May 12, 2012

NAIA is NOT 'the worst airport in the world' - Delta Air exec

"I disagree that NAIA is the worst airport in the world."

Thus said Steven Crowdey, Delta Airlines' general manager for Australia, Micronesia, and the Philippines - a pronouncement which was received with resounding cheers from a gathering of tourism stakeholders on Thursday.

Crowdey, one of the guest panelists at a parallel forum hosted by the Department of Tourism during the 45th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank, also expressed optimism that the issues currently hampering the profitability of foreign carriers in the country, will be resolved by the government very soon, some of these, perhaps within the year.

The forum – attended by representatives from the accommodations, conventions, and transport sectors, as well as tour/travel agencies – was meant to unveil the DOT’s new strategy to boost visitor arrivals in the country. (Click for the rest. Originally published May 5, 2012.)

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