Catherine Talavera
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Quezon City Chinatown to hold New Year festivities
by Catherine Talavera - January 18, 2020 - 12:00am
The Quezon City government is eyeing to lure more tourists to visit its own Chinatown as it is set to hold a Chinese New Year celebration on Jan. 26.
Court junks Angkas plea for new TRO
by Catherine Talavera - January 16, 2020 - 12:00am
A Mandaluyong City court has denied the petition of ride-hailing firm Angkas for another temporary restraining order on the implementation of a government-imposed limit on the number of riders in the ongoing motorcycle...
DOT advises tourist hubs near Taal to cease operations
by Catherine Talavera - January 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Tourism hubs in Calabarzon have been asked to cease operations due to hazards to tourists and workers amid the unrest of Taal Volcano, the Department of Tourism said yesterday.
NAIA partially opens
by Catherine Talavera - January 14, 2020 - 12:01am
The Ninoy Aquino International Airport resumed partial operations yesterday morning after being closed due to the eruption of Taal Volcano, which affected even President Duterte’s Sunday night flight to Manila....
Adventure tourism destinations urged to focus on authenticity
by Catherine Talavera - January 14, 2020 - 12:00am
With the growing interest for the global adventure tourism market, destinations offering this product are urged to provide travelers authentic experiences, while ensuring that sustainable practices are in place,...
Smart working on network restoration in Calabarzon
by Catherine Talavera - January 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Smart Communications Inc., the wireless arm of the PLDT Group, is working to restore mobile network coverage in areas affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano in Calabarzon.
Tarlac government to set up office complex in New Clark City
by Catherine Talavera - January 6, 2020 - 12:00am
The provincial government of Tarlac has signed a memorandum of agreement with the Bases Conversion and Development Authority to set up offices and other institutional facilities in New Clark City.
Astoria Palawan eyes 20% rise in occupancy rate
by Catherine Talavera - January 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Homegrown Astoria Hotel & Resorts projects a 20 percent increase in the occupancy rate of its Palawan hotel in the next three years as it invests P650 million for its expansion efforts, driven by the growth of tourist...
Cebu among top 100 City destinations
by Catherine Talavera - January 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Cebu City’s tourism sector continues to grow as it was named among the top city destinations around the world in 2019 by global market research firm Euromonitor.?
DOT to push priority tourism products
by Catherine Talavera - January 5, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Tourism is eyeing to boost its marketing initiatives for ten tourism products, an official of the agency said.
‘Security, infra improvements key to attracting tourism investments’
by Catherine Talavera - January 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Safety and security, as well as infrastructure connectivity, are among of the areas that needs to be addressed to boost the country’s attractiveness to leisure investors and visitors, a property services firm...
Intramuros conservation management plan completed
by Catherine Talavera - January 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The Intramuros Administration is seen to better preserve heritage sites within Manila's walled city as it completes its conservation management plan.
Tourism sustainability efforts to be assessed
by Catherine Talavera - January 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The United Nations World Tour­ism Organization is set to assess the global tourism sector’s commitment to sustainable develop­ment with the launch of a survey.
DOT eyes Philippine brand for wellness
by Catherine Talavera - January 2, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Tourism is eyeing to create a Philippine wellness brand, in line with efforts to expand the country’s tourism offerings.
DOT holds ocular tour of Pasig River Ferry, Metro Manila eateries
by Catherine Talavera - January 1, 2020 - 12:00am
The Department of Tourism is expanding Metro Manila’s tourism offerings following an ocular tour of the Pasig River Ferry Stations and recommended restaurants in the metro.
Philippine tourism sector must develop destinations, high value products
by Catherine Talavera - December 30, 2019 - 12:00am
The development of more destinations as well as high value products are some of the opportunities the Philippine tourism sector should capitalize on, an executive director of a tourism school said.
A positive year for tourism
by Catherine Talavera - December 29, 2019 - 12:00am
“To a certain extent, Boracay has recovered and has been reaping awards from various publications and bodies as one of the world’s best island destinations,“ Tourism Congress of the Philippines...
Australia a potential market for health, wellness offering — DOT
by Catherine Talavera - December 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Australia is among the potential markets the Philippines could tap for its health and wellness tourism offerings, driven by interest for its dental services, an official of the Department of Tourism said.
Japanese woman is 8 millionth Philippine visitor
by Catherine Talavera - December 28, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine government remains optimistic in reaching its goal of 8.2 million foreign travelers for the year as it welcomed the arrival yesterday of a 71-year-old Japanese woman as the country’s eight millionth...
Philippines hotel market needs to lure more investors
by Catherine Talavera - December 26, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines needs to find more ways to encourage more investments into the tourism sector, a property consultancy firm said.
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