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Cebu Pacific flights to Canada

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The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) has approved the request of Philippine Airlines (PAL) to add flights to Canada, according to a report by InterAksyon.com.  Mr. Wyrlou Samodio, CAB legal division head, said its board approved the application of PAL for an additional 7 weekly flights to Canada.  At present, PAL flies to and from Canada 7 times a week.
 
The CAB board also approved the request of Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) to be designated as official Philippine carrier to Canada.
 

Seda Hotel Bacolod

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Seda Hotel chain of the Ayala Group is considering expanding its network to Bacolod City upon the completion next year of Seda Atria in Iloilo, its first property in the Visayas.
 
“We are studying the viability of opening a hotel here because we believe Bacolod City is a potential location for our Seda hotels,” said Mr. Andrea Mastellone, Seda group general manager. “We would love to have a Seda flag in Bacolod. We are working on it and hopefully one day we will.” 
 
 

Friday's Puerto Galera Hotel

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Boulevard Holdings Inc. (BHI) will revive construction of a resort in popular tourism destination Puerto Galera by February 2015.
 
The construction of Friday's Puerto Galera Hotel was delayed because of Typhoon 'Yolanda', which struck the country late last year. 
 
The resort is 65 percent complete, but the company will require PhP150 million more to complete it. This would be on top of the PhP235 million in cash that BHI already poured into the project.

Dumaguete retirement city

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Dumaguete, the capital of Negros Oriental province in Central Visayas, is among the best places to retire around the world, according to a report by ABS-CBN, quoting the 2014 Retire Overseas Index released by the Overseas Retirement Letter.
 
The study shows that Dumaguete was chosen due to its cheap cost of living, coming in second only to Nha Trang, Vietnam.
 

Army & Navy Club Hotel

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After standing at the corner of Roxas Boulevard and Kalaw Street for 103 years, the historic Manila Army & Navy Club in the City of Manila has begun to be “reinvented” to meet the needs of modern times.
 
Workmen started tearing down parts of the Army & Navy Club on 3rd September 2014 with the permission of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines as part of plans to redevelop it into a boutique hotel.
 

Mount Hamiguitan is new UNESCO heritage site

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and local government officials of Davao Oriental are preparing for the expected influx of local and foreign tourists to the Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary (MHRWS), which was recently declared a world heritage site by the United Nation Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
 

Eight New Tourism Zones

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The House of Representatives has identified eight sites across the country as new tourist zones.
The chamber, during a plenary session held on 26th August 2014, voted to approve on third and final reading several measures declaring the following as tourism spots: Puraran Beach in Baras, Catanduanes; Five Mabinay Caves in Mabinay, Negros Oriental; Balinsayao and Danao twin lakes in Sibulan, Negros Oriental; Nati Spring in Senator Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat; and the entire province of Misamis Oriental.
 

Terminal Fee Included in Tickets

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International passengers departing the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) will no longer have to line up to pay the terminal fee starting 1st October 2014.
 
The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said it will start implementing the integration of terminal fee in the cost of airline ticket next month. The one-year transition integration programme would start on 1st October 2014, while the full implementation of the policy would be October 2015.
 

Cebu Pacific is Best Budget Airline

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Aviation think tank Centre for Aviation recently has cited Cebu Pacific Air as the Asia-Pacific Low-Cost Carrier of the Year, during the recently concluded CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence in Singapore.

Cebu Pacific Air chief executive adviser Garry Kingshott received the award from CAPA executive chairman Peter Harbison. CAPA–Centre for Aviation is the leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence, analysis and data services, covering worldwide developments.

Lucio Tan retakes PAL

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Two companies controlled by tycoon Lucio Tan have offered to buy out minority shareholders in PAL Holdings Inc. in a bid to solidify its control of the airline.
 
PAL Holdings said Buona Sorte Holdings Inc. and Horizon Global Investments Ltd., two companies associated with Mr. Tan, offered to acquire the shares of other minority shareholders in the company.