More tourists expected in Boracay following opening of Kalibo airport’s new wing –DOTC

April 1, 2015 5:55 am· Comments Off on More tourists expected in Boracay following opening of Kalibo airport’s new wing –DOTC 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, March 30 (PNA) — The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said on Monday it is expecting more tourists to flock to Boracay in Aklan this summer following the opening of the Kalibo International Airport’s (KIA) new wing.

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DOTC: Regular night flights kick off at Laguindingan Airport

April 1, 2015 5:55 am· Comments Off on DOTC: Regular night flights kick off at Laguindingan Airport 

MANILA, March 30 — The Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental began regular night flight operations to Northern Mindanao on Sunday night, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) announced on Monday.

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2 Iloilo-Bacolod fast crafts suspend trip on Good Friday

April 1, 2015 5:55 am· Comments Off on 2 Iloilo-Bacolod fast crafts suspend trip on Good Friday 

ILOILO CITY, March 30 -– Two fast crafts plying the Iloilo City to Bacolod City route have already notified the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) that they will suspend their trips in observance of the Good Friday. Thus, passengers are now advised to plan early their trips when there are still normal operations.

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Group eyes PHL as premium travel destination

April 1, 2015 5:55 am· Comments Off on Group eyes PHL as premium travel destination 

By Kris M. Crismundo

MANILA, March 30 (PNA) — S8 Exhibition Inc., a business group of some of the biggest travel agencies in the Philippines, eyes the country to be a high end travel destination.

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Ocean theme park under construction near Shanghai Disneyland

April 1, 2015 5:55 am· Comments Off on Ocean theme park under construction near Shanghai Disneyland 

SHANGHAI, March 30 — An ocean theme park is under construction in Shanghai's Pudong New Area, only a 25-minute drive from the city's Disney Resort.

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Baguio-Benguet Lucky Summer Visitor 2015 to be selected on Maundy Thursday

April 1, 2015 5:55 am· Comments Off on Baguio-Benguet Lucky Summer Visitor 2015 to be selected on Maundy Thursday 

BAGUIO CITY, March 30 -– The choosing of the Baguio and Benguet 2015 Lucky Summer Visitor (LSV) will be done for the 50th time on Maundy Thursday, April 2 since the first was chosen in 1965.

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Sta. Fe port in Bantayan Island ready for influx of Holy Week tourists

April 1, 2015 5:55 am· Comments Off on Sta. Fe port in Bantayan Island ready for influx of Holy Week tourists 

CEBU CITY, March 30 — The port in Sta. Fe town in Bantayan Island is ready to accommodate the expected thousands of tourist who flock to the island during the Holy Week, a local official said.

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Bulgaria, China mull measures to boost tourist flow

April 1, 2015 5:55 am· Comments Off on Bulgaria, China mull measures to boost tourist flow 

SOFIA, March 30 — Bulgarian Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova and her Chinese counterpart, Li Jinzao, discussed measures here on Monday to increase the number of Chinese tourists travelling to the Balkan country.

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More foreigners stay overnight in Icelandic hotels in 2014

April 1, 2015 5:55 am· Comments Off on More foreigners stay overnight in Icelandic hotels in 2014 

REYKJAVIK, March 31 — Iceland saw a 25 percent increase in overnight stays by foreign tourists in hotels in 2014, compared with the previous year, according to an annual report released by Statistics Iceland Monday.

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Direct flights between Manila and Instanbul take off

April 1, 2015 5:55 am· Comments Off on Direct flights between Manila and Instanbul take off 

MANILA, March 31 — A new direct, thrice-weekly service between Istanbul and Manila was kicked off by Turkey’s flag carrier Turkish Airlines this week, granting Turkish carriers three frequencies per week to Manila and Clark.

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