EDITORIAL - Reviving tourism

World Tourism Day on Sept. 27 passed largely unnoticed this year, as the travel industry continued to reel from the impact of measures to contain the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarSep 28th, 2020

Dubai reopens doors to foreign travelers after long shutdown

Dubai, United Arab Emirates―With a “welcome” passport sticker and coronavirus tests on arrival, Dubai reopened its doors to international visitors Tuesday in the hope of reviving its tourism industry after a nearly four-month closure......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 8th, 2020

EDITORIAL - Opportunities in a crisis

In many areas outside Metro Manila where quarantine restrictions are most relaxed, domestic tourism is being allowed to gradually resume. Swimming is back in many of the top beach destinations led by Boracay......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 4th, 2020

EDITORIAL - Reviving business

As the country prepares to ease quarantine measures, lawmakers are set to pass the second package of tax reforms......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2020

EDITORIAL - Harassing the heroes

Around the world, songs have been performed for them. In the Philippines, the Department of Tourism has put together a video cheering them on......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 6th, 2020

EDITORIAL - Opportunity in crisis

The travel and tourism industry has been battered by the 2019 coronavirus disease contagion......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2020

EDITORIAL - Job displacement

Tourism has taken a serious hit and supply chains remain disrupted as China continues to grapple with the coronavirus disease 2019......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2020

EDITORIAL - Reviving Laguna de Bay

The lake water, according to a new study, is contaminated with heavy metals, industrial chemicals, antibiotics, steroid hormones, protozoa, and fecal bacteria from both humans and animals including hogs and ducks......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 11th, 2020

EDITORIAL - Reviving Baguio

Unlike Boracay, which was closed to tourists for several months, people can continue visiting Baguio City as it undergoes rehabilitation......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 16th, 2019

EDITORIAL - Reviving capital punishment

The opposition to the measure is still there. But with the new composition of the Senate, the leadership of the chamber believes the proposal to restore the death penalty can “squeak” through the 18th Congress......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 24th, 2019

EDITORIAL - ‘Pasaway’ local executives

The government is pushing for sustainable tourism to generate jobs and stimulate economic growth especially in underdeveloped rural areas......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 12th, 2019

EDITORIAL - Reviving Cha-cha

It looks like Charter change will finally get underway in the coming year, with both chambers of Congress giving priority to rewriting the Constitution......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 26th, 2016

EDITORIAL - Tourism for all

Every year approximately 1.2 billion people travel abroad, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 27th, 2016

EDITORIAL - Another marketing campaign

Every administration probably feels it needs one – its own tourism slogan, that is......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2016

EDITORIAL - Young retirees

There are lucky folks who manage to accumulate assets that allow them to live in comfort and retire at the age of 35 but anywhere in the world, such people are just a handful......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News1 hr. 53 min. ago

Go distributes assistance to Boracay fire victims

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 24 (PIA) -- Senator Christopher "Bong" Go, chair of the Senate Committee on Health, urged local authorities and tourism stakeholders to protect the lives, safety and health of cit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News2 hr. 53 min. ago

Camiguin tourist ban stays

The island province of Camiguin, one of the favorite tourist destinations of local and international visitors, is still off-limits despite the declaration of the Department of Tourism that it’s now open for leisure travel. The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) said the travel ban for non-Camiguin residents is still in effect. “Only Camiguin […] The post Camiguin tourist ban stays appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News9 hr. 36 min. ago

Galapagos sees record rise in penguins, flightless cormorants

The population of Galapagos penguins and flightless cormorants, two species endemic to the islands, has seen a record increase, study results released Friday showed. Handout file photo taken on October 26, 2018 and released by the Charles Darwin Foundation showing a Galapagos penguin standing in Isabela Island, in Galapagos archipelago, Ecuador.(Charles Darwin Foundation / AFP) The Galapagos penguin is one of the smallest species of penguins in the world, measuring up to 35 centimeters, and the cormorants on the islands are the only type to have lost their ability to fly — but they have developed diving skills. “The number of cormorants has reached a record number, according to historical data dating back to 1977, while the number of penguins is at the highest since 2006,” said a statement from the Galapagos National Park, which carried out the census. The population of Galapagos penguins, the only ones living on the Earth’s equator, increased from 1,451 in 2019 to 1,940 in 2020, it added. Flightless cormorant numbers increased from 1,914 to 2,220 over the same period. The study was carried out by the park and the Charles Darwin Foundation in September with the main colonies present on the Isabela and Fernandina islands and on the Marielas islets, to the west of the archipelago classified as a natural heritage site. Paulo Proano, Ecuadorian minister of environment and water, said the census results reflect the “good state of health of the population” of birds in the archipelago, located some 1,000 kilometers (625 miles) off the Ecuadorian coast, according to the park. The park said the presence of the La Nina climatic phenomenon, which helps to provide more food for the birds, has contributed to the increase in their populations. Another factor was the coronavirus pandemic, which has limited disturbances to nesting areas because of the drop in tourism, the park added. The islands, which served as a natural laboratory for the English scientist Charles Darwin for his theory of the evolution of species, takes its name from the giant tortoises that live there......»»

Category: newsSource: News15 hr. 36 min. ago

Pagbubukas ng El Nido welcomed sa DOT

Manila, Philippines – Welcome sa Department of Tourism (DOT) ang desisyon ng munisipalidad ng El Nido na payagang makapasok ang mga turista sa isla sa pagsapit ng October 30. Sa ngayon ay isinasapinal pa ang detalye sa pagpapalawig ng travel bubble. Kalakip dito ay kakailanganin ding magpresenta ng negative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rT-PCR) […] The post Pagbubukas ng El Nido welcomed sa DOT appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated News15 hr. 53 min. ago

Editorial Cartoon (October 24, 2020)

Editorial Cartoon (October 24, 2020).....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated News18 hr. 53 min. ago

Spared by coronavirus, Seychelles suffers dearth of tourists

Victoria, Seychelles—The Seychelles, with its idyllic white beaches and luxury resorts, has had only 149 cases of Covid-19, but the global crisis caused by the pandemic has ravaged its vital tourism industry......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020