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September 11 museum draws 2.7 million visitors in first year

(New York-AFP) – About 2.7 million people have visited the September 11 museum in New York since it opened a year ago, museum officials said on its anniversary. The visitors came from all 50 US states and 150 different countries […]

Casino profit boosts PHL’s global gaming hub ambitions

Manila, Philippines |AFP| – A Philippine mega-casino reported Thursday its first annual profit on the back of half a billion dollars in revenues, strengthening the Southeast Asian nation’s bid to become one of the world’s biggest gambling hubs. Bloomberry Resorts, […]

2015 Nissan Sentra earns Top Safety Pick from IIHS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) today awarded the 2015 Nissan Sentra a “Top Safety Pick” vehicle safety rating. The Institute’s “Top Safety Pick” award recognizes passenger vehicles that excel in protecting passengers in moderate overlap...

DOT in partnership with China Airlines and GTT International holds Fam Tour to acquaint travel agents on Taiwan, PHL destinations

Fam tour affords  travel agent-participants new resources and tools for promoting tourism products and services in both countries By Manny V. Ilagan, PDOT-Los Angeles MANILA – A guided Fam Tour recently conducted jointly by the Philippine Department of Tourism’s United […]

Pechanga Resort & Casino’s New Year Gift: Filipina Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo Live in Concert on Jan. 16 & 17

Filipina Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo is poised to open New Year with a bang for a two-night concert to endear followers and avid patrons of the only getaway for music and game lovers, Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California on […]

DoT urges Americans to visit sunny PHL

MANILA, Jan 12 (Mabuhay) – The Department of Tourism (DoT) is enticing Americans in major East Coast cities to make a tropical getaway to the Philippines, placing ads in tour buses with photos of the top destinations as the subfreezing […]

Her adventure brings her to the edge of the earth

Lourdes “Odette” A. Ricasa is a globetrotting traveler, author, poet, painter and realtor who has traveled to 257 countries and has accumulated a total of 1.8 million flight time miles, having been awarded a certificate by the Travelers’ Century Club, honoring her […]

PHL wraps up a successful participation at DEMA Show 2014

By Manny V. Ilagan, OIC, PDOT-Los Angeles LOS ANGELES – The Philippines wrapped up a very successful participation at the Diving Equipment Manufacturers Association (DEMA) Show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center on November 19 – 22, 2014. The […]

Ailing PAL is back with Lucio Tan; seeks investor

MANILA, November 14, 2014 (AFP) – Struggling Philippine Airlines said Friday it is looking for a new investor to help fund an expansion program that would see Asia’s oldest airline buying more long-haul jets. “I would prefer an airline with […]

More power for the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

(Relaxnews) – At the LA Motor Show later this month, in addition to the Cayenne GTS, Porsche will officially present the latest version of the 911 Carrera GTS, which is slated to go on sale before the end of the […]