Articles tagged “philippines”

The Philippines Aspires to Shift Visitors From Beaches to Culinary Tourism

The Philippines Aspires to Shift Visitors From Beaches to Culinary Tourism

Andreo Calonzo and Cecilia Yap , Bloomberg

The Philippines' new tourism chief is hoping that millennials will be inspired by social media sites like WeChat and Instagram to visit its culinary destinations as the government considers imposing quotas on beachgoers. Tourism officials worldwide will be watching to see how it turns out.

4 months ago

Philippine Airlines Steps Up Quest for Chinese Tourists

Philippine Airlines Steps Up Quest for Chinese Tourists

Claire Jiao, Bloomberg

With Chinese tourism increasingly big business for many countries, airlines are stepping up their route development. The Philippines will have plenty of competition from other Southeast Asian beach destinations.

4 months ago

Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific to Hike Fares Due to Rising Fuel Costs

Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific to Hike Fares Due to Rising Fuel Costs

Clarissa Batino and Cecilia Yap, Bloomberg

Consumers in the Philippines have less buying power because of a weakness in the value of its currency. But airlines must raise airfares to keep up with spiking jet fuel costs. Bad news for expat travelers.

6 months ago

Philippines Tourism Goal May Be Casualty of Decision to Close an Island

Philippines Tourism Goal May Be Casualty of Decision to Close an Island

Andreo Calonzo and Ditas Lopez, Bloomberg

Sustainable tourism growth is difficult to achieve because most tourism boards won't slow down, take a beat, and withstand a temporary drop in visitation in the name of long-term improvement. The Philippines is smart to do this reparative work.

8 months ago

Philippines Offers Expats Incentives in Attempt to Boost Tourism

Philippines Offers Expats Incentives in Attempt to Boost Tourism

Ditas Lopez, Bloomberg

While the Philippines has plenty to offer tourists, it lags behind many of its regional rivals. Stepping up promotional activities should at least make potential visitors more aware of what the country has to offer. On the other hand, the brutal reputation of the current government doesn't help.

10 months ago

Philippines Considers New Airports to Improve Manila Hub

Philippines Considers New Airports to Improve Manila Hub

Associated Press

As air travel in Asia continues to surge, the Philippines needs to further develop its congested airport hub in Manila if it's going to double its tourist intake by 2022.

2 years ago

Asian Tourism Investment Looks Promising Through 2026, But Challenges Loom

Asian Tourism Investment Looks Promising Through 2026, But Challenges Loom

Dan Peltier, Skift

As the world's fastest-growing region for tourism it's a good sign that some Asian countries can expect to see healthy travel and tourism investment during the next 10 years. But a number of factors could alter these projections, particularly the Chinese market, as more global tourism trends are tested in this region.

2 years ago

Tourism to the Philippines Also a Casualty of Its President’s Brutal War on Drugs

Tourism to the Philippines Also a Casualty of Its President’s Brutal War on Drugs

David Fickling, Bloomberg Gadfly

If history has proven, the kind of violence taking place in the Philippines under Duterte's leadership could have a damaging impact on tourism for many years to come.

2 years ago

Philippines Promises to Modernize Its Woeful Manila Airport

Philippines Promises to Modernize Its Woeful Manila Airport

Karl Lester M. Yap, Bloomberg

The Philippines has so much to offer, but its infrastructure and security issues mean it is a perennial "wish it could" on the international travel circuit.

3 years ago

Manny Pacquiao Sings Praises of Google Street View for Philippines Tourism

Manny Pacquiao Sings Praises of Google Street View for Philippines Tourism

Associated Press

Every country needs a tourism ambassador like Manny Pacquiao who just won't stop talking about how great the destination is, no matter the context.

3 years ago

Philippines Promises Nationwide Free Wi-Fi Service in a Year

Philippines Promises Nationwide Free Wi-Fi Service in a Year

Siegfrid Alegado and Cecilia Yap, Bloomberg

Nothing says welcome to visitors from around the world like easy connectivity.

3 years ago

Asian Casinos Will Try Just About Anything to Attract Chinese Gamblers

Asian Casinos Will Try Just About Anything to Attract Chinese Gamblers

Liza Lin, Bloomberg

Every boom is followed by a bust. But before that bust is total and complete, things tend to get a little crazy.

4 years ago