MANILA -- Bohol is moving to become the must-go destination in the Philippines, as it launches new and exciting tourist attractions with rock bottom prices for airfares, hotels, resorts and tours during a travel fair to be held in Glorieta Mall in Makati City on December 8-10.
Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto said: “We will also formally launch our newest campaign titled: 'Behold...BOHOL,' which was developed with the help of CNN’s branding expert Anita Mendiratta. Bohol is the first province that benefitted from an outreach program of CNN.”
SINGAPORE -- The use of social media and mobile apps for customer service has doubled since 2011, but according to Nice Systems' (NASDAQ: Nice) Global Customer Experience Survey, 88 percent of customers still elect to pick up the phone and call.
"On average, customers use about six different channels to contact companies for various customer service questions, issues, or complaints -- ranging from social media to email to trying to solve the problem themselves on the company website," said Raghav Sahgal, president of APAC.
GLOBE Telecom President & CEO Ernest Cu said the Philippine telecommunications provider is exploring the possibility of expanding its operations within the Asean region to complement relatively strong economic growth within the region.
IN ANOTHER pioneering move, Globe Telecom is boosting smartphone penetration in the country with an innovative offer that allows prepaid customers to avail themselves of discounted devices and get rebates with GoGadgets.
GoGadgets is the first-of-its-kind prepaid service that allows customers to create their own prepaid bundle by choosing a gadget from a menu of discounted Android phones ranging from as low as P2,699 to P7,899.
THE continuous development of business districts and infrastructures, along with the massive efforts of promoting our historical and natural sites to the global market-at-large, is proof that the country's economy is on the rise. With this, the influx of foreigners traveling to the Philippines has been growing steadily – making tourism a key contributor to Philippine economic growth.
GENEROSITY is part of human nature, the very reason why giving gifts especially on an occasion is expected. In fact, psychology says that people may even like giving gifts more than receiving them. There is so much with the word "gift" that people are getting excited to whenever they hear such.
MORE than 80 children across the country celebrated cultural diversity by building friendships with those of different nationalities across Asia.
With the aim to bridge cultures despite differences, Canon Marketing (Philippines) Inc. (CMPI) launched their second year of promoting Canon Image Bridge.
POWER Mac Center kicks off its Christmas campaign “Inspire Joy” with an iOS 8 event.
Learn the particulars of iOS 8 and more about the latest accessories as Power Mac Center, the most reliable Apple partner in the Philippines, hosts the iOS 8 event that provides an overview of Apple’s mobile operating system and features the best of today’s accessories.
ACQUIRE BPO has recently completed the 100 percent acquisition of Shore Solutions Inc., one of the fastest-growing BPOs in the Philippines, adding approximately 2000 employees to provide a full suite of outsourcing operations for major corporations located across Asia, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.
This is the second acquisition by Acquire in less than 12 months and fortifies their strategic plans to accelerate growth as well as increase market share in the BPO industry.
MANILA -- AirAsia Zest, the Filipino low cost carrier that flies hand in hand with AirAsia, the world’s best low cost airline for six consecutive years, is proud to offer P0.01 seat sale for all domestic and international destinations.
Promo seats are available for booking starting November 10 at www.airasia.com until November 16, 2014, for the travel period from June 10, 2015 to January 17, 2016.
AUTODESK, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has announced that it intends to invest up to $100 million in 3D printing companies over the next several years. The Spark Investment Fund, which will be operated within Autodesk, is the first of its kind for the 3D printing industry and will invest in entrepreneurs, startups and researchers who push the boundaries of 3D printing technology and accelerate the new industrial revolution.
Bonneville Environmental Foundation is not your typical nonprofit, as Felicia Phillips, the organization’s CFO and VP of Operations, is quick to point out.
“We’re small, but our reach is quite big and quite broad,” said Phillips, a six-year veteran of the 18-person nonprofit in Portland, Ore. “We’re very complex for a nonprofit of our size. We operate in a relatively volatile industry in which most of our competitors are for-profit companies.”
BRAINLY, the creator of Brainly.ph, a website designed to allow students help each other with schoolwork, announced that it has raised $9 million in a funding round led by General Catalyst Partners.
Previous and new investors, including Point Nine Capital, Learn Capital, and Runa Capital, also participated in the round.
FOR the fifth consecutive year, USANA Health Sciences has been recognized as one of 52 dedicated Direct Selling Association (DSA) member companies to take part in the 2014 DSA Code of Ethics Communication Initiative. While participation in the program is optional for DSA member companies, doing so demonstrates USANA's dedication to promote and embody the industry Code of Ethics.
AS A global leader in providing the most secure and manageable commercial PC solutions, Dell today debuted sleek, completely redesigned additions to its trusted Latitude and OptiPlex portfolio: the Latitude 7000 Series 2-in-1 detachable laptop; the Latitude 3000 and 5000 Series laptops; and the OptiPlex 9020 and 3020 Micro desktop PCs. Dell also introduced new additions to its monitor line-up further expanding its global leadership in flat panel displays.
THE Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) announced recently the selection of Secretary Albert F. del Rosario of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) as the “MAP Management Man of the Year 2014” awardee.
CELEBRATING significant occasions at the Manila Pavilion Hotel bring not just pleasant memories but a host of exciting amenities and specially designed banquet packages to suit the needs and preferences of discerning guests.
Whether it be for meetings, seminars, or conferences, weddings, birthdays, debuts, and other social events, the hotel offers enticing packages replete with the intricacies of an exquisite reception.
AMD (NYSE: AMD) recently announced that its board of directors has appointed Dr. Lisa Su as president and chief executive officer and member of the board of directors, effective immediately. Dr. Su, 44, succeeds Rory Read, 52, who has stepped down as president and chief executive officer, and member of the board of directors, as part of a transition plan. Read will support the transition in an advisory role, remaining with the company through the end of 2014.
GLOBE Telecom President and CEO Ernest Cu is the only Filipino executive to make to it to the Global Telecoms Business Power 100 for 2014.
Power 100 is the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most powerful people in telecoms worldwide.
GLOBE Telecom practically completed last month the rollout of the HSPA+ technology, equipping its network with 100% 4G coverage, thereby providing its customers with faster and more reliable wireless internet connectivity.
GLOBE Telecom is expanding its LTE-TDD and LTE-FDD footprint in Visayas and Mindanao as it activated its first site in Lahug, Cebu City as part of an initiative to further expand the telecommunication provider’s mobile ultra-broadband infrastructure in central and southern provinces of the country.
BEING at the forefront of technologies in enterprise connectivity by deploying superior data connections, Globe Business has been aggressively promoting the utilization of Carrier Ethernet (CE) in the industry, as well as the corresponding benefits it can provide to its customers in the Philippines.
GLOBE Telecom has partnered with Weather Philippines Foundation to provide localized and real-time weather updates to help the public prepare for typhoons, heavy rains and severe flooding.
THE majority of Filipino investors are satisfied with their government pension, but this sentiment is based on specific assumptions and a cash-dominant approach to retirement working out, according to the latest Manulife Investor Sentiment Index.
Two-thirds of respondents said they are confident that their government pension would be enough to meet their needs upon retirement -- the highest level of all surveyed markets.
LEADING independent oil company Phoenix Petroleum Philippines and leading carrier Cebu Pacific marked a decade of strong and indispensable partnership with the signing of a 10-year renewable supply contract recently.
Under the agreement, Phoenix Petroleum will construct a Jet A-1 storage facility in Tayud, Consolacion, Cebu, to be used by Cebu Pacific to store their Jet A-1 fuel.
WORKERS in the country's top 10 sugar-producing provinces are in danger of losing their jobs if the local industry could not keep pace with the competition in Southeast Asia, the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) said Sunday.
The provinces are Negros Occidental, Bukidnon, Batangas, Negros Oriental, Iloilo, Tarlac, Capiz, North Cotabato, Davao del Sur, and Cebu, said Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.
DTSI Group rallied support for the Philippine BPO industry during its stint as a featured exhibitor and sponsor of the 15th Annual Call Center Week last June 9 – 13, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.
According to DTSI president and CEO Miguel C. Garcia, promoting the Philippines as a prime investment venue for outsourcing as well as a great source of highly talented BPO manpower is an advocacy that his company strongly believes in.
THE Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), in partnership with BusinessWorld and Healthway Medical, will hold its 12th MAP International CEO Conference 2014 on September 9, Tuesday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rizal Ballroom of the Makati Shangri-La.
The conference’s theme reflects the top-of-the-mind issue today: “The Integration Momentum: Waves of Change, Oceans of Opportunity.”
MANILA -- Local output in the second quarter, as measured by the gross domestic product (GDP), beat market expectations as the Philippine economy grew by 6.4 percent on the back of strong industry and services sectors.
This brings the first half growth to 6 percent after the economy slowed down to 5.6 percent during the January to March period, the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) said Thursday.
QUEZON CITY -- Wise Immigration bested other visa assistance and immigration consultancy companies in the Philippines, as it has been chosen by the National Consumer Affairs Foundation (NCAF) as the Best Visa Assistance Company for 2014.
The company was conferred with the Seal of Excellence, Global Brand and the Best Brand Award in the country's biggest midyear consumer tribute held at the AFP Grand Theater in Camp Aguinaldo, Edsa, Quezon City last August 10.