Month: July 2018

Marriott Int’l appoints 2 women as GMs

MANILA, Philippines — Marriott International has a long-standing history of valuing diversity and inclusion in its organization. As the first hospitality company making these key values central to its growth as a business, the Women Leadership Development Initiative,...

Why Elizalde believes it’s time for Filipino luxury resort brand

Lifestyle service, our expertise worldwide, now becomes the defining asset of the newest Tagaytay destination, with ‘lifestyle assistants’ serving guests. The result: It beat other brands in the Small Luxury Hotel ratings Tucked in a spot away from Tagaytay’s main...

New markets eyed for dive tourism

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is eyeing to attract new markets for dive tourism as it is set to host a number of business-to-business (B2B) meetings between foreign and local stakeholders. In a statement, the DOT said these B2B meetings would...

Palawan, Cebu, Bora make ‘T+L’ 2018 ‘best islands’ list

THREE Philippine islands made the cut in this year’s awards for Asia’s and World’s Best Islands by influential travel publication Travel + Leisure (T+L). Palawan makes the grade as the world’s sixth-best island, with a grade of 90.04, falling from the top spot in 2016...

Foreign arrivals up 10.24 percent despite Boracay closure

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign arrivals from January to May increased by 10.24 percent despite the closure of Boracay, driven by the continued influx of Chinese tourists, an official of the Department of Tourism (DOT) said. In the general membership meeting of the...