Month: June 2016

The mark of the Sys: Why Conrad Manila is a must-see (and must-stay)

Hilton’s reentry here, in partnership with the country’s foremost business clan, showcases impressive design and architecture, its restraint and minimalism setting it apart from today’s hotel chains SIMPLE and seamless isn’t easy to do. In a world of more, more, more,...

Farm tourism business on the upswing

DO YOU HAVE a farm, big or small, that you can open up to visitors? For a price, of course. Add farm tourism to the different forms of tourism like ecotourism, medical tourism, adventure tourism, festival tourism, extreme sports tourism, heritage tourism, casino...

It’s 5-month contracts Duterte is against, explains Dominguez

DAVAO CITY — President-elect Rodrigo Duterte is against the practice of contr actualization but would allow other contract-based jobs to continue under his administration, incoming Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez clarified yesterday. “When the president-elect...

Melco Crown urges eased visa rules for China mart

MELCO Crown Philippines Resorts Corp., operator of the City of Dreams Manila casino complex along Manila Bay, said the government could do more to attract visitors to the country, which would help boost tourism and the gaming industry. City of Dreams Manila property...

SM investing P7B in more hotels, convention centers

Property giant SM Prime Holdings Inc. has raised its stake in the tourism sector with the opening of the P6.5-billion six-star hotel, Conrad Manila, at the Mall of Asia complex in Pasay City. The 347-room posh hotel is the first Conrad Hotels & Resorts-branded...