First Philippine Hospitality Summit Held Feb 2018

On 28th February 2018 the first two-day Philippine Hospitality Summit was held in Manila. C-level Executives from hotels, investing companies, regulators, construction companies, architects, financial institutions and industry related association members gathered at the Grand Ballroom of Solaire Resort and Casino.   The Department of Tourism’s Assistant Secretary, Maria Lourdes F. Japson, under the office

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How BlockChain Technology Will Shake Up the Travel Industry

Cryptocurrencies such as BitCoin, and BlockChain Technology, have taken the world by storm. People are scrambling left and right to get dibs on what some people call “the next best thing after compound interest”. To stay ahead in such a highly competitive industry, it is vital to be aware of new trends. Particularly trends which

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Why Virtual Reality is Important to the Hotel Industry

You’ve seen it in the gaming industry already (as well as the adult entertainment side). That iconic song by Jamiroqua is no longer a poetic concept. Virtual Reality has hit the playing field; and it’s already turning into virtual insanity. Businesses from all over the world are scrambling to get their claim on a great

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When Boracay Moves to Siargao: An Exercise in Repeating Past Mistakes?

With the announcement, late evening on the 4th April 2018 that Boracay would be closed from the 26th April, the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) ‘plan’ to just redirect guests to other Philippine destinations, such as Siargao, was immediately enacted. But are these destinations ready for a potential 100-200% increase in Tourists? Are we set to

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Opinion: A Boracay Resident’s Perspective

An Island Resident Speaks Out for the Boracay Community How will I feed my family? How am I able to send my kids to school? Am I able to easily find work that will match my skills? Do I have to move my family away from Boracay, to another place and start a new life?

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