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Pampanga region to create new travel agency association

The Pampanga region has seen the creation of a new travel agency association, as 16 local agencies group together to offer a more standardised service.

Creating the Pampanga Agents Travel Society (Pats), the group will look to offer a similar product line, with even pricing to become standardised amongst members.

“[Pats will] have a functional approach to quality service care that will cultivate harmonious relationship among the members and industry players and to respond promptly to the needs of the travelling public,” said the newly formed group in a press statement.

To be affiliated with the national Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA), Pats has named Danilo Cerdena as President, Prisca Castor, as Vice-President, Lerma Macarayo as Secretary, and Alvin Reyes as Treasurer. (more…)

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Singapore Airport execs express interest in undertaking further upgrading of Diosdado Macapagal International Airport

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said yesterday that executives of Singapore’s world-class Changi Airport have expressed interest to undertake a further upgrading of the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) at the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga to make the terminal at par with the best airports in the world.

In her keynote address during the centennial celebration of the Pampanga High School here, the President described the Singaporeans’ interest in the development of the DMIA as a clear indication that foreign investors remain bullish on the country’s economy despite the political noise generated by the political oppositions and government critics.

“Singapore (has expressed intent) to meet with airport officials in Clark to give an unsolicited offer to further develop the DMIA,” the President said. (more…)

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