Boracay reopening allows work resumption for tourism sector

MANILA, Sept 29 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Monday clarified that the reopening of Boracay Island did not mean that the country is already safe from the threat of coronavirus disease (Covid-19). In a virtual Palace briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the...

Palawan tops Readers’ Choice Awards 2014 by Condè Nast Traveler

The Condè Nast Traveler Magazine (US Edition) announced Palawan as Readers’ 2014 Choice Award for top island destination on October 20, 2014. Palawan scored a rating of 88.750%, beating other world famous destinations including  Kauai, Hawaii(4th),  Maui, Hawaii (3rd), and Kiawah...

China travel warning hits PHL tourism industry

MANILA (AFP) – Tens of thousands of Chinese tourists have cancelled trips to the Philippines after a travel warning by Beijing, inflicting major pain on hotels, airlines and tour operators, industry figures said Tuesday. China warned its citizens this month to avoid visiting the...

Kim Jones, Jericho Rosales to postpone honeymoon for ‘The Legal Wife’

JERICHO Rosales said his honeymoon with future wife Kim Jones will have to wait as he is still busy taping the hit primetime series “The Legal Wife.” On Labor Day, the actor and the television host will exchange wedding vows in the world renowned Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan....

DOF: Profitable hotels should pay income tax

MANILA, May 22 (Mabuhay) — There is no need to grant an Income Tax Holiday (ITH) incentive to hotels and resorts in the country’s hottest tourist destinations, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima said in response to the open letter to the president of the Philippine Hotel...