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Articles tagged “philippines”

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Why All-Inclusive Resorts Are Changing and 8 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

In our top travel stories this week, we took a Skift Deep Dive to find out why all-inclusive, luxury resorts will never be the same. We also explored post-pandemic recovery in the Philippines, Airbnb’s host dilemma, the much-anticipated electric aircraft, Hertz plans after bankruptcy, and more.

Why All-Inclusive Resorts Are Changing and 8 Other Top Travel Stories This Week

Coronavirus

Philippines Faces Staggering Road to Recovery as Southeast Asia’s Most Tourism-Dependent Destination

As the Southeast Asian country that depends the most on tourism, the Philippines will have to work doubly hard to shed its underachiever image in the post-pandemic world.

Philippines Faces Staggering Road to Recovery as Southeast Asia’s Most Tourism-Dependent Destination

Airlines

Volcano’s Eruption Disrupts Flights at Manila’s Main Airport

Some planes may be able to fly Monday, which will free up parking bays for incoming flights. But it’s hard to tell if flight disruptions will end quickly — the volcano’s similar restiveness in the 1970s lasted for about four months.

Volcano’s Eruption Disrupts Flights at Manila’s Main Airport

Cruises

New Ports Raise the Philippines’ Standing in Asian Cruising

Hard to imagine the Philippines can now take in Royal Caribbean Cruises’ biggest ship in Asia, the Spectrum. But it's easy to think of the impact on the little region called Ilocos when the ship docks at its new port Salomague. Cautions about the environment aren't overblown.

New Ports Raise the Philippines’ Standing in Asian Cruising

Tourism

Philippine Tourism Industry Attracts More Family Money: Why It’s Wrong

For many, the idea that a few families can control a whole industry is unthinkable, unfair, actually galling. In Philippine tourism, it’s as entrenched as the sight of a jeepney — no one thinks anything of it at all. That has to change, although it won’t be anytime soon.

Philippine Tourism Industry Attracts More Family Money: Why It’s Wrong

Tourism

Inside the 5 Families Who Hold a Tight Grip on Philippines Tourism

A handful of families in the Philippines controls 70 percent of the country's tourism industry, owning key travel infrastructure such as airlines, hotels, resorts, shopping malls, and tourist attractions. Is that tight control a formula for future success?

Inside the 5 Families Who Hold a Tight Grip on Philippines Tourism

Airlines

Filipino Conglomerate Set to Build $15 Billion Airport Near Manila

The current 71-year-old Manila airport is congested. San Miguel proposes to build a new one near Manila that can handle 100 million passengers annually at no cost to the government. How good is that?

Filipino Conglomerate Set to Build $15 Billion Airport Near Manila

Tourism

Visa Policies Fail to Keep Up With India’s Growing Travel Market

Most countries are still prejudiced against the Indian passport. That's a shame. Indian travelers are a legitimate, growing source for the global tourism industry. Thailand understands that; Australia not yet. Maybe it'll take a cricket match to change that.

Visa Policies Fail to Keep Up With India’s Growing Travel Market

Tourism

Underperforming Philippines Extends Tax Breaks to Attract Tourism Investors

Despite its beautiful beaches, the Philippines is a tourism underperformer in Southeast Asia. It keeps luring investors with tax breaks. Critics say maybe it's better to prioritize peace and order instead. Both are required.

Underperforming Philippines Extends Tax Breaks to Attract Tourism Investors

Overtourism

Destinations Say Public-Private Partnerships Help With Overtourism

Destinations have realized that partnerships and collaboration between public and private forces are the best way to create sustainable tourism growth. Time will tell, though, whether this approach has a lasting impact on global tourism outcomes.

Destinations Say Public-Private Partnerships Help With Overtourism