Death at 30,000ft: American Airlines pilot dies while flying plane

October 7, 2015 10:27 am· Comments Off on Death at 30,000ft: American Airlines pilot dies while flying plane 

MOSCOW, Oct. 6 — An American Airlines captain died mid-air while piloting a redeye flight from Phoenix to Boston on Monday.

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APEC leaders Manila meeting next month to draw 7,000 visitors

October 7, 2015 10:27 am· Comments Off on APEC leaders Manila meeting next month to draw 7,000 visitors 

MANILA, Oct. 6 — The government is expecting some 7,000 visitors to flock to the country during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Meeting in Manila this coming November 18 and 19, according to tourism officials during the House plenary discussions on the Department of Tourism’s P3.588 billion proposed budget for 2016.

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Overnight stays in Switzerland drop to 4.1-M in August

October 7, 2015 10:27 am· Comments Off on Overnight stays in Switzerland drop to 4.1-M in August 

GENEVA, Oct. 6 — The Swiss Federal Statistical Office (FSO) indicated Monday that the number of overnight stays registered by the Swiss hotel industry dropped to 4.1 million in August 2015, down 152,000 compared to the same period last year.

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High-speed trains make China smaller, give tourists better mobility

October 7, 2015 10:27 am· Comments Off on High-speed trains make China smaller, give tourists better mobility 

BEIJING, Oct. 6 — Huang Wankang and his family took a pleasant holiday trip on new high-speed rail (HSR) line linking two cities in northeast China's Jilin Province.

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Asian visitors continue to drive tourism in Cambodia

October 7, 2015 10:27 am· Comments Off on Asian visitors continue to drive tourism in Cambodia 

PHNOM PENH, Oct. 6 — Foreign tourist arrivals to cambodia saw a 5.4 percent increase for the first eight months of the year compared with the same period in 2014 with Vietnamese and Chinese nationals continuing topping the arrivals list, local newspapers reported Tuesday.

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PAL resumes Tagbilaran flights

October 7, 2015 10:27 am· Comments Off on PAL resumes Tagbilaran flights 

MANILA, Oct. 6 — Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) said that it has resumed its twice daily flights to and from Tagbilaran in Bohol after one of its aircrafts experienced engine trouble over the weekend.

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PHL named chair of Commission for East Asia and the Pacific

October 7, 2015 10:27 am· Comments Off on PHL named chair of Commission for East Asia and the Pacific 

MANILA, Oct. 6 — The Philippines has been unanimously elected as chair of the Regional Commission for East Asia and the Pacific (CAP) during the 21st United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) general assembly, the Department of Tourism (DOT) revealed on Tuesday.

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APEC delegates visit Iloilo City landmarks

October 7, 2015 10:27 am· Comments Off on APEC delegates visit Iloilo City landmarks 

By Perla G. Lena

ILOILO CITY, Oct 6 (PNA) — Some delegates to the high level policy dialogue on food security and the blue economy of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) concluded their stay in this city with a tour of various landmarks here.

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PHO reports decrease in dengue cases in Palawan

October 7, 2015 10:25 am· Comments Off on PHO reports decrease in dengue cases in Palawan 

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Oct. 6 — The Provincial Health Office (PHO) reported Monday that dengue cases in Palawan have decreased despite the reported outbreak in Busuanga in July that affected 191 residents.

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22 infected with Hepatitis C virus in Singapore General Hospital

October 7, 2015 10:25 am· Comments Off on 22 infected with Hepatitis C virus in Singapore General Hospital 

SINGAPORE, Oct. 6 — Twenty-two patients have been diagnosed with the Hepatitis C virus at Singapore General Hospital (SGH), four of whom died possibly from the disease, said SGH at a press conference on Tuesday.

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