AirAsia launches year's biggest promotion

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HCM CITY, Nov. 11 — AirAsia has kicked off its biggest promotion of the year, offering three million seats at base fares of zero dong on flights from HCM City and Ha Noi to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur, Da Nang to Kuala Lumpur and HCM City to Johor Baharu.

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13-storey "Superstar Aquarius" debuts voyage to Puerto Princesa, Palawan

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By Celeste Anna R. Formoso

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Nov. 11 (PNA) – Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in the Asia Pacific today, celebrated its maiden port-of-call in this city Monday afternoon with the arrival of the 13-storey ocean cruise liner M/V Superstar Aquarius that had recently homeport in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

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4.3-M Chinese expected to visit Thailand this year

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BANGKOK, Nov. 11 — As many as 4.3 million Chinese are expected to visit Thailand throughout this year, said a leading Thai businessperson on Tuesday.

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China Southern Airlines expands capacity on New Zealand route

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WELLINGTON, Nov. 11 — China Southern Airlines is to increase capacity on its service between Auckland and the southern China city of Guangzhou, the carrier and Auckland Airport announced Tuesday.

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'Visit the Philippines 2015' makes international launch in London

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MANILA, Nov. 11 — The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), marketing arm of the Department of Tourism (DOT), has boosted efforts to further complement its slogan “It’s More Fun in the Philippines”, with the international launch of its newest tactical campaign, “Visit the Philippines Year 2015” (VPY2015) in London last week.

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Tourists to Estonia up in September

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TALLINN, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) — International tourists visiting Estonia in the month of September this year increased than that of last year, with 30 percent more Asian tourists while 10 percent less Russians, according to Statistics Estonia on Tuesday.

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Britain seeks to review travel advisories on Kenya

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NAIROBI, Nov. 12 — Britain said Tuesday there is need to review the travel advisories imposed on Kenya by some European countries and other key source markets.

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Accord clears way for possible direct flights between New Zealand, Philippines

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WELLINGTON, Nov. 12 — Direct flights between New Zealand and the Philippines might become possible under an air services agreement signed by the two countries Wednesday, said New Zealand Transport Minister Simon Bridges.

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Lisbon city council's to start charging tourist tax in 2015 arouses controversy

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LISBON, Nov. 12 — Lisbon city council plans to start charging a tourist tax of one euro per person that arrives at its airport and ports in 2015, followed by another charge of one euro per overnight stay in 2016, according to local press reports on Tuesday.

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Self-reliance on health get boost soon in southern Palawan with 3 new hospitals up for construction

November 12, 2014 11:37 am· Comments Off on Self-reliance on health get boost soon in southern Palawan with 3 new hospitals up for construction 

By Celeste Anna R. Formoso

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Nov. 11 (PNA) – The Department of Health (DOH)-MIMAROPA and the Palawan government broke grounds for three new 50-bed capacity hospitals in three municipalities in the southern part of the province as part of IHELP to give residents an advantage of becoming self-reliant on their health.

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