’ passports

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 7, 2019

Chinese visitors to the Philippines will have their passports stamped with a special visa stamp featuring the map of disputed ... Read More

8 people killed, dozens injured in Philippines’ deadly earthquake

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 27, 2019

At least 8 people have been killed and dozens injured after a series of powerful earthquakes struck the northern Philippines ... Read More

Korean Airlines follows Skyteam to support Habitat for Humanity

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 22, 2019

Korean Air employees participated in a home building project in Silay, Negros Occidental, Philippines, on July 20. Since 2013, Korean ... Read More

PATA announces new Executive Board 2019/20

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 8, 2019

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the ratification of the 2019/2020 PATA Executive Board. Dr. Chris Bottrill, ... Read More

Qatar Airways touches down in Davao, Philippines

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 18, 2019

The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Davao, Philippines, touched down today at Davao International Airport, where it was ... Read More

Low cost airline Cebu Pacific loves Airbus and it shows

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 18, 2019

Cebu Pacific (CEB), a Low-Cost Carrier based in the Philippines, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for 31 Airbus ... Read More

Asian tourist love Destination Japan and millions visit

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 16, 2019

Visitors from Thailand to Japan was more than 1 million in 2018 along with Vietnamese and Filipino tourists. to. Many ... Read More

Direct Shenzhen-Manila flights from Philippines low-cost airline

editor editor- June 11, 2019

Low-cost Philippines airline, Cebu Pacific, will commence direct flights between Shenzen in China and Manila. The new route is in ... Read More

PATA Annual Summit 2019: Issues of sustainability and social responsibility

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2019

The PATA Annual Summit 2019 (PAS 2019), under the theme ‘Progress with a Purpose’, opened in Cebu, Philippines on May ... Read More

PATA Youth Symposium empowers the next generation of tourism leaders

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019

The PATA Youth Symposium, hosted by the Department of Tourism, Philippines, took place on the first day of the PATA ... Read More

Wyndham Garden enters Philippines with first hotel in Quezon City

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world's largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,200 properties worldwide, is bringing a fresh approach ... Read More

Second strong earthquake strikes central Philippines on Tuesday

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2019

A new powerful earthquake hit the central Philippines on Tuesday, a day after a 6.1-magnitude quake rattled the country’s north ... Read More

Thailand hospitality company ready to open 2 hotels in the Philippines

editor editor- March 28, 2019

Dusit International of Thailand is set to expand its presence in the Philippines this month with two hotels opening over ... Read More

Airbnb co-founder headed to Phillippines for travel summit

editor editor- March 27, 2019

“We are excited to be welcoming Mr. Nathan Blecharczyk to the PATA Annual Summit 2019. It is nearly impossible to ... Read More

Cebu Pacific airline to fly Shanghai – Cebu 

editor editor- March 26, 2019

The Philippines air carrier, Cebu Pacific, will begin regular flights between Shanghai and Cebu starting April 15, 2019 as it ... Read More

Puerto Princesa City in Philippines worried about Chinese Tourists and illegal gambling

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 24, 2019

Puerto Princesa is a popular tourist city with many beach resorts and seafood restaurants. It has been acclaimed several times ... Read More

Strong earthquake rocks Philippine Islands Region

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 8, 2019

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Philippine Islands Region , according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. Preliminary Report: ... Read More

All Nippon Airways takes stake in Philippine Airlines

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 23, 2019

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is planning further rapid expansion of its international operation over the next few months as it launches ... Read More

Philippines targets 8.2 million tourists in 2019

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 12, 2019

The Philippines welcomed 7,127,168 foreign visitors in 2018, and the Philippine Department of Tourism saying it is aiming for 8.2 ... Read More