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Davao City visitor arrivals breach 2M in 2017

MANILA, Philippines – Tourist arrivals in Davao City in 2017 surpassed the local government’s target of two million arrivals. The increase in the city’s tourist arrivals last year was amid security concerns in Mindanao, which led to the implementation of martial law all over the island. Records at the Davao …

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Tourist spending up 40 percent

MANILA, Philippines – Visitor receipts surged 40.71 percent in the first ten months of 2017, driven by the influx of higher-spending Chinese tourists into the country. Based on data from the Department of Tourism (DOT)’s website, visitor receipts from January to October 2017 amounted to P274.35 billion, up from P194.97 …

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WATCH: Top 10 things to see, do in Taipei

MANILA, Philippines — Looking for a summer getaway? Here is a video that explains why Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, should be in your 2018 bucket list. Video by Philstar.com/Kat Leandicho Lifestyle Feature – Travel ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1 Aiming to make booking for new experiences …

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A bar harbor getaway

MANILA, Philippines – From a distance, the hamlet of Bar Harbor looked modestly pretty as we sailed into Frenchman Bay. But as we dropped anchor to tender — that is, to transfer to a smaller vessel – and dock beside the wooden gangplank, the seaside terminus looked even more breathtakingly …

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6 things to do in Hirado, Nagasaki

NAGASAKI, Japan — Far away from Tokyo Metropolis, the historic island of Hirado in Nagasaki prefecture offers a refreshing experience for visitors who prefer to witness how life in Japanese countryside goes. In 1609, Hirado became the very first foreign trade port in Japan when it began trade with Holland. …

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5 things to do in Nagasaki City

NAGASAKI, Japan — The city of Nagasaki in Japan’s Kyushu Island was the country’s window to the rest of the world as it was the only port open during the national isolation from 1641 to 1858. Until today, the port city reflects a mixture of Japanese, European and Chinese influences …

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Plantation Bay invades japan

MANILA, Philippines — The five-star Plantation Bay Resort and Spa in Mactan Island, Cebu made a significant gesture of support to the Duterte administration’s thrust to boost Japanese visitor arrivals to the Philippines with an intensive sales blitz in four cities in Japan. In cooperation with Philippines Airlines represented by …

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