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Online Trends: Providing Added Benefits to Your Traveler Experience

Online Trends: Providing Added Benefits To Travelers/Guests Experiences There are 3.5 Billion Searches carried out every day, just on Google [1]. Think With Google [2] tells us that people using the words ‘Near Me’ when searching for something, visit 1.5 Billion destinations related to their search, each month! More Searches are now carried out on Mobile Phones,

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Inside Boracay: Week 21 & 37 days before re-opening

Cover Image: Cory Batchelor Inside Boracay: Week 21 The end of Week 21 of closure leaves the island with just 37 days before the Soft Opening of 26th October, and more changes have been made to the Requirements for re-opening; in fact twice, in the same week, the STP Requirements were changed. Quite possibly because

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Selfie Culture in the Philippines – Part 2 The Impacts of Selfie Tourism

In our first article Selfie Culture in the Philippines Part 1, we looked at how the Philippines came to be labelled ‘Selfie Capital of the World’.  We also looked at the rise of ‘Selfie Tourism’, according to academics. Selfies have become normalized. Even the most shy of nationalities, thinks nothing of whipping out their phone to

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Why Chinese Tourists Can Be Good for the Philippines: An Interview with Ctrip

Your Hospitality Hub spoke with Jerome Dela Cruz, Regional Director for Ctrip Philippines, about Ctrip and the rapid growth of Chinese Tourism in the Philippines. Ctrip has provided travel services, such as accommodation reservation, transport, packaged tours and corporate travel management since 1999. Ctrip is currently the largest online travel agency in China.      

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Inside Boracay: Week 20 – 50 Days Until Re-opening

Inside Boracay: Week 20 Week 20 of closure and just 50 days until the re-opening of the island on 26th October.  Whilst the island is now on the ‘right side’ of the half-way point many residents are concerned about the progress of work, and whether the island can be opened in any meaningful way Islanders

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Cruise Tourism Pt 2: Impacts on the Environment

Cruise Tourism is big business. The ships are big, the food consumption is big, the entertainment is big and their chosen ports of call, get big attention. The cruise industry also earns big.  Latest figures reveal the industry is worth 18 Billion$ per year and it is an industry that is rapidly expanding. 28 Million

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Inside Boracay: Week 19

Cover Photo: Boracay From The Sky Inside Boracay: Week 19 – 49 Days to Re-opening! 49 Days to re-opening (at the start of Week 19) and things seem to be starting to happen to be Open-Ready.  Stakeholders continue to struggle with limited or conflicting information. Names of the first 25 hotels/resorts to clear their Permits

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Cruise Tourism Pt 1 : A National Development

Cruise Tourism in the Philippines Cruise Tourism is big business. The latest figures reveal the industry is worth 18 Billion$ per year, and Cruise tourism in Asia continues to grow at an impressive rate.  In 2018, 28 Million passengers are expected to take a Cruise (1. 2018 Cruise Industry Outlook – CLIA), of which 4.26

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Inside Boracay: Week 18

Inside Boracay: Week 18 sees Pockets of work on the main road where widening and pipe-laying continues. Some stunning comments have been made by Galaxy’s Chairman, hinting at a very different plans for Boracay, which has little to do with a Casino! Boracay Establishments and Tourists told to hold off on Bookings DOT denies that

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Inside Boracay: Week 17 Is The Poop Hitting the Fan?!

Inside Boracay: Week 17 – Is The Poop about to Hit the Fan?! As the pipe laying gets underway, and Bulabog’s Sewage Holding Tank is nearing completion, Inside Boracay is aware of a new rumbling of discontent, brewing on Boracay Island. It feels like a backed-up sewage pipe that is about to blow!  And it

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