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SKY is ushering in summer this early as it partners with the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) to bring the 26th Travel Tour Expo on February 8 to 10, 2019 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. Attractive travel deals, promos, and special tour packages promise to be aplenty as close to 400 exhibitors and...
Japanese visitors on board the cruise ship, MV Pacific Venus of Japan, will not just get awed by presentations during the Dinagyang Festival but will also get a chance to tour various destinations in the city and the province of Iloilo. City Tourism Operations Officer Florence King H. Erlano, in an interview Wednesday, said the cruise ship, carrying some 750...
To welcome more tourists, improve tourism base, and upgrade immigration system, Japan has started collecting departure tax of ¥1000 or PhP 485 to 490 last January 7, 2019. Moreover, for a faster and more efficient immigration processes, the Japanese government plans to use the revenue to install facial recognition gates at terminals. Also, it will be used to innovate public...
The Department of Tourism (DOT) partnered on Monday with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to develop at least 85 airports across the country to promote tourism growth. “We are talking about developing our airports so that we have more capacity to receive flights from other destinations and accommodate more tourists to the country,” DOT Undersecretary Arturo Boncato Jr. said in...
Safety and product rating website airlineratings.com named the Philippine Airlines (PAL) as the "Most Improved Airline for 2019". On the website, airlineratings.com editor-in-chief Geoffrey Thomas said the move to expand its global footprint using new generation fuel-efficient aircraft equipped with the latest cabins makes PAL a worthy winner of this award category. Last July, PAL rolled out its brand-new Airbus A350...
Internationally acclaimed magazine Condé Nast Traveller listed the islands of Siargao, Boracay, and Palawan among some of the best destinations on earth in their annual list of 'Best Islands in The World.' Our beloved beaches took the top three spots in the whole of Asia, with Langkawi, Malaysia and Bali, Indonesia following closely behind. The list was ranked by...
The local government unit of Calbayog City has lined up several activities to celebrate the National Tourism Week, an official said Tuesday. In an interview, City Tourism Officer Ronald Ricarfort Jr. said the highlight of the celebration is on September 27 & 28. Both the 2018 Quiz Challenge and the 1st Calbayog Tour Guiding Competition will be held on Thursday. The...
Cathay Pacific committed an accidental mistake as one of its newly painted plane was discovered missing the letter "F" from its name on the side. A Boeing 777-367 was fresh from its paint job when photos of spelling error were seen on the Hong Kong Aviation Discussion Board (HKADB) on Facebook. This made Cathay Pacific address the matter immediately by posting...
Some 442,387 tourists, both local and foreign, visited the famous Hundred Islands National Park (HINP) here from January to August this year, according to the City Tourism Office (CTO). City tourism officer Miguel Sison, in an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Monday, said tourist arrival in the city this year is still higher than last year's, despite...
Starting December 1, local carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) will have daily Cebu-Narita flights, making it easier for those coming from Visayas & Mindanao to go to Japan, said the airline’s spokesperson on Friday. Currently, CEB offers the Cebu-Narita route four times a week, Charo Lagamon told the Philippine News Agency (PNA). The Manila-Narita route, at present, is twice daily, she...

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