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PAMINTUAN MANSION HERITAGE TOUR IN PAMPANGA

A NorthPine Land Inc. Heritage Tour of Pampanga

 

 Yesterday, we had a great and wonderful time exploring and rediscovering one of the places in Central Luzon that helped in shaping the history and political state of our country. Pampanga is one of the eight rays that represent the Philippines provinces in our national flag. Pampanga is also considered as the Culinary Capital of the Philippines. And when you talk about food, certainly, Pampanga has a lot of them. Our tour in Pampanga was part of the Bloggers’ Appreciation Tour of Pampanga hosted by NorthPine Land Inc. to show the beauty of the province as well as to take a […]

SAMBALILO FESTIVAL CAVINTI LAGUNA

Sambalilo Festival of Cavinti Laguna

 

 It was our first time to join the Cavinti Eco-Extreme Adventure and based from what we’ve heard prior to our joining, the road to this adventure is not the ordinary kind. It has a very active and physical type of outdoor fun and adventure. Going to Cavinti is a 3 to 4 hour travel time from Manila (depends on the traffic situation. You can either commute via South Luzon Expressway or via Marcos Hi-way, south-east of Manila. It is 11 kilometers away from the provincial capital via Pagsanjan route. Our group EATgetaway drove from Manila via SLEX with full-tank gasoline from CALTEX on the way to […]

VISIT GUAM 2016

Getting to know more about Visit Guam 2016

 

 Aside from being a great vacation destination, awesome shopping experience, touristy spots, etc., we still have a lot of things which we should know and discover if we are going to Guam, a tropical island similar to the Philippines and is only 3.5 hours away from Manila. First, to be able to visit Guam, we must have a valid US visa (non-immigrant (tourist) visa is the most easiest to obtain) which we can all apply at the US Embassy in Manila, pay the visa fee $160, and schedule the appointment online to be able to proceed to the next step, […]

TOP THINGS TO DO IN ISLAND COVE HOTEL AND LEISURE PARK

Things to see, do, and enjoy inside Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park

 

 Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park is a complete getaway package that you’ll get to experience once you enter the premises of the 36-hectare Mediterranean inspired island that is 15 minutes away from SM Mall of Asia. It’s an experience you wouldn’t want to miss and perhaps staying for a day-trip is not enough. The best to experience the whole of the resort island is to enjoy the complete accommodation via staying in one of the hotel rooms or villas for longer days. A 3N/2D vacation is good enough for you to enjoy the fun and relaxation that Island Cove Hotel […]

20TH PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL HOT AIR BALLOON FIESTA

A quick and exciting guide to the 20th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

 

 Every year, the hot air balloon festival in Clark, Pampanga, showcases bright and colorful balloons flying up in the air and different aeronautic exhibitions to delight all the people arriving at the Clark Airfield location that can house hundredths of thousands spectators from the locals and foreigners visiting the Philippines. If you’re into visiting more places and discovering new destination, include the 20th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in your itinerary. It’s an on-going event that started yesterday, February 11 and will go on until February 14, 2016. Bring your Valentine’s Day date, your barkadas, or your family to this once in […]

ISLAND COVE HOTEL AND LEISURE PARK CAVITE

Quick destination guide to Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park

 

 Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park, located in Kawit, Cavite, has been around since 1997 and it is known as  a pioneer in tourism industry with respect to the introduction of a multitude of attractions that attract both local and foreign visitors searching for a wonderful and perfect getaway destination, not far from the city life, very convenient and accessible from the nearest international airport.   Island Cove is a family-oriented adventure destination with various sports and recreation facilities, a hotel, and numerous restaurants to choose from the 36-hectare Mediterranean inspired island, which is approximately 25 minutes away from Manila, or if […]

BUDGET AIRLINES CEBU PACIFIC AND AIRASIA FOR CEBU SINULOG FESTIVAL

Which budget airlines, Cebu Pacific or AirAsia, offer big savings for Sinulog Festival?

 

 Now that Sinulog Festival is fast approaching, a lot of travelers from Manila and outside the country are preparing for their flight details going to the province of Cebu to experience the once in a year colorful festival which will start from January 12 up to February 2, 2016. The highlights of the festivity though will begin on January 15 with the Grand Parade happening on the 17th. Like many travelers, I am looking at January 15 – 19, 2016 as best visiting dates to go to Cebu from Manila and I am carefully studying which among Cebu Pacific and AirAsia Philippines can give me […]

CEBU PACIFIC JUAN FOR FUN BACKPACKER CHALLENGE 2015 WITH MS. CANDICE IYOG, CEBU PACIFIC VP FOR MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION.

Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun 2015 kicks-off in Bangkok and exciting choose-your-own destinations in PH

 

 After their send-off last June 23, five teams composed of young travelers from different college and universities in the Philippines embarked on an exciting and fun adventure for this year’s Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge 2015. Team DoMaRo, Team Extreme, Team Iskapade, Team Juan Big Fight, and Team Square immediately flew in Bangkok, Thailand and started their 3-day adventure co-presented by GetGo, Cebu Pacific‘s lifestyle rewards program, and Nissin Yakisoba. This year’s challenge major sponsors are Smart Bro, Boreas, and Canon. Juan for Fun 2015 is also supported by the Philippine Department of Tourism, Tourism Authority of Thailand, and […]

HSMA OFFICERS CHRISTINE URBANOZO-IBARRETA, MARGIE MUNSAYAC, ROSE LIBONGCO, TOGETHER WITH TPBPHIL COO DOMINGO CHICOY ENERIO III.

The search for the first Virtus Awards awardees is now open

 

 Last May 28, the Hotel Sales & Marketing Association (HSMA) launched its first-ever Virtus Awards, the biggest and most prestigious sales and marketing competition in the travel and tourism industry in the Philippines. The announcement of the opening for the search of nominees and launching of the official website happened at Diamond Hotel and witnessed by HSMA and Virtus Awards officers together with special guests General Managers and Directors of Sales and Marketing of members of world-class properties, hotels and resorts in the country. The maiden competition launching also invited the presence of Tourism Promotions Board (TPBPHIL) COO Domingo Ramon ‘Chicoy’ […]

Up Dharma Down, sharing stories behind "All the Good Things"

Up Dharma Down promotes ‘all the good things’ about Singapore with their latest single

 

   Emerging four-piece Philippine indie band Up Dharma Down (UDD) revealed the beauty of Singapore releasing another eargasmic hit entitled “All the Good Things” In collaboration with Singapore Tourism Board, the latest single defines all of their unique experiences as a band, inspired by the breathtaking landscapes of Singapore. “Through this collaboration with Up Dharma Down, we hope that Filipino travelers will view Singapore as a destination where they can partake in unique experiences across retail, dinning, entertainment and attractions,” expressed Adrian Kong, the Area Director for Philippines and Brunei of Singapore Tourism Board. In the event last May 19 at […]

3RD ANNUAL GUAM INTERNATIONAL MARATHON 2015. Photo highlights credit from Guam Visitors Bureau Facebook page.

Largest road race Guam International Marathon 2015 took place with more than 3,000 runners on Sunday

 

 Hafa Adai! The largest road race – the 3rd Annual Guam International Marathon, with more than 3,000 participating runners from Guam, CNMI, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Switzerland, Netherlands, Palau, the United Kingdom, and the United States was held yesterday, Sunday, April 12 at the Gov. Joseph A. Flores Memorial Park, Ypao Beach in Tumon, Guam. Participating runners took the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon (13.1 miles), or the Full Marathon (26.2 miles) race distance. First male finisher Yusuke Inose finishes at 2:41:22 while Sung Hwa Ryu finishes at 3:08:42 for the female division in the successful Guam full marathon […]

CEBU PACIFIC JUAN FOR FUN BACKPACKING CHALLENGE WINNER IN JAPAN. Sesi was enamored by the culture, charms and cuties of Japan, and vowed that he will come back.

Cebu Pacific’s Juan for Fun winner continues the Juandering Mode

 

 A Juanderer never says no to adventures. A rush of adrenaline streamed over the twenty-five-year-old teacher from Dumaguette teaming up his mates from Siliman University for Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun Backpacking Challenge in 2013. Sesinando “Sesi” Quilao joined forming Team Crimson with Patrik Norouzi and So Myeong Lee. They toured around the country from Manila to Kalibo, Dipolog, Palawan, Davao, and Cebu. Team Crimson sealed the victory awarded as champions after the challenge. They savored 12 Cebu Pacific roundtrip tickets to any international or domestic destination plus premium gadgets and travel gear. “With our ticket prizes, we got more […]

GUN BEACH.

10 Awesome reasons why you should visit Guam

 

 No. 1 Beautiful sunrise According to a Vimeo video, Guam is the first place in the United States to see the sun each calendar day. The East coast of the United States will see the same sunrise 14 hours after locals on the Pacific Island do. Good Morning America: Sunrise over Guam from Austin Groupp on Vimeo. No. 2 Closest U.S. destination from the Philippines Located West of the Pacific, in the Mariana Islands, Guam is the closest United States destination from the Philippines, only 3 1/2 hours away from Manila. Guam is also home to more than thousands of fellow […]

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: MICHAEL DUMLAO, GEN. MANAGER, GLORIETTA MALL; MARIA JOSEPHINE OCAMPO, SVP, BPI CREDIT CARDS; PHILIP GOH, REGIONAL VP FOR SOUTHEAST ASIA, SINGAPORE AIRLINES; SEC. JUN ABAYA, DOTC; SEC. CESAR PURISIMA, DOF; CAROL ONG, GEN. MANAGER, SINGAPORE AIRLINES-PHILIPPINES; AND ADRIAN KWONG, AREA DIRECTOR PHILIPPINES AND BRUNEI, SINGAPORE TOURISM BOARD.

Singapore Airlines Showcase and Travel Fair 2015 happening today, Feb. 6 until Feb. 8

 

 Don’t forget to drop by and visit Singapore Airlines Showcase and Travel Fair 2015 staged in partnership with Ayala Malls, BPI, Globe Telecom, Singapore Tourism Board, and the Changi Airport Group. The Singapore Airlines Showcase and Travel Fair 2015 starts today, Feb. 6 and will run until Sunday, Feb. 8 at the Glorietta Activity Center, while the SilkAir Travel Fair will take place at Ayala Center Cebu. A SilkAir booth will also be at Abreeza Mall Davao. Highlights of Singapore Airlines Showcase and Travel Fair 2015 are the preview of Singapore Airlines Suites and Premium Economy Class cabins, and showcase of the airline’s new […]

Singapore Airlines' Carol Ong (General Manager, Philippines) and Camille Pacis (Sr. Marketing & PR Executive) together with partners from BPI, Globe, Ayala Mall, and Singapore Tourism Board during the Media Launch of Singapore Airlines Showcase and Travel Fair 2015.

Singapore Airlines offers $145 return fare from Manila to Singapore

 

 Singapore Airlines Showcase and Travel Fair Singapore Airlines recently launched its exclusive all-in airfare promo to coincide with the upcoming travel fair to be held on February 6-8, 2014 happening simultaneously at the Glorietta Activity Center, Palm Drive, Makati City while the SilkAir Travel Fair will take place at Ayala Center Cebu. There will also be a SilkAir booth at Abreeza Mall Davao. Shoppers attending the travel fair will be able to book flights at the aforementioned all-in Economy Class promotional fares starting from USD145 to Singapore, USD210 to Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, USD690 to India, USD700 to Australia, […]

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Five tips for young travelers to afford world travel

 

 There are only two times in your life…now and too late Contiki, the world’s biggest youth travel brand wants to encourage everyone to book early for their 2015 holidays. With 7 out of 11 public holidays in Singapore falling on a Friday, Sunday or Monday, one can enjoy 10 long weekends in 2015 with three days of annual leave included. In conjunction with the upcoming long weekend holidays next year, Contiki has come up with five tips on how young travelers can afford world travel and make their vacation dreams a reality, coming back home enriched. “Traveling is the one […]

Highclere Castle, filiming location of DowntonAbbey – Flickr: zen whisk

Downton Abbey destinations fans shouldn’t miss on their next UK vacation

 

 Downton Abbey destinations Are you one of ITV’s Downton Abbey fans? If you’re from the North America and you’re waiting for the almost wrapped-up Downton Abbey Season 5 which will start airing in January 2015, you may want to see some of the destinations that you shouldn’t miss, just in case you’re planning on your next UK vacation. In the meantime, while we all wait to see what our favorite characters both upstairs and downstairs have been up to since we last left them, you can always get your Downton on by visiting some of the filming locations and inspiring […]

NEW WORLD KOTA KINABALU HOTEL TO OPEN 2018 IN MALAYSIAN CITY’S NEWEST LANDMARK.

New World Kota Kinabalu Hotel scheduled to open in 2018

 

 Kota Kinabalu’s newest city icon New World Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by Homesign Network to manage New World Kota Kinabalu Hotel scheduled to open in 2018.  The deluxe hotel brand will make its Malaysia debut in grand style, with the hotel occupying the top floors of what will become Kota Kinabalu’s newest city icon.  New World Kota Kinabalu Hotel will be an integral part of Skycity, a multi-purpose development comprising the hotel, grade-A offices, shopping mall and two towers of serviced suites.   Located in Karamunsing near the Kota Kinabalu city centre, the hotel is ideally located for […]

#MOREFUNBPI JEEPNEY ATM. BPI and DOT make banking transactions more fun for foreigners visiting the Philippines.

BPI and Department of Tourism make banking more fun with dressed-up ATMs

 

 So Pinoy! That’s right! Starting November, select automated teller machines of BPI will be dressed-up in designs that are truly Pinoy! Thanks to the partnership between BPI and Department of Tourism (DOT), this project aims to make banking more fun for the foreigners who are visiting the country. Select ATMs feature designs that are reflective of the Filipino culture such as jeepney and popular Filipino tourist attractions such as the white sands of Boracay, Mayon Volcano, and the Tubbataha reef. #MoreFunBPI The campaign #MoreFunBPI was launched last November 20 at the BPI Head Office in Ayala, Makati. Also, the first ATM jeepney […]

AMAZING FOOD CHALLENGE: FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES SEASON 2.

AFC premieres Amazing Food Challenge: Fun in the Philippines

 

 Amazing Food Challenge is back with its 2nd Season with another set of challengers across Asia Pacific who were brought to the island of the Philippines for some fun and exciting culinary challenges. Amazing Food Challenge: Fun in the Philippines airs every Thursday, 9 PM beginning November 27 on Asian Food Channel. Asian Food Channel is a unit of Scripps Networks Interactive. The new season of Amazing Food Challenge is made possible with partnership with Department of Tourism (DOT Philippines) and the Tourism Promotions Board Philippines (TPBP). Amazing Food Challenge: Fun in the Philippines returns with a fresh batch of contestants from across Asia Pacific […]

OUR GROUP SHOT IN FRONT OF HO CHI MINH MAUSOLEUM.

HANOI: How Awesomely Nice Our Itinerary!

 

 Last November 8-12, Cebu Pacific flew to Hanoi with famous travel bloggers from the Philippines. We were part of that group. And to borrow a line from Michelle Eve De Guzman of Cebu Pacific, “How Awesomely Nice Our Itinerary!” Introduction to Hanoi Duc who was our Tour Guide who welcomed us at Noi Bai International Airport and is from Hanoi Red Tours,  told us that 7.5 million visited Vietnam last year, 2013. That is close to the number of population in Vietnam which is around 7 million people, according to him. By the way, the month of November signals the start […]

THE TRADITIONAL WAY ON HOW TO PREPARE AND SERVE BUN CHA IN HANOI.

Your must-try food on your next trip to Hanoi, Vietnam

 

 Thanks to Cebu Pacific Air and we have seen the beauty of Hanoi during our 3-day Familiarization Tour last Nov. 8-12, 2014. The most remarkable happenings during our tour was the gastronomic adventure our group had. It was a fun vacation too as we were given the luxury of time to visit almost all of the landmarks in Hanoi, cruise on a junk boat to Halong Bay, rode the cyclo rickshaw around the Old Quarter, had fun time shopping and bargaining, and got the chance to visit the 143 hectare Flamingo Dai Lai Resort in Ngọc Thanh, Phúc Yên, Vĩnh Phú. And […]

RICKSHAW TOUR AT THE BUSIEST OLD QUARTER IN HANOI.

5 Places to visit on your next trip to Hanoi

 

 How to get there Hanoi or when in written in Vietnamese is Hà Nội, is the capital of Vietnam and also its second largest city. It is a two-hour and thirty minutes flight from Manila to Nội Bài International Airport. Cebu Pacific Air flies to Hanoi 3x in a week (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday) 10:20 PM from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Terminal 3) and arriving in Nội Bài International Airport the following day at 12:30 AM (Local Time). Manila is one hour ahead of Vietnam’s time zone. Hanoi has a lot more to offer for tourists and travelers who are booked for a 3-day 2-night […]