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THE OUTLOOK for tourism next year remains bleak, with the Philippines struggling to contain a coronavirus pandemic and travelers awaiting the development of a vaccine, according to the Institute of International Finance (IIF), an industry trade association.
THE Department of Education has agreed to add tourism and hospitality industry training to the high school curriculum, the Department of Tourism said.The new courses will be added to the technical and vocational curriculum for junior and senior high school in the public school system.
THE Philippines may only see a significant rise foreign tourist arrivals starting late 2021 or early 2022 as uncertainty over the pandemic continues, Fitch Ratings said.
BANGKOK — Thailand received a group of tourists from China on Tuesday, its first such arrivals since a ban on commercial flights was imposed...
NUSA LEMBONGAN, Indonesia — Before the coronavirus pandemic took its grip on Indonesia, the pristine beaches of Lembongan island lapped by the Indian Ocean...
LOCAL governments in Metro Manila will have the final say on local restrictions even after lockdown measures eased by the National Government, according to the Tourism department.
THE government’s tourism promotions arm said it is hoping to generate “realistic” revenue from its trade show in Bohol next week.
The US agency in charge of processing immigration applications said on Tuesday that it had avoided a planned furlough of 70% of its staff...
The recovery in China’s consumption is moving in two different directions, with the wealthier shopping for luxury goods and taking holidays to the beach, while poorer households continue to cut back.
A YEAR AGO, a video promoting tourism to a certain country or location would have been intended to lure people to the place — showing its amazing scenery, its friendly people, and good food. Switzerland’s most recent video includes the usual, only this time, the country is encouraging potential tourists to stay home, be safe, and travel later.
THAILAND is cautiously looking at plans to reopen its borders as it struggles to survive an extended period without international visitors, who account for about two-thirds of the country’s tourism income.
International travel won’t resume until mid-2021 as coronavirus flareups keep borders closed, Qantas Airways Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce said. Routes to the US...
BANGKOK — Bangkok tourist destination Khao San Road is usually heaving with people on weekends, its cheap beer bars, tattoo parlors, street vendors, hostels,...
WASHINGTON — The US State Department and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention on Thursday lifted global advisories recommending US citizens avoid all...
THE tourism industry said it is backing a “tourism bubble” strategy to allow visitors to bypass high-risk areas like Metro Manila, after yet another lockdown cut off flight service from the capital.
SYDNEY/LONDON — Nations in Asia imposed new restrictions on Monday, while an abrupt British quarantine on travelers from Spain threw Europe’s summer reopening into...
The Philippines is suspending its decision to allow non-essential overseas travel, after only one company agreed to provide health insurance to outbound passengers.
MOST tourism-related businesses in the Philippines expect revenue losses of over 50% this year, amid travel restrictions and business closures due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, a survey from PwC Philippines/Isla Lipana & Co. showed.
TOKYO — Most people in Japan are against government plans to kickstart domestic tourism with a subsidized campaign, according to newspaper surveys published on Monday, as fears grow over the number of new coronavirus cases, particularly in Tokyo.
THE recovery in the tourism industry will be gradual and will depend on how well governments arrest the spread of infection, though the industry is expected to report significant losses over the full year, according to the International Institute of Finance (IIF).
Three months after China started to emerge from its coronavirus restrictions, its army of shoppers that help power the global economy are still nervous of travel, reticent to spend, and forming habits that may change the face of consumption permanently.
IN INDONESIA, locals can soon fly from Jakarta to the beaches of Bali for a domestic vacation. Tokyo residents can escape the pandemic stress with a hike up Mount Fuji, and New Yorkers can head to the Hamptons on Long Island.
By Lourdes O. Pilar, Researcher THE TOURISM industry's contribution to the economy grew in 2019, Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) data released on Friday showed. Preliminary data...
THE Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) now estimates tourism’s contribution to the economy in 2018 at nearly an eighth of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), pointing to the magnitude of the expected setback this year with travel devastated by the pandemic.
THE tourism industry may include firms that have no option but to exit the industry, and the government’s recovery plan should support such companies, a think tank official said.
SANTOL, a small mountain town in the eastern part of La Union, is now more accessible to tourists with the completion of a three-kilometer access road, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced Thursday.
MORE than 5,000 foreigners from 67 countries are in Manila to attend an international convention, and are expected to generate about P700 million ($14 million) in tourism receipts for the Philippines, organizers said.
Trakaro’s general manager describes his platform as the local TripAdvisor for sustainability. But what makes a business sustainable in the first place?
THE TOURISM Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) on Aug. 29 approved its own joint venture guidelines for private sector partnerships, the agency said in a statement on Friday.
DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM (DoT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat cited farm tourism as a “catalyst” for sustainable tourism and inclusive development, not that the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 10816, titled “Farm Tourism Development Act of 2016,” have been released.
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — With travel bans from various countries hanging over Mindanao, promoting tourism in the Philippine’s southern islands is no easy task.
FOUR SITES in Luzon — three in Ilocos Sur and one in Nueva Ecija — have been declared as new “tourist destinations” in the country and will be given priority for development.
THE tourism industry earned some P245 billion during the first semester of 2019, according to the Department of Tourism (DoT).
DEPARTMENT OF Tourism-Davao (DOT-12) Regional Director Tanya R. Tan is pushing for the use of locally-made toiletries and other products, particularly those from the communities, in the region’s hotels and resorts.
IT WAS a few minutes past 7 p.m. when spectators gathered to watch young Pandanggo sa Ilaw dancers performing in the streets of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro at the 2019 Pandang Gitab (Festival of Lights) on April 27.