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DOT wants to regulate Airbnb lodgings

Sep 30, 2019 - 5:10 PM

There are no specific laws regulating online platforms like Airbnb

BUDGET. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat at the senate hearing on the proposed 2020 budget of the Department of Tourism and its attached agencie on September 30, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'Life-changing moment': Filipino filmmaker wins BAFTA film grant

Jul 14, 2019 - 1:15 PM

Drama del Rosario hopes his documentary would help eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health and sexual assault, especially involving male survivors

WIN. Student documentary filmmaker Drama Del Rosario was one of the two winners of the inaugural BAFTA-GSA Commissioning Grant for his film 'I'm Okay (And Neither Are You)'. Photo by Lan Nguyen.

7 Airbnb safety tips

Apr 04, 2019 - 10:54 AM

Essential advice to keep your Airbnb stay as secure as possible

Fed-up Spanish cities are bursting Airbnb's bubble

May 27, 2018 - 4:05 PM

Complaints abound in Spain that greedy landlords are throwing out long-term tenants to cash in on the tourist flow

Banners reading "No tourist flats" hang from a balcony to protest against holiday rental apartments for tourists in Barcelona's neighborhood of Barceloneta on November 24, 2016.  Barcelona city hall said today it would fine home rental websites Airbnb and rival HomeAway 600,000 euros ($635,000) each for marketing lodgings that lacked permits to host tourists.  / AFP PHOTO / PAU BARRENA

Japan's new 'Airbnb law': a double-edged sword

May 20, 2018 - 8:05 PM

Short-term rentals will be legalized in Japan on June 15 under the new law, but there will also be fresh restrictions

This April 16, 2018 picture shows Japanese traditional tatami-mat room in short-term accommodation operated by Hyakusenrenma's rental house in Tokyo.  Rental platforms like Airbnb are hoping for a boost from a new law coming into force next month in Japan ahead of the 2020 Olympics, but experts warn it could actually hamper business in the short-term. / AFP PHOTO / Toshifumi KITAMURA / TO GO WITH AFP STORY JAPAN-TOURISM-LAW-AIRBNB-OLYMPICS,FOCUS BY MARIE HEUCLIN

Avail of exclusive year-end rates at The Hotel at Green Sun

Dec 10, 2016 - 7:00 AM

Pay only P2 016 per night in either a Standard Twin or Standard Queen room from December 23 to December 31

Japan latest battleground in Airbnb home-sharing war

Jul 27, 2016 - 11:00 PM

Hoteliers are complaining some local residents are unhappy with the influx of foreign visitors and authorities are looking into the rentals

This photo taken on April 7, 2016 shows Airbnb host Takahiro displaying his guest room at his room in Tokyo.  Airbnb hosts in Japan are learning the hard way that the home-sharing site's fastest-growing market is also becoming the next flashpoint in a global battle over the sharing economy. Calls for change have reached the highest levels of government, which is mulling a revision to the rules, as Japan's tourist numbers hit fresh records and Tokyo scrambles to build enough accommodation to host the 2020 Olympics. / AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA / TO GO WITH AFP STORY JAPAN-US-ECONOMY-INTERNET-TOURISM-HOTELS-AIRBNB,FOCUS BY DANIEL LEUSSINK

'Fragile' Enrile back to work

Aug 24, 2015 - 4:46 PM

The 91 year old lawmaker gets a warm welcome from the Senate staff

BACK TO WORK. Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile is back to work after a year in detention

DOT to release new ‘star’ ratings for PH hotels, resorts

Nov 25, 2014 - 12:08 PM

The new ratings replace the outdated classification system and will provide an official seal of quality for accommodations in the Philippines says the Department of Tourism

Can a cellphone be your travel agent?

Oct 26, 2014 - 1:58 PM

Book a hotel cheap do it on the fly or even last minute and all from the convenience of your mobile phone with the Agoda app

TAP & GO. Agoda has a mobile app that makes booking accommodations a breeze

From hostels to capsule rooms: 7 places you can stay in Manila

Sep 13, 2014 - 10:38 AM

Where to stay if you don t have a ton to spend

PH among first teams to arrive in still unprepared Sochi

Feb 02, 2014 - 10:25 PM

Russia welcomes the first teams to its southern resort of Sochi less than a week ahead of the start to the Olympic Games as organizers worked all out to finish accommodations on time

OLYMPICS AT SOCHI. The Olympic Rings are seen at the Adler airport, outside of Sochi, Russia, 25 February 2013. The 22nd Olympic Winter Games will take place in Sochi from 07 February until 23 February 2014. Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Go Hotels among Dumaguete’s top 5 hotels

May 08, 2013 - 7:37 PM

Trip Advisor ranks Go Hotels as the 4th out of 21 premium hotels in Negros Oriental

ONE OF THE BEST. Trip Advisor ranks Go Hotels Dumaguete 4th best hotel in Negros Oriental. All photos by Kevin dela Cruz/

More Filipinos hired than fired, quit jobs in Q4

Mar 27, 2013 - 6:02 AM

Employment in large enterprises in Metro Manila continued to expand in the 4th quarter of 2012

JOBS GAINED AND LOST. Government data says hiring growth was up in the last quarter of 2012. AFP Photo.

The season of love in numbers

Feb 08, 2013 - 6:37 PM

Hotel occupancy rates and the number of conceived babies increase during the Love Month of February

STATISTICS SHOW. Hotel occupancy rates and babies conceived increase in February. AFP file photo