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If you are thinking to buy property in the Philippines, you may find this selection of articles interesting…

The Philippines’ Best Celebrated at the First Philippines Property Awards – Property Report (Oct 2013)
“We decided that the next destination for the Property Awards was the Philippines simply because it is the most exciting emerging market real estate destination in South East Asia right now”

Boracay Tourist Arrivals Hit 800k Mark – Panay News (Aug 2013)
Tourist arrivals to Boracay increased by 12.63% in the first seven months of the 2013

The First Five Months of 2013 Yielded 2.01 Million Visitors - It’s More Fun in the Philippines (July 2013)
Visitor arrivals increased by 10.54 % in 2013 compared with the same period in 2012!!

Cebu Airport Jan-Apr Passenger Traffic Up 3.6% – Rappler (July 2013)
Cebu Airport’s expansion project will involve the construction of a world-class passenger terminal building with a capacity of 8 million passengers a year.

Philippines Takes China’s Crown as Region’s Fastest Growing Economy – Telegraph (May 2013)
A surprise surge in the Philippines economy in the first quarter has put its pace of expansion ahead of neighbouring giant China.

BORACAY: A Trip Advisor’s Travellers Choice Winner 2013 – Trip Advisor (Mar 2013)
Boracay has been voted the 5th best island in the whole of Asia for 2013 !!

Boracay Tops Best Asian Beaches List – Manila Bulletin (March 2013)
Boracay topped the list of Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice 2013 – Best Beaches in Asia 2013 – holding on to the crown for the third year in a row!!

Philippines Named as Best Tourist Destination for Chinese – Sun Star (Jan 2013)
New flight routes from China commencing Q3 2013

Philippine Tourism Breaches 4M Visitor Arrival Mark – Boracay Informer - (Jan 2013)
Arrivals increased by 9.07 % in 2012 compared to 2011 and forecasts are for 5M tourists in 2013!!

Luxury destinations Boracay, Cebu and Palawan are Adding Thousands of New Hotel Rooms This Year - Manila Standard Today - (Jan 2013)
Boracay has a shortage of land available for developments – now is a great time to invest here for maximum gains

PHILIPPINES: CBRE Sees Increase in Luxury Property Development in Tourist Areas – Philstar Business - (Jan 2013)
Aqua Boracay gets a mention as the first branded five-star class resort residence on the Island of Boracay!!

Time to Invest in Boracay? – Malaya Business Insight - (Jan 2013)
Boracay enjoys circa 70% occupancy all year round rising to circa 90% in peak season!

Philippines Economy Projected to Grow by 6% in 2013 – Sun Star (Jan 2013)
‘With the Philippines branded as among the top destinations in the world by various websites and travel magazines, tourism players are expecting an influx of foreign tourists in the country this year.’

Tourist Arrivals on Boracay Island are Expected to Reach 1.2 M by End 2012 – Inquirer News (Dec 2012)
Tourism and local officials had targeted to reach one million tourists by 2013 but the mark was breached on Oct. 26 2012

PHILIPPINES: Tourist Arrivals Reached 3.83 Million From January to November– DOT Philippines (Dec 2012)
This is an 8.73% increase compared to the same months in 2011!!

Philippines Economic Growth Better Than Forecast – BBC Business News (Nov 2012)
Growth was 7.1% in Q3 2012 (from Q3 2011). Analysts had forecast a 5.4% expansion!!

World’s Best Awards – Travel & Leisure (July 2012)
Boracay was voted the world’s very best island 2012!

Travellers Choice Top 10 Beach Destinations in Asia (July 2012)
Boracay Island is voted the number 1 beach destination in Asia by – Bulabog Beach gets a mention!

Boracay’s Tourist Numbers up 40% in the First Half of 2012- Philippine Information Agency, (June 2012)
Boracay Island sees record numbers of tourist arrivals in 2012

THE PHILIPPINES - Property Surge Takes Shape, Business World Online (May 2012)
Confidence in the Philippines Property Market is High!

Boracay Island Posts Record Tourist Arrivals in 2011- Manila Bulletin, (Jan 2012)
2011 sees a 16.57% increase in tourist arrivals to Boracay – more international flights will help with the demand for 2012!

More Flights From Cebu Set – Manila Bulletin (Jan 2012)
Cebu Pacific to add more international and domestic flights to Cebu starting from Feb 2012

Philippines Government to Encourage more Malaysian Tourists to Visit Philippines (Jan 2012)
Starting January 2012, Cebu Pacific will fly the Manila-Kuala Lumpur route twice daily

Travel and Tourism Economic Impact – Philippines (2012)
A report by the World Travel and Tourism Council
Travel & Tourism is expected to have attracted capital investment of PHP78.3bn in 2011. This is expected to rise by 9.0% in 2012, and rise by 6.3% pa over the next ten years to PHP157.8bn in 2022.

Philippines: 2012 Seen As A Banner Year For Tourism, Hotel Sectors (Dec 2011)
A Daily Inquirer Article About Growth in the Philippines in 2012 - Cebu and Boracay both mentioned!

Cebu's Tourism is Consistently Growing Annually – Sun Star Cebu (Dec 2011)
The region is growing consistently at 10 to 12 %

Nearly 3.2M Tourists Visited Philippines From Jan - Oct 2011(Dec 2011)
3,185,866 visitors — was11.96% higher compared to the figure recorded during the same period last year

Philippines Economy to Grow by 5% in 2012 (Dec 2011)
The business process outsourcing industry is assisting strong growth in the Philippines

Your Guide to Travel Boracay Update (Dec 2011)
SCMP feature about Boracay and its acclaim as one of the best islands in the world

President Aquino Sees up to 3 Million Tourists in Boracay by 2015 (June 2011)
Philippine Daily Enquirer reports about Boracay’s airport expansion

San Miguel to spend $300M expanding Boracay’s Airport  (June 2011)
Tourist Arrivals to Boracay Expected to Rise by 30%

Philippines Expecting 15% growth in Tourist Arrivals (June 2011)
Boracay gets a mention in this e turbo news article

Boracay Tops Russian International Tourism Expo (Mar 2011)
Boracay wins 2 awards – Best Island Resort, and Best Resort Destination in Southeast Asia

South Korea's New Air Route to Cebu (Mar 2011)
The Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) reported an increase in both domestic and international flights

Travel and Tourism Economic Impact – Philippines (2011)
A report by the World Travel and Tourism Council

Philippines Economy to Sustain Growth in 2011 (Jan 2011)
First Metro Investment Corporation (FMCI) article about the economic growth for 2011

CEB increasing flights to and from the Philippines (Jan 2011)
The airline aims to fly 12 million passengers in 2011

CEB offering flights as low as P1,888, circa $43 usd!! (Jan 2011)
Cebu tourism to greatly benefit from low flight costs

Philippines economy grew by 7%+ in 2010 (Jan 2011)
GDP of 7% to 8% is forecast for 2011

Philippines overtakes India as call centre capital of the world! (Jan 2011)
Huge companies including JP Morgan Chase and Citibank have centres in the Philippines

Tourism in the Philippines forecast to grow by 11% in 2011 (Jan 2011) 
Manila Bulletin reports on exciting plans for travel and tourism

Strong Demand Sustains Philippine Property Boom (Nov 2010)
Demand is high for new office, retail, hotel and residential projects

Strong Demand Sustains Philippine Property Boom (Nov 2010)
Demand is high for new office, retail, hotel and residential projects

Manila on the Rise! (Nov 2010)
Asia Property Report on the benefits of investing in Manila

Manila - the 2nd Most Important CBD is Ortigas (Aug 2010) 
Ortigas is tipped to be the next property market hub in the Philippines

Cebu tourist arrivals up! (July 2010)
Manila Bulletin tourism article

Strong growth in tourism is forecast in the Philippines (March 2010)
Department Of Tourism expects 15% growth in tourist arrivals in 2010

Cebu voted 3rd best island (Feb 2010)
Cebu has done it again in Travel & Leisure magazine 2010 poll

2009 Philippine Property Outlook
A report by Jones Lang LaSalle Leechiu

Foreign investment in the Philippines (Jan 2009)
Philippines Stock Exchange expects more foreign investment in 2009

Poster Perfect Palawan (Feb 08)
Department of Tourism Press ReleasePalawan’s eco efforts to boost tourism

Palawan new flight route and roads (June 08)
This article from Sun.Star Cebu highlights great signs for Palawan’s progress

Business World (June 08)
The Philippines largest homebuilder Vista Land and Lifescapes eyes the leisure market Palawan a possibility

SEAIR Goes International
SEAIR announces new flight route from Palawan to Kota Kinabalu

Manila Bulletin (June 2008)
Palawan set to be a popular destination in 3 years.

Philippines: The islands less travelled
Telegraph Online Report (Feb 08) the islands less traveled (including Palawan and Boracay) get a mention in this Telegraph Report

Palawan Banyon Tree $70m plans (Jan 2008)
Palawan is expecting some very classy neighbours, 2 Banyon Tree Resorts planned to be open by 2010

Boracay goes upmarket (Jan 2008)
Boutique accommodation available on Boracay Island

Philippines Market Report Q1 2007
A well researched report complied in Q1 07 by Colliers featuring Manila and in particular the central business district, Makati, which is showing signs of strong growth in all real estate sectors office, commercial and residential. The peso is appreciating against both the US Dollar and the Japanese Yen, suggesting that the Philippines should be firmly back on the investors radar.

Philippines Real Estate Data (Jan 2005)
An overview of recent market activity in the Philippines both commercial and residential sectors.


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