Travel and Tourism

Cooking oil powers commercial flight

Air France-KLM flew a biofuel-powered Airbus A350 from Paris to Montreal, demonstrating the airline’s readiness to adopt low-emissions fuel despite industry divisions over the pace of its adoption.

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Over 20 countries opened borders to vaccinated passengers

More than 20 countries have lifted restrictions for vaccinated travelers, with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) supporting their data and evidence-driven decisions to open their borders and extend unrestricted access to travel.

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PAL to raise P25-B in capital

Philippine Airlines (PAL) plans to raise its capital by up to $500 million (P25 billion) to be sourced mainly from the Lucio Tan Group (LTG), shareholders and banks.

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Philippines named 2nd most Instagramable place

The Philippines ranked 2nd in the list of most Instagramable places in the world, according to travel website Big 7 Travel. 

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DoTr unveils 75 more airport projects

The Department of Transportation (DoTr) will start 75 new airport development projects to build new gateways that is part of government’s “Build, Build, Build” program, according to Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade. 

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Metal fatigue may have caused Boeing 777 engine fire

Investigators suspect that metal fatigue was the cause of a recent engine failure of a United Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft that departed Denver where engine parts debris were found scattered. 

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DoT pushes for easing of travel requirements

The Department of Tourism (DoT) supports the Department of Interior and Local Government’s current efforts to streamline travel entry requirements and procedures being implemented by different local government units. 

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Resort slammed for insensitive treatment to autistic child

A recent incident at a Cebu resort that absolved itself of any wrongdoing for its handling of a mother and her autistic child should give focus on the need for disability sensitivity training in various establishments, according to Autism Society Philippines.  Mai Pages, mother of a child with special needs, posted on TripAdvisor her experience at Plantation Bay Resort and …

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Bohol reopens for leisure travel

Bohol is now open for leisure travel in time for the Christmas holidays, according to Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat. “Bohol will be open for leisure travel, even those coming from GCQ [general community quarantine] areas,” such as Metro Manila, she said. 

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DOT’s ‘Have a Safe Trip, Pinas’ campaign promotes safe travels

After the Philippines gradually reopened several tourist destinations, the Department of Tourism (DOT) launched a new travel video dubbed Have a Safe Trip, Pinas – showing the advent of tourism under the new normal.  Images of a typical out-of-town trip—partaking in tourism activities, lounging by scenic spots, al fresco dining in the moonlight—are combined with scenes of face masks and …

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