Making tourists stay longer in Cebu after the Sinulog

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 01/18/2018

More tour packages offered; new seaplane terminal launch to give sector a boost It is typical to see Cebu City’s streets filled with locals and tourists, both domestic and international, during the Sinulog weekend. But right after…

Stricter rules fail to dampen tourists

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 01/12/2018

SINULOG 2018 Even with stricter policies in place to ensure public order and safety, Cebu’s Sinulog Festival continues to draw in a multitude of local and foreign tourists. According to Hotels, Resorts, Restaurants Association of Cebu (HRRAC)…

China hails first flight to Antarctica for tourists

Marc Cosep 12/20/2017

Want to see penguins this Christmas? Then board China’s first commercial flight to Antarctica . The first commercial flight to Antarctica successfully landed on Saturday; carrying about around 20 Chinese passengers. The plane departed from Hong Kong…

More PH tourists in Japan seen

Victor Anthony V. Silva 10/12/2017

Japanese officials say easing of visa requirements, more direct flights to fuel tourism growth The Filipino tourism wave in Japan will likely continue. A trend that Daisuke Tonai, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Preparation Office for Manila…

Indonesia prepares to divert tourists

AFP 09/27/2017

Bali volcano rumbles Indonesian authorities are on standby to divert flights destined for the holiday island of Bali as increasingly frequent tremors from a rumbling volcano stoke fears an eruption could be imminent. Mount Agung, 75 kilometers…

Tourists, builders and hotels

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/22/2017

Property developers continue to ride Cebu’s tourism wave As the local tourism industry continues to grow, helping fuel Cebu’s robust economy, developers are also lining up to get a share of the island’s huge tourist market. According…

Rowdy Chinese tourists

Jobers R. Bersales 08/23/2017

After studying as well as excavating quite a number of Chinese tradeware ceramics dating from the Song to the Ming dynasties (ca. 1200 to 1644), I still cannot quite connect between these beautiful works of art and…

Western tourists told to avoid southern PH

Inquirer.net 07/27/2017

Western governments are warning their citizens against travelling to nearly all of the southern third of the Philippines, citing the rising threats of terror attacks and kidnappings by Islamist militants. Fresh alerts from Britain, Canada and Australia…

More Sino tourists coming

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 07/17/2017

Beijing — Tourist arrivals from China is still expected to grow despite the issuance of a safety notice to its citizens in light of the ongoing armed conflict in Marawi City. The travel advisory, which reminded Chinese…

Driven to distraction: Pyongyang’s ‘traffic ladies’

AFP 06/15/2017

Snapping their heads from side to side, marching into the roads in close-fitting blue uniforms and black heels, the “traffic ladies” who marshal vehicles at the intersections of Pyongyang are an emblematic image of the North Korean…

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