(News Feature) Luxury travel key to ease overcrowding in top PHL destinations

June 18, 2016 2:15 am· Comments Off on (News Feature) Luxury travel key to ease overcrowding in top PHL destinations 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, June 14 (PNA) — A travel group is looking at easing overcrowding in the Philippines’ top destinations by developing luxury travel and tourism to prevent damages that could pose risks to the quality of tourism as well as the environment.

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DOT turns 43; joins Snapchat

May 12, 2016 6:24 am· Comments Off on DOT turns 43; joins Snapchat 

MANILA, May 11 — The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Wednesday took its social-media presence to a higher level by joining image-messaging and multimedia mobile app Snapchat, in time for its 43rd anniversary.

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Qatar Airways boosts service from Kuala Lumpur to Doha

May 12, 2016 6:24 am· Comments Off on Qatar Airways boosts service from Kuala Lumpur to Doha 

KUALA LUMPUR, May 11 — Qatar Airways will increase its weekly frequency from 21 to 24 flights from Kuala Lumpur to Doha from July 2 to Aug 30, 2016.

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DOT, travel influencers join to entice more tourists to visit PHL

May 11, 2016 4:02 am· Comments Off on DOT, travel influencers join to entice more tourists to visit PHL 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, May 10 (PNA) — Five of the biggest travel influencers from an award-winning creative technology agency that built the largest travel and lifestyle portfolio on Instagram and Snapchat will soon reach Philippine shores, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said Tuesday.

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Ministers mull intra-Africa tourism to increase arrivals

May 11, 2016 4:02 am· Comments Off on Ministers mull intra-Africa tourism to increase arrivals 

NAIROBI, May 10 — African countries on Monday resolved to spearhead intra-Africa tourism to promote diverse tourism potential and tap into increasing interest for travel among Africans.

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US health agency adds Saint Barthelemy to Zika virus travel warning list

May 11, 2016 4:02 am· Comments Off on US health agency adds Saint Barthelemy to Zika virus travel warning list 

WASHINGTON, May 10 — US citizens should practice enhanced precautions while traveling to Saint Barthelemy, also known as St. Barts, due to the spread of the Zika virus in the Caribbean island, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced in a statement on Monday.

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Kenya eyes 20% increase in tourists from S. Africa this year

May 10, 2016 5:29 am· Comments Off on Kenya eyes 20% increase in tourists from S. Africa this year 

NAIROBI, May 9 — Kenya said on Sunday it plans to increase the flow of tourists from South Africa by 20 percent at the end of 2016 from last year amid campaigns to market the East African nation.

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Kenya eyes 20% increase in tourists from S. Africa this year

May 10, 2016 5:29 am· Comments Off on Kenya eyes 20% increase in tourists from S. Africa this year 

NAIROBI, May 9 — Kenya said on Sunday it plans to increase the flow of tourists from South Africa by 20 percent at the end of 2016 from last year amid campaigns to market the East African nation.

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PHL named world's 8th top medical tourism hub

May 10, 2016 5:29 am· Comments Off on PHL named world's 8th top medical tourism hub 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, May 9 (PNA) — A global non-profit association for medical tourism and international patient industry has listed the Philippines as eighth place among the top medical tourism destinations in the world in 2015, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said Monday.

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Sri Lanka to promote lucrative tourism industry at World Tourism Conference

May 10, 2016 5:29 am· Comments Off on Sri Lanka to promote lucrative tourism industry at World Tourism Conference 

COLOMBO, May 9 — Sri Lanka will lead a high level delegation to china on May 17 to attend the four-day World Tourism Conference which is to be held in Beijing.

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