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The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has recently recognized the top and biggest resorts in the Philippines, based on their revenues and tax payments.
The BIR camed up with the list of the most popular resorts according to their gross sales and tax payments in 2012. It said Shangri-la Mactan Resort & Spa in Cebu topped the list with P75.06 million in taxes in 2012 on P1.9 billion in gross sales.
Vigan was nominated as one of the 28 semi finalists in the Search for the New 7 Wonder Cities of the World. Vigan in Ilocos Sur province is the only city in the Philippines that qualified in the round.
New 7 Wonders Cities is the third global vote organized by New 7 Wonders and follows the successful New 7 Wonders of the World and New 7 Wonders of Nature campaigns.
Rizal Park, or Luneta, is among the best parks in Asia, according according to a study conducted by booking website Agoda.com.
Luneta placed eighth in a list of best rated parks in Asia. The results of the survey are based on customer feedback and analysed booking information to present Asia’s highest rated parks and green spaces.
Airlines have agreed to include the international passenger service charge or terminal fees in the cost of airline tickets beginning October 2014. Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said the move would result in reduced queuing time at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport or NAIA.
MIAA said the integration of the terminal fees in airline tickets would help address the congestion problem for departing passengers at NAIA, and would free up a sizeable area as the existing terminal fee counters would be removed.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has endorsed Sangley Airbase in Cavite province as the site of a new international airport that will replace the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said JICA recommended Sangley as the long-term international gateway.
The US Department of Transportation has granted the application of Cebu Pacific to fly to the United States, after the restoration of the Philippines’ Category 1 air safety status.
Cebu Pacific was previously restricted from flying to the US after the Federal Aviation Administration downgraded the Philippines to Category 2 six years ago. Only Philippine Airlines currently provides the transpacific service.
Israel and the Philippines have sealed a new air services agreement to boost the movement of tourists between Manila and Tel Aviv.
Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya and Israel Ambassador Menashe Bar signed the agreement. Israel is the biggest tourist destination of Filipinos in the Eastern Mediterranean, but there are no direct flights between Manila and Tel Aviv, prompting Filipinos and Israelis to take connecting flights.