Month: January 2016

RLC seeks to nearly double hotel rooms within 5 years

ROBINSONS Land Corp. (RLC) is looking to nearly double its hotel room count within five years on the strength of its value hotel chain Go Hotels. ¬† ¬†Robinsons Land owns and operates the country’s first value hotel with the launch of Gohotels.ph. During the...

DoT eyes $6.5-b revenues in 2016

The Tourism Department said Wednesday it expects tourism revenues to reach $6.5 billion from the arrivals of 6 million foreign visitors in 2016. Tourism Undersecretary Benito Bengzon Jr. said to achieve the goal, the government would focus on building the necessary...

The Marriott at Clark to break ground in May

Widus International Leisure, (WILI), owner of Widus Hotel Casino, recently signed a hotel management agreement contract with Renaissance Hotels International Corp. Ltd., the company behind the successful chain of Marriott Hotels, to build a 5-star Marriott at Clark...

Gearing up for a more robust hospitality industry?

BUSINESS & LEISURE By Ray Butch Gamboa | January 23, 2016 Vietnam and Thailand continue to bring in the tourists, as official tourism records show. In the ASEAN region, these two countries are the only ones that have registered an increase in hotel occupancy in...

Asean pushes tourism in regional integration

By Louise Maureen Simeon | January 23, 2016 One community for sustainability. The 10-member economies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) continue to push for the promotion of the region as a single tourism destination to further drive economic...