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Melco ups ante in casino, tourism venture in PH

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The group of tycoon Henry Sy and the Melco Crown group of Macau unveiled Wednesday a $1.3-billion integrated tourism and gaming venture at Pagcor Entertainment City—an estate rebranded as “City of Dreams Manila,” which is expected to open by the middle of next year.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Spain’s foreign tourist arrivals hits monthly record of 8.3M in August

Giant figures are carried out to start a parade in the streets during the last day of the Poble Nou fiestas in Barcelona , Spain Sunday, Sept 15, 2013. A record 8.3 million foreign tourists flocked to Spain in August, with the northeastern region of Catalonia—where Barcelona is—benefiting most, with 2.3 million foreigners heading there.  AP

A record 8.3 million foreign tourists flocked to Spain in August, with British, French and German holidaymakers leading the charge, the Spanish government said on Monday.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

La Union breathes new life to freeport development

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THUNDERBIRD Hotel and Resort in Poro Point, La Union

After nearly two decades and two master plans, the Poro Point Freeport Zone (PPFZ) is back on track into becoming a premier business and leisure destination in northern Luzon.

Posted: July 27th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Global air traffic grows 3.2 percent in April—IATA

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Global air-passenger traffic grew by 3.2 percent in April, compared to a year ago, driven by travel in emerging markets, the global airline industry body said on Thursday.

Posted: May 31st, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Resort owner to hold IPO

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The Philippine Stock Exchange has given its nod to the P1-billion initial public offering planned by Discovery World Corp., developer of upscale beachfront resort Discovery Shores Boracay (in photo).

Discovery World Corp., operator of upscale beach resort Discovery Shores Boracay, is planning to debut on the local stock exchange to raise as much as P1 billion for its expansion program.

Posted: March 18th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Bloomberry joins PSEi; SMDC out

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A Catholic priest celebrates a Mass before the start of the first day of trading at the Philippine Stock Exchange at the financial district of Makati on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. Local stocks began 2013 trading with an all-time high finish on Wednesday, riding on the global euphoria arising from a fresh US budget deal that avoided the US' fall into a much-feared fiscal cliff.  AP PHOTO/AARON FAVILA

Bloomberry Resorts Corp., the first gaming firm to open at the country’s future gaming hub Pagcor City, is set to join the 30-company local equities barometer Philippine Stock Exchange index effective March 11.

Posted: February 28th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Check out Tutuban after the fire

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THE VIRTUAL zoo is expected to help boost the dwindling number of customers.

Capitalizing on Filipinos’ penchant for taking photos and sharing them on social media sites, publicly listed Prime Orion Philippines Inc. has opened a virtual zoo at the Tutuban Center in Manila.

Posted: November 23rd, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Ongpin property firm to build marina club

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The property development firm of businessman Roberto Ongpin will build a marina club on the edge of Manila Bay, riding the real estate and leisure/tourism boom in the area being generated by the Entertainment City casino complex.

Posted: November 8th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

SM leisure estate company back in the black

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Photo taken from SM Prime Holdings Facebook account

Highlands Prime Inc., a Southern Luzon leisure estate developer led by the SM group, has returned to profitability on the back of a surge in revenues from its residential lot, condominium and log cabin developments.

Posted: October 31st, 2012 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

JP Tuason and his new gadget

OFF the track, JP multitasks with his Samsung Galaxy Tab.

MANILA, Philippines—JP Tuason, founder and CEO of Tuason Racing School and TRS Driver Development Academy, is always looking to be cutting edge in racing and in educating Filipino motorists. The same is true when it comes to his gadgets. “TRS is always innovating. We like to be progressive and the marriage of speed and technology [...]

Posted: April 27th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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