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SIA unveils 'home away from home' lounge
Leading the ribbon-cutting are (from left) SIA Philippines general manager Carol Ong, Tourism Undersecretary Benito Bengzon Jr., DOTC Undersecretary Jose Perpetuo Lotilla, Singapore Ambassador Kok Li Peng, SIA regional VP for Southeast Asia Philip …
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REVEALED: Inside pictures of Philippines's red light area – Explore Daily Bhaskar

REVEALED: Inside pictures of Philippines's red light area – Explore Daily Bhaskar
International Desk: Angeles City, a small town on the north of the Philippines has become a hot spot for child sex tourism. In the Philippines, there are hundreds of young women sex workers who established sexual relationship with foreign travellers …
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Philippines starts building world's first resort airport
DOTC Secretary Joseph Abaya said the project is “touted to be the start of Philippine airports matching the best in the world.” “It will not only cement our place on the global map as a major tourist and business destination, it will boost the local …
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Some 800 Taiwanese have applied for e-visas to Philippines: MECO

Some 800 Taiwanese have applied for e-visas to Philippines: MECO
Taipei, July 15 (CNA) Some 800 Taiwanese tourists have applied for e-visas to the Philippines since the new online visa system was launched July 1 to make travel to the Southeast Asian country easier, the Philippines' representative office in Taiwan …
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Air deal to boost tourism between PHL and Africa – DOT
"The policy of the [Philippine] government is to relax the visa requirement. Last year, we extended the visa-free privilege from 21 days to 30 days for over a hundred countries. So the trend's really to make it easier for foreigners to come in and one …
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Japan's tourism boom lifts economy, but brings headaches
In this May 6, 2015 photo, Chinese tourists take a break after shopping in Tokyo's Ginza shopping district. The cheap yen, easier visas and other initiatives are luring foreign travelers eager to stretch their budgets and see some UNESCO World Heritage …
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PH positioned as global cruise ship destination
THE DEPARTMENT of Tourism is in talks with some of the biggest cruise companies in the world as it seeks to position the Philippines as a global cruise ship destination. “We already completed the preliminary paper on cruise tourism in the Philippines.
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IN PHOTOS: Philippine 'mud people' festival honors saint
A muddied girl, donning a cape made of dried banana leaves, collects candles before attending a mass to celebrate the Feast Day of St. John the Baptist in the village of Bibiclat, Aliaga township, Nueva Ecija province in northern Philippines,Wednesday …
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MJIC raises P674M for Chinatown hotel project

MJIC raises P674M for Chinatown hotel project
MANILA, Philippines – MJC Investments Corp., a company majority owned by the Manila Jockey Club Inc. of the Reyno family, has raised P673.79 million from additional shares subscription by an investor group from Hong Kong. MJIC said its board of …
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