Thursday, 1 December 2011

Travel guide to the Philippines

Considering it’s a nation with thousands of postcard-perfect islands - 7,107 to be exact and world-class diving, surfing and beach-flopping, the Philippines stays reasonably obscure among British visitors.

The main and northern islands are gaining a buzz as a great-value, less-touristy option to Bali and Thailand, and a new Emirates (emirates.com) path from Dubai to the island of Cebu makes it easy for visitors to bypass Manila and dive directly into beach bliss.

 

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IATA raises earnings projection for airline companies

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has modified its 2016 monetary outlook for the world’s airline companies.

Under the new forecast, airline companies are expected to produce combined earnings of US$ 39.4 billion in 2012, US$ 4.1 bn higher than in 2015. This likewise marks a boost from the previous 2016 revenue projection of US$ 36.3 bn, which IATA issued in December 2015.

The revised outlook is based upon the expectation that airline companies will generate revenues of US$ 709bn in 2016, for a net earnings margin of 5.6%. If this outcome is attained, it will mark the 5th consecutive year airlines have earned a profit.

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4 Seasons unveils new private island resort

Four Seasons has revealed plans for a new luxury island resort situated in a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve in the Maldives.

Scheduled to open in late 2016, the brand-new Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah, Baa Atoll, will be set on a two-hectare island and will be able to accommodate just 22 guests at a time. It will become the first private resort island in the company s portfolio.

At Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah, visitors can design their own cambodia tour guides experience, said Armando Kraenzlin, Four Seasons regional vice president & general manager of the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru.