Travel and Tourism

Ayala to distribute Kia vehicles in Philippines

Ayala Corporation has agreed to distribute Kia vehicles in the Philippines, expanding the group’s automotive portfolio that already includes Volkswagen, Honda and Isuzu.

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Bacolod is top tourist spot for Singaporeans

Bacolod is listed among the top emerging destinations for Singaporeans in 2019, according to travel site Skyscanner.

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China’s ‘Uber of trucks’ a semi success

A Chinese startup dubbed the “Uber of trucks” is attracting foreign investors from Alphabet, Inc. to SoftBank Group Corp. on the premise it can make a lot of money from connecting the truckers with shippers who need goods carried.

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Cebu Airport named ‘Asia Pacific Airport of the Year’

The Center for Asia Pacific (CAPA) Aviation Awards picked Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) as Asia Pacific Medium Airport of the Year.

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Hidden Beach Palawan is best in Asia

The Hidden Beach in El Nido, Palawan bested 49 other beaches in Asia and ranked No. 1 in the Top 50 Beaches in Asia for 2018, according to online travel company Flight Network that is based in Canada.

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US, UK reach new post-Brexit deal on air services

Washington (Reuters) – The United States (US) and Britain have reached a deal on a new open skies aviation agreement to govern air travel after the UK exits the European Union (EU).

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Airport projects for approval early 2019

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) revealed that the final awarding of key private sector-proposed airport projects in Manila and Bulacan may be announced early 2019.

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Japanese consortium bags subway contract

A Japanese consortium has been awarded a contract to build the Metro Manila Subway, a key project under the Duterte administration’s “Build Build Build” program.

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Duterte opens new Bohol-Panglao Airport

After 15 years in the drawing board and thrice re-scheduled launch dates this year, the country’s first eco-airport, the P11-billion Bohol Panglao International Airport (also known as New Bohol International Airport) was opened by President Rodrigo Duterte November 27, 2018.

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Biggest car storage facility opened in Batangas Port

The Philippines’ largest car storage infrastructure for the automotive import and distribution industry was recently inaugurated at the Batangas Port, backed by over P1.3-billion investment from port operator Asian Terminals Inc. (ATI).

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