DOT: PHL to host TBEX Asia-Pacific 2016

February 16, 2016 12:00 am· Comments Off on DOT: PHL to host TBEX Asia-Pacific 2016 

MANILA, Feb. 14 — One of the biggest events in travel blogging, the Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX) now has its next host for the 2016 Asia Pacific edition — the Philippines.

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Iran issues 30-day visas for tourists from 180 countries

February 16, 2016 12:00 am· Comments Off on Iran issues 30-day visas for tourists from 180 countries 

ISFAHAN, Feb. 14 — Iran's Foreign Ministry offices in provinces, and especially country's international airports are directed to issue 30-day visas for nationals of 180 countries, deputy foreign minister for legal and international affairs Abbas Araqchi said on Saturday.

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Greek island celebrates Valentine's Day with festival to attract tourists

February 16, 2016 12:00 am· Comments Off on Greek island celebrates Valentine's Day with festival to attract tourists 

ATHENS, Feb. 15 — The Greek island of solidarity Lesvos in the Aegean Sea, which has attracted the attention of the entire world for being the largest refugee gateway into Europe over the past year, marked Saint Valentine's Day with a two-day festival during this weekend.

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China's tourism revenue from Spring Festival up 16.3%

February 16, 2016 12:00 am· Comments Off on China's tourism revenue from Spring Festival up 16.3% 

BEIJING, Feb. 15 — China's tourism revenue surged during the Spring Festival holiday, the National Tourism Administration said on Sunday.

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Chinese, Thai passengers drive growth at Cambodian airports

February 16, 2016 12:00 am· Comments Off on Chinese, Thai passengers drive growth at Cambodian airports 

PHNOM PENH, Feb. 15 — Passengers from china and Thailand are driving double-digit annual growth in Cambodia's airport traffic, local media reported on Monday, citing a report from the Center for Asia Pacific Aviation.

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DOT, hotel owners vow to adapt green practices into tourism

February 16, 2016 12:00 am· Comments Off on DOT, hotel owners vow to adapt green practices into tourism 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Feb. 15 (PNA) — Green practices will soon be adapted into tourism, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said Monday after announcing a joint commitment to ensure a more environment-friendly hotel industry.

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DOT-Bicol says Catanduanes’ tourism industry showing more vigor

February 16, 2016 12:00 am· Comments Off on DOT-Bicol says Catanduanes’ tourism industry showing more vigor 

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 15 (PNA) — With an increase of 19.77 percent in tourist arrivals in the third quarter of last year compared to the same period in 2014, the tourism industry in the Bicol island-province of Catanduanes is showing more vigor, according to the regional office of the Department of Tourism (DOT) here.

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