(Feature) Bicol festivals convene in Daet for regional showdown

June 24, 2015 10:21 am· Comments Off on (Feature) Bicol festivals convene in Daet for regional showdown 

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, June 21 (PNA) — Leading Bicol festivals will be featured in Daet, Camarines Norte on June 23 for this year’s grand showdown that is expected to put the historic town in a state of euphoria as it celebrates its Pinyasan Festival and Foundation Anniversary.

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Int'l tourists visiting Spain increases 5.2% in first 5 months of 2015

June 24, 2015 10:21 am· Comments Off on Int'l tourists visiting Spain increases 5.2% in first 5 months of 2015 

MADRID, June 23 — Spain received a total of 22.5 million international tourists in the first five months of the year, according to data revealed Monday by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism.

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Namibia records increasing Chinese tourists

June 24, 2015 10:21 am· Comments Off on Namibia records increasing Chinese tourists 

WINDHOEK, June 23 — The Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) said the number of Chinese tourists that visited Namibia has increased marginally from 9,910 in 2013 to 11,583 in 2014.

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Number of tourists visiting Albania to increase in 2015

June 24, 2015 10:21 am· Comments Off on Number of tourists visiting Albania to increase in 2015 

TIRANA, June 23 — Sadik Malaj, chairman of the Union of Albanian Tour Operators, said on Monday that the geography of tourists has changed in Albania, yet ethnic Albanians continue to dominate with 75 percent of overall inflows.

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Cebu port body set to inaugurate PHP50-M passenger terminal

June 24, 2015 10:21 am· Comments Off on Cebu port body set to inaugurate PHP50-M passenger terminal 

CEBU CITY, June 23 — The Cebu Port Authority (CPA) is set to inaugurate on June 26, Friday, the PHP50-million passenger Terminal 2 in Cebu City’s Pier 3.

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Sweden sees spike in foreign tourists spending last year

June 24, 2015 10:21 am· Comments Off on Sweden sees spike in foreign tourists spending last year 

STOCKHOLM, June 24 — Spending by foreign visitors in Sweden soared last year, according to a report published Tuesday.

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Macao's visitor arrivals edge up in May

June 24, 2015 10:21 am· Comments Off on Macao's visitor arrivals edge up in May 

MACAO, June 24 — Macao's Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) issued data Tuesday indicating that visitor arrivals in May edging up from the previous month to 2,548,562, increasing slightly by 0.9 percent year-on-year, and the same-day visitors, which account for 54.4 percent of the passenger volume, totaled 1,386,839, up by 2.6 percent.

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Synthetic drugs on the rise in China

June 24, 2015 10:19 am· Comments Off on Synthetic drugs on the rise in China 

BEIJING, June 23 — China in 2014 identified 463,000 new drug addicts, almost 80 percent of them hooked on synthetic drugs, the Ministry of Public Security said on Tuesday.

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Cholera outbreak kills 18 in South Sudan

June 24, 2015 10:19 am· Comments Off on Cholera outbreak kills 18 in South Sudan 

KHARTOUM, June 23 — At least 18 people have died of Cholera in South Sudan's Central Equatoria State, according to the Health Ministry on Tuesday.

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Beijing nursing home to offer exclusive service for childless seniors

June 24, 2015 10:19 am· Comments Off on Beijing nursing home to offer exclusive service for childless seniors 

BEIJING, June 23 — A city-run nursing home in Beijing will offer an exclusive service for elderly citizens who have outlived their children, the local civil affairs bureau said Tuesday.

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