Category: Travel

Skytrax: PAL is 2019 World’s Most Improved Airline

Philippine Airlines has been named by Skytrax as the 2019 World’s Most Improved Airline. Included among the top 10 most improved airlines were: (2) British Airways, (3) Malaysia Airlines, (4) Fiji Airways, (5) Royal Brunei Airlines, (6) Gulf Air, (7) United Airlines, (8) Air Mauritius, (9) LEVEL, and (10) Spirit Airlines. According to Skytrax, “The… Read more »

PAL announces Independence Day seat sale

Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced on Monday 27 May 2019 their Independence Day seat sale offering domestic and international flights. Domestic flights are sold for as low as Php399 while international flights at USD89. Booking period will be on May 27 til June 2, 2019 and travel period is from June 17 to November 30, 2019.… Read more »

Philippines, Thailand 6 other countries issue travel advisory amid May 22 Jakarta riots

8 countries issued travel advisory following the post-election protests turned full blown riots in Jakarta on Wednesday, 22 May 2019. ASEAN countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines issued travel advisories. Tourism Ministry spokesman Guntur Sakti said on Thursday that Canada, United States, England and Australia issued similar advisories to their citizens. Australian… Read more »

STATS: Thailand is the most preferred destination by Chinese tourists among ASEAN countries

Thailand remains to be the top destination for Chinese tourists among ASEAN neighbors even well ahead of Asian countries outside ASEAN. According to statistics published by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, 10.5 million Chinese visited Thailand in 2018 way more than the 8.3 million Chinese arrivals in Japan. While Philippines celebrated the rise of… Read more »

Department of Tourism Calls for Research Proposals for 200,000 Peso-Grant

Call for Proposals: DOT-Tourism Research Grant 2019 The Department of Tourism (DOT), in line with its objective of promoting a culture of tourism research in the country is calling for research proposals for its 2019 Tourism Research Grant. The DOT is providing financial assistance to individual research in tourism. The grant aims to foster evidence-based… Read more »