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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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‘Sexiest vet alive’ explores Palawan in new show

By THE MANILA TIMES May 03, 2019 Chasing after his passion and love for animals, celebrity veterinarian Evan Antin takes on a meaningful wildlife adventure around the world and ticks items off of his bucket list as he intimately interacts with animals and helps those in need in his first …

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More ‘luck’ in Binondo with new Megaworld hotel

By CHRISTINA ALPAD, TMT April 26, 2019 Established in 1594, Binondo in Manila is dubbed the oldest Chinatown in the world. The district best showcases Chinese culture through busy enterprises, authentic dishes and grand holiday celebrations. A destination on its own, it is no wonder accommodations have been popping up …

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