DOT reveals destinations for upcoming ASEAN Tourism Forum tours

January 5, 2016 6:34 am· Comments Off on DOT reveals destinations for upcoming ASEAN Tourism Forum tours 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Jan. 3 (PNA) — The Department of Tourism (DOT) has revealed a list of tourist destinations in the Philippines where it will be taking delegates and VIPs attending the ASEAN Tourism Forum this month.

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First foreign tourists of 2016 welcomed to VN

January 5, 2016 6:34 am· Comments Off on First foreign tourists of 2016 welcomed to VN 

HA NOI, Jan. 4 — Hundreds of foreign tourists arrived in Viet Nam on the first day of 2016, promising a busy season for the tourism industry in the Year of Monkey.

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Iran needs 600 planes

January 5, 2016 6:34 am· Comments Off on Iran needs 600 planes 

TEHRAN, Jan. 4 — Iranian officials said on Sunday that the country needs about 600 planes within the next 10 years, raising earlier estimates by around 150.

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Winter sports zeal boost holiday tourism in Beijing

January 5, 2016 6:34 am· Comments Off on Winter sports zeal boost holiday tourism in Beijing 

BEIJING, Jan. 4 — This year's three-day New Year holiday saw more visitors choosing to spend time in Beijing, with people flocking to many of the capital's outdoor winter sports sites.

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Tacloban bizmen braces for full launch of San Juanico cruise

January 5, 2016 6:34 am· Comments Off on Tacloban bizmen braces for full launch of San Juanico cruise 

TACLOBAN CITY, Jan. 4 -– The business group behind conceptualizing the cruise from downtown to San Juanico Bridge, the country’s longest, is looking for more investors to make the tourism activity up and running by summer.

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Sri Lanka sees greater tourist arrivals, largely due to strong growth from China

January 5, 2016 6:34 am· Comments Off on Sri Lanka sees greater tourist arrivals, largely due to strong growth from China 

COLOMBO, Jan. 4 — Sri Lanka received almost 1.8 million tourists in 2015, up 17.8 percent from the previous year, largely due to a strong growth from China, statistics from the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority showed on Monday.

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3 die due to suspected swine flu in Turkey

January 5, 2016 6:32 am· Comments Off on 3 die due to suspected swine flu in Turkey 

ANKARA, Jan. 3 — Three people, including two Syrians, died while under treatment due to suspected swine flu in southern Adana province of Turkey, private Dogan News Agency reported on Saturday.

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Creation of Senior Citizens Hospital in Novaliches sought

January 5, 2016 6:32 am· Comments Off on Creation of Senior Citizens Hospital in Novaliches sought 

MANILA, Jan. 3 — A lawmaker is seeking to establish a public hospital for the senior citizens of the 5th District of Quezon City to effectively deliver health services to the elderly in the area.

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DOH covers cost of treatment only of passive victims of firecracker-related injuries –Sec. Garin

January 5, 2016 6:32 am· Comments Off on DOH covers cost of treatment only of passive victims of firecracker-related injuries –Sec. Garin 

MANILA, Jan. 3 — The Department of Health (DOH) has said it only pays or covers the cost of treatment of passive victims of firecracker-related injuries.

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Dengue outbreak eases in Taiwan

January 5, 2016 6:32 am· Comments Off on Dengue outbreak eases in Taiwan 

TAIPEI, Jan. 4 — New cases of dengue fever recorded daily in Taiwan has remained below 100 in the past two weeks, with 23 new cases reported on Saturday, announced the island's disease control agency Sunday.

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