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Philippines travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Powerful earthquake strikes southern Philippines

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 21, 2021 15:23

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology warned of aftershocks but said damage was not expected Read More

Cebu Pacific now offers antigen tests to passengers

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 21, 2020 15:52

The Philippines’ largest carrier, Cebu Pacific (CEB), commercially launches its Test Before Boarding (TBB) process for passengers flying from Manila, after its successful pilot run with the local government of General Santos. This process makes use of an antigen test taken just hours before the scheduled time ... Read More

Strong earthquake strikes Philippines’ Mindanao

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 16, 2020 00:33

Strong Magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocked second-largest island in the Philippines, Mindanao, today. So far there have been no reports of deaths, injuries or structural damage. No tsunami warning was issued. ... Read More

Cebu Pacific extends unlimited rebooking until March 31, 2021

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 15, 2020 23:14

Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’ largest carrier, continues to extend the validity of its flexible options for passengers traveling until March 31, 2021. These options include Unlimited Rebooking and a Travel ... Read More

Cebu Pacific boosts cargo operations with second  converted ATR-freighter

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 14, 2020 15:39

  Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’ largest carrier, welcomed the arrival of its second ATR-freighter, further boosting its growing cargo operations.  The converted ATR 72-500 joins two other dedicated cargo aircraft in CEB’s fleet. CEB recently modified one of its ... Read More

Cebu Pacific increases flight frequency for key Asian destinations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 10, 2020 19:09

Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’ largest carrier, increases flight frequency between Manila and key Asian destinations, including Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, Dubai and Japan. The airline is on track with its efforts to gradually rebuild its ... Read More

Cebu Pacific and General Santos to begin pre-boarding COVID-19 tests

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 4, 2020 18:30

Philippines' airline, Cebu Pacific, introduced Test Before Boarding (TBB), so passengers can undergo antigen COVID-19 testing conveniently at the airport just before their flight. A first-of-its-kind in the Philippine, TBB ... Read More

Earthquake in Philippines: 6.9

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 18, 2020 00:17

A very strong 6.9 earthquake just shook the Pawican region. The quake was recorded at 8.03 local time, 8.03 EST There are no reports of injuries, casualties, or damages yet. ... Read More

Powerful earthquake rocks Mindanao, Philippines

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- August 1, 2020 18:00

Strong, Magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Mindanao, Philippines today. Preliminary Earthquake Report Magnitude 6.4 Date-Time ·         1 Aug 2020 17:09:02 UTC ·         2 Aug 2020 01:09:02 near epicenter Location 7.304N 124.142E ... Read More

Cebu Pacific rolling out ‘contactless flights’

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 13, 2020 22:51

As part of its preparation to fly again in the near future and to ensure the safety of passengers and staff during COVID-19, Cebu Pacific (CEB) will be rolling out ... Read More

Philippines Duterte: COVID-19 quarantine violators? Shoot them dead!

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 2, 2020 15:56

During an unscheduled televised address on Wednesday night, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte issued a stark warning to citizens, who breach lockdown restrictions amid coronavirus crisis - violate quarantine and you ... Read More

Philippines goes on coronavirus lockdown

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 19, 2020 16:12

Filipino Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin announced today that Philippines will no longer issue visas to foreigners, barring all foreign nationals from entering the country to halt the spread of ... Read More

Cebu Pacific responds to COVID-19 flight demands

editor editor- March 11, 2020 04:10

Cebu Pacific announced today that it is offering flexibility to its passengers, in view of the Philippine government’s updates on the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Given the concerns and hesitation passengers ... Read More

Manila Shopping Mall hostage standoff

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 2, 2020 09:25

"You feel safer here" “Soooo relaxed shopping” - these are comments posted by visitors to V-Mall, a Shopping mall in San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines. Today this mall is under ... Read More

Philippines declares Taal Volcano island a ‘no man’s land’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 20, 2020 16:48

The Philippines volcano agency had long declared Luzon island a “permanent danger zone,” yet villagers have lived and worked there for decades. Officials are now calling for regulations to be ... Read More

Volcanic Tsunami Warning: Manila airport closed

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2020 02:36

Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport is closed until further notice. The largest airport in the Philippines closed Sunday night at 6.30 pm after a dramatic explosion of the Philippines' second-most active ... Read More

Deadly Christmas: Typhoon Phanfone kills 16 people in central Philippines

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 26, 2019 18:30

According to Philippine government officials, at least sixteen people were killed, when Typhoon Phanfone pounded the central Philippines with heavy rain and strong winds. The Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction ... Read More

Philippines’ Cebu Pacific Air joins International Air Transport Association

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 18, 2019 17:15

Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific has joined the International Air Transportation Association (IATA), the trade association for the global airline industry. CEB is IATA’s largest member among Philippine carriers, comprising 44% ... Read More

Philippine Tourist Island Mindanao rocked by strong earthquake

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 15, 2019 07:53

Mindanao in the Philippines was rocked by a 6,8 earthquake at 19.11h local time on Sunday. The location: 5.1 km (3.1 mi) SW of Sinawilan, Philippines 5.6 km (3.5 mi) ... Read More

Typhoon Kammuri: The World is Praying for Philippines

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 3, 2019 01:44

Typhoon Kammuri is attacking the Philippines. Yona Smith posted on twitter: "Lord, please be with every person affected by this storm and surround them with Your love, protection, and angels. ... Read More

Dusit Princess Boracay: The 2021 countdown

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 26, 2019 06:58

Dusit International has signed a hotel management agreement with International Builders Corporation (IBC), a construction company in the Philippines, to operate Dusit Princess Boracay hotel on the west coast of ... Read More

Philippines’ Cebu Pacific orders 16 Airbus A330neo jets

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 4, 2019 18:12

Cebu Pacific (CEB), a carrier based in the Philippines, has signed a firm order with Airbus for 16 long-range A330neo aircraft. The order firms up the wide-body portion of a ... Read More

Huge 6.6 earthquake rocks Mindanao, Philippines

editor editor- October 29, 2019 03:04

A huge 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck Mindanao in the Philippines today, October 29, 2019, at 01:04:45 UTC at a depth of 15 km. A witness at the KSS BUilding, Buhangin, ... Read More

How to Enjoy the Marine Life Richness and Lushness in Palawan?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 22, 2019 08:41

Palawan, the long and narrow Philippines Island is a heaven on the earth. Its karst limestone geography is gorgeous. Caves, mountains, jungles, and beaches along with rustic Filipino food and ... Read More

Thong Bikinis: Best Beaches for bikinis that are just a piece of string?

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- October 13, 2019 22:30

Traveling to Boracay? This Philipino beach town is known for the finest and most beautiful beaches in the Philippines. It's also known for beautiful Philipino girls, but not for Taiwanese ... Read More

Guam Visitors Bureau seeks tourism destination marketing representation in Philippines

editor editor- October 7, 2019 21:58

The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB), a public, non-stock, non-profit membership corporation, has issued a Request for Proposal (“RFP”) soliciting proposals from established marketing companies to act as GVB’s TOURISM DESTINATION MARKETING ... Read More

Dusit International continues Philippines expansion with new dusitD2 hotel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 16, 2019 19:10

Dusit International, Thailand’s hotel and property development company, and Torre Lorenzo Development Corporation (TLDC), one of the fastest-growing real estate development companies in the Philippines, celebrated the inauguration of dusitD2 ... Read More

Nine people killed in plane crash in resort area near Manila

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 2, 2019 16:05

A small plane crashed and exploded in flames in a resort area near the Philippines' capital Manila, killing nine people, authorities say. The crash sparked a fire and sent people ... Read More

Philippines tourism destination set to run on sun power

editor editor- August 28, 2019 00:50

The tourism hub of Puerto Princesa in the Philippines, home to the popular Underground River, will soon have a micro-grid solar power plant that will be launched to provide power ... Read More

Philippines introduces new visa stamp with disputed territories map for Chinese visitors’ passports

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- August 7, 2019 18:15

Chinese visitors to the Philippines will have their passports stamped with a special visa stamp featuring the map of disputed territories in protest against Beijing’s claims to them. Philippines Foreign ... Read More

8 people killed, dozens injured in Philippines’ deadly earthquake

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 27, 2019 03:14

At least 8 people have been killed and dozens injured after a series of powerful earthquakes struck the northern Philippines archipelago province of Batanes. Substantial damage is being reported in ... Read More

Korean Airlines follows Skyteam to support Habitat for Humanity

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 22, 2019 05:06

Korean Air employees participated in a home building project in Silay, Negros Occidental, Philippines, on July 20. Since 2013, Korean Air has partnered with the Habitat for Humanity Philippines as ... Read More

PATA announces new Executive Board 2019/20

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 8, 2019 03:17

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the ratification of the 2019/2020 PATA Executive Board. Dr. Chris Bottrill, Dean of Fine and Applied Arts, and Director, International at ... Read More

Qatar Airways touches down in Davao, Philippines

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 18, 2019 18:01

The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Davao, Philippines, touched down today at Davao International Airport, where it was welcomed with a celebratory water cannon salute. Qatar Airways flight ... Read More

Low cost airline Cebu Pacific loves Airbus and it shows

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 18, 2019 09:10

Cebu Pacific (CEB), a Low-Cost Carrier based in the Philippines, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for 31 Airbus aircraft, comprising 16 A330neo, 10 A321XLR and 5 A320neo. Cebu ... Read More

Asian tourist love Destination Japan and millions visit

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 16, 2019 21:09

Visitors from Thailand to Japan was more than 1 million in 2018 along with Vietnamese and Filipino tourists. to. Many of them turned out to be high spending shoppers. In ... Read More