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Philippine and Sudanese airlines banned from EU airspace

Philippine and Sudanese airlines banned from EU airspace

31 March 2010 Airline News

The European Union has banned all airlines from Sudan and the Philippines from its airspace as part of an effort to improve safety standards in member states. The decision follows consultation with the International Civil Aviation Organisation, and sees the total number of countries on the blacklist rise to 17.

ASEANTA to launch new campaign at ITB Berlin

ASEANTA to launch new campaign at ITB Berlin

11 March 2010 Tourism News

The ten members of the Association of the South-eastern Asian Nations will officially launch their new consumer destination marketing campaign at ITB Berlin this week. The campaign – entitled South-east Asia: Feel the warmth - is designed to travellers to plan trips, estimate costs, check availability and book through a unique map-based trip planner.

Mount Mayon eruption imminent as evacuation begins

Mount Mayon eruption imminent as evacuation begins

17 December 2009 Tourism News

A major eruption of Mount Mayon in the Philippines could be just days away, scientists have warned. Meanwhile authorities have completed the scramble to evacuate some 29,000 of the 50,000 people who live in the danger zone, 8km from the crater.

Thousands evacuated as volcano in Philippines threatens to erupt

Thousands evacuated as volcano in Philippines threatens to erupt

15 December 2009 Tourism News

Thousands of locals and tourists have been evacuated from the Albay province in the Philippines over fears that Mount Mayon could erupt imminently. The 2,460-metre mountain, one of the world’s most perfectly formed volcanoes, began oozing lava and ash overnight, threatening to wipe out the surrounding villages.

A taste of the Philippines in New York

3 February 2009 Press Release Spa News

Known as a beach haven and spa paradise for celebrities and those in “the know,” the The New York Times Travel Show, Feb. 6-8, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on New York City’s West Side.Residents of the New York metropolitan area can get a sneak peak of the Philippines and first-hand experience of some of the tropical paradise’s more alluring qualities - such as its delectable cuisine and soothing spa treatments at booth number 352 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.