Catherine Talavera
Catherine Talavera
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Get quality tourists for Boracay — expert
by Catherine Talavera - November 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines should focus on attracting quality tourists to Boracay island rather than on quantity that could only lead to sustainability problems.
Two groups vie for Clark O&M
by Catherine Talavera - November 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Only two groups have submitted bid documents for the operations and maintenance (O&M) contract of Clark International Airport, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority...
ICTSI earnings rise 3% to $153 million in 9 months
by Catherine Talavera - November 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Port operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. earned just three percent more in the first nine months of the year due to higher operating income from organic terminals and lower net loss in one of...
Philippines tourism sector needs to improve competitiveness
by Catherine Talavera - November 5, 2018 - 12:00am
While the Philippines tourism industry’s new push for sustainability is gaining global attraction, the sector is still in need of improvement in its competitiveness ranking in order to attract more hotel and...
Stakeholders open to annual 1-month closure of Boracay
by Catherine Talavera - November 3, 2018 - 12:00am
The proposed monthlong closure of Boracay every year is viable as far as industry stakeholders are concerned.
Philippines seeks to attract more foreign divers
by Catherine Talavera - November 2, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines is eyeing to lure more foreign divers to visit the country as the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) took part in a two-day diving expo in the United Kingdom.
MPIC to review terms in rehabilitation bid for MRT-3
by Catherine Talavera - November 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Metro Pacific Investments Corp. said it would have to review the terms for the rehabilitation, operation and maintenance contract of the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 system before submitting a bid, after the chief of...
Sustainability soon to be standard for global tourism
by Catherine Talavera - November 1, 2018 - 12:00am
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is on its way to set sustainability as a standard to shape the global tourism sector.
Duty Free Luxe generates P4.1 million sales in first week
by Catherine Talavera - October 31, 2018 - 12:00am
State-run Duty Free Philippines Corp. said it registered robust sales during the first week of its luxury store’s soft opening earlier this month.
Automakers see sales recovery in 2019
by Catherine Talavera - October 31, 2018 - 12:00am
Vehicle makers and assemblers are expecting a sales recovery in the market next year as consumers would have adjusted to price changes caused by the new excise taxes.
Voyager to complete KKR, Tencent deal by mid-November
by Catherine Talavera - October 29, 2018 - 12:00am
PLDT Inc. is expecting to complete transactions regarding global investment firm KKR and China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s investment into Voyager Innovations Inc., the telco giant’s digital innovations...
MPTC to spend P4 B for SCTEx-NLEX expansion projects
by Catherine Talavera - October 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) is investing P4 billion for road improvement and widening projects along the Subic–Clark–Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) and North Luzon Expressway(NLEX).
Rajah Travel pushes data-driven tourism
by Catherine Talavera - October 28, 2018 - 12:00am
A travel agency is moving for a more informative tourism sector as it launches an online portal that is expected to provide relevant and current data and information on the country’s tourism industry.
CG Hospitality takes over The Farm at San Benito
by Catherine Talavera - October 28, 2018 - 12:00am
A Batangas eco-luxury medical wellness resort is set to expand its facilities as Kathmandu-based CG Hospitality Holdings takes over the business.
George Ty bags ‘Bossing’ lifetime achievement plum
by Catherine Talavera - October 27, 2018 - 12:00am
PLDT Enterprise has named Metrobank founder and group chairman George S.K. Ty as this year’s winner of the MVP Bossing Lifetime Achievement Award.
‘Welcome to a better Boracay’
by Catherine Talavera - October 27, 2018 - 12:00am
World-renowned Boracay island yesterday reopened its doors to local and foreign tourists, delighting them with a rehabilitated beachfront that looked like what people fell in love with 30 years ago.
Nissan in talks with gov’t on e-vehicles
by Catherine Talavera - October 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Nissan Philippines said it is in discussions with government over issues regarding electric vehicles (EV), as it eyes to bring its product into the market.
New entrants to spur telco competition in Asia Pacific
by Catherine Talavera - October 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Global credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service said the telecommunications sector in Asia Pacific (APAC) will face stronger competition and increasing commoditization in 2019 caused by new entrants in...
Parañaque transport hub, Philippine’s first landport, opens November
by Catherine Talavera - October 26, 2018 - 12:00am
The Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange, dubbed as the country’s first landport, is set to be inaugurated on Nov. 5, the Department of Transportation said yesterday.
Grab, Mastercard partner for cashless transactions in SE Asia
by Catherine Talavera - October 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Southeast Asia-based Grab has partnered with Mastercard for the integration of Mastercard’s prepaid card service with GrabPay, in a bid to reach the region’s 400 million unbanked population.
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