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Canada issues warning about travel to Hong Kong after ‘violent’ mass demonstrations

OTTAWA–It would be a mistake to label pro−democracy protesters in Hong Kong as terrorists, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Wednesday as her government issued a pointed warning to Canadians about travelling to the semi−independent Chinese territory. As Freeland spoke, some level of calm had descended on Hong Kong as demonstrators regrouped after shutting down the city’s...

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PHIL RECORDS ROBUST TOURISM GROWTH WITH 4.1M INT’L ARRIVALS IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2019

MANILA — For the first half of 2019, a total of 4,133,050 international tourists visited the Philippines, marking an 11.43 percent increase from last year’s figures, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT). “We have already reached the 4 million mark within the first 6 months of the year. Seven years ago, it took the entire...

Tourists to enjoy Manila Bay beach walk soon
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Tourists to enjoy Manila Bay beach walk soon

MANILA — Tourists in the metropolis may soon indulge in a walk by the beach once the famous Manila Bay is officially opened to the public. “The national government will build a 50-meter beach and water treatment facilities wherein the water coming from the inland will be cleaned once it lands to Manila Bay,” said Manila Mayor...

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Charter flights, stricter Boracay air travel rules hailed

MANILA — The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Wednesday welcomed the move of the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) to lift its moratorium on flights to Boracay and its issuance of new and stricter guidelines on the conduct of commercial air transportation serving the resort island. DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said this development could further spur the...

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P25-B action plan underway to sustain Boracay gains

MANILA— Malacanang’s approval of the PHP25-billion Boracay Action Plan (BAP) signifies the Duterte administration’s commitment to sustain the gains from the island’s initial six-month closure, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said on Tuesday. “The Department of Tourism wholeheartedly welcomes President Duterte’s approval of the PHP25 billion Boracay Action Plan to complete the island’s rehabilitation and continue...