31 Aug '12, 3pm

Flights from HK, Singapore to boost tourism in Western Visayas

ILOILO CITY, Philippines (Xinhua ) - The Department of Tourism (DOT) today projected a tourism boom in central Philippines with the anticipated direct flights from Hong Kong and Singapore to Iloilo in October. Atty. Helen Catalbas, DOT's regional director for Western Visayas, said Cebu Pacific will offer the direct flights from the two places. "We expect more tourist arrivals, more tourism investments, more jobs, more demand for agriculture and fishery produce, more souvenir sold and higher occupancy for hotels and resorts in the region," Catalbas said. Currently, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines and the DOT are preparing for the first direct international flight to Iloilo International Airport later this year.

Full article: http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=844130&pub...

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