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Hilton Hotels & Resorts expands in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines and MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Worldwide today signed a management agreement with Travellers International Hotel Group Inc.

Philippines: Hong Kong tourists cannot sue over botched hostage rescue

The Philippine government may not be sued for damages in connection with the hostage-taking incident at the Rizal Park in Manila in 2010 in which eight Hong Kong tourists were killed, Justice Secretar

PATA CEO says Next Gen momentum is gathering pace

MANILA, Philippines - The PATA Travel Mart 2012 opened today in Manila, Philippines.

PATA Manila Youth Forum offers tourism and hospitality students unique opportunity

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Education and Training Committee, Taylor’s University, and Lyceum of the Philippines University will organize the Manila Youth Forum on

Trouble in PATA-dise?

(eTN) - It has been difficult to decipher what it is that is going on with the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) lately.

PATA to run top level intelligence workshops at PTM in Manila...

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will present three hot issues affecting the travel and tourism industry, with workshops on the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015, the e

The Philippines remains a priority market for Shangri-La

MANILA, Philippines (eTN)- Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is the Philippines' most prominent international chain with a portfolio of five properties, including properties in both resort islands of Ceb

Optimism at Philippine Airlines

MANILA, Philippines (eTN) - Philippine Airlines recently reported losses of $10.6 million for the first quarter of its financial year, but it does not deter the optimism of PAL President Jaime Bautist

AirAsia Philippines takes shape

CLARK, Philippines (eTN) - AirAsia group's newest subsidiary in Southeast Asia is on the last track before takeoff.

Philippines: tax relief half measures will have no effect for foreign...

MANILA, Philippines (eTN) - They fought bitterly during several years to see it abolished.

The leading man of Philippine tourism speaks, sort of

Recent developments, like the establishment of a tourism board are more than the usual news for Philippine tourism and kidnappings of two American citizens in Zamboanga, have brought the Philippines b

Hawaiian Air denies major maintenance work performed in Manila

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Commenting on a news story published about aircraft maintenance provider Lufthansa Technik Philippines, Hawaiian Airlines said today that the maintenance work performed on its fligh

2 killed, 18 wounded in Manila bus bombing

MANILA, Philippines – Manila officials say that at least 2 people were killed and 18 others wounded in a powerful explosion that ripped through a passenger bus in the Philippine capital on Tuesday.

PATA Travel Mart goes back to its roots in Manila

BANGKOK, Manila - It has been a long time since the Philippines did not play host for the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).

Cebu Pacific: In trouble for going “Gaga” over flight attendants flight...

(eTN) – By the time you read this, the video of Cebu Pacific flight attendants dancing to Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance” song, as they “demonstrated” the safety features of a flight from Manila

Police: Tourists may have been killed by friendly fire

Some of the terrified tourists held hostage on a bus in the Philippines may have been killed by police trying to rescue them, officials admitted for the first time today.

Can Hong Kong travel warning jeopardize Philippines tourism ambitions

(eTN) - The violent ending of tourists kidnapped in the center of Manila by a former police officer could seriously damage the image of the Philippines as a travel destination.

Manila hijacking ends in bloodshed, 9 dead

MANILA, Philippines – A 12-hour hostage drama aboard a hijacked Philippine bus ended in bloodshed Monday when an angry ex-policeman demanding his job back gunned down eight Hong Kong tourists before

Hong Kong tourists taken hostage in Manila

MANILA, Philippines – A dismissed policeman armed with an automatic rifle seized a bus in the Philippine capital Monday with 25 passengers, most of them Hong Kong tourists, in a bid to demand his re

Strong earthquake strikes west of Manila

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine seismology institute says a 6.2-magnitute earthquake has struck west of the capital, Manila.

Air China starts non-stop service from Beijing to Manila

Beijing - Air China will launch its first non-stop flight between Beijing and Manila. Round-trip tickets will be available to PhoenixMiles members for only RMB 1,666.

Royal Brunei Airlines offering passengers more flexibility and more flights

"From October 25, Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA) passengers will have more flexibility when it comes to booking flights as the airline increases flight frequencies to Singapore, Jakarta, Manila, and Jedd

Tourist plane skids off runway

MANILA — A plane carrying 32 people from the Philippines resort island of Boracay skidded off the runway after landing at Manila's main international airport on Sunday, officials said.

Bigger and better PHITEX for 2009

The Philippines is set to stage the biggest ever Philippine Travel Exchange (PHITEX) this year at the SMX Convention Centre in Manila on September 2-4, 2009.

2 Korean tourists face drug raps

MANILA, Philippines — Prosecutors have charged two South Korea tourists before the Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) for allegedly illegally possessing banned drugs.

Dusit International takes seriously its role as an ambassador of Thailand

Thailand has deservedly earned a reputation for excellence in services, especially in its hotel industry.

2 women eyed in slaying of Japanese tourist

MANILA, Philippines—Homicide investigators of the Manila Police District (MPD) are eyeing the possible involvement of two women in the killing of a 62-year-old Japanese tourist, who was found naked

Room shortage forces Manila to turn away tourists

MANILA, Philippines - Lack of hotel rooms will force the Philippines to turn away tourists in the medium-term, a senior Tourism official on Tuesday said.

Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila will open in 2012

Shangri-La Asia Limited will open Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila in 2012, located within the Fort Bonifacio former military base and city center.

Boost for Philippines tourism from integrated casino resort

Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has unveiled a US$1.5 multi-billion dollar project by Australian media tycoon James Packer to build its own integrated tourism hotel and casino complexes, in competition with Singapore's soon to open resorts complex.