News in brief: Melco Crown, Pacifica, PATA

Melco Crown near deal in Philippines:  Melco Crown Entertainment is reportedly near a deal with Belle Corp. to develop a casino-resort in Manila.

Read more at The Wall Street Journal


Pacifica expands in California:  Pacifica Hotel Co. bought the Cambria Landing Inn, located in Cambria, for an undisclosed sum.


Asia Pac arrivals up:  International arrivals into Asia/Pacific1 destinations grew by 10% year-on-year during March 2012, according to preliminary data released by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).