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Gov’t to showcase ‘PH Miracle’ in WEF meetings

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Finance Secretary Purisima gestures during a news conference on the forthcoming World Economic Forum in East Asia on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at the financial district of Makati. To his left is Sushant Palakurthi Rao, senior director-head of the Asia WEF, and to his right is Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

For a week, Metro Manila will become the center of Asia as it plays host to most of the continent’s most powerful personalities in government, business, and civil society.

Posted: May 16th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Resurgence of visitors from EU seen

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The Department of Tourism expects a significant increase in tourist arrivals from Europe this year, given the lifting of the ban on local carriers to fly there, and on the increasing attractiveness of the Philippines as a tourist destination for Europeans.

Posted: May 12th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

With air deals sealed, Japan tourists seen to rise

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The number of Japanese visitors to the Philippines may pick up over the next two years as airlines increase capacity, following successful air talks between both countries last year, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Monkey wrench of Tourism

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I used to be very convinced that the 10 million tourist arrival target of the Department of Tourism (DOT) in 2016 is easily achievable. Not anymore. In the DOT Symposium on the National Tourism Development Plan at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) where I was invited as a Reactor, I made it clear that a monkey wrench had been thrown at the well-intentioned plans of the DOT.

Posted: July 14th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

DOT upgrades tourism target for 2013

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The Department of Tourism sees the Philippines exceeding its inbound tourism target of 5 million this year as campaigns to expand foreign and domestic tourism gain momentum, a Department of Tourism official said Friday.

Posted: June 21st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

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  • Budget chief Butch Abad faces Senate probe on DAP
  • Rainy Thursday for PH as southwest monsoon persists
  • Crash kills US teen pilot seeking world record
  • Court upholds dismissal of state prosecutor behind Garcia plea bargain
  • Sports

  • PLDT refunds tickets; MVP apologizes
  • Eagles alone on top at 3-0
  • Chiefs grab 2nd; Bombers score
  • Petron volleybelles clinch 5th over Cagayan
  • Army tackles Shakey’s V-League champion Cagayan
  • Lifestyle

  • 30 women vie for 2014 Mutya title
  • We will miss The Tivoli
  • Bidding goodbye–with a nine-course degustation dinner
  • Tour takes one on the science and art of food
  • A taste of Albay: ‘Tinutungan na manok,’ toasted ‘siopao,’ chili ice cream
  • Entertainment

  • Claudine Barretto’s lawyer on Raymart Santiago: ‘Defensive much?’
  • Wahlburgers’ premieres tonight
  • And then there were four
  • Agents of Ambush, July 24, 2014
  • Tuldok, July 24, 2014
  • Business

  • S&P 500 at new record on Apple earnings; Dow drops
  • New team seen curbing corruption
  • 500,000-ton hike in rice imports set
  • Metrobank completes P6.5B IOU issuance
  • P1.52B deal turns Sinophil into key gaming firm
  • Technology

  • China deletes Web reports on blow-up giant toad
  • Get paid for posting? Social networking’s new twist
  • Home Stand game cancellation triggers online fury
  • Google made failed bid for Spotify—report
  • US agency goes off topic, tweets about Kim Kardashian
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, July 24, 2014
  • The disappointed
  • Mad about the DAP
  • For what?
  • ‘Raining humans’
  • Global Nation

  • No Filipinos on crashed Taiwanese plane
  • Fil-Am is behind Kwoller, the price-tracking mobile app for shoppers
  • Young Fil-Am leaders in PH for ‘immersion’
  • Expats from Haiyan-ravaged Palompon meet in Niagara Falls
  • No charges filed against Aussie jihadist
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