Articles tagged “philippines”

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Philippines Sees Strong Tourism Rebound with 3.3 Million Foreign Arrivals in 2023

The Philippines Dept. of Tourism said foreign arrivals reached 3.3 million in the first eight months of 2023, approaching the government's goal of 4.8 million arrivals for the full year.

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Philippines’ Largest Hotel Complex, Grand Westside, to Open Tower in 2023

Philippines developer Megaworld is set to open the country’s largest hotel complex, Grand Westside Hotel, in Manila’s Entertainment City.

Tourism

Philippines’ New Tourism Campaign Embraces Love for the Country

In the face of escalating tourism competition across Southeast Asia, Philippines is diving headfirst into the notion that love is what makes the world go around. The archipelago is wholeheartedly capitalizing on this powerful sentiment to propel its tourism sector to new heights.

Philippines’ New Tourism Campaign Embraces Love for the Country

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How the Philippines Plans to Boost Visitor Numbers

Philippines president Ferdinand Marcos Jr said he is aiming to transform the country into a tourism powerhouse in the coming year, unveiling a new tourism slogan “Love the Philippines.”

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Radisson Signs Deal to Expand in the Philippines

Radisson Hotel Group announced the latest phase of their expansion strategy in the Philippines with the signing of a deal with SM Hotels & Conventions Corp.

Tourism

Skift India Daily: Tour Operators Return to Profits

A steep increase in air fares, prolonged visa delays, and inflation pressures must be averted to ensure the growth momentum.

Skift India Daily: Tour Operators Return to Profits

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Philippines Hotels Topped Pre-Pandemic Occupancy Rates in January

The Philippines Hotel Sales and Marketing Association said hotels in the country remain optimistic of the industry’s performance this year as the average occupancy has already surpassed pre-pandemic levels. 

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Philippines to Start Tax Refunds for Tourists

Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos has approved a value-added tax refund program for foreign tourists by 2024 to attract more visitors.

Hotels

Hotel Growth in the Philippines Set for a Luminous Future

In the next couple of years, Manila will add about 2,650 hotel rooms a year, about double its recent pace, while the Philippines will enjoy more inbound tourism. Read about that and other hotel development bulletins from worldwide in this week's news roundup.

Hotel Growth in the Philippines Set for a Luminous Future

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Efforts to Tame Overtourism Come Under Pressure

"Covid gave Southeast Asia a break from overtourism. Now what?" That's the question The Washington Post asked on Saturday. Pandemic-related lockdowns and reduced tourism let many destinations take a break from heavy volumes of visitors. But now, many destinations are divided. Some want to preserve the benefits of lower tourist impact, such as wildlife recovery.…