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What is the Filipino traveler looking for?
You may not know Luis C. Monserrat, but you’ll definitely be familiar with the hotels he runs. His company, Hospitality Innovators Inc. (HII), operates and manages properties like The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences in Makati, Azumi Boutique Hotel in Alabang, The CrossWinds ...
 
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Manila Manila and More invites locals to see the city with fresh eyes.
For residents of Metro Manila, it’s easy to grow jaded about the place we call home. After all, there’s the ever-growing traffic, unreliable transport system, and pollution to contend with. But a new travel book called Manila Manila and More seeks to ...
 
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Take on the best of what the city offers in just two days.
The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office earlier confirmed that Filipinos—along with nationals of the nine other member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and India—may visit the island nation of Taiwan visa-free until July 31, 2018. Of course, the grant ...
 
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It's known as the "World Cup of Underwater Competitions."
If you’re an underwater photography enthusiast, the Anilao Underwater Shootout is the perfect opportunity to put your skills to the test. Organized by the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Philippines Airlines (PAL), this year’s competition will take place from November 28 to ...
 
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There's a lot more to Cebu than lechon.
Cebu is a changed city, as its residents will tell you. The so-called “Queen City of the South” retains some of the laid-backness that it has often been characterized with, and yet you’d be lying if you still called it a small ...
 
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Some last-minute souvenir shopping? It's not because you forgot.
An airport is a bit of a magical place. It is where you get to consume IPAs at 7 a.m. like it's a totally normal thing to do, eat a gourmet burger at 7:30 and jet off to anywhere in the world ...
 
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Indulge, you deserve it.
Traveling via plane, especially if you're on a long-haul flight, can be a bit uncomfortable. Aside from the possibility of motion sickness, you have to endure not stretching your legs for a while, eating in-flight meals, and getting bored out of your ...
 
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Boracay is still Boracay, but this new hotel reimagines what else our most popular tourist destination could be.
Here’s a hotel that shouldn't make sense. First of all, the second of two Hue Hotels and Resorts is in Boracay—still the country’s top tourist destination, and whose relatively tiny 10.32sq.km. is already crowded with tourist accommodations.It’s not a beachfront property, either. Located right at the ...
 
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An itinerary for short but intense bursts of travel to a big and busy city.
Hong Kong. It's busy, fast-paced, and efficient. It's not a place for leisurely vacations or quiet contemplation. It's where you go when you want an itinerary bursting at the seams, nonstop activity, with rest reserved only when you're about to sleep. You've ...
 
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If this ad doesn’t have you packing your bags, we don’t know what will.
As of late, Philippine tourism ads have been, errrr, rather problematic, from the one titled Sights, which was pulled out due to accusations of plagiarism, to the cheesy Anak ad. Now it looks like we've finally gotten it right—and it's a provincial tourism board ...
 
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If you harbor dreams of being an explorer, then cave surveying could be for you.
“The great mountains have been climbed, the vast deserts crossed, long rivers run. Every corner of the planet has been mapped and analyzed, studied by satellite. As the global community shrinks, any explorer who would be the first to set foot on ...
 
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Your morning commute doesn't have to look dreary
Beauty and underground stations don't always go hand-in-hand, especially for the millions of daily riders slogging their way to work or school every day across the world. But the underground isn't always drab, dingy and dreary, as evidenced by these seven stunning ...
 
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The Klook app gets you places without the hassle of booking so many things.
In the island paradise of Palawan, there were two places where we were instructed to keep our mouths shut. The monkeys in the tropical jungle wilderness are said to interpret toothy smiles as aggression. So we had to refrain from baring our ...
 
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The Russian government has proposed building a new 8,400-mile route
A journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway is often hailed as the trip of a lifetime, mostly because the 6,152 mile route between Moscow and Vladivostok is believed to be the longest you can take on just one train. Yet the historic railway ...
 
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No time to go out of town? You can still check out some cool cultural sights using this map.
Even if you’ve run out of vacation leaves, you can still indulge your inner history geek by taking a look at Wikimedia Philippines’ Heritage Sites Map. It’s part of their Encyclopedia of Philippine Heritage Project, which aims to document important historical sites ...
 
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The only thing that can satisfy your sushi cravings? More sushi.
Japanese cuisine has, in one way or another, found a way to weave itself into our daily lives. We all grow up surrounded by some kind of Japanese food, whether it’s high-end sashimi flown in fresh daily by a chef or an ...
 
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Ikomai x Tochi is not fusion. It's distinctly Japanese.
Whether you’re there to unwind with a cocktail after a long day, or having a quick lunch break, or a friendly get-together with your best mates, there is something truly comforting to have a neighborhood restaurant where everybody knows your name.The patio ...
 
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You’ve never seen Spidey like this before.
If you’re quite done with your unsolicited Facebook think piece about why Tom Holland’s Peter Parker is better than Andrew Garfield’s and Tobey Maguire’s, take a break and have a look at a very unique cinematic iteration of the wall-crawler that preceded ...
 
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The new menu designed to appeal to Filipinos.
We have to hand it to the Raintree Group: They listen. Co-owner Martin Wisniewski says the new menu for their dual Japanese concept Chotto Matte and Izakaya Sensu was inspired by their guests who were demanding that they serve sushi rolls and ...
 
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Chef Marco Legasto lets the Jiro Ono contemporary take the reigns on this one.
It is quite the unlikely bromance, really.They bonded during their tenure at Sofitel—the much younger Marco Legasto was an all-around sous chef while Yoshimi Igarashi managed the extensive Japanese preparations in the hotel. As we sat in the diminutive dining room of Ikkyu-an, the ...
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