Malta's official tourism website adds Chinese, Turkish editions

February 7, 2015 2:00 pm· Comments Off on Malta's official tourism website adds Chinese, Turkish editions 

VALLETTA, Feb. 6 — The Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) has newly launched the Chinese and Turkish editions of the archipelago's official tourism website – visitmalta.com, local nedia reported on Thursday.

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Mideast airlines achieve record passenger growth in 2014: IATA

February 7, 2015 2:00 pm· Comments Off on Mideast airlines achieve record passenger growth in 2014: IATA 

DUBAI, Feb. 6 — Airlines in the Middle East recorded the highest passenger growth worldwide in 2014, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Thursday.

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Tourists arrivals in Region 12 surge to 2.38M in 2014

February 7, 2015 2:00 pm· Comments Off on Tourists arrivals in Region 12 surge to 2.38M in 2014 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Feb. 6 — Tourist arrivals in Region 12 or the Soccsksargen Region surged to a record 2.38 million in 2014 as the local tourism industry continued to gain momentum with the area’s enhanced tourism development, promotion and marketing initiatives.

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DOT enlists paragliding world cup in Sarangani into VPY 2015 campaign

February 7, 2015 2:00 pm· Comments Off on DOT enlists paragliding world cup in Sarangani into VPY 2015 campaign 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Feb. 6 — The Department of Tourism (DOT) has adopted the first leg of the Paragliding Accuracy World Cup (PGAWC) slated next month in Maasim town in Sarangani as the banner event for Region 12 of its Visit the Philippines Year (VPY) 2015 campaign.

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Manila Cathedral featured in Japan ice sculpture festival

February 7, 2015 2:00 pm· Comments Off on Manila Cathedral featured in Japan ice sculpture festival 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Feb. 6 (PNA) — A snow sculpture of the 400-year-old Manila Cathedral has been featured in this year’s 66th Sapporo Snow Festival in Hokkaido, Japan, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said on Friday.

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DOH assures retention of PCMC at its present location

February 7, 2015 1:58 pm· Comments Off on DOH assures retention of PCMC at its present location 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Feb. 6 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) has said it is now certain that the 36-year-old Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) will be retained in its present location in Quezon City.

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UNICEF warns that Ukraine could face HIV disaster

February 7, 2015 1:58 pm· Comments Off on UNICEF warns that Ukraine could face HIV disaster 

MOSCOW, Feb. 6 — Hundreds of children were born with HIV in Ukraine in 2014 because of a shortage of anti-retroviral drugs, leading to a potential health care "disaster," Sky News reported Friday.

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Hong Kong hospitals running out of beds: authority

February 7, 2015 1:58 pm· Comments Off on Hong Kong hospitals running out of beds: authority 

HONG KONG, Feb. 6 — Hong Kong is facing a shortage of beds at many hospitals as demand continues to surge because of a spike in flu cases.

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WHO pledges to support Zambia's fight against cancer

February 7, 2015 1:58 pm· Comments Off on WHO pledges to support Zambia's fight against cancer 

LUSAKA, Feb. 6 — The World Health Organization says it will continue supporting zambia in improving cancer prevention and control programs, the Times of zambia reported on Friday.

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China is Ebola-free: Health authority

February 7, 2015 1:58 pm· Comments Off on China is Ebola-free: Health authority 

BEIJING, Feb. 6 — china has no confirmed or suspected Ebola cases, a health official said Friday.

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