As the pulse of travel beats stronger, 7 in 10 Filipinos are gearing up for overseas adventures, according to a recent study by GrabAds. With this trend, Access Travel emerges as the premier choice for luxury expeditions. This female-led company celebrates its 12th year anniversary, a journey of innovation, global explorations, and a nurturing work environment.
Sweet experiences and memories are what every traveler, jaded or newbie, seeks in every journey, regardless of the distance or character of the location. One under-the-radar hideaway which won’t disappoint is Camiguin, an island province north of mainland Mindanao, which is a proverbial paradise in a nutshell because of its natural wonders in a compact land.
Online food and grocery platform foodpanda adds its trademark shade of pink to Davao’s colorful Kadayawan festival. The Kadayawan Festival is a celebration of gratitude for nature’s offerings, the richness of culture, the abundance of harvest, and the peace of life, showcasing the 11 tribes of Davao. This year marks the 38th of the annual celebration and has the theme of “Colors of Abundance, Vibrance of Diversity, Festival of Festivals.”
Anya Resort Tagaytay, a relaxed, elegant, and premier resort hotel under the management of Anya Hospitality Group (AHG) and a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded as the Philippines’ Leading Boutique Resort in this year’s World Travel Awards.
The opening song for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics “Amigos Para Siempre” performed by Jose Carreras and Sarah Bright sang about world peace and enduring friendships among peoples from all nations. But beyond the Games, the first in the post-Cold War era, the Andrew Lloyd Weber composition has become a music theme for friendships—old and new, of people and of places which have occupied a special place in our heart.
The Philippines doesn’t just have beautiful beaches; it’s also home to delectable delicacies of different flavors that will surely leave one wanting more. These pasalubong from the Philippines originated in various provinces. And because they’re so popular, you can easily find most of them wherever you are in the archipelago.
The piña cloth is a light fabric popular in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It is unique to the Philippines and has been used to make traditional garments for centuries. The fabric is handwoven by artisans in the Philippines, most of whom are in the province of Aklan in Western Visayas.
It stands to reason that the Philippines is well-known for its exquisite culinary profile, given its varied landscape and cultures. Wherever you are in the archipelago, you’re sure to find exotic yet delectable Filipino foods.
Mention Ilocos Sur and immediately its checkered history and culture instantly come into mind, and for good reason. This 205-year old “Heritage Province” takes pride in some of the best colonial-era preserved ancestral homes, churches, town plazas, watchtowers and other vestiges of a glorious past.
With much optimism, the tourism industry is riding high with more than 2 million international visitor arrivals recorded from January 1 to May 12, 2023. This latest data is most welcomed by the Department of Tourism (DOT) as it aims to surpass this year’s foreign tourist arrivals target of 4.8 million visitors by the end of the year. Thus, this is the most exciting and opportune time to kick off a new travel sale expo that aggressively pursues the growing demands of the traveling public.
The Department of Tourism and the provincial government of Bohol have thrown their support behind AppleOne Group Inc.’s plan to build a multi-billion-peso, five-star resort and spa that is expected to boost tourism and create hundreds of new jobs in this nature-charged destination in Central Visayas.
The stifling summer heat of Manila was becoming unbearable so a visit to Tagaytay City comes as a welcome relief. Where to stay? At the serene and tranquil Anya Resort of course! It may not have the sought after view of Taal Volcano but, for those who seek rest, relaxation and rejuvenation, it is far removed from the hustle and bustle of Tagaytay Ridge. A haven for foodies and staycationers alike, Anya Resort Tagaytay is one of the best destinations that satisfy both types for “revenge travelers.” Just this year, Anya Resort Tagaytay has been nominated for the 2023 World Travel Awards as the Leading Boutique Resort. The word “anya” was derived from the Sanskrit word for “no limits” or “no boundaries” and it definitely lives up to its name. Let’s start with its food.
Cebu is known as one of the country’s largest cities. Its bustling port, vibrant nightlife, and rich history give tourists and locals the chance to discover new delicacies and attractions at every corner. For every place to visit in Cebu, there’s likely a famous Cebu delicacy that you can enjoy and bring home as pasalubong to your friends and family – a reminder of your Cebu adventure.
With the long, hot summer still upon us, our natural gravitation is to look to the sea and head off to the beach to somehow beat the scorching heat. Beaching around these has become more complex these days, with the advances in resort development, amenities and the social media which will chronicle the seaside getaway.
For the first time this year, I’m back to Cebu, one of my favorite Philippine destinations, flying there via Cebu Pacific Air (currently flies 13 times daily from Manila to Cebu), with other members of media to cover the opening of the exquisite, four-star One Tectona Hotel, the first premium hotel in the fast-growing town of Liloan (now on the verge of becoming a city) in northern Metro Cebu.
While steakhouses serving local steaks are dime a dozen, All About Beef (main branch) restaurant in San Fernando, Pampanga is making a name for itself for serving authentic Australian beef. Its menu features dishes with beef such as beef shawarma, burger patties, nachos, pasta, and more. Its main draw however remains to be its unlimited Australian steak offering. It is something that not every steakhouse can lay claim to.