3.4M tourists visit Central Visayas from Jan.-Nov. 2014

January 29, 2015 12:44 am· Comments Off on 3.4M tourists visit Central Visayas from Jan.-Nov. 2014 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 28 — A total of 3.4 million tourists arrived in Central Visayas from January-November in 2014, the latest available data released by the Department of Tourism (DOT) 7 said.

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Lebanon's airline cancels flights to Baghdad

January 29, 2015 12:44 am· Comments Off on Lebanon's airline cancels flights to Baghdad 

BEIRUT, Jan. 28 — Lebanon's National Air Carrier Middle East Airlines (MEA) canceled Tuesday flights to Baghdad after a plane from Dubai came under fire as it landed in the Iraqi capital a day earlier.

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4 big celebrations to draw more than 1M tourists to Iloilo City

January 29, 2015 12:44 am· Comments Off on 4 big celebrations to draw more than 1M tourists to Iloilo City 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 28 — More than a million tourists are expected to flock in this city within the first two months of the year enticed by four big celebrations.

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City council sees emerging tour guiding industry

January 29, 2015 12:44 am· Comments Off on City council sees emerging tour guiding industry 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 28 — This southern city is fast emerging as a tourist haven and there is a need for good and well-informed tour guides to show-off the city’s tourist sites and services.

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Overnight visitors to Hainan hit 40M in 2014

January 29, 2015 12:44 am· Comments Off on Overnight visitors to Hainan hit 40M in 2014 

HAIKOU, Jan. 28 — Overnight tourists to South China's Hainan Province exceeded 40 million in 2014, up 10.6 percent, the local statistics bureau said on Wednesday.

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US expedition cruise to arrive in Davao next month

January 29, 2015 12:44 am· Comments Off on US expedition cruise to arrive in Davao next month 

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 28 — Davao City will be the last leg of the expedition cruise coming from the United States passing through cities of different countries including the Philippines.

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Travel, tours anchor Visit Davao Fun Sale this year

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DAVAO CITY, Jan. 28 — Travel and tours is the anchor for this year's Visit Davao Fun Sale (VDFS) scheduled from April 3 to May 17, 2015 led by accredited tour operators of Davao.

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TIEZA asked to allow Ilocos Norte gov't to manage , operate Banua Presidential Rest House and Bagong Lipunan Lodge in Pagudpud town

January 29, 2015 12:44 am· Comments Off on TIEZA asked to allow Ilocos Norte gov't to manage , operate Banua Presidential Rest House and Bagong Lipunan Lodge in Pagudpud town 

LAOAG City, Jan. 28 — The provincial government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) is urging the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) to turn over to it the administration, maintenance and operation of the Banua Presidential Rest House and Bagong Lipunan Lodge in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte built during the time of former president Ferdinand E. Marcos.

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Obama seeks to double funding to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria

January 29, 2015 12:41 am· Comments Off on Obama seeks to double funding to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 — U.S. President Barack Obama will request nearly doubling the amount of federal funding to more than 1.2 billion U.S. dollars in his 2016 budget for combating and preventing antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the White House said Tuesday.

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Benin's fight against leprosy a success: minister

January 29, 2015 12:41 am· Comments Off on Benin's fight against leprosy a success: minister 

COTONOU, Jan. 28 — A remarkable success has been achieved in the fight against leprosy in Benin, as the prevalence decreased to less than one case per 10,000 inhabitants, the country's health minister told Xinhua Tuesday in an interview.

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