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Tourism ready for rebound

The tourism industry is one of the sectors hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic, with travel restrictions forcing the closure of hotels and other establishments offering accommodations. But the Hotel Sales and Marketing Association (HSMA) has always been optimistic that tourism will soon bounce back, and Filipino and foreign travelers will once again queue up…

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In Tagaytay, healing spa is evolving into dining destination

Nurture’s president Cathy Turvill had always admired Raintree head honcho Annabel Wisniewski for the group’s world-class level of hotel and restaurant operations. Turvill admitted that despite positive customer feedback, Nurture’s food service needed an overhaul. This could only be accomplished by a hospitality industry veteran such as Raintree. After the long lockdown that resulted in…

It’s not just the sites; for travelers, it’s safety first

  With people now more conscious about their health and safety, businesses under the travel and hospitality sector, as they continue to bear the brunt of the pandemic’s economic impact, need to focus on the future of Philippine tourism: to become an industry that creates “low-density and high-value” experiences for consumers. In short, according to…

Struggling Boracay business operators hope for better times ahead

ILOILO CITY—Boracay Island’s tourism industry players are struggling to survive and are now pinning their hope on the government’s promised support under a “new normal” era that will focus on an eco-friendly strategy that combines “work and leisure” for tourists going to the island. “The current situation in Boracay is dire with most of the…