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Philippines hailed as Asia’s leading beach, dive destination

The 27th World Travel Awards recognized the Philippines as Asia’s leading beach destination and Asia’s leading dive destination in 2020. 

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‘Traze’—new contact tracing app when travelling

By end of November, all travelers will be required to use Traze, a digital contact tracing app that will automatically notify its users if they have had contact with a traveler who tested positive for COVID-19. 

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Singapore ‘cruise to nowhere’ sets sail

Hundreds of passengers has set sail from Singapore on a “cruise to nowhere” with safety measures in place to prevent coronavirus outbreaks, as the industry seeks to bounce back from a pandemic-induced crunch. 

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Bit by bit, we are reviving tourism

By Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, Secretary – Department of Tourism “We recover as one” is the mantra of our collective efforts toward national recovery, and it refers to the meaningful collaborations between the government, the private sector and fellow citizens, in order to beat COVID-19. For the tourism industry, however, it is perhaps more accurate to say that we are recovering one …

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PAL launches Mid-September Seat Sale

Philippine Airlines has launched a ‘September Deals’ promotion offering base air fares as low as P688 for one-way domestic flights and USD99 for round trip international tickets. 

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Destinations Catriona Gray wants to visit after the pandemic

Under the new normal after the pandemic, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray named a few places she wants to visit.

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NAIA rehab deal terminated

The big-ticketed consortium that wants to rehabilitate and redevelop the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has formally accepted the termination of the original proponent status (OPS) and other approvals earlier granted to them.

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Hundred Islands – for real and in 3-D

The Hundred Islands National Park (HINP) has reopened since July 1, accepting up to 1,000 guests a day or 50% of its original capacity and only from residents from the first district of Pangasinan, according to Miguel Sison, city tourism officer.

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New investors for NAIA rehab

The government is discussing with two new potential investors the government’s much delayed plan to rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in case the consortium of local big business withdraws its P102 billion project offer, according to Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III.

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Comet streaking past Earth, providing spectacular show

A newly discovered comet is streaking past Earth, providing a stunning nighttime show after buzzing the sun and expanding its tail.

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