Malta's tourist arrivals up in H1 of 2015

September 2, 2015 6:12 am· Comments Off on Malta's tourist arrivals up in H1 of 2015 

VALLETTA, Sept. 1 — Total tourist arrivals in Malta during the first six months of 2015 amounted to 725,779, an increase of 1.6 percent over the same period in 2014, according to figures published by the archipelago's national statistics office on Monday.

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No special trains launched for Chinese tourists in Swiss hotspot

September 2, 2015 6:12 am· Comments Off on No special trains launched for Chinese tourists in Swiss hotspot 

GENEVA, Sept. 1 — Recent media reports stating that special trains were launched to cater to Chinese tourists visiting Mount Rigi in central Switzerland were "incorrect," Rigi Bahnen AG's head of services and CFO Marcel Waldis told Xinhua Monday.

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Negros Occidental, 3 cities to showcase tourism packages at Philippine Travel Mart

September 2, 2015 6:12 am· Comments Off on Negros Occidental, 3 cities to showcase tourism packages at Philippine Travel Mart 

BACOLOD CITY, September 1 — The Province of Negros Occidental, together with the Bacolod-Talisay-Silay (BTS) tourism circuit, will participate in the 26th Philippine Travel Mart at the SMX Convention Center in Manila on Sept. 4 to 6.

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Air China, Air NZ sign alliance to promote tourism, trade

September 2, 2015 6:12 am· Comments Off on Air China, Air NZ sign alliance to promote tourism, trade 

WELLINGTON, Sept. 1 — The New Zealand government has approved a strategic alliance between Air New Zealand and Air China in a move that will boost the country's tourism sector, Transport Minister Simon Bridges said Tuesday.

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Indonesia sees 4.76% rise in foreign tourist arrivals in July

September 2, 2015 6:12 am· Comments Off on Indonesia sees 4.76% rise in foreign tourist arrivals in July 

JAKARTA, Sept. 1 — Indonesia recorded 777,200 foreign holidaymakers in July, an increase of 4.76 percent from a year earlier, the national statistics bureau said on Tuesday.

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PHILTOA’s 26th PHL Travel Mart adapts QR code systems in tour packages

September 2, 2015 6:12 am· Comments Off on PHILTOA’s 26th PHL Travel Mart adapts QR code systems in tour packages 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Sept 1 (PNA) — Travel junkies set to visit this year’s Philippine Travel Mart (PTM) now have a digital way of window-shopping with quick response (QR) code systems being incorporated in tour packages being offered.

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ABS-CBN’s G-Eco Tours joins PHILTOA’s 26th PHL Travel Mart

September 2, 2015 6:12 am· Comments Off on ABS-CBN’s G-Eco Tours joins PHILTOA’s 26th PHL Travel Mart 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Sept. 1 (PNA) — Since the launch of the Ugong Rock eco-tourism project in Palawan in 2008, ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc. (ALKFI) has been carrying out efforts to lift poverty through eco-tourism.

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Short sleepers more likely to catch cold

September 2, 2015 6:10 am· Comments Off on Short sleepers more likely to catch cold 

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 — People who sleep six hours a night or less are more likely to catch a cold, U.S. researchers said Monday.

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Antique gov warns on rise of dengue cases

September 2, 2015 6:10 am· Comments Off on Antique gov warns on rise of dengue cases 

SAN JOSE, Antique, Sept. 1 -– Governor Rhodora J. Cadiao has warned residents in the province to follow the precautionary measures against dengue fever to prevent the further spread of this viral disease in their respective areas.

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Dengue fever cases up in Dong Nai

September 2, 2015 6:10 am· Comments Off on Dengue fever cases up in Dong Nai 

DONG NAI, Sept. 1 — Over 3,500 dengue fever cases, including three deaths, have been reported in the southern province of Dong Nai since early this year.

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