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Stress-free flying with airplane innovations

By THE MANILA TIMES June 07, 2019 From adding biometric options that ease airport processes, to tracking bags real-time via its mobile app, major American airline Delta is drawing the blueprint for the future of travel. In December, the airline company launched the first-ever facial re­cognition biometric terminal in the …

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The new Hard Rock Cafe: A destination for all genres

By NIKA ROQUE May 31, 2019 With almost three decades of presence in the city before it eventually closed down in 2017, there is no denying that Hard Rock Cafe has created countless memories for its patrons. And so two years after, Hard Rock Cafe came back with a sole …

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Hotel room booking made easy in ‘super app’

By CHRISTINA ALPAD, TMT May 31, 2019 Gone are the days when hotel room reservations mean calling the establishment via landline or going directly to its concierge and talking to a reservation officer. Today, anyone who wants to reserve a room can easily tap their screens and confirm their bookings. …

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Savor a colorful getaway at Savoy Hotel Boracay

By IZA IGLESIAS, TMT May 24, 2019 There is no denying that the six-month rehabilitation of Boracay helped the premier island destination achieve cleaner beach and coastline. Seven months after its reopening, however, the island’s main roads and passageways remain congested with projects yet to be completed. The result is …

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Continental Africa invites the world to see its majestic beauty

By CHRISTINA ALPAD, TMT May 17, 2019 DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA: More than 1000 exhibitors from 19 African countries welcomed 1800 buyers and media practitioners from 88 countries at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) for the continent’s biggest travel show, “Africa’s Travel Indaba 2019.” An annual event, Indaba, …

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An abundance of charming, exciting theme parks in Taiwan

By THE MANILA TIMES May 10, 2019 Amusement and theme parks indeed provide carefree fun, adventure and memories to last a lifetime. For young and old, theme parks are a destination that will transport them to an entirely different place with endless opportunities to live out a charmed and exciting …

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Hong Kong’s ancient history comes to life in May

By THE MANILA TIMES May 03, 2019 Asia’s World City, Hong Kong, honors its Chinese past with three unique and unforgettable ancient festivals this month of May. Steeped in culture and tradition are the Cheung Chau Bun Festival, and the birthdays of Buddha and Tam Hung. “The Hong Kong Tourism …

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The Philippines – truly a diver’s paradise

By THE MANILA TIMES May 03, 2019 A tropical archipelago comprising 7,641 islands, the Philippines offers bodies of water, with highly diverse marine wildlife and seascape — perfect for all kinds of divers and deep diving enthusiasts to explore. This makes the country a popular major diving hub in Asia. …

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