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WTTC issues guidelines on travel insurance
by Catherine Talavera - August 2, 2020 - 12:00am
The World Travel and Tourism Council has released new normal guidelines for travel insurance aimed at rebuilding consumer confidence.
Hotel rates seen to drop by 30%
by Catherine Talavera - August 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Average daily rates of hotels in Metro Manila are expected to drop by 30 percent by the end of the year due to lower occupancy levels as the leisure sector continues to feel the impact of the pandemic,Colliers International...
A full life up north, the Alviera way
by Catherine Talavera - July 30, 2020 - 5:00pm
Get to live and work in an urbanized community that offers us a healthier environment with large open spaces—only in Alviera.
DOT lauds Duterte’s pitch for local travel
by Catherine Talavera - July 30, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Tourism has lauded government’s support to promote local travel as President Duterte acknowledged this would help boost the economy.
Global tourism losses reach $320 billion
by Catherine Talavera - July 30, 2020 - 12:00am
Global tourism has lost around $320 billion in reserves from January to May as international arrivals plunged due to lockdowns in response to the coronavirus disease or COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations World...
Hotels to hold online travel mart in September
by Catherine Talavera - July 26, 2020 - 12:00am
The Hotel Sales and Marketing Association Philippines is rolling out up to 70 percent discount deals from its member hotels come September.
DOT urged to convene national tourism congress
by Catherine Talavera - July 23, 2020 - 12:00am
A pioneer in the tourism industry is urging the Department of Tourism to convene a national tourism congress to discuss the programs and plans to address the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic on the...
New normal guidelines released for MICE sector
by Catherine Talavera - July 16, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Tourism has issued guidelines for the operations of meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibition facilities and organizers, which aim to ensure that health and safety protocols are in pla...
DOT names new Calabarzon director
by Catherine Talavera - July 15, 2020 - 12:00am
A former tourism executive of Aurora province, whose brainchild made Baler the birthplace of Philippine surfing, has been appointed as regional director for the Department of Tourism’s Calabarzon unit.
Philippines among most improved in real estate transparency
by Catherine Talavera - July 10, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine real estate market is among the top 10 improvers in Jones Lang Lasalle Global Real Estate Transparency Index, driven by its push for sustainability.
Travel agencies ask public for patience in processing refunds
by Catherine Talavera - July 6, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine Travel Agencies Association is appealing for the public’s understanding in issuing refunds, emphasizing that the government’s move to allow operations of travel agencies does not hasten...
World Bank OKs $370 million land title facilitation loan
by Catherine Talavera - June 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The World Bank Group has approved a $370 million loan for the Department of Agrarian Reform Support to Parcelization of Lands for Individual Titling Project, which is expected to help 750,000 individuals gain improved...
National ID system a boost to digital economy — NEDA C
by Catherine Talavera - June 28, 2020 - 12:00am
The acceleration of the Philippine Identification System is seen to unlock the country’s digital economy’s potential and aid in the transition to the “new normal,” the chief of the National...
TIEZA dangles tax perks for tourism
by Catherine Talavera - June 26, 2020 - 12:00am
The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority is offering tax incentives for the renovation of tourism enterprises and lowering its permit fees to P1 as part of efforts to aid the recovery of the tourism...
Local hotel brands seen to rise
by Catherine Talavera - June 26, 2020 - 12:00am
The hotel sector expects the rise of more local hotel brands over international brands, as the domestic tourism market is expected to recover first, an industry group said.
Global tourism losses hit $195 billion in 4 months
by Catherine Talavera - June 24, 2020 - 12:00am
The international tourism industry has lost around $195 billion in receipts from January to April this year as tourist arrivals plunged due to the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations...
No plan to close duty-free shops
by Catherine Talavera - June 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Duty Free Philippines Corp. has postponed its plan to close its stores in the provinces even as the Department of Tourism (DOT) said the closure of the state-run firm is not an option.
Tourism contributes 12.7 % to GDP in 2019
by Catherine Talavera - June 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The tourism sector’s higher contribution to the country’s gross domestic product in 2019 underscores the crucial role of the industry not only to the economy, but also to employment generation as well,...
Golden Bria earns 64% more in 2019
by Catherine Talavera - June 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Villar-led Golden Bria Holdings Inc. reported a 64 percent jump in its 2019 net to P2.6 billion from P1.6 billion a year earlier, driven by revenue growth across its business segments.
AC Health boosts COVID test capacity with leading conglomerates
by Catherine Talavera - June 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Ayala Healthcare Holdings Inc., the healthcare arm of the Ayala Group, has partnered with five big companies to build four Biosafety Level 2 modular laboratories in Qualimed hospitals, in line with boosting the country’s...
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