Cebu Pacific flies a seat sale

October 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Philippines, Travel Deals

SINGAPORE, 18 October 2017: To mark this year’s celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Cebu Pacific Air launched a five-day seat sale that closes midnight 20 October.

The sale offers all-inclusive fares from Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam to four cities in the Philippines*: Bohol, Cebu, Dumaguete and Manila, from as low as USD40.

Travel will be valid 1 January to 31 March 2018, which covers the upcoming Lunar New Year holidays. Read more

Filipinos love to travel close to home

October 12, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Philippines, TRENDING

MANILA, 12 October, 2017: Travel statistics have hinted at it for years – Filipinos are not prolific leisure travellers. Now the latest’s research suggests they much prefer to explore their own country than travel overseas.

It’s the wealth of scenic getaways in the home country that grabs the attention of Filipino vacationers, according to Agoda’s Travel and Tech Study, based on the site’s booking data.

In contrast, Filipinos travel the world to work in various industries including hospitality and the cruise industy, but when they are planning holidays nothing quite beats the lure of their homeland. Read more

Lifts ease transfer for disabled passengers

October 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Philippines

SINGAPORE, 6 October 2017: Cebu Pacific is rolling out Disabled Passenger Lifts (DPLs) in key airports in the Philippines.

The DPLs will allow persons with reduced mobility a more comfortable boarding experience on Cebu Pacific flights.

Cebu Pacific is the first airline in the Philippines to invest in DPLs that are offered to passengers with reduced mobility free of charge. Read more

AirAsia launches Manila-HCMC service

October 5, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Philippines, Vietnam

MANILA, 5 October 2017: Philippines AirAsia will start a new service from Manila to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam this November.

The airline has already opened booking for the new service due to get underway 7 November with a VIP loaded inaugural flight.

Using an Airbus A320 aircraft the airline will fly the route three times weekly. Read more

Dream’s reality in the Philippines

October 4, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Philippines

BANGKOK, 4 October 2017:  Dream Hotel Group signed a management contract for its first hotel in the Philippines, last week.

The 220-key Dream Hotel is located on one of Carabao Island’s beaches, just three miles north of Boracay and eight miles from the international airport. It is being developed by SkyCity Inc.

Recently rated third best island destination in the world by Condé Nast Traveller magazine, Borocay welcomes 3 million visitors annually mainly from Europe and North Asia. Read more

PAL in a pickle over unpaid fees

October 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Philippines

MANILA, 2 October 2017: The Philippine government has threatened its flag carrier with legal action over unpaid fees and ordered it to pay millions in back charges, as President Rodrigo Duterte said he could cut off its access to Manila’s main airport.

Philippine Airlines (PAL) owes 7.3 billion pesos (USD142 million) in landing, navigational and other fees, according to the government, which says some of the charges date back years.

Duterte’s spokesman Ernesto Abella told reporters Thursday that the transport ministry had issued the airline with a final demand for full payment, and was prepared to take legal action in order to “protect the interest of the government”. Read more

Cebu Pacific includes tax in fares

September 29, 2017 by  
Filed under Aviation, News, Philippines

SINGAPORE, 29 September 2017: The Philippines’ low-cost airline, Cebu Pacific, is now including the cost of the Domestic Passenger Service Charge (DPSC) in all ticket quotes.

Commonly known as the “Terminal Fee” the inclusion is for domestic flights operating out of airports managed by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

It became effective across the airline’s booking system for domestic flight sectors, 15 September. CAAP was the last airports operator to allow airlines to collect the tax. Previously, passengers had to queue at tax counters to pay the fee prior to boarding. Read more

Bring home a friend and win

September 25, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Philippines

MANILA, 25 September 2017: – The Philippines Department of Tourism launched its “Bring-Home-A-Friend” (BHAF) campaign, last week, to encourage travellers to visit the country over a six-month period starting next month and ending in April 2018.

“We would like tourism to close the year strongly for the industry in terms of visitor arrivals and carry the momentum into the coming year,” said DOT Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo.

Teo decided to revive the BHAF programme implemented in 1994 by DOT under former Secretary Mina Gabor to encourage Filipinos to invite their foreign friends to  visit the Philippines over Christmas. Read more

Cebu Pacific expands routes

August 24, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Philippines

SINGAPORE 24 August 2017: Cebu Pacific expands its domestic route network and presence in Southeast Asia with four new routes.

The airline said the move would improve accessibility for travellers outside of Metro Manila, while increasing connectivity within the region.

Cebu Pacific announced it would start a three-weekly Kalibo-Clark flight (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) 30 October, linking Western Visayas, including Boracay Island, to tourists from North and Central Luzon, as well as foreigners via Clark International Airport. Read more

Dusit expands in Philippines

July 31, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Philippines

BANGKOK, 31 July 2017: Dusit International has signed a hotel management agreement with Robinsons Land Corporation, a real estate company in the Philippines, to operate the Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu.

The five-star resort, situated on the northern peninsula of Mactan island, is slated to open in the fourth quarter of 2018.

The new beachfront resort will have 271 rooms in three buildings adjacent to RLC’s AmiSa private residences. Read more

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