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Philippines to forge ahead with Spratlys tourism plan

The Philippines plans to develop a disputed island in the South China Sea into a tourism center with a 100-meter (330-ft) concrete wharf, officials said on Monday, a bold assertion of its sovereignty that is bound to rile China. More >

Aquino sees 5M tourists this year

President  Benigno Aquino raised the possibility of the country playing host to almost five million tourists this year—on track to meet his administration’s target of 10 million foreign visitors when his term ends in 2016. More >

Aquino hopes tourist arrivals can hit 5M in 2012

PRESIDENT Beningo Aquino III said Tuesday that government might attain this year half of the 10-million target tourist arrivals for 2016. With this, the Chief Executive urged businessmen who were present in the Philippine Business Forum in Makati City to invest in the tourism sector since this is one of the sectors that will have the largest impact on the economy. More >

Cebu Pacific launches Kalibo-Hong Kong, Manila-Xiamen

Cebu Pacific (CEB) on Thusday said it launched its Kalibo-Hong Kong and Manila-Xiamen international routes in line with its commitment to boost Philippines tourism. More >

Gov’t working double time to boost Phl tourism

The government is working double time to improve the country’s infrastructure and offer cheaper rates to attract more tourists to come to the Philippines. Speaking at a business forum Friday night, President Aquino said the country is “a market that is yet to be developed. More >

Philippine Airlines in sale talks with San Miguel

Philippine Airlines said Friday it was in talks to sell a stake in the loss-making flag carrier to local conglomerate San Miguel. More >