‘Fun Caravan’ expected to develop into a regular tourism product in PHL

March 12, 2015 2:56 am· Comments Off on ‘Fun Caravan’ expected to develop into a regular tourism product in PHL 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, March 10 (PNA) — What began as a series of regional familiarization trips eventually led to the idea of creating a caravan to showcase a cluster of destinations the country has to offer.

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Finnair launches low fare option for passengers only carrying hand baggage

March 12, 2015 2:56 am· Comments Off on Finnair launches low fare option for passengers only carrying hand baggage 

HELSINKI, March 11 — In a new effort to attract customers, Finnish national carrier Finnair announced on Tuesday that it is introducing a new type of ticket for passengers traveling with hand baggage only.

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Government to develop access route to tourism sites in Davao Region

March 12, 2015 2:56 am· Comments Off on Government to develop access route to tourism sites in Davao Region 

DAVAO CITY, March 10 — The government through the Department of Tourism (DOT) is developing more access routes leading to tourism sites to further boost the industry especially in the Davao Region.

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Passenger number at Bratislava Airport grows with new connections, airliners

March 12, 2015 2:56 am· Comments Off on Passenger number at Bratislava Airport grows with new connections, airliners 

BRATISLAVA, March 11 — The number of passengers that used M.R. Stefanik Bratislava Airport increased year-on-year by 31 percent, or 31,329 people, within the first two months of 2015, local news agency TASR reported on Tuesday.

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Hong Kong-based firm authorized to operate Cambodia's airports lounges

March 12, 2015 2:56 am· Comments Off on Hong Kong-based firm authorized to operate Cambodia's airports lounges 

PHNOM PENH, March 11 — The Hong Kong-based Plaza Premium Lounge Management Ltd. has been appointed to design and operate the airports lounges at the newly-built extensions of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap international airports' passenger terminals, according to a media release from the Cambodia Airports on Wednesday.

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Boracay is Malaysia’s 2015 beach destinationBy: Michaela del Callar

March 12, 2015 2:56 am· Comments Off on Boracay is Malaysia’s 2015 beach destinationBy: Michaela del Callar 

MANILA, March 11 — Boracay, world-famous for its azure waters and powdery white sand, has been declared a favorite beach destination for 2015 by Malaysia’s Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA), the Philippine embassy in Kuala Lumpur said.

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Antique wants a slice of tourism pie

March 12, 2015 2:56 am· Comments Off on Antique wants a slice of tourism pie 

ILOILO CITY, March 11 — The province of Antique is appealing to the Department of Tourism (DOT) to be given the chance to show-off its natural and man-made tourism attractions which for several years remained in oblivion.

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USAID helps VN to fight emerging contagious diseases

March 12, 2015 2:54 am· Comments Off on USAID helps VN to fight emerging contagious diseases 

HA NOI, March 11 — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched its Emerging Pandemic Threats 2 (EPT-2) Programme to support Viet Nam's efforts to prevent, detect and respond to infectious diseases.

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DOH-MIMAROPA expands WOMB System in Marinduque, Southern Palawan to reduce maternal mortality ratio

March 12, 2015 2:54 am· Comments Off on DOH-MIMAROPA expands WOMB System in Marinduque, Southern Palawan to reduce maternal mortality ratio 

By Celeste Anna R. Formoso

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, March 11 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH)-MIMAROPA is expanding in Marinduque and municipalities in southern Palawan the Watching Over Mothers & Babies (WOMB) System that was fostered to address the reduction and elimination of maternal and neonatal deaths.

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Swine Flu claims three lives in Jharkhand

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RANCHI, March 11 — Three persons have died of swine flu in Jharkhand, state Health Minister informed the Assembly.

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