Month: May 2015

Travel group holds trade fair at MOA

MANILA, Philippines – One of the country’s biggest travel groups is holding a travel and business fair aimed to spur tourism and trade in the country, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said. The National Association of Independent Travel Agencies Inc. (NAITAS), in...

Japan consortium set to build P7-B Bohol airport

A JA­PA­NESE con­sor­tium will be­gin in June the con­struc­tion of a new in­ter­na­tional air­port in Bo­hol prov­ince, the Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions (DOTC) an­nounced Wed­nes­day. The P7-bil­lion New Bo­hol (Panglao) Air­port—the Aquino...

Philippines targets luxury tourists

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines needs to step up efforts to attract more luxury tourists into the country to be at par with neighboring nations, industry officials said. There is little awareness that the Philippines could be a luxury tourist destination,...

Minimize impact of taxation on tourism, Phl urges APEC

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is urging Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member countries to collaborate in minimizing  the impact of taxation on tourism businesses and tourists to ensure the competitiveness of the industry in the region. Member...