V4 countries eye more tourists from Asia

February 21, 2015 12:45 am· Comments Off on V4 countries eye more tourists from Asia 

BRATISLAVA, Feb. 19 — Four central European countries signed a protocol here on Wednesday in an effort to attract more overseas tourists via enhanced cooperation.

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Fewer Australians booking Bali holidays: tourist operators

February 21, 2015 12:45 am· Comments Off on Fewer Australians booking Bali holidays: tourist operators 

CANBERRA, Feb. 19 — Australians are shying away from Indonesia's Bali as their holiday destination of choice, due to the "boycott Bali" campaign gaining momentum on social media.

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Belgrade Tourism Fair opens with Abu Dhabi as co-host

February 21, 2015 12:45 am· Comments Off on Belgrade Tourism Fair opens with Abu Dhabi as co-host 

BELGRADE, Feb. 20 — The 37th Belgian Tourism Fair kicked off here Thursday with exhibitors from 50 countries, and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as co-host.

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Australia's Tasmanian tourism plans get government pre-approval

February 21, 2015 12:45 am· Comments Off on Australia's Tasmanian tourism plans get government pre-approval 

MELBOURNE, Feb. 20 — Australia's Tasmanian government has pre-approved a group of national park-related tourism proposals that it hopes will result in more domestic and international visitors to the region.

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Makati City closes streets on Sunday for Caracol Festival

February 21, 2015 12:45 am· Comments Off on Makati City closes streets on Sunday for Caracol Festival 

MANILA, Feb. 20 — The Makati Public Safety Department (PSD) has issued a traffic advisory announcing the closure of some streets near Circuit Makati effective February 22, Sunday at 3 p.m. to make way for Caracol Festival 2015, the city’s official festival.

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Chinese travelers lead surge in visitor spending in New Zealand

February 21, 2015 12:45 am· Comments Off on Chinese travelers lead surge in visitor spending in New Zealand 

WELLINGTON, Feb. 20 — Spending by overseas visitors in New Zealand rose by 13 percent last year to 7.4 billion NZ dollars (5.57 billion U.S. dollars), led by a surge in Chinese visitors spending, said a government report on Friday.

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Filipino first: MassKara Festival dancers perform at HK's Chinese New Year celebration

February 21, 2015 12:45 am· Comments Off on Filipino first: MassKara Festival dancers perform at HK's Chinese New Year celebration 

MANILA, Feb. 20 — Members of Bacolod City’s Masskara Festival dances became instant stars when they showcased their moves in a major Chinese New Year event on Thursday night set in the streets of Hong Kong.

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SM wants dedicated lanes for hybrid buses plying Cebu City’s SRP

February 21, 2015 12:45 am· Comments Off on SM wants dedicated lanes for hybrid buses plying Cebu City’s SRP 

CEBU CITY, Feb. 20 — SM, one of the investors at the South Road Properties (SRP), has requested for dedicated or priority lanes for the high quality public transport system (HQPTS) that will be operated in the area.

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Bacolaodiat Festival seen to become bigger, more popular like MassKara

February 21, 2015 12:45 am· Comments Off on Bacolaodiat Festival seen to become bigger, more popular like MassKara 

BACOLOD CITY, Feb 20 — Mayor Monico Puentevella here is optimistic the Bacolaodiat Festival, the lunar new year celebration of this city, will become bigger and more popular like the MassKara Festival.

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40 more deaths due to swine flu; cases cross 11,000 mark

February 21, 2015 12:41 am· Comments Off on 40 more deaths due to swine flu; cases cross 11,000 mark 

NEW DELHI, Feb. 20 — Forty more deaths due to contagious swine flu were reported in the country bringing the toll to 703 as the virus continued to spread in new states, including Mizoram, with the number of cases crossing the 11,000 mark Thursday.

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