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Chinese tourists are Beijing's new weapon in economic war

May 21, 2017 - 12:46 PM

China lifts a ban on 27 Philippine tropical fruit export companies after President Rodrigo Duterte declared his 'separation' from the United States during a visit to Beijing in October

Chinese tourists are Beijing's new weapon in economic war

Taiwan sees fewer tourists as Chinese stay away

May 17, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Increases from other areas including Southeast Asia are not enough to offset the steep fall in Chinese visitors

Taiwan sees fewer tourists as Chinese stay away

The story behind the photos of tourists posing on Pampanga crosses

Apr 14, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Netizens condemn the desecration of religious symbols, as photos spread online

The story behind the photos of tourists posing on Pampanga crosses

Korean returns to PH to file case vs extortion cops

Jan 31, 2017 - 1:18 PM

The Korean tourist Lee Ki Hun returns on January 31 and proceeds to Angeles City to file statements with Pampanga CIDG investigators

Korean returns to PH to file case vs extortion cops

Visa applications of Chinese to PH surge by 250%

Jan 26, 2017 - 1:15 PM

The number of Chinese applying for a tourist visa to the Philippines rises to 1,400 daily

Visa applications of Chinese to PH surge by 250%

China lifts travel advisory vs PH

Oct 20, 2016 - 4:25 PM

The lifting is expected to help Chinese and Philippine governments reach the target of 1 million Chinese tourists arrivals in the Philippines by end of 2017

China lifts travel advisory vs PH

PH, China to sign MOU on tourism cooperation

Oct 19, 2016 - 10:51 AM

Philippine Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo and China National Tourism Administration chief Li Jinzao will sign the MOU in the presence of President Rodrigo Duterte and China President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Thursday, October 20

PH, China to sign MOU on tourism cooperation

United Nations, Duterte ratings, Manny Pacquiao | 6PM wRap

Oct 12, 2016 - 8:16 PM

Watch the 6PM wRap with Zak Yuson

United Nations, Duterte ratings, Manny Pacquiao | 6PM wRap

DOT hopes Pacquiao can stage fight in PH to boost sports tourism

Oct 12, 2016 - 1:46 PM

Secretary Wanda Teo says the DOT is looking at a 'potential visitor market' for sporting events like boxing fights and hopes 'boxing promoters can make it happen'

DOT hopes Pacquiao can stage fight in PH to boost sports tourism

Hiking gone wrong: Indonesian volcano erupts as tourists hike nearby

Sep 28, 2016 - 12:19 PM

Nearly 400 people were recorded as hiking near Barujani – a smaller cone within the crater of Mount Rinjani – when it began erupting, prompting evacuation

Hiking gone wrong: Indonesian volcano erupts as tourists hike nearby

Myanmar tourism boom set to bring 7.5M visitors a year

Aug 02, 2016 - 11:45 PM

'We will try to find new destinations for tourists to visit and we will also support community-based tourism,' says tourism official Tint Thwin

Myanmar tourism boom set to bring 7.5M visitors a year

Boracay tourist arrivals near 1M mark for 2016

Jul 10, 2016 - 11:05 PM

The number of tourists to the island for the first half of 2016 hits 982,710 – an increase of 15.32% from 2015

Boracay tourist arrivals near 1M mark for 2016

New airline ready for takeoff as Cyprus tourism soars

Jun 22, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Cyprus is famous for its beaches, but officials hope to make the European country's other offerings just as popular

New airline ready for takeoff as Cyprus tourism soars

Luxury hotel Conrad Manila opens its doors

Jun 16, 2016 - 3:30 PM

The SM-owned, Hilton-managed hotel is located in the flourishing Bay City district

Luxury hotel Conrad Manila opens its doors

Turkey tourism dives amid security fears

Mar 29, 2016 - 10:30 PM

The number of foreign visitors heading to Turkey drops 10.32% in February

Turkey tourism dives amid security fears

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

European travel agents defy Internet threat

Tourists flock to Indonesia for rare total solar eclipse

Mar 07, 2016 - 11:12 AM

Indonesia set to witness the eclipse travel in a broad arc across the world's biggest archipelago nation

Tourists flock to Indonesia for rare total solar eclipse

Navy rescues 102 tourists stranded in Masbate

Feb 10, 2016 - 7:38 PM

The local tourists, mostly from Metro Manila, are on a 3-day island hopping activity, and get stranded on Sombrero Island

Navy rescues 102 tourists stranded in Masbate

World tourism map redrawn since attacks, epidemics, migrants

Feb 10, 2016 - 4:31 PM

Muslim countries are seeing a drop in tourist arrivals, according to industry experts

World tourism map redrawn since attacks, epidemics, migrants

Sagada tourists double in 2015

Feb 07, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The figures for the peak months tie nicely with the fact that the romance movie 'That Thing Called Tadhana' was released in February 2015

Sagada tourists double in 2015

Australian ambassador in Indonesia: Stereotype of drunk Australian tourists unfair

Feb 01, 2016 - 8:30 PM

'You get 1.1 million Australian tourists going to Bali, do 1% get into trouble? Half a per cent? No. The number of cases dealt with by the consulate in Bali last year was in the low hundreds'

Australian ambassador in Indonesia: Stereotype of drunk Australian tourists unfair

Tourist bus crash kills 12 Malaysians in Thailand – tour group

Dec 20, 2015 - 9:47 PM

Investigators say that the accident happened in Doi Sake district, about 30 kilometers from the northern city of Chiang Mai

Tourist bus crash kills 12 Malaysians in Thailand – tour group

Eiffel Tower closed indefinitely following Paris attacks

Nov 14, 2015 - 9:54 PM

After Friday's attacks, the operator decides to close the iconic monument – normally visited by up to 20,000 people a day

Eiffel Tower closed indefinitely following Paris attacks

Egypt says no theory yet in Russian plane crash probe

Nov 08, 2015 - 1:05 AM

Sources in France close to the crash probe say that black box data pointed to a bomb having gone off and a sudden, violent demise of the Airbus less than half an hour after takeoff

Egypt says no theory yet in Russian plane crash probe

Russia to send 44 planes to Egypt Saturday to repatriate tourists

Nov 08, 2015 - 12:31 AM

Thirty empty planes would be sent to Hurghada and another 14 to Sharm El-Sheikh where a total of 78,000 Russian tourists are staying

Russia to send 44 planes to Egypt Saturday to repatriate tourists

Indonesia reopens Bali airport after two-day closure

Nov 05, 2015 - 11:55 AM

The airport initially ordered it remain shut until at least Friday morning but conditions improved on Thursday, allowing officials to re-open it

Indonesia reopens Bali airport after two-day closure

Tourism and a fetish for arrival numbers

Nov 05, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Our conversations should not focus on raw numbers, but the substance behind it

Tourism and a fetish for arrival numbers

LIST: Canceled flights to and from Bali

Nov 04, 2015 - 4:22 PM

Here's a list of canceled flights following the closure of Ngurah Rai International Airport, due to volcanic ash from Mount Rinjani

LIST: Canceled flights to and from Bali

IN PHOTOS: Tourists stranded, flights canceled in Bali

Nov 04, 2015 - 3:29 PM

Authorities had closed the Ngurah Rai International Airport late Tuesday due to a large ash cloud drifting from Mount Rinjani, an active volcano on the nearby island of Lombok

IN PHOTOS: Tourists stranded, flights canceled in Bali

Should you hook up with tourists or fellow travelers?

Nov 04, 2015 - 2:43 PM

Here's the upside and downside of hooking up while traveling

Should you hook up with tourists or fellow travelers?

Mexico says tourists were killed in Egyptian air strike

Sep 14, 2015 - 10:31 PM

Six Mexican survivors tells Mexico's ambassador to Egypt that they had stopped for a meal when they 'suffered an aerial attack with bombs launched by a plane and helicopters,' Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu tells a news conference

Mexico says tourists were killed in Egyptian air strike

'Naked' tourists fly to KL for deportation from Malaysia

Jun 13, 2015 - 10:32 PM

The 4 are among a larger group of tourists believed by authorities to have stripped on a popular mountain on Borneo island, with police still hunting for 5 others

'Naked' tourists fly to KL for deportation from Malaysia

Malaysia nabs foreigner over nude pix on quake-hit peak

Jun 08, 2015 - 9:13 PM

A newspaper report says the man, arrested at the city's airport as he sought to fly to the Philippines, is believed to have been among a group of 10 foreign tourists who had stripped naked and posed for photos on the summit of the peak on May 30

Malaysia nabs foreigner over nude pix on quake-hit peak

'Screen South Korean tourists amid MERS threat'

Jun 08, 2015 - 6:56 PM

Valenzuela Representative Sherwin Gatchalian says the Philippines' Department of Health 'should learn from their poor screening of passengers' during the Ebola virus scare in 2014

'Screen South Korean tourists amid MERS threat'

Chinese company sends 12,700 tourists on Thai holiday

May 14, 2015 - 10:26 PM

The visit comes less than a week after France received more than 6,000 holidaymakers from a single Chinese firm

Chinese company sends 12,700 tourists on Thai holiday

Taxi industry, Angkor Wat, UFC Manila | 12PM wRap

May 12, 2015 - 12:00 PM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler's newscast, The wRap

Taxi industry, Angkor Wat, UFC Manila | 12PM wRap

NDRRMC to travellers: Stay if location, destination are under storm signal

Apr 04, 2015 - 6:51 PM

(UDATED) All tourists and residents planning to travel by land or sea in affected areas are advised to stay in safe places

NDRRMC to travellers: Stay if location, destination are under storm signal

200 families near Baler Bay to be evacuated due to Chedeng

Apr 04, 2015 - 10:34 AM

Most of these families are informal settlers who live 3 meters away from the bay

200 families near Baler Bay to be evacuated due to Chedeng

10,000 Baler tourists warned ahead of Chedeng landfall

Apr 02, 2015 - 2:05 PM

'We have historical data that the storm surge-prone area over Aurora is Baler Bay,' says a PAGASA official

10,000 Baler tourists warned ahead of Chedeng landfall

7 foreigners caught in AFP-NPA crossfire in Bukidnon

Feb 13, 2015 - 5:21 PM

The tourists – 3 British, 3 Danish, and one Australian – were birdwatching on Mount Kitanglad. Their Filipino guide is wounded.

7 foreigners caught in AFP-NPA crossfire in Bukidnon

Climber dies at foot of Mt Pulag

Nov 02, 2014 - 8:32 PM

Following the incident, cllimbers of the highest mountain in Luzon, are advised to use proper gear and exercise caution

Climber dies at foot of Mt Pulag

Aquino still has regrets over HK bus hostage crisis

Aug 16, 2014 - 10:46 AM

President Benigno Aquino III says he wanted to talk to the hostage taker himself, but being new to the presidency, listened to advice not to

Aquino still has regrets over HK bus hostage crisis

Manila invites monks to pray for killed Luneta hostages

Aug 07, 2014 - 4:17 PM

The Buddhist monks will pray at the Quirino Grandstand – the site of the hostage drama – for 12 hours on August 9, for the victims and 'for the greater good of the Philippines'

Manila invites monks to pray for killed Luneta hostages

PAL, Etihad Airways increase Manila-Abu Dhabi flights

Jul 10, 2014 - 10:48 AM

The airlines will operate a combined 19 weekly flights between the two capitals, and also provide more reciprocal benefits for their guests as part of a landmark agreement

PAL, Etihad Airways increase Manila-Abu Dhabi flights

PAL, Etihad Airways in landmark tieup

Apr 28, 2014 - 4:47 PM

The two airlines sign an agreement that is expected to benefit thousands of Filipinos living and working in UAE

PAL, Etihad Airways in landmark tieup

Let tourists shop 'til they drop on Sundays: French FM

Apr 22, 2014 - 10:59 PM

Retailers in France can only open on a Sunday under very specific conditions and recent court rulings have forced some flagship stores on the Champs-Élyséess in Paris to end late-night shopping that was popular with tourists

Let tourists shop 'til they drop on Sundays: French FM

Taiwanese tourists hurt in Japan deer rampage

Apr 15, 2014 - 12:47 PM

A deer reportedly charged 2 Taiwanese tourists in Japan while they were out sightseeing

Taiwanese tourists hurt in Japan deer rampage

Subic tourists to pay new fees

Mar 16, 2014 - 8:15 AM

Business owners fear the move would discourage tourists

Subic tourists to pay new fees

BI: Financial proof not requisite for travel abroad

Mar 15, 2014 - 3:44 PM

Travelers will only be asked to present additional supporting documents if circumstances appear to be inconsistent with the declared purpose of the trips

BI: Financial proof not requisite for travel abroad

Malaysia tops survey of 'halal holidays' for Muslims

Feb 19, 2014 - 4:31 PM

According to a survey, Malaysia and UAE top the countries that are a favorite among Muslim tourists

Malaysia tops survey of 'halal holidays' for Muslims