Month: April 2016

Asia Pacific tourism projected to surge

MANILA, Philippines – The tourism sector in the Asia-Pacific region is projected to sustain its momentum and grow more than 40 percent or around 657 million arrivals in the next five years. Based on the latest Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Visitor...

FLI set to invest P5b to redevelop Mimosa

Filinvest Land Inc., the property unit of the Gotianun family, said it will spend P5 billion over the next five years to renovate and develop the 201-hectare former Mimosa Leisure Estate owned by state-controlled Clark Development Corp. Filinvest Land president...

More port calls seen for cruise tourism

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Tourism (DOT) expects cruise tourism to exceed the port calls in 2015 as the agency continues to expand avenues amid air connectivity issues in the country. DOT-National Capital Region director Christer Gaudiano said over 70...

RLC partners with Japanese hotel operator

Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC), the property developer of the Gokongwei Group, has partnered with Japanese hotel operator Xymax Corp. The move is strategic as both companies recognize the growing number of Filipino tourists traveling to Japan and the lack of budget...

El Nido Resorts takes sustainability practices to its kitchens

Named in 2015 as a model for sustainable tourism in the Branded Accommodation category by the prestigious Pacific Asia Travel Association, El Nido Resorts takes its sustainability practices even to its kitchens. The salad greens, vegetables and pigs from the company...