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Sunseekers feel the strain of Thomas Cook crisis

Sep 22, 2019 - 11:20 PM

With British travel giant Thomas Cook in trouble, travelers fear they will be unable to return home or their trips will not push through

British tourists walk outside the Orange Beach hotel in in Tunisia's coastal town of Hammamet on September 23 2019. - Thomas Cook's 178-year existence was hanging by a thread on Sunday after the iconic British travel firm struggled to find further private investment and is now relying on an unlikely government bailout. Holidaymakers were already reporting problems, with guests at a hotel in Tunisia owed money by Thomas Cook being asked for extra money before being allowed to leave, according to a tourist interviewed by AFP. (Photo by ANIS MILI / AFP)

Korea visa application in PH only through travel agencies starting July

May 31, 2018 - 11:10 AM

Here is the list of travel agencies designated by the Korean embassy to accept visa applications

36,000 jobs, P56 billion 'at stake' if Boracay closed for a year

Mar 22, 2018 - 1:45 PM

(UPDATED) 'More than the effect of closure [on] individual business entities, the contribution of this to the country's economy cannot be disregarded,' say Boracay Island stakeholders

ECONOMIC IMPACT. Aerial inspection of Boracay Island by Department of Tourism (DOT) shows overcrowding and over-development concerns. Photo from DOT

PH tourism braces for impact of Resorts World Manila attack

Jun 02, 2017 - 6:13 PM

The Philippine Travel Agencies Association says the incident resort will definitely impact the country s tourism industry Airlines report another round of delayed cancelled flights

CASINO ATTACK. Past midnight, Friday, June 2, an 'emotionally disturbed' man fired gunshots and set ablaze gaming tables at the casino floor of the Resorts World Manila in Pasay City, says the National Capitol Region Police Office (NCRPO). Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

How 177 Indonesians obtained fake Philippine passports

Aug 23, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Illegal travel agencies forged documents and alleged police involvement – here s how some Indonesian Muslims attempt to unlawfully perform the Hajj

HAJJ. Muslim pilgrims circumvent around the Kaaba at the Masjid al-Haram Mosque, Islam's holiest site, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, September 20, 2015. File photo by Amel Pain/EPA

European travel agents defy Internet threat

Mar 16, 2016 - 3:55 PM

The travel agency industry in Europe is performing well even with competition from online bookings

epaselect epa05202243 Two people stand in front of an oversized photo of two people snorkeling in the South Pacific at the booth from Tahiti during the ITB Berlin international travel trade show in Berlin, Germany, 09 March 2016. Around 10,000 exhibitors from more than 180 countries are presenting their new offers in the travel industry from 09 until 13 March 2016. The Maldives are the official partner country at the ITB this year. EPA/SOEREN STACHE

Tunisia seeks to save tourist season after museum massacre

Apr 19, 2015 - 2:30 PM

The country s Tourism Minister announces a raft of measures aim to prevent another deadly incident

Japan begins simpler visa process for Filipinos

Oct 01, 2014 - 11:40 AM

The relaxed visa application process which begins September 30 also covers Indonesia and Vietnam the Japanese Embassy in the Philippines says

BOOSTING TOURISM. An apprentice geisha, or 'maiko,' from Japan's ancient capital Kyoto, Shoko performs a traditional dance at the opening event of the 'Kyo Aruki in Tokyo 2014,' to promote tourism in Kyoto at a shopping mall in Tokyo on February 4, 2014. Photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP

Philippines a 'cheap' tourist destination? 6 tourism fallacies

Nov 14, 2012 - 11:17 PM

Outgoing Philippine Travel Agencies Association PTAA President Aileen Clemente said there are 6 fallacies that prevent the country from maximizing its tourism potential

China travel agencies stop tours to PH

May 10, 2012 - 12:30 PM

The BBC reports quoting Xinhua news agency that most travel agencies in China have canceled tours to the Philippines as the word war between both countries escalates