Month: March 2017

Teo: Leni remark, media reports on EJK make it hard to promote PH

BANGKOK—The country’s tourism chief admitted Wednesday that reports on extrajudicial killings are making it hard to sell the Philippines as a tourist destination. Speaking to reporters here, tourism secretary Wanda Teo urged Vice President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo...

Travel, tourism sector adds P2.85T to PH GDP

The Philippine travel and tourism industry contributed a total of P2.85 trillion to the local economy in 2016, equivalent to 19.7 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), according to the latest report of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). The...

Boutique airline optimistic on growth

AIR JUAN is optimistic about the boutique airline’s growth this year, citing continued demand for its services and additional routes. “Our projection is uptrend for Air Juan this year. New routes and the growing sophistication of local travelers will be driving that...

Roxaco-Vanguard lines up 5 Go Hotels

MANILA, Philippines – The joint venture of Roxaco Land Corp. and Singapore-based Vanguard Hotels Select (Phil) Pte. Ltd. will have five operating Go Hotels before the end of May, a company official said. In a recent interview, Roxaco Land president and CEO...

Star Cruises eyeing to set up more home ports in PHL

HONGKONG-based Star Cruises is looking to set up more home ports in the Philippines, on the heels of its successful cruise launch from its new homeport in Manila. This was disclosed by Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon T. Teo after the ceremony last Sunday welcoming the...