Airbnb launches new tool to estimate potential income for prospective Filipino hosts

● Airbnb aims to encourage more Filipinos to consider hosting for additional income● Hosts in Baguio City can earn up to an estimated P11,491 monthly Travel is coming back and Filipinos can earn extra income through hosting, according to Airbnb’s What’s My Place Worth tool, a new resource rolled out by Airbnb for prospective Hosts…

Mountain stop: Woods Smokehouse Restaurant in Busay

Woods Smokehouse Restaurant is located in the mountain barangay of Busay in Cebu City.

With its wide open space and tables spaced far apart, Woods Smokehouse Restaurant in Busay, Cebu City meets the proper ventilation requirement necessary for dining out during these pandemic times. The panoramic view of the Cebu coastline from the mountainside stop is also breathtaking.

Smart’s high-speed internet in historic island town

Limasawa, an island whose historical significance dates back five centuries, has entered the age of high-speed internet with the recent launch of Smart Communications, Inc.’s LTE network there. This comes months ahead of the start of the yearlong celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Christianization of the Philippines.

New NAIA celebrates wonders of the Philippines

Inspired by the 8th Wonder of the World, the Banaue Rice Terraces, Megawide reimagines NAIA as a verdant space that will help promote Philippine tourism and jumpstart economic recovery Megawide today revealed more details on their architectural plans for the rehabilitation of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 (T1). The company has proposed…

MCIA implements use of Traze contact tracing app

GMR MEGAWIDE Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) joins the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) in the implementation and usage of the contact tracing app, Traze, at Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA). The pilot testing for Traze began on October 28, 2020, at the MCIA, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Clark International Airport,…

Anjo World reopens, adapts to ‘new normal’ in amusement tourism

Anjo World is now ready to welcome guests with new normal measures in place for amusement tourism as it reopens today, September 11, 2020. Cebu’s premier amusement park, operated by Belmont One, has officially resumed operations after being closed for months due to stringent community quarantine imposed at the height of the COVID-19 crisis. It…

Wharf Hotels announces new biosecurity protocols

#SafeTravels endorsed by the World Travel & Tourism Council Wharf Hotels has launched a series of new Biosecurity Protocols committed to the well-being of its guests, colleagues and partners at their Niccolo Hotels and Marco Polo Hotels in Hong Kong SAR, mainland China and the Philippines. Amplifying its core values including exceptional service and integrity,…

PAL resumes direct Cebu-LA flights

National flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) will resume its Cebu-Los Angeles nonstop flights beginning May 2, 2020, expressing confidence in the success of the route with Cebu’s world-class airport and a new aircraft suitable for the long-haul trip. Harry Inoferio, PAL Senior Assistant Vice President for Sales, also cited the strengthened Cebu hub as among…

Smart powers Philippine festival season

Tourists and residents joining the various festivals across the country this year can look forward to an enhanced festival experience as PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) kicks off the 2020 festival season with the biggest festivals in the Visayas—Sinulog in Cebu, Dinagyang in Iloilo and Ati-Atihan in Aklan. With various on-ground activities, an…

DFA eases requirements for APEC business travel card, goes on roadshow to spread awareness

To encourage more entrepreneurs to secure an APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced it is easing the requirements for the privilege. The ABTC is valid for 5 years and serves as visa waiver for business owners and executives to all 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies except for…

China Airlines set to fly Taipei-Cebu in March 2020

China Airlines is set to launch a direct service from Taoyuan International Airport in Taipei, Taiwan to Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) starting on March 29, 2020 with six flights weekly. China Airlines will fly the Taipei-Cebu route using Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 150 economy-class and 8 business-class seats. The flights will depart every Monday, Wednesday,…

Lite Ferries set to launch brand-new ship for Oslob-Dipolog route

Lite Shipping Corporation will launch on Monday its latest vessel M/V Lite Ferry Five, which was completed just this year, built in China and classed in Italy. M/V Lite Ferry Five will service the Oslob, Cebu to Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte route. It will complete the trip in four hours, linking Northern Mindanao closer…

Savoy Hotel Mactan Newtown opens

With its 547 guest rooms, Savoy Hotel Mactan Newtown is the biggest hotel in terms of number of rooms in Mactan Island and the 2nd biggest in the entire Cebu. The 18-storey hotel officially opened today. The hotel targets mostly business travelers and family vacationers because of its proximity to the beach and resorts around…

Flight 001: your first stop for travel gear, adventure essentials

GEAR UP for your next adventure by visiting Flight 001 in Ayala Center Cebu.

Whether buying a gift for a friend afflicted with wanderlust or gearing up for your own adventure, Flight 001 in Ayala Center Cebu should be your first stop. The store, which is located in the mall’s new wing, has most everything a traveler needs for any journey – from luggages to bags, from passport holders…

Oktoberfest, wine and dine, other offerings in Marco Polo Hong Kong hotels

Two things made my Hong Kong trip in early February 2016 unforgettable: the cold surge and ultra plush accommodations in one of the Marco Polo Hong Kong-Hotels. As a Marco Polo Hong Kong-Hotels team led by General Manager Dalip Singh provided updates on new offerings in the three properties during a recent dinner in Cebu,…

Cebu Pacific marks start of ‘BER’ months, Christmas season with seat sale

Cebu Pacific greets the start of the Christmas season with a #CEBPACSuperSeatFest to kick off the first of the ‘BER’ months. Coming soon this September is the Cebu Pacific super sale covering over a million seats to domestic and international destinations. Get great deals as well on flight-bun-deals, with as much as 30% off on…

Top deals on tours, experiences, airfare in Cebu leg of Klook Travel Fest 2019

Get ready for out-of-this-world deals on such popular attractions as Universal Studios Japan and Hong Kong Disnyland or activities like the Crazy Rich Asians tour in Singapore at the upcoming Klook Travel Fest 2019 on September 7-8, 2019 at SM City Cebu. TRAVEL FESTIVAL. Klook market lead for the Philippines Michelle Cruz says the Klook…

MCIA recognized as a breastfeeding friendly airport

The Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) was recognized as a Breastfeeding Friendly Public Place by the Philippine Pediatric Society (PPS) during the 7th Breastfeeding Congress and the 1st Asia-Pacific Breastfeeding Conference in EDSA Shangri-La Hotel today, August 7. The Breastfeeding Friendly Public Place Award recognizes the efforts of MCIA in providing a welcoming and safe space…