Manila sees hotel development surge

Manila has seen the strongest increase in new hotel development of any city in the Asia Pacific region in the past 12 months. According to the latest regional hotel pipeline report…

Hotel investors set sights on Manila

Improved performance in Manila’s hotel market and strong growth in fundamental sectors has stimulated a flurry of investment in the Philippines hospitality industry. At the end of 2011,…

Hawaiian boosts Manila

Hawaiian Airlines has added capacity to its Honolulu-Manila service to accommodate an expected rise in demand during the upcoming winter high season. From now until 31 March 2013, the…

Best Western merges three Manila hotels

Best Western has merged three of its Manila hotels to create one large property. Located in the Makati district of the city, the new Best Western Plus Antel Hotel becomes the first upscale…

Tune Hotels expands in Manila

Tune Hotels will expand its portfolio of budget hotels in the Philippines with the opening of a new property in Manila. Opening on 17 July, the Tune Hotel Makati will feature 213 rooms -…

Manila to host PATA Travel Mart 2012

After a successful meet in New Delhi, PATA has announced that Manila, Philippines, will host next year's Travel Mart. The 2012 Mart is scheduled to take place 25-28 September at the SMX…

Centara to launch new Manila hotel

Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced that Centara Hotel Manila will open on 18 October this year. The new-build 15-storey property, located in the Philippine capital's Malate…

One dead in Manila blast

A car exploded on Tuesday in an upscale district Manila, killing one person, ChannelNewsAsia has reported. The car was located in the basement car park of a high-end apartment…

Manila T3 bust for Aquino

The bust of Philippine hero Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino will be unveiled by the country's President, Gloria Arroyo, on the 25th anniversary of his assassination, the Manila Times has reported.…

Manila to open T3

The Philippine government finally open Manila's long-awaitedTerminal 3, the Manila Standard has reported. Services are to start on 23 July,with an initial total of 20 daily flights…

Check in early at Manila

Departing passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila have been told to check in at least 45 minutes before their flight or risk being denied boarding. The Philippine…

Dusit Thani Manila opens

Dusit Thani Manila (previously known as Dusit Nikko Hotel) has been officially launched. The 538-room property, located in the Makati Central Business District, has been fully renovated.

Carlson signs Two New Hotels in Manila

Carlson Hotels has signed management contracts for two new hotels under the Regent and Radisson brands in Manila Bay in the Philippines. Carlson said the hotels would give them a strong…

Manila blasts claims 3

Nine other people were injured in the blast, which hit the south lobby of the sprawling complex in the capital Manila, shortly after most congressmen had left for the evening, AFP reported.…

Aloha Manila

Hawaiian will be the only US carrier providing non-stop services between these two points. Hawaiian will launch the Manila service in March 2008 using its wide-body, twin-aisle…

马尼拉康拉德酒店开业

近日,希尔顿在菲律宾新开了首座康拉德酒店。 酒店位于面积43公顷德湾城开发区,马尼拉康拉德酒店毗邻大型Mall of Asia零售中心,并且距离SMX会展中心咫尺之遥。这也是菲律宾最大德MICE场所。 “马尼拉康拉德酒店是卡尔森瑞德酒店及度假村德完美新成员,”希尔顿亚太区总裁Martin Rinck表示。…

Dusit将建学校 培养下代菲律宾酒店业者

泰国的都喜酒店集团(Dusit International)近日表示,将在菲律宾新建首座酒店学校。 该酒店培训学校位于马尼拉dusitD2 The Fort hotel,Dusit Hospitality Management College (DHMC)将提供酒店、餐饮部门的训练,学生们会得到许多在酒店不同地区的工作培训体验。…

香格里拉酒店来到马尼拉

香格里拉酒店再次来到菲律宾,新开了位于马尼拉的第四座酒店。 酒店计划于今年3月1日正式营业,马尼拉堡香格里拉酒店(Shangri-La at the Fort Manila)位于马尼拉市高端购物中心博尼法西奥环球城内。 酒店周边设施众多,如Kerry Sports…

Service in the sky

The London Heathrow to Dubai route is fiercely competitive with Emirates, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic investing some of their best kit and product on this increasingly popular…

马尼拉新开Novotel

雅高酒店(AccorHotels)本月将新开位于菲律宾的首个Novotel酒店。 马尼拉Araneta中心Novotel酒店,位于奎松市的Araneta中心,拥有410间客房和套间,,以及提供360度景色的“天空酒廊”。酒店楼高24层,是奎松市目前运营着的最大的酒店。…

Dusit to debut in Cebu

Dusit International has unveiled plans to open its first hotel in the Philippine city of Cebu. The Thai hotel group has signed a management agreement Cebu-based developer Grand Land Inc…

宿务航空马尼拉机场航站楼变更

今年8月15日起,菲律宾宿务太平洋航空使用的涡螺旋桨飞机和ATR飞机,将从尼格诺·阿基诺机场(NAIA)4号航站楼出发。如马尼拉至卡迪克兰、布桑加、Laoag and Naga的航班。 同日,所有Cebgo旗下的航班都将从NAIA机场3号航站楼出发。Cebgo旗下的飞机都使用着空客A320机型。…

国泰航空马尼拉机场新开休息室

国泰航空近日在马尼拉尼格诺·阿基诺国际机场(NAIA)新建休息室。 新休息室,位于阿基诺机场T3航站楼四层,于本月9日正式投入运营,总共为旅客提供650平方米的休息空间,比国泰在T1航站楼的休息室面积增倍。 休息室里可以容纳135名旅客休息,并且提供座椅、小桌子、台灯、插座,还提供iMac、打印机以及免费wifi。…

PAL adds Japanese routes

Philippine Airlines (PAL) will expand its Japanese operations later this year, with the launch of flights connecting Cebu with Osaka and Nagoya. Commencing on 19 December 2014, the…

Cebu Pacific boosts Japan

Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) will continue its international expansion next year, with the launch of the first ever direct connection between Cebu and Tokyo. Commencing on 26 March 2015,…

文华东方酒店集团将关闭马尼拉旧酒店并在马建新酒店

文华东方酒店近日声称其在马尼拉的酒店将于今年晚些时候开始逐渐关闭,并计划在2020年之前完成新酒店的替代工程。富悦大饭店公司称,于1976年开始在马尼拉马卡蒂大街营业的文华东方酒店的停业原因是:如今该酒店不管从硬件设施还是从服务提供上都无法再与整个酒店集团并驾齐驱。该酒店的总经理Torsten van…

Emirates connects Oslo

Emirates will expand its European network with the addition of a daily flight to Oslo. The new flight will commence from 2 September 2014.   Operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, the daily…

New Appointments

ROHIT RATTAN has been appointed director of sales and marketing for Emirates Grand Hotel. In his role, Rattan is mainly accountable for leading the hotel’s sales and marketing strategies…

BHMAsia expands into China

Asia based management firm Boutique Hospitality Management (BHMAsia) has signed a strategic partnership contract with China-based Miracle Moment Hospitality Management – allowing it to…

PAL to recruit more staff

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is hiring more staff as it expands its fleet and route map. The national carrier took delivery of the first of 65 new aircraft last week, an Airbus A321,…

PAL flies to Guangzhou

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has launched flights to Guangzhou. The new service will operate four times a week, direct from Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), departing…

Asian aviation tidbits

China Eastern to launch Manila flights China Eastern Airlines has announced that it will launch a new service to Manila. From 18 October, the Shanghai-based airline will commence a…

Cebu Pacific expands in Mindanao

Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) is planning to undertake a major expansion of its operations in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. This summer, the low-cost carrier will increase…

Oman Air expands long-haul fleet

Oman Air has placed a firm order with Airbus for three new A330-300 aircraft, as it seeks to expand its long-haul operations. The Muscat-based national carrier currently operates…

PAL receives fifth B777

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has taken delivery of its fifth new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The new twin-aisle jet arrived at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport recently…

Dusit partners world’s biggest bank

Dusit International has signed a new partnership with China-based ICBC - the world’s largest commercial bank, in terms of market capital. As part of the deal, Dusit will now offer…

FACE-TO-FACE: Mbuvi Ngunze, Kenya Airways

Today, Travel Daily chats with Mbuvi Ngunze, Chief Operating Officer of Kenya Airways about China, Dreamliners and Africa’s ‘peace dividend’…  Q)     Kenya is currently expanding in…

Cebu Pacific flies into Bali

Cebu Pacific Air launched its inaugural flight to Bali. The new direct service from Manila will now operate twice a week (Tuesdays and Saturdays), departing the Philippine capital at…

GREEN – Earth Hour Special

As the world prepares for Earth Hour, Travel Daily Asia looks at the activities hotels in the Asia Pacific region are planning for this year's big switch-off... The newly opened Days…

MAS boosts Asian network

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has announced plans to boost capacity across a series of Asian routes this summer, with the addition of extra flights and the deployment of larger aircraft. From…

Dusit plans year of expansion

Dusit International has announced that 2013 will be a year of expansion for the company, with seven properties scheduled to open in the in the coming months. Speaking at the ITB…

PAL spreads wings across Asia

Philippines Airlines (PAL) has announced a major route expansion plan, with the launch of flights to six new destinations across Asia Pacific and the Middle East. From May to October this…

Major revamp for New World hotels

New World Hospitality has completed a major revamp of its hotels in Manila, Shanghai and Dalian. A US$72 million renovation programme has seen guest rooms redesigned and new…

Air China to launch Geneva flights

Air China will commence a new direct route to Geneva this year. Starting on 7 May 2013, the Beijing-based carrier will offer four weekly to the Swiss city, using an Airbus A330-200. The…

Fairmont to open Bali luxury resort

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced the development of a new luxury resort on the southern coast of Bali. Scheduled to open in 2016, Fairmont Bali will offer 170 rooms and suites as…

Cebu Pacific to fly to Bali

Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) has announced plans to launch flights to Bali. From 16 March 2013, the Philippine low-cost carrier will fly twice a week from Manila to Denpasar. “CEB will launch its…

Qatar Airways to fly to Phnom Penh

Qatar Airways has announced plans to launch daily flights to the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh. The Doha-based airline will become the only Middle Eastern carrier to operate into Cambodia…

CEB hits fleet landmark

Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) has taken delivery of its 40th aircraft. The landmark aircraft - a new Airbus A320 - touched down in Manila late last week. The narrow-body aircraft forms part of a…

PAL to fly direct to Toronto

Philippine Airlines (PAL) will launch direct flights to Toronto next month. From 30 November 2012, the airline will fly from Manila to Toronto's Pearson International Airport, marking PAL's…

SriLankan looks to the Far East

SriLankan Airlines is focusing its efforts on Asia, with China and the Far East the focal point for its expansion. Speaking to Travel Daily at the ITB Asia trade show in Singapore yesterday…

Qatar Airways resumes Yangon flights

Qatar Airways has relaunched flights to Myanmar following a four-year absence. The country's largest city, Yangon, will be served three times a week direct from Doha. The overnight flights…

Nepal chases MICE market

Nepal is trying to diversify its range of tourism products to include MICE, targeting this segment from India, Bangladesh and South East Asia. More meetings will be held in Chitwan and…

PAL to boost Australian services

Philippine Airlines (PAL) will increase its Australian services from the end of next month. Effective 28 October, the national carrier will operate direct flights from Manila to both Sydney…

Tiger Airways seals SEAir stake

Tiger Airways has completed a deal to acquire a 40% stake in Southeast Asian Airlines (SEAir). The parties had agreed a purchase price of US$7 million, but this has been reduced…

Asian hotels continue upward trend

Asia's hotels recorded rising occupancy and room rates in June 2012, and for the first six months of 2012. According to the latest data from STR Global, the Asia Pacific region's average…

Etihad to launch Vietnam flights

Etihad Airways will add Vietnam to its route network next year. From October 2013, the Abu Dhabi-based carrier will operate daily flights to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) - its sixth Southeast…

Asian Aviation Briefs

Turkish Airlines launches Mongolia flights Turkish Airlines has launched its first ever flight to Mongolia. On Monday 2 July, the national carrier commenced its new service from Istanbul to…