Cover story – Visit Philippines Again 2016. ASEAN integration seen as boon to Philippine tourism. This year’s ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) held in Manila from January 18 to 25, 2016 that carry the theme “One Community for Sustainability” brings the tourism perspective to ASEAN’s pursuit of becoming a single regional destination.
Infograph – Philippines Hotel Pipeline Report. Representing Hospitality News’ hotel tracker that registered at least 15,741 rooms underway between the last quarter of 2015 to 2020.
Forum – Horwath Seminar Takes on Hotel Investments in the Philippines. In its latest foray into hotel investments attended by international hotel chain brands operators and stakeholders, Horwath HTL invited executives of Hyatt, Marriott and Brand Company to share views on the theme — Successful Hotel Development in the Philippines – Operation Track
Report – Hotel Residences on the Rise. New research by C9 Hotelworks’ Bill Barnett revealed that there are currently 28,000 hotel branded residential units for sale across seven Southeast Asian nations represented by nearly 120 projects.
New Player – Park Inn by Radisson Clark. The second property of Carlson Rezidor has recently opened and ready to accept guests to its 154-room hotel. Andre de Jong, Carlson Hotel Asia Pacific VP for Operations discusses with Hospitality News its presence in the Philippines.
Wine Talk – A Look at Armagnac by Sherwin Lao educates readers to the kind of brandy produced in southwest France, the difference in the distillation process between Cognac and Armagnac, the grape varietals and aging.
Fresh from the oven – Philippine Heirloom Rice by Dolly Dy-Zulueta enumerates the abundance of heirloom rice — its forms, shapes and colors scattered all over the country.
Display Ads on this issue: 1. Tourism Promotions Boards’ (from Page 1 to 3) Visit the Philippines ‘Again’ 2016, ATF Message from the Secretary, and “Find any excuse to come back” ad featured Mt. Pulag, The Cordilleras.
2. PICC advertorial – “Your Moment of Greatness Awaits at the PICC”
3. Microtel by Wyndham
4. Hotel Investment Conference Philippines (January 27 – 28 2016 at Fairmont Hotel)
5. Travel Tour Expo 2016 (February 5-7 2016
6. Marriott Grand Ballroom Manila
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