Puerto Princesa targets more inclusive tourism industry in 2015

January 22, 2015 1:20 am· Comments Off on Puerto Princesa targets more inclusive tourism industry in 2015 

By Keith Anthony S. Fabro

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Jan. 21 (PNA) — The City Tourism Office (CTO) here now eyes more inclusive tourism industry in 2015 by enhancing and improving facilities in existing sightseeing attractions that will also create more livelihood and employment opportunities for residents.

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Visa fee waiver a boost to tourism, says RHB research

January 22, 2015 1:20 am· Comments Off on Visa fee waiver a boost to tourism, says RHB research 

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan. 21 — RHB Research Institute said it believes the visa fee waiver for tourists, including from China, announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yesterday would boost tourist arrivals.

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Pope’s visit boosts tourism through Pinoy’s hospitality

January 22, 2015 1:20 am· Comments Off on Pope’s visit boosts tourism through Pinoy’s hospitality 

By Ric V. Obedencio

PANGLAO, Bohol, Jan. 21 (PNA) — The 5-day apostolic visit of Pope Francis to the country last week, including the one in Leyte for him to see the supertyhoon and ‘quake victims, could boost the tourism industry, Rommel Gonzales, manager of the posh Bellevue resort in this tourist town, said.

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Most mainland travelers still plan to travel to Hong Kong in 2015

January 22, 2015 1:20 am· Comments Off on Most mainland travelers still plan to travel to Hong Kong in 2015 

HONG KONG, Jan. 21 — "Despite recent events and rising costs, 60 percent of surveyed mainland travelers still plan to travel to Hong Kong in 2015," a report said.

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Dinagyang 2015 promises more fun, religiosity

January 22, 2015 1:20 am· Comments Off on Dinagyang 2015 promises more fun, religiosity 

By Lydia C. Pendon

ILOILO CITY, Jan.21(PNA)– This year’s 47th edition of the famous Iloilo Dinagyang Festival promises more fun, color, pageantry, culture, religion and a taste of history as the city unfolds its premier tourist attraction for three days this weekend.

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Number of new Ebola cases declines: UNMEER head

January 22, 2015 1:15 am· Comments Off on Number of new Ebola cases declines: UNMEER head 

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 21 — There has been an overall decline in the number of new Ebola cases, especially in the three most affected African countries, said a UN official on Ebola on Tuesday.

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Russia to allocate USD8M to efforts to fight Ebola in 2015

January 22, 2015 1:15 am· Comments Off on Russia to allocate USD8M to efforts to fight Ebola in 2015 

MOSCOW, Jan. 21 — Russia will allocate USD8 million to assist international efforts to fight the Ebola virus, the Russian government said Wednesday.

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Deaths due to NCDs can be preventable –WHO

January 22, 2015 1:15 am· Comments Off on Deaths due to NCDs can be preventable –WHO 

MANILA, Jan. 21 — The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that eight out of 10 adults in the Western Pacific Region die because of NCDs (non-communicable diseases).

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Mining company set to hold medical mission in Masbate

January 22, 2015 1:15 am· Comments Off on Mining company set to hold medical mission in Masbate 

By Norman B. Tamar

AROROY, Masbate, Jan. 21 (PNA) — After a five-day rigorous medical screening in December last year in the MC Hospital, Cataingan District Hospital and Aroroy Municipal Hospital, the Masbate Gold Project (MGP) is set to hold its second of a three-year round medical mission on January 26, a top MGP official said Wednesday.

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Consumer health industry reaches US$ 216.4-B in 2014

January 22, 2015 1:15 am· Comments Off on Consumer health industry reaches US$ 216.4-B in 2014 

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan. 21 — The consumer health industry has experienced 5.7 percent growth (current/fixed currency terms) with US$ 216.4 billion (RM783.3 billion) in retail sales globally for 2014.

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