News Briefs: August 17, 2019

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 21:10:47 +0000

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Tourism receipts rise 17.57% to P245B The country’s tourism industry generated some P245 billion in receipts from international visitors during the first half of 2019, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said on Friday. Data from the DOT showed a 17.57-percent increase from the 2018 figure. Tourists stay an average of 9.01 nights and spend $120.60 […]

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Part of Boracay shoreline closed for cleanup after pooping incident

Credit to Author: acerojano| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:14:17 +0000

Part of Boracay shoreline closed for cleanup after pooping incident

MANILA, Philippines — A portion of Boracay’s shoreline was closed Wednesday to conduct a 48 to 72-hour cleanup after a foreign tourist supposedly let her child defecate in its waters, Tourism chief Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said. Puyat confirmed Environment Sec. Roy Cimatu instructed Boracay Inter-agency Task Force (BITF) General Manager Natividad Bernardino to isolate the area […]

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100 meters of Boracay beach cordoned off amid video of tourist burying diapers

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 11:35:20 +0000

100 meters of Boracay beach cordoned off amid video of tourist burying diapers

ILOILO CITY –– A 100-meter area of the famed four-kilometer long beach of Boracay Island was cordoned off starting Wednesday morning amid a video showing a tourist burying used baby diapers along the beach. Natividad Bernardino, general manager of the Boracay Interagency Rehabilitation Management Group, said the area at Station 1 at the northern end […]

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Education seen as new niche market for PH tourism

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 09:11:21 +0000

Education seen as new niche market for PH tourism

The government is expanding “education tourism” to lure students from the Middle East and Europe to come to the Philippines and study.

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Sri Lanka to slash airline charges to help boost tourism

Credit to Author: eestopace| Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2019 12:40:16 +0000

Sri Lanka to slash airline charges to help boost tourism

Sri Lanka’s government announced Tuesday it will reduce ground handling charges for airlines and slash aviation fuel prices and embarkation fees to help the country’s vital tourism industry recover.

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Sri Lanka tourism limps back after bombings, figures show

Credit to Author: eestopace| Date: Wed, 03 Jul 2019 12:55:03 +0000

Sri Lanka tourism limps back after bombings, figures show

Tourism in Sri Lanka suffered a huge blow after the Easter bombings that killed 258 people including 45 foreigners, but official figures Wednesday showed a modest recovery.

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Americans are kinder travelers than Canadians, says etiquette survey

Credit to Author: hmallorca| Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 11:16:47 +0000

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American travelers are more considerate and polite than their Canadian counterparts, based on the findings of the latest Expedia survey.

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