Category: Travel

  • More than just a beach paradise, Bantayan is buwad heaven

    More than just a beach paradise, Bantayan is buwad heaven

    More than just a beach destination, Bantayan Island is also known for its delicacy – buwad or dried fish. From the popular danggit or dried rabbitfish to dried squid and even such exotic products as fish tocino, Bantayan has a wide range of these popular pasalubong items. The best place to find dried fish is […]

  • GCash and AirAsia partnership lets you fly, shop and pay safely

    GCash and AirAsia partnership lets you fly, shop and pay safely

    As the effects of the pandemic ease and the government relaxes community quarantine restrictions to allow Filipinos to travel more, GCash, the country’s no. 1 mobile wallet app, and AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline and Asean’s growing superapp, has announced their exciting and timely partnership to deliver safety and convenience to travelers when paying […]

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

    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

    Mountain stop: Woods Smokehouse Restaurant in Busay

    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.

  • Faith overcomes pandemic: Iloilo’s Dinagyang Festival revels in digital media era

    Faith overcomes pandemic: Iloilo’s Dinagyang Festival revels in digital media era

    Faith and devotion in the Santo Niño took center stage as Ilonggos celebrated Dinagyang Festival online from the comfort and safety of their homes amid the pandemic.

  • Smart’s high-speed internet in historic island town

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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 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

    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

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

    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 […]

  • Hydro Flask opens in Cebu

    Hydro Flask opens in Cebu

    When it comes to keeping your drink hot or cold, nothing beats the performance of Hydro Flask. The insulated stainless steel flasks can keep your drinks cold up to 24 hours and your hot drinks steaming hot up to 6 hours. The award-winning leader in high-performance insulated flasks is now in Cebu. The brand, which […]

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

    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 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 […]