Month: August 2017

Bright prospects for hotel industry (Part I)

Once again there is evidence that the Philippine tourism industry is way below its potentials. Its ASEAN neighbors like Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore have foreign tourist arrivals three to six times the Philippines but our country, with its 7,100 islands, have...

DoubleDragon adds Bohol, Boracay to hotel portfolio

Real estate builder DoubleDragon Properties Corp. is expanding its hospitality business by bringing its Hotel 101 brand to Boracay and Bohol, two of the country’s popular beach destinations. The upcoming beachfront hotels in Boracay and Bohol, to be launched later...

Nickelodeon axes PH resort plan

American children’s television network Nickelodeon on Wednesday said it had abandoned plans for a themed resort on an island known as the Philippines’ last ecological frontier following a backlash from environmentalists. Nickelodeon said in January that it would build...

Foreign travel agents set to join PH Travex

Travel agents across the world are coming over for the Philippine Travel Exchange being organized by the Tourism Promotions Board on Aug. 29 to Sept. 5. TPB chief operating officer Cesar Montano said foreign buyers had confirmed their participation in the one-on-one...

Udenna breaks ground for $341-M Cebu casino

MANILA, Philippines – Udenna Corp. of Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy formally broke ground on its multimillion-dollar casino project in Cebu. Wholly owned subsidiary Udenna Development Corp. is building the $341 million Emerald Resort and Casino, which will...