Experiencing a dramatic surge in tourism, Thailand has surpassed the United States in the number of hotels truly set on its beaches, according to a survey of more than 11,000 hotels in 109 countries released Friday.
Despite the threat of tropical depression Inday brewing northeast of the Philippines, the homecoming of close to 300 Filipino-Americans from all over the US on July 28 to 31, was declared a success by the Philippine Department of Tourism.
By Nancy C. Carvajal
Twenty-four Chinese nationals who posed as tourists when they arrived in the country last month will be deported to China on Saturday after they were arrested by Philippine authorities during a raid last week in Angeles City, according to the National Bureau of Investigation.
By Niña P. Calleja
Amid fears of a worldwide spread of the deadly Ebola virus, airport and health authorities have tightened the screening of arriving passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
Typhoon Matmo (locally named Henry in the Philippines) churned towards Taiwan Tuesday, picking up strength with thousands of tourists evacuated from outlying islands as weather forecasters warned of possible flash floods and landslides.