Articles tagged “philippines”

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.

3 weeks 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

3 years ago

Philippines Prepares for Typhoon With Cancelled Flights

Philippines Prepares for Typhoon With Cancelled Flights

Cecilia Yap, Bloomberg

The Philippines doesn't need a repeat of last year's disaster.

3 years ago

The Philippines Wonders if Heritage Sites Can Help Flagging Tourism Industry

The Philippines Wonders if Heritage Sites Can Help Flagging Tourism Industry

The Manila Times

Now that it has help from the UN, maybe the Philippines' tourism bosses will rethink their role.

4 years ago

Major Cruise Lines Set to Make the Philippines Their Next Conquest

Major Cruise Lines Set to Make the Philippines Their Next Conquest

Matikas Santos , Phillippine Daily Inquirer

Turning the Philippines into a major cruise destination would be great news for the 61,700 Filipino crew members who already work for Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian, the new-hires to come, and the local economy.

4 years ago

Philippines Pushes Single-Visa Plan for ASEAN Nations

Philippines Pushes Single-Visa Plan for ASEAN Nations

Amy Remo, Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN

The easier the visa regime, the more visitors will come.

4 years ago