Friday, October 31, 2014

After delays, Philippines, Malaysia sign new air pact

MANILA, Philippines – After delays, the Philippines finally inked a new air agreement with Malaysia. Air talks with Malayasia were cancelled twice in 2014. Originally scheduled in April, they were postponed due to the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 . The air talks were reset to August but had to ... More here: After delays, Philippines, Malaysia sign new air pact

Thursday, October 30, 2014

PNP reminder: Avoid social media on ‘Undas’

MANILA, Philippines- Do not post your travel itinerary and photos on social media. This was the reminder of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to the public this weekend as thousands of Filipinos are expected to leave their homes to visit their departed loved ones in cemeteries. Speaking to reporters, Police Senior Superintendent Wilben Mayor, PNP spokesman, warnedthe public Fridaythat posting ... More here: PNP reminder: Avoid social media on ‘Undas’

Lanka shows high growth in travel spend

Sri Lanka is showing a high growth in terms of business travel spend, said Welf Ebeling, GBTA Vice President, Operations, Asia speaking to Daily News Business on the sidelines of the Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market'-ITB Asia held in Singapore. More here: Lanka shows high growth in travel spend

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Asia Pacific travel:

Global business travel spend is expected to reach a record US$1.18 trillion by 2014, with nearly 40% coming from Asia Pacific. These details were revealed at the opening press conference of ITB Asia 2014, 'the Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market' held in Singapore yesterday. More here: Asia Pacific travel:

Asia Pacific tops business travel spending

GLOBAL spending on business travel is expected to reach a record US$1.18 trillion by 2014, with nearly 40 per cent coming from the Asia-Pacific. More here: Asia Pacific tops business travel spending

Asia’s travel and tourism industry ‘to face talent crisis’

Asia's travel and tourism sector is booming but will face a severe shortage of skilled workers in the next 10 years, a top industry executive said Wednesday. More here: Asia’s travel and tourism industry ‘to face talent crisis’

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tourist arrivals drop due to Mayon

Tourists arrivals dropped significantly in Albay province, hurting the local economy, amid reports of a possible hazardous eruption of Mayon Volcano, according to the Department of Tourism regional office. More here: Tourist arrivals drop due to Mayon