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Megawide Keen On Sangley Airport, Commuter Rail Projects

Infrastructure conglomerate Megawide Construction Corporation is keen on participating in the development of the Sangley Point International Airport and the North-South Commuter Railway’s (NSCR) south line, as it targets to secure up to PHP25 billion worth of new contracts next year. Megawide chairman and chief executive officer Edgar Saavedra told reporters over the weekend they would further take part in...

AirAsia PH Increases Flight Frequencies For Christmas Season

AirAsia Philippines has announced its plan to increase flight frequencies of three of its top destinations this holiday season. From December 1, 2019 until January 31, 2020 travelers between Manila and Davao, Iloilo, and Cebu can look forward to more flight schedules to avail of. As per AirAsia Philippines' routes department, daily Manila-Davao and Davao-Manila routes will have a total of...

Palawan Among CNN’s Most Beautiful Islands List

The Philippine government, through the Department of Tourism (DOT), welcomed the continuous recognition of Palawan for its pristine beaches and clear water with CNN Travel recently citing the island's allure to foreigners. “Our rehabilitation efforts to preserve the beauty of Palawan did not go unnoticed. We are thankful for this CNN citation of our tourist destinations,” Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat...

Scoot Removes Processing Fees

Scoot, the low-cost arm of Singapore Airlines Group, on Monday announced the scrapping of processing fees in all its markets. Having been able to take advantage of technological improvements in payment systems to save on costs, removing the processing fees is the carrier's way to pass on the savings to its customers. "In order to pass on the savings to our...

Security Office Updates Prohibited Items List For Carry-On, Check-In Luggage At NAIA

To avoid any issues at the airport, it may be best to check if the items you've packed for your upcoming trip fit the new regulations posted by the Office of Transport Security (OTS) regarding prohibited items. OTS released the update in compliance with international standards set by the International Civil Aviation Office. Passengers carrying bottle openers, razor blades, nippers,...

New PAL President Named

The Philippine Airlines (PAL) board of directors confirmed on Monday the appointment of Gilbert Santa Maria as the flag carrier's new president and chief operating officer, following the retirement of Jaime Bautista last month. The 15-man PAL board, in its regular meeting at the Century Park Hotel-Manila, unanimously approved Santa Maria, a handpicked nominee of PAL chairman and chief executive...

Korean Air Warns Vs. Phishing Scams Using Fake E-Tickets

South Korean flag carrier Korean Air (KE) has warned customers against phishing scams using fake e-tickets. Seungwon Chung, KE Global Communications deputy general manager, confirmed with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Monday that the carrier has received few complaints regarding this recently. These complaints were all from South Korea, she added. As such, KE announced that customers should check the sender's...

PH Welcomes Palawan, Cebu, Boracay Travel + Leisure Ranking

The Philippine government, through the Department of Tourism (DOT), welcomed the inclusion of Palawan, Cebu, and Boracay among the popular destinations in the 2019 Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards. “This citation by a major publication validates our efforts towards attaining a sustainable tourism industry and now, more than ever, encourages the DOT to work even harder on this advocacy,...

Injury, Weight, Debt And Pregnancy Are What Travel Brings You Says China Airlines Ad

This ad from China Airlines titled 'What Travel Brings You' is currently trending online. It's unlike any other travel ads that look glamorous, fun and relaxing. It's not also about scenic places and once in a lifetime adventures. But it surprisingly worked! This dark and cheeky ad depicted "new knowledge, new experiences, or even a whole new life" gained after...

Taiwan Extends Visa-Free Entry For Pinoys Until 2020

Taiwan has extended its 14-day visa-free entry privilege for Filipinos until July 2020, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Manila announced Tuesday night. "The government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) announced on July 2, 2019 that the visa-free privilege for the nationals of the Philippines will continue for another year from August 1, 2019, through July 31,...

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