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Industrial, logistics to drive real estate market recovery
by Catherine Talavera - January 28, 2021 - 12:00am
The industrial and logistics sector would lead the recovery of the Philippine real estate market this year, property services firm Santos Knight Frank said.
Hotels hit by drops in business travel, MICE
by Catherine Talavera - January 27, 2021 - 12:00am
The decline in demand from the business travel and the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions sectors are some of the factors that may prompt hotels to temporarily close their facilities, according to...
Speedy testing sought for Boracay workers
by Catherine Talavera - January 25, 2021 - 12:00am
The provincial government of Aklan has been urged again to speed up the swab testing of workers in Boracay following reports that some hotel workers on the island tested positive for COVID-19.
Manila office vacancies rise as pre-committed spaces open
by Catherine Talavera - January 24, 2021 - 12:00am
More office spaces are now available in Metro Manila as some pre-committed office spaces have been reopened after expansion plans of business process outsourcing firms were put on hold.
‘Tourism arrivals in Asia Pacific to remain below 2019 levels’
by Catherine Talavera - January 24, 2021 - 12:00am
International visitor arrivals in the Asia Pacific region are projected to remain below 2019 levels until 2023, the Pacific Asia Travel Association said.
‘Tourism arrivals in Asia Pacific to remain below 2019 levels’
by Catherine Talavera - January 23, 2021 - 12:00am
International visitor arrivals in the Asia Pacific region are projected to remain below 2019 levels until 2023, the Pacific Asia Travel Association said.
Tourism businesses seek delay in local taxes
by Catherine Talavera - January 21, 2021 - 12:00am
Tourism stakeholders are requesting for the deferment of the payment of local business taxes this year given the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the operations of the industry.
Makati Shangri-La closing doors
by Catherine Talavera - January 21, 2021 - 12:00am
The country’s hotel industry continues to reel from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as five-star hotel Makati Shangri-La announced yesterday that it is temporarily shutting down beginning Feb. 1.
Hotels unlikely to attract new investors
by Catherine Talavera - January 19, 2021 - 12:00am
The Philippine hotel market is unlikely to attract new investors in the mid-term given the industry’s projected slow recovery, a property consultancy said.
Metro Manila office vacancy seen rising
by Catherine Talavera - January 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Vacancy rate in the Metro Manila office market is forecast to reach as much as 14 percent this year as demand softens due to the pandemic and the exodus of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators.
DOT optimistic on dive tourism
by Catherine Talavera - January 17, 2021 - 12:00am
The Department of Tourism remains optimistic about the country’s dive tourism, driven by its many offerings to divers.
Philippines named 2nd most Instagrammable place in world
by Catherine Talavera - January 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Due to its natural wonders, the Philippines was cited among the most Instagrammable places in the world for this year by an international travel website.
Asia Pacific property markets start recovery this year
by Catherine Talavera - January 14, 2021 - 12:00am
Property markets in Asia Pacific are expected to start their recovery by the middle of the year, driven by investor appetite for assets with income stability.
International tourism receipts plunge 83% in 2020
by Catherine Talavera - January 13, 2021 - 12:00am
Inbound tourism receipts dropped 83 percent last year as the government banned international travel due to the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19, the Department of Tourism reported yesterday.
WTTC calls for measures to replace unnecessary quarantines
by Catherine Talavera - January 12, 2021 - 12:00am
The World Travel and Tourism Council is calling for new travel measures to replace unnecessary quarantines brough about by COVID-19, which impact the recovery of the global tourism industry.
Quarantine hotels prohibited from holding work meetings
by Catherine Talavera - January 12, 2021 - 12:00am
Hotels in general community quarantine areas that are operating as quarantine facilities are not allowed to hold or accept any event or essential work meetings, according to government guidelines.
Tourist attractions to implement visitor capacity limits
by Catherine Talavera - January 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Tourist attractions in modified general community quarantine areas are required to implement visitor capacity limits to avoid overcrowding as they operate, according to the Department of Tourism.
Bayanihan spirit lives on in tourism
by Catherine Talavera - January 1, 2021 - 12:00am
What was supposed to be a year of record-breaking numbers for the Philippine tourism sector turned out to be one of the most challenging times it has ever faced.
PayMaya customers reach 28 million
by Catherine Talavera - January 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Digital financial services firm PayMaya continued to grow its customer base across its platforms this year, driven by the shift to cashless payments brought by the “new normal.”
DOT prepares NTDP, focuses on domestic tourism
by Catherine Talavera - December 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The preparation of the next National Tourism Development Plan, as well as the continued push for domestic tourism, are among the initiatives that the Department of Tourism will focus on next year.
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