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More than 2,700 new flight routes to open over next 20...

ATR, the world’s largest maker of turboprop aircraft, expects more than 2,700 new routes to be opened by 2037 as regional traffic and demand...

Throw volunteering into your travel and Instagramming mix

Today’s Filipino young professionals love to travel. Department of Tourism numbers show they — with the income and modern-day opportunities to travel — make up a big slice of the domestic tourist market. And for yuppies, traveling is almost synonymous with a chance to fill up their Instagram pages with “IG-worthy” shots, whether it be a sunset, breakfast, or a salagubang (beetle) hanging from a lens cap.

With Art Beat 3, is Tagaytay the next Malasimbo?

Local bands and artists are flocking to the south.

Sight | Luxury long-range jet

Take a look at the world's largest and most luxurious private charter jet.

From prayer to party

By Zsarlene B. Chua, Reporter That the Philippines is a Christian country — more than 90% of the population is Christian, with over 80% Roman...

2GO Group, Inc.: Moving businesses and the country forward

2GO Group, Inc. is regarded as one of the premier transport and logistics providers in the Philippines which legacy of leadership and services was...

PAL hopeful of signing deal with strategic investor this year

DAVAO CITY — Flag carrier Philippine Airlines Inc. (PAL) is finalizing talks with a group of investors that would also help develop markets, according...

Finding his place in the sun

Alfonso Louis Chusuey talks about the growth of the Henann Group of Resorts and the possible closure of Boracay.

Seeing HK as the locals do

HONG KONG has always been a favorite out-of-the-country haunt of Filipinos and the numbers prove it: from December to January 2017, 894,489 Filipinos visited...

Favorite Things | No passport, will travel

AirAsia Chair Marianne B. Hontiveros recalls the time she flew from Frankfurt to Manila sans documents.

Travel in style

An ambassador. A member of retail royalty. A sometime-actress, artist, and senator’s spouse.

How to go on vacation like a boss, a literal boss

It doesn’t matter how high up you are on the corporate ladder: you need to take a break or risk burning out. Here, members of the C-suite share travel hacks they picked up while earning frequent flyer miles.

DoT honors films which highlight destinations, encourage tourism

IN RECOGNITION of recent films that showcased the beauty of the Philippines, the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) of the Department of Tourism (DoT) has...

Sunsets, holy springs, and shopping: so much to do in Bali

Text and photos by Cathy Rose A. Garcia, Associate Editor Bali is best known for its beaches and surfing spots, but this popular Indonesian island destination...

Overtourism and the big chill: travel trends in 2018

BERLIN -- The tourism industry is booming as travelers find ever more intrepid ways of exploring the globe and receding security fears revive old...

The perils of overtourism

By Mark Louis F. Ferrolino Special Features Writer The Philippines, which boasts of a colorful history and culture, rich biodiversity and stunning attractions, has continued to...

Travel agencies’ digital dilemma

IN an age when practically anyone with a smartphone, a stable Internet connection and a credit card can book a flight and hotel room...

CAAP 10th anniversary: Excellence in the skies

Today, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) celebrates 10 years of its commitment to ensuring a safe, secure and green Philippine sky....

Visiting Guam: A bit of history and a whole lot of...

By Zsarlene B. Chua Reporter Despite being a US territory, the small island of Guam in the middle of the Pacific Ocean has quite a number...

Focusing on the BGC business traveler

By Zsarlene B. Chua INTERNATIONAL budget hotel chain, ZEN Rooms, has introduced ZEN Homes — its solution to what the company sees as a current...

Charitable holiday traveling

BOOKING a holiday and traveling to your destination this December can be both enjoyable and charitable thanks to the “See the World” campaign. This fund-raising...

Davao under martial law

Text and photos by Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman, Reporter WHEN MARTIAL LAW was declared in Mindanao in May, the tourism and hospitality industry in Davao...

Taking in a bit of Korean culture

Text and photos by Cathy Rose A. Garcia, Associate Editor SEOUL — While most tourists flock to shooting locations of Korean dramas or shop for Korean...

Marco Polo’s Hong Kong hotels get an update

THREE Marco Polo hotels in Hong Kong have gotten an update with contemporary lobbies and exteriors, and an additional Continental Club floor of suites. All...

Italy in high spirits

Beyond the centuries-old temples and colosseums of Rome, and the celebrated churches and museums of Florence and Milan. WORDS CLAIRE J. JIAO  |  IMAGES ROB...

Seeing Seoul with fresh eyes

By Cecille Santillan-Visto KOREA’s ability to offer new sites and experiences even to returning travelers is one of the main reasons it continues to draw...

Business Busan

By Cecille Santillan-Visto BUSAN may well be Korea’s land of festivals with unique celebrations for every season. From the Haeundae Sand Festival, Polar Bear Swim...

Legends of the fall

Kyoto in autumn. The changing colors of leaves. Rest for the weary. WORDS  CHIQUI JABSON CHUA In the foothills of western Kyoto, towering bamboo trees sway...

Stepping out in style

Photographs of stars stepping out of the plane and onto the airport tarmac are seared into the collective memory. WORDS JOSEPH L. GARCIA The world crawling...

Travel in luxury

By Zsarlene B. Chua TRAVELING has become more than just a simple vacation as there are quite a number of people who have made traveling...

Visiting a future city

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman Reporter NUVALI revels in nostalgia, but at the same time, it is forward-looking. Its contradictions allow it to look at...

English Heritage staff reveal spookiest landmarks

LONDON -- Ghosts passing through walls, unexplained screams and children’s laughter: staff at the English Heritage conservation agency published a list on Tuesday of...

Golden getaway: cost, safety prompt more Chinese tourists to stay closer...

SHANGHAI – As China’s army of tourists prepares for this week’s “Golden Week” vacation, the hottest destinations aren’t Paris, New York or Tokyo. Instead,...

Chicago is more popular with tourists than ever

By Nikki Ekstein Bloomberg CHICAGO, described by President Trump and others as a hellish, dystopian crime scene akin to a “war-torn nation” and “worse than Afghanistan”...

The Chicago Cheat Sheet

WHERE TO STAY • The Viceroy: A mix of Art Deco and mid-century flourishes -- with plenty of brass embellishment -- feels at home in...

Bangkok remains top global tourist destination

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter SINGAPORE -- Asian cities -- led by Bangkok -- remain the destinations of choice of global tourists this year,...

Beer, Nazis, and a palaceTaking a tour of Munich

Text and photos by Cathy Rose A. Garcia, Associate Editor Hundreds of thousands head to world’s biggest beer festival in Theresienwiese, Munich every year. This year,...

Open House in Intramuros

By Zsarlene B. Chua Reporter Visit Intramuros Sept. 23 and 24 For two days this weekend, several destinations inside Manila’s Walled City will be free for those who want...

Beatles fans, start planning your pilgrimage to India now

By Patrick Scott, Bloomberg PAUL SALTZMAN was stoned — not on drugs, but on inner peace — as he sat cross-legged in an ashram bungalow...

Tapping into its ‘race-cation’ potential

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo, Reporter BLESSED with an ideal beach and well-manicured landscape, Hamilo Coast in Nasugbu, Batangas is a “paradise” for people looking to...

Conquering Fuji-san

By Lourdes O. Pilar, Researcher I HAD to hit the half century mark before I dared scale Mt. Fuji and fully realize what this Japanese...

Morocco tourists make tracks on 007’s ‘Desert Express’

BOUARFA, Morocco – Edouard Kunz knows timekeeping is important but the former Swiss watch precision mechanic admits that James Bond’s Oriental Desert Express in...

Packed with tourists, Ibiza struggles to house locals

IBIZA TOWN, Spain – Gabriel Alberto Andrade has lived in a van for a year, unable to pay for a home in Spain’s Ibiza...

Walking through history

Text and photos by Zsarlene B. Chua Reporter MANILA, the Philippine capital, might have been left behind by other burgeoning cities in the metropolitan area but...

Romblon’s attractions

LONG-KNOWN as the “Marble Capital of the Philippines,” the island-province of Romblon is now one of the country’s emerging tourist destinations. The island province is...