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.
A policeman was killed and a second kidnapped after heavily armed gunmen opened fire at a Malaysian diving resort off Borneo island, a fresh escalation of violence in the tourist hotspot, a security official said Sunday.
The Japanese Foreign Ministry has announced the first step of relaxed visa requirements for Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines to boost the country’s tourism industry.
The deadline for registration has been extended for the Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors Tour (ACGTDT). Now on its 9th year, the tour includes a special 6-night/7-day package consisting of two programs.
By Tarra Quismundo
Tourist destinations damaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda will receive support in their efforts at recovery through a three-year Canadian government program that seeks to boost local economic activity.