Indonesia expects 2.1M Chinese tourist arrivals this year

January 29, 2016 7:53 am· Comments Off on Indonesia expects 2.1M Chinese tourist arrivals this year 

JAKARTA, Jan. 28 — Indonesia expects the arrivals of holiday makers from china to jump this year as it has offered special historical destinations, boosted supportive policy and stepped up promotion, a senior tourism official said here Wednesday.

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CAO: British Airways to resume direct Tehran flights in 2 months

January 29, 2016 7:53 am· Comments Off on CAO: British Airways to resume direct Tehran flights in 2 months 

TEHRAN, Jan. 28 — Deputy Aviation and International Affairs Chief of Iran's Civil Aviation Organization said on Wednesday that British Airways will resume its regular weekly London-Tehran flights in two months.

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Boracay welcomes first cruise ship for this year

January 29, 2016 7:53 am· Comments Off on Boracay welcomes first cruise ship for this year 

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan, Jan. 28 — This resort island welcomed over 3,000 passengers and crews carried by MS Celebrity Millennium, the first luxury cruise ship to dock here this year.

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Malaysia to draw 8M Chinese tourists annually

January 29, 2016 7:53 am· Comments Off on Malaysia to draw 8M Chinese tourists annually 

ALOR GAJAH, Jan. 28 — Malaysia has set the target to draw annually from china over the next five years eight million tourists with RM22.1 billion spending power, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

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Malaysia to grant visa exemption for Chinese tourists to boost tourism

January 29, 2016 7:53 am· Comments Off on Malaysia to grant visa exemption for Chinese tourists to boost tourism 

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan. 28 — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Thursday that the country will grant visa exemption for Chinese tourists as a measure to boost tourism.

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Organizers look forward to PHL hosting of Routes Asia aviation event in March

January 29, 2016 7:53 am· Comments Off on Organizers look forward to PHL hosting of Routes Asia aviation event in March 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Jan 28 (PNA) — Organizers of the annual Routes Asia meeting — an aviation event that gathers all aviation-based companies under one roof — are looking forward to the Philippines as host of the event this March 6 to 8.

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Eco-tourism facilities now in place at Bessang Pass

January 29, 2016 7:53 am· Comments Off on Eco-tourism facilities now in place at Bessang Pass 

CERVANTES, Ilocos Sur, Jan. 28'–Facilities and other amenities are now in place at Bessang Pass, now known as Bessang Pass Natural Landmark, with the inauguration by the third week of this month of these structures.

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Doctors laud Pia’s support to HIV cause

January 29, 2016 7:50 am· Comments Off on Doctors laud Pia’s support to HIV cause 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Jan. 28 (PNA)–Medical doctors belonging to the Philippine College of Physicians Foundation laud reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach for taking up the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) prevention advocacy as her mission since it will greatly help generate awareness on the problem.

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McDonald's offers 'build-your-own' burger in Beijing

January 29, 2016 7:50 am· Comments Off on McDonald's offers 'build-your-own' burger in Beijing 

BEIJING, Jan. 28 — McDonald's has unveiled its first Beijing custom-burger joint in a bit to reestablish itself with fastfood savvy Chinese citizens.

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Sri Lanka to screen travelers from Latin America, Africa for Zika virus

January 29, 2016 7:50 am· Comments Off on Sri Lanka to screen travelers from Latin America, Africa for Zika virus 

COLOMBO, Jan. 28 — Sri Lanka on Thursday said that it would begin screening passengers arriving from Latin America and Africa at the country's international airport to prevent the Zika virus from entering the island.

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