Tourist arrivals in the Philippines are on an upswing, with the Department of Tourism reporting an 11 percent increase on foreign tourist arrivals in the country in the first seven months of 2013. It expects the numbers to reach 8 million by 2015.
By Riza T. Olchondra
The government is studying opportunities in niche services that will allow the Philippines to establish its footprint in the medical tourism industry, according to Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr.
By Doris C. Dumlao
Tycoon Andrew Tan plans to invest P20 billion in two major leisure estate communities in Boracay and Tagaytay through newly acquired property unit Global-Estate Resorts Inc. which will focus on tourism-oriented property projects.