Month: February 2016

Shangri-La opens at the Fort with a young, modern vibe

When British author James Hilton wrote Lost Horizon in 1933, little did he know that his mythical happy place called Shangri-La would, in the modern world, evoke images of a five-star paradise. Today, the word Shangri-La has become synonymous with the hotel chain...

DOT sees sustained growth in tourism

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is extremely confident the tourism sector would maintain its high growth rate, despite economic and political stress in relation to mainland China. Tourism Undersecretary Benito C. Bengzon Jr. said the year started with the hosting of...

ALI ramps up hotel portfolio

Property giant Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) intends to invest more aggressively in affordable hotels as well as industrial estates to capitalize on the country’s increasing appeal as a tourist and manufacturing destination. ALI commercial business group head Jose Emmanuel...

Israel eyed as new tourist market

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is eyeing the Israeli population as part of its strategy to reach non-traditional markets and boost international arrivals in the country. “Israel is one of the new markets that DOT has been targeting. We are certain that Israel will be...