Mactan Cebu Airport welcomes China Southern Airlines, Juneyao Airlines

China Southern Airlines crew together with DOT 7 Director Shalimar Tamano, China Southern Airlines General Manager for Philippines Pan Feng, Chinese Consul General Jia Li and GMCAC Chief Commercial Advisor Ravishankar Saravu.

GMR-MEGAWIDE Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC), the private company managing the terminal operations and other related areas of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), welcomes China Southern Airlines and Juneyao Airlines with the launch of its direct flights to Guangzhou and Shanghai, respectively. On January 22, China Southern Airlines started the Cebu-Guangzhou direct route thrice weekly every…

Mactan-Cebu International Airport named Asia-Pacific Medium Airport of the Year

Terminal 2 of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport.

The Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) was awarded the Asia-Pacific Medium Airport of the Year in the CAPA 2018 Asia Aviation Awards for Excellence. MCIA emerged top among airports with over 10 million annual passengers. It was awarded for having been “the biggest standout strategically,” having “established itself as a strategic leader,” and having “done the…

Hong Kong Disneyland offers wicked fun with Disney Halloween Time 2018

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort presents the most wickedly fun celebration during Disney Halloween Time from September 13 to October 31, 2018. Halloween Town, where Jack Skellington and his mischievous friends from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” wreaked havoc, will be recreated at the all-new “Journey to Halloween Town” immersive walkthrough experience, challenging brave souls…

Cebu Pacific launches direct flights between Cebu and Macau

Cebu Pacific will begin operating direct flights from Cebu to Macau and vice-versa 4 times a week starting December 7. The flights are every Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. The flights leave Cebu at 6:50 pm, and arrive in Macau at 10:00 pm. The return flight leaves Macau at 10:45 pm and arrives in Cebu…

A weekend in Huni Sicogon

BEACHFRONT. Huni Sicogon has an expansive beachfront that looks across to Islas de Gigantes.

Rough waters turn gentle and the cerulean deep gives way to aquamarine shallows as a speck in the distant horizon transforms into Sicogon Island. Our destination slowly appears as a towering mass of green bordered by a strip of white that glistens under the noonday sun. Nearer still, we can make out a gently sloping…

AirAsia launches daily Cebu-Shanghai flights; Cebu told to be ready for influx of Chinese tourists

Cebu is the “perfect destination” for Chinese tourists because they are into diving and love the water and islands, said AirAsia China, North Asia President Kathleen Tan. AirAsia launched today its daily Cebu-Shanghai flights at the new Terminal 2 of Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA). “Cebu has so much to offer. You have a rich…

3-day Grand Travel Bazaar offers top deals on airfare, travel packages

Tick off that elusive dream destination in your bucket list as the Grand Travel Bazaar opens today at The Gallery in Ayala Center Cebu with the best deals on plane fares and tour packages. Book flights with such premier airlines as Cathay Pacific, SilkAir, EVA Air, Korean Air, Turkish Airlines, and Philippine Airlines at super…

Millican roll pack: the backpack for travelers, digital nomads

LARGE POCKETS. Millican’s Maverick backpack has large external pockets, including 2 in both sides large enough to carry a 600ml flask. One side pocket has an attachment to carry around a tripod and walking stick.

With enough room for a laptop, tablet, phones, portable drives, voice recorder, tripod, selfie stick, pocket WiFi, power cord extension, numerous data cables and several paper notebooks, the Millican roll pack is the backpack for travelers and digital nomads. I got a 25-liter Maverick roll pack during a sale by the Primer Group, the exclusive…

Cathay to fly Hong Kong-Davao City route 4 times weekly

PREMIUM EXPERIENCE. Cathay Pacific Country Manager Philippines Rob Bradshaw, in announcing the new services in Davao, said that “with our renowned signature service and convenient schedule, customers will be assured of a premium experience when they travel with us.” The photo shows Mount Apo, the highest mountain in the country that is located in Davao.

The Cathay Pacific Group today announced that its regional airline, Cathay Dragon, will launch a four-times-weekly service to Davao City from October 28. The new route, the only non-stop flight between Hong Kong and Davao City, will be operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft. The Cathay Pacific Group has served the Philippines since 1946, Cathay…

AirAsia opens 3 Cebu-China routes; starts Clark flights from Cebu

NEW AIRASIA ROUTES. (From left) Allenie Caccam, AirAsia Senior Marketing Manager for International Routes; AirAsia CEO Dexter Comendador; Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Antonio Chiu; and Domestic Marketing Manager Cathy Cabahug.

To meet the demand of a fast growing Chinese travel market, Philippines AirAsia will start new routes to Shenzhen, Hangzhou, and Shanghai in China from Cebu in May and July. The Cebu-Shenzhen daily flights will start on May 9, 2018 with promo fares from as low as P888 for bookings until April 22, 2018 and…

Eggciting Easter at Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu

Families are in for magical fun and delectable delights at Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu on Easter Sunday, April 1, as the hotel sets a fairytale-themed celebration called Eggciting Easter. Eggciting Easter will feature a variety of children’s activities including face-painting, a magic show, balloon twisting, DIY cupcake art and film showing inside Pusô…

Hello Summer 2018 offers exclusive room promos, raffle prizes

HELLO SUMMER. The Hello Summer campaign will be launched on February 28 at the Garden Bloc of Cebu I.T. Park. A countrywide initiative of Chroma Hospitality Inc., Hello Summer presents jaw-dropping room offers exclusive for the season topped off with amazing raffle prizes.

With summer just around the corner, Crimson Resort & Spa, Mactan together with Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu greet the season with an exciting kick-off event for the Hello Summer campaign launch on February 28 at the Garden Bloc of Cebu I.T. Park. A countrywide initiative of Chroma Hospitality Inc., Hello Summer presents jaw-dropping…

New Mactan Cebu airport terminal set to open by middle of 2018

INCREASED CAPACITY. GMR-Megawide chief executive advisor Andrew Acquaah Harrison says the new terminal will have three levels with total space of 65,000 square meters and increase the Cebu airport’s passenger capacity to 12.5 million.

Terminal 2 of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is on track to open as scheduled by July 1 this year, but GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) is working to have it ready to operate by the first of June. In the lead-up to opening day, GMR-Megawide will invite stakeholders to check out and test…

Singapore Tourism Board lines up exciting prizes for travellers in Cebu travel fair

TOURISM BRAND. Its new tourism brand is “Passion Made Possible” and it encapsulates the spirit that permeates Singapore, from its hard-working people and amazing experiences to the delicious food and stunning architecture.

Catch special rates and incredible packages to Singapore when the Cebu Travel Catalogue International 2018 opens tomorrow, January 26, at Ayala Center Cebu. At Cebu’s three-day travel bazaar, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will reward customers who have booked trips to the city-state with exciting prizes, including free roundtrip tickets, hotel stays, shopping vouchers, attraction…

Air Juan to start flights soon from seaplane terminal in SRP, Cebu City

JUST MINUTES AWAY. Top beach and island destinations will soon be just minutes away from Cebu with the opening of Air Juan seaplane flights.

Top Philippine beach and island destinations like El Nido and Coron in Palawan, Gigantes in Iloilo, Panglao in Bohol, and Kalanggaman in Leyte will soon be minutes away with the opening of Air Juan seaplane flights from Cebu. Air Juan President John Gutierrez led the unveiling of the company’s seaplane terminal located at Filinvest’s South…

Cebu Travel Catalogue International 2018: One-stop-shop for travel

Whether you’re planning a local trip or going to any country in the world, get great deals in airfare and tour packages to your chosen destination during the Cebu Travel Catalogue International (CTCI) 2018 from Jan. 26-28 at Ayala Center Cebu. The Cebu Alliance of Tour Operation Specialists (CATOS) and Cebu Travel and Tours Association…

AirAsia wins 2 awards at 2017 World Travel Awards

AIRASIA AWARDS. AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes (center, left) and AirAsia Berhad Executive Chairman Datuk Kamarudin Meranun with the company’s awards.

AirAsia has been named the World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline for the 5th year in a row at the 2017 World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final in Phu Quoc, Vietnam. AirAsia topped the category, having received the highest votes from travel professionals and industry players from around the world, beating Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, Ryanair, easyJet, Jetstar…

Marco Polo Hotels-Hong Kong 2017 highlights: Awards, big events, upgrades

MERIT AWARD. Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Gateway Hotel, and Prince Hotel were given the Merit Award at the 2017 HKMA Quality Award ceremony last July 21, 2017.

From winning awards and hosting big events to undertaking upgrades, it has been a busy and memorable 2017 for the Marco Polo Hotels-Hong Kong, which include the iconic Kowloon landmark Marco Polo Hongkong as well as newer facilities Gateway and Prince. The three hotels were given the Merit Award at the 2017 HKMA Quality Award…