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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.

Philippines’ visitor arrivals up 9 percent

Visitor arrivals in the Philippines increased by 9.08 percent or 3.1 million tourists in the first nine months of the year, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT).

Is Asia Pacific ready for global tourism leadership role?

At the Lyceum of the Philippines University yesterday (September 27), around 360 tourism students listened to the travel industry debating the motion: “This house believes that to realize a new worl

PATA CEO says Next Gen momentum is gathering pace

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

Chinese tourists flock to Philippine’s Central Visayas

Relations between China and the Philippines may have been tense due to a territorial dispute of islands at the West Philippine Sea, but this did not stop Chinese tourists from visiting Central Visayas

Philippines adds a dose of fun to ICTP

HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles – The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced that the Philippine Department of Tourism has joined the alliance as a

No government PALs in the Philippines

The broad failures of the aviation sector in India have made it the prime example of how to steadily diminish the potential of a growing market, especially for the home carriers.

Agoda offers hotel deals for Philippines’ Kadayawan Festival

SINGAPORE - Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced a selection of deals on hotels in Davao for the Philippines' Kadaya
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