Offering extensive connections across the Philippines, as well as to a growing number of international destinations, Cebu Pacific is a low-cost carrier with lofty aspirations. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole hops on board
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has signed a new property in Manila, expanding its portfolio in the Philippines to three hotels and marking another milestone in the company’s Asian expansion strategy.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is setting new hospitality standards in Boracay, the Philippines, with the launch of a new resort located on one of the tropical island’s most beautiful unspoiled beaches.
Dusit International has signed a hotel management agreement with Robinsons Land Corporation, one of the Philippines’ leading real estate companies, to operate the Dusit Thani Mactan Cebu, a five-star resort situated on the northern peninsula of Mactan island.
The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific, will start evening flights to and from Caticlan, the gateway to Boracay Island, in July.
Today, the inspired luxury of Conrad Hotels & Resorts makes its debut in the Philippines with the opening of Conrad Manila. Owned by SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation, a subsidiary of SM Investment Corporation and managed by Hilton Worldwide, the 347 room Conrad Manila is located at the forefront of the Mall of Asia complex, in the heart of the 42 hectare Bay City development, a destination earmarked as a shopping, leisure, and business hub.
Cebu Pacific Air, the Philippines’ largest airline, has marked the start of twice weekly non-stop flights between Davao and Singapore with great fanfare. The inaugural flight was sent off by Philippine department of tourism assistant secretary Art Boncato and Cebu vice president for marketing and distribution Candice Iyog.
Qatar Airways will be adding six extra flights per week between Doha and Manila starting from October 26th. The move follows an expanded Air Service Agreement between the State of Qatar and the Republic of Philippines. Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker, said: “The increase in flight frequencies on the Doha–Manila route serves to further strengthen commercial and trade links between our two countries and we are delighted to be able to provide our Philippines-based passengers with greater connectivity options.”
YOO Hotels & Resorts is opening its first luxury resort residence in the Philippines. Due for completion in winter 2015, the new beachfront hotel will bring the brand’s trademark union of contemporary design and an impeccable service ethos to the island of Boracay.