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Two-month closure of Boracay threatens livelihoods, decries trade

The Philippine travel trade is opposing government plans to temporarily close Boracay to tourism as it undergoes rehabilitation from severe environmental degradation caused by...

‘Cesspool’ label a wake-up call for Boracay to clean up its...

A six-month resuscitation effort has begun on Boracay, after the tourist hotspot was recently described by the Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte as a "cesspool"...

Philippines pushes harder for Chinese visitors

Never mind that it missed the one million mark for Chinese tourist arrivals in 2017, the Philppines' Department of Tourism (DOT) is raising the...

DoT looks to lesser-known attractions to jazz up Manila packages

The Philippine trade is anticipating that the Department of Tourism’s (DoT) move to spotlight metro Manila’s lesser-known attractions will add zing to the capital's...

Philippines takes innovative tack to tourism promotion

The Tourism Promotions Board Philippines (TPB) will turn feasts and festivals into regular celebrations as well as craft a tourism icon to complement its...

Philippines raises Mayon volcano alert amid eruption fears

The Philippines yesterday raised the alert level on Mayon Volcano to level three, indicating that the volcano is exhibiting “relatively high unrest” with “hazardous...

China overtakes US as Philippines’ second largest arrivals source

China has overtaken US as second top feeder for the Philippines with 810,807 arrivals, comprising a 14.8 per cent market share. South Korea remains the...

Philippines rides on VUA to court religious Chinese travellers

The Philippine Department of Tourism (DoT) is hoping to leverage the country’s recent visa relaxation for Chinese travellers to position the destination as an...

Revised IATA rules bring some relief to Philippine agents

IATA will no longer mandate all its 242 accredited Philippine agencies to use credit cards for BSP payment transactions, to the relief of agencies...

Chinese visitors stoke duty-free brands’ interest in the Philippines

Philippine tourism secretary Wanda Teo is optimistic that more global premium brands would increase their duty-free retail presence in the country in anticipation of...

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