The Philippine Department of Science and Technology Information and Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICTO), the Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP), and Leechiu Property Consultants (LPC) recently announced 2016’s Next Wave Cities™ – the hubs that can best enable and support the continued growth of the information technology and business process management (IT-BPM) sector in the Philippines.
Australians currently represent 250,000 tourist arrivals in the Philippines, which is the fifth largest source market. Philippine Tourism Attaché Norjamin Delos Reyes’ aim is to ramp those numbers up to half a million within three years.
Reyes told Travel Weekly that there will inevitably be a plateau in travel to Bali and the Philippines will seek to fill that market gap.
Appetite for the Philippines was attributed to adventurous Australians and three bilateral air agreements.
ASEAN reached another significant milestone in its on-going ASEAN Community building process, with the realisation of open skies for the ASEAN market through the full ratification of the ASEAN open skies agreements.