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No tourists!
From March to May, the Philippines' tourist destinations are always crowded with foreigners and local travelers hoping to have a tropical vacation like no other. But things are different in 2020 as COVID-19 has placed most of the country (and the world) in ...
 
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The narrative of Boracay is changing from being a party island to a place of tranquility and paradise.
It is a breezy dusk in the island, and above the coconut canopies, thousands of passerines fly in uniform acrobatic dance. “These birds turned up after the island was cleaned,” says Andre Brulhart, general manager of Mövenpick Resort & Spa Boracay. Apparently, ...
 
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For your summer beach getaway.
If you still haven’t decided on your summer beach getaway, travel website TripAdvisor has a number of suggestions that you should consider.In its latest ranking of the Top 25 Best Beaches in Asia, TripAdvisor users voted the newly rehabilitated White Beach of Boracay at ...
 
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Is the ordeal over, or has it just begun?
After six long months, this morning we put out the chairs, set the tables, and got ready to welcome visitors again on the first day of this “new” Boracay. First of all, let me get these out of the way, the questions ...
 
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During her speech, she urged everyone to be "responsible tourists."
Foreign tourists and local visitors have started repopulating the world-famous Boracay island on the morning of October 26, now six months after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered its closure for rehabilitation.Tourism secretary Berna Romulo Puyat led the reopening ceremony by formally congratulating everyone ...
 
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As the famed Boracay island prepares for its reopening, learn the different and new ways to enjoy the island.
This week's news of Boracay's 10-day dry run opening has everyone excited to visit the pristine island soon.While new rules have been implemented, there are various other ways to enjoy the island life. Perhaps the most credible source on how to do ...
 
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As the famed Boracay island prepares for its reopening, learn the different and new ways to enjoy the island.
This week’s news of Boracay’s 10-day dry run opening has everyone excited to visit the pristine island soon.While new rules have been implemented, there are various other ways to enjoy the island life. Perhaps the most credible source on how to do ...
 
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The Sunnyside Group is continuing Boracay's rehabilitation.
It was back on April 26, 2018 when Boracay was unceremoniously shut down to make way for the island's rehabilitation. Boracay is scheduled to reopen on October 26—and by the looks of it, it will be a different place from what we all knew of ...
 
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More and more cities are at the risk of being “loved to death,” writes The Telegraph.
You’ve seen them at tourist spots like the Louvre in Paris, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and even White Beach in Boracay—swarms of vacationers flocking to a single attraction, posing for pictures in every corner imaginable.The official name of the global problem ...
 
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There's an ideal venue for every type of wedding.
ManilaFor a traditional church wedding, Manila has a number of religious landmarks that hold a remarkable history tied to impeccable age-old walls and stained-glass windows. In Quiapo, the Basilica Menor de San Sebastian makes a great choice for its ancient architecture and ...
 
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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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The developers of Lumina Point Mall in Imus opened two new hotels.
There's debate whether or not Boracay island, one of the country's top tourist destinations, is already nearing a saturation point due to the rapid growth in tourism facilities and visitor arrivals in recent years.Brothers Dexter and Dennis Lee, whose company runs community ...
 
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The general manager of Cirkulo, Azuthai, Milky Way, and Tsukiji lists her top recommendations in Osaka, Taipei, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Sapporo, and Baguio, among others.
My best discovery in Osaka is not a restaurant, but a person. Kuniyoshi Okamoto, or Kuni to his legion of Pinoy friends, manages the M chain of restaurants that serves consistently high-quality Matsusaka beef. He has become Osaka’s most popular point person ...
 
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It's not just about the beaches anymore.
Between the international fawning and the time it took for enterprising companies to fill the entire beachfront with resorts, the magic of Boracay died down. Sure, the famous island never ceased to attract acclaim and tourists continued to pour in, but with chains coming ...
 
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Because somehow you wound up in Boracay during the busiest season of the year.
What happened? You have no idea how you ended up here. One minute you were imagining sunny skies, pristine waters, smooth shores, and now you're being engulfed by a wave of partying youth. Who are we to judge you for being at ...
 
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This tropical bar will open in February and launch in May, just in time to turn up the heat of summer.
By now, you should've heard of the debacle between an Uber driver and passenger where the former canceled the booking after misinterpreting the latter's message: "Makati, lazy bastard," referring to the hotdog place. But while the meme has brought Lazy Bastard the restaurant ...
 
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They've got the looks and the substance to keep up with the island's old-timers.
A storm was brewing, and we've been held up inside the plane for half an hour. Never mind the 45-minute boarding delay earlier; it's the uncertainty of whether we'll be flying or not, all while trapped inside a cramped, stationary aircraft, that ...
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