Travel and Tourism

PAL plans to stop unprofitable routes

Philippine Airlines said it would suspend flying on unprofitable routes to mitigate the impact of rising jet fuel prices.

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Boracay closure to cost CebuPac up to P1-B

The shutdown of tourist hotspot Boracay Island is seen to translate to P500 million to P1 billion in foregone revenues for budget carrier Cebu Pacific.

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Cheap rides at risk in drive to clean up Metro Manila streets

Thomson Reuters Foundation – From Manila’s iconic jeepneys to Kuala Lumpur’s motorbike taxis, Southeast Asian capitals are on a drive to clean their streets of vehicles that cause pollution and traffic jams, while experts defend the vital role they play in cities without adequate public transit.

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SMC unit to build 1,000 hotel rooms in Caticlan

San Miguel Properties Inc., the real estate arm of San Miguel Corporation, plans to build 1,000 hotels rooms in Caticlan, Aklan, gateway to Boracay.

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EU failed to stop illegal Airbus subsidies – WTO

Geneva – The European Union (EU) has failed to remove its illegal subsidies for Airbus, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said, in a major victory for the United States (US) and its national aviation giant, Boeing.

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New Clark City design plan a showcase of Philippines identity

The New Clark City is not only designed to be the first smart, sustainable, and resilient metropolis, but also a showcase to the world of the Philippines’ cultural identity.

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MPT South to construct Cavite portion of Calax

Metro Pacific Tollways South Corp. (MPT South) may start constructing the Cavite portion of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (Calax) as soon as it receives a “substantial” portion of right-of-way (ROW).

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A ride on Branson’s 1st hyperloop may cost less than $150

If Richard Branson has his way in India, hyperloop travel could turn out to be cheaper than a flight ticket.

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Denmark eyes more Filipino tourists

Denmark is targeting a 10 percent rise in the number of Filipino tourists this year, as it intensifies its promotions in the Philippines, a top Danish official said.

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Grab gets 600K bookings, has only 35K vehicles

Grab receives about 600,000 passenger booking requests each day but only 35,000 vehicles are available to serve the riding public, resulting in long waits or not getting allocated a vehicle at all.

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