Travel and Tourism

Pyramids still attract tourists to Egypt

Egypt’s world-famous pyramids site, especially the three Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, attracted more than half of the number of visitors that used to frequent the site before the outbreak of the pandemic, according to Ashraf Mohieddin, Egyptologist and director general of the pyramids site, on the occasion of World Tourism Day. 

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Philippine travel & tourism lost $37B from pandemic—WTTC

The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the Philippine’s Travel & Tourism sector last year wiped out $37 billion from the nation’s economy and caused two million to lose their jobs.

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Major cruise lines restart voyages for vaccinated passengers

Three giants of the cruise industry will return to the seas within weeks, with Norwegian Cruise Lines becoming the latest to announce its US ships will set sail starting in early August.

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House bill seeks relief for domestic airlines

Party-list Rep. Sharon S. Garin has filed a bill providing relief for the country’s domestic air carriers is being pushed by of the AAMBIS-OWA.

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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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