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Pacific Bay Eats Does Great Private Dining at Their Hidden Pasig HQ

Here's a reasonably priced, elevated dining option for your next small gathering.


Drive-thru coffee shop on way despite traffic fears

It will be created at a hotel near the M40 after councillors reluctantly gave planning permission.


Cyanide teacups in Room 502: Mystery of the Bangkok hotel deaths

Six people were found dead in a locked hotel room - but what happened remains a mystery.


Delta offers crews extra pay as carrier struggles to recover from IT outage, CEO apologizes

Delta is struggling to recover from a global IT outage even as its competitors have largely returned to normal operations.


LIST: Canceled flights from July 19 to 20 due to Microsoft outage

MANILA, Philippines — Several Cebu Pacific flights scheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 19 to 20, were canceled due to technical issues related to the global outage of technology giant Microsoft. In a Facebook post, local carrier Cebu Pacific said that the following flights will not push through as of 7 p.m. on July 19: READ: Cebu Pacific, global airlines hit by Microsoft outage DG 6639/6640: Cebu – Pagadian – Cebu DG 6839/6840: Manila –...


Casa Luisa Offers a Twist on Filipino Cuisine with French Flair

Formerly a private dining destination, Casa Luisa in San Pedro, Laguna now welcomes walk-in guests.


Outdoor market upgrade to be completed by 2026

The work is expected to be complete in the summer of 2026.


Exciting camp for little go-getters

LET the kids embark on an adventure like no other while it is vacation time with the Kiddie Getaway Club at Acea Subic Beach Resort. Open to little go-getters ages 3 to 12, it is for them to experience the thrill of being a junior hotelier. CREDIT: CONTRIBUTED IMAGES CREDIT: CONTRIBUTED IMAGES This fun-filled workshop includes pizza making, where the mini chefs don their aprons and decorate their scrumptious pizzas. They can also splash around,...


The friendliest countries in the world, ranked

When traveling, there are always places that stand out for their scenic beauty, amazing cuisine, and/or their mark on history. But one of the things that keeps visitors coming back to a country over and over again is the people. Some destinations really excel at making those who visit feel welcome, and it leaves a lasting impression. Website InterNations conducts an annual survey, in order to discover which countries rank the highest for friendliness amongst those who've relocated abroad and amongst foreign travelers. Published by World Population Review, the results for 2024 are in. Does your country rank in the top 30? Click on to find out!


Afghanistan - wish you were here? The Taliban do

Tourism is booming under the Taliban regime as Westerners flock to see its unspoilt sites - but not everyone is winning.


10 of the best beaches and islands in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland

Søndervig, Denmark Sun-seekers and sea-dippers have been heading to Søndervig – known as the Gateway to the North Sea – for more than a century, drawn to its silver-gold sand and grass-tufted dunes. There are good facilities – mini-golf, tennis, trampolines and Segways are all available close to the beach, with a clutch of excellent fish restaurants in the town. The town’s biggest draw is the extraordinary sand sculpture festival, which runs...


Absolutely incredible places to visit in Central America

Central America is generally regarded as being composed of seven countries—Guatemala, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, and Nicaragua. That's seven wonderfully compelling vacation destination options famed for stunningly varied ecosystems, culturally significant historic ruins, and some of the best beaches around. But where do you start? If this part of the world is on your must-see bucket list, click through this gallery for ideas on where to go and what to see!


Your photos: Reliving the sunshine

For three days the West Midlands enjoyed the summer - take a look at the best photos from the last week.


Scotland's biggest airport hit by global IT outage

Scotland's biggest airport descended into chaos yesterday after its computer systems fell victim to the botched software upgrade.


'I went to a European festival and these 10 things were super different to UK events'

I headed to NOS Alive in Portugal to experience the iconic music festival set on the banks of the river Tagus just outside Lisbon, and found ten big differences to UK festivals


Billionaire's fight with council over $45million property

New York-based Australian David Droga, 54, purchased the 1,100sqm 1920s brick house overlooking Tamarama Beach in Sydney's east for a record-breaking $45million in May 2023.


Barcelona pledges to hike tourist tax for cruise passengers

Jaume Collboni, Barcelona's mayor, said the current tourist tax for stopover cruise passengers was 7 euros (£5.90) per day. He did not say by how much the tax would be increased.


Wizz Air’s UK boss hopes to undercut Gulf carriers on Middle East flights

Wizz Air’s UK boss hopes to undercut Gulf carriers on Middle East flights - Marion Geoffroy predicted Airbus A321XLR planes will ‘revolutionise’ air travel from a cost perspective.


Savoy Hotel Manila celebrates six years of excellence, to hold Cebu Food Festival

Savoy Hotel Manila continues to redefine what it means to be the Philippines' premier airport hotel as it celebrates its sixth anniversary. Known for its exceptional service and commitment to sustainability, the hotel offers an unparalleled blend of comfort and convenience, providing a true taste of Filipino hospitality. Embodying its vibrant spirit, Savoy Hotel Manila's tagline, "Color Your Experience," reflects its youthful energy and...


Our family reunion showed how we can unite America

We are one big American family. A variety of states but one homeland. A span of ages but all still Americans. Differences, certainly, but also neighbors who care for each other.


1,600+ US flights canceled Saturday: United, Delta still working to recover from outage

Several U.S. carriers issued ground stops for all their flights early on Friday following a global tech outage, which caused a domino effect for some.


Europe's most underrated cities, according to travel experts

Think of European cities and a plethora of well-known destinations spring to mind. There's no shortage of places to discover the history and culture of this continent. But don't overlook its smaller, less explored cities. Many are hidden gems, far from the hectic crowds, that offer visitors a much more intimate, unspoiled experience. Condé Nast Traveller asked their seasoned contributors to put together a list of Europe's most underrated cities. Using their network of travel specialists and European-based writers, they compiled a list of places you might not have considered—or heard of at all—based on their recommendations. Curious? Click on to uncover Europe's most underrated cities.


Inside new superyacht Ulyssia with 132-room hotel, pools and theatre

The Ulyssia is still some four years away from its expected date of completion, but new images provide unprecedented insight into the life of luxury on board


How to detect hidden cameras in your hotel room or rental home

From hotel rooms to rental homes, hidden cameras can lurk anywhere. These devices can be discretely placed in a nook or cranny to capture your image, activities, and private conversations without you ever knowing. In some cases, hidden cameras can serve legitimate purposes, such as alerting owners of burglaries or keeping an eye on a pet. However, hidden cameras should never exist in private areas to spy on, prank, or extort you. Fortunately, there are several methods travelers can employ to detect these devices. Click on to learn how to check to see if your rental, or your hotel room, has any hidden cameras.


Tried and true tricks to meet locals while traveling alone

Traveling alone can be exciting, invigorating, and eye-opening, but it can also get lonely at times. One of the best parts about traveling to a different country is experiencing the culture via the locals and meeting new people. While it may seem daunting to go out and make friends as you're trying to get your bearings in a new city, there are some tried and true tricks to make the process much easier. Check them out in the gallery!


LTO overwhelmed by Viber messages

MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Saturday said it was already coordinating with Viber Philippines to restore access to the AksyOn the Spot hotline number, which the agency had tapped to expedite the processing of the printing of plastic-printed driver’s license. LTO chief Vigor Mendoza II said the agency’s IT personnel lost access to the AksyOn the Spot hotline 0929-2920865 after it was flooded with inquiries and...


Paradise about to be lost

I haven’t been to Boracay in over 10 years. So I decided to see how it is doing with my visiting California-based daughter. The nice powdery white sand beach that Mother Nature gave us is still as amazing as ever. The rainy weather didn’t let me see a dramatic sunset during our four-day stay. But the way the sun struggles to peek through the thick clouds was drama enough in this rainy season. Then again, Mother Nature can only do so much....


250 tourists from US to visit Northern Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines — Around 250 residents of the United States will join a tour that will be held for the first time in the Northern Mindanao region. Composed of a mix of Filipino-Americans and resident Americans, they would visit the province of Bukidnon, as well as the cities of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro, during the 15th Very Important Pinoy (VIP) Tour. The guests will “immerse in the culture of the indigenous people of Malaybalay (in...


PTAA warns vs online travel scams

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines —The Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) has warned the public of the proliferation of online travel scams that offer cheap local and international vacation plans. Jaison Yang, PTAA spokesman, said the public should be cautious when dealing with these online offers. “One should be cautious when transacting online for travel booking and related matters. These travel online scammers are only waiting for...


Unmissable stops along Ireland's stunning Wild Atlantic Way

A route of epic scenery, Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way covers 1,600 miles (2,600 km) of rugged ocean coast. Its length makes it one of the world's largest defined coastal routes, through the diverse flora and fauna of the Emerald Isle's Atlantic seaboard; punctuated in parts by a stark lunar landscape of limestone, in others by cute and colorful towns and villages. The windswept western periphery of the island, no stranger to storm-force tides, has a distinctive, untamed shoreline. From the most northern point, Malin Head in Co. Donegal, to the most southerly point, Mizen Head in Co. Cork, you will encounter mythic sites, and nature at its most raw and beautiful. Intrigued? Click through the gallery to discover the places you must see along the scenic Wild Atlantic Way.


The 30 loudest animals in the world

Nature truly is a marvel. There are so many unbelievable sights, smells, and in this gallery, sounds. Most people have heard about the legendary howl of a wolf, or the mighty roar of the king of the jungle, yet not many have actually experienced it. The only way to truly understand the intensity of their voices would be to stand before them, but in many cases, that's not a great idea... Instead, we've decided to use the best comparison which is the decibel (represented as dB). The decibel scale shows us how intense a sound is. The higher the number of decibels is, the louder the sound. For reference, a typical car horn can reach 107–109 dB. In this gallery, you'll find 30 of the loudest animals in the world ranked in order of recorded decibels (dB). Click through and prepare to be surprised!


Return of Caribbean parade brightens city streets

An explosion of colour entertains crowds as carnival dancers parade through Coventry city centre.


Moonshot memories: The eternal legacy of Apollo 11

On July 20, 1969, a momentous event took place. The Apollo 11 moon landing was one of the greatest moments not only in US history, but in human history. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people in history to step foot on the moon. Click through the following gallery for a countdown of the events that put the first man on the moon, and the legacy of that historic space mission.


The Hoxton, Lloyd Amsterdam: a shiny new city hangout

The Hoxton, Lloyd Amsterdam: a shiny new city hangout - The Hoxton’s second opening in the Dutch capital breathes new life into a storied building. Its chic and relaxed feel has made its Docklands location a summer hotspot, finds Gina Jackson


Ryanair and EasyJet-friendly bag that 'holds a surprising amount of clothes'

There is a reason these bags have been rated as one of the best Amazon has to offer for travellers


Readers reply: is it true that British people get nicer the farther north you go?

Is it true that British people get nicer the farther north you go? Victoria Miller, Hull Send new questions to [email protected]. Readers reply Depends on your definition of nice. If you want to chat with strangers in a cafe or at a bus stop, your chances are directly proportional to the distance from London. If you want privacy and toleration of difference, London is pretty good for that. The rudest anyone has ever been to me was a bus driver...


How not to put on half a stone on holiday

On holiday, my routine flies out of the window faster than the hot air hits me in the face when the plane doors open. I don’t think twice about the fact that my morning run and yogurt will be replaced with an Aperol spritz and cannoli or that I’ll be sprawled on a sun lounger at the time of day I’d usually be setting off on a two-hour dog walk. Obv...


‘Flipping the Boat’ celebrates Filipino maritime heritage

SAN FRANCISCO – The Manilatown Heritage Foundation, in partnership with the San Francisco Maritime Museum, has launched “Flipping the Boat,” a year-long community engagement project and event. This project aims to foster intergenerational connections and empower the Filipino American community to reclaim their maritime heritage. “As stewards of pre-colonial Philippine art and culture, we recognize the significance of our maritime history,” said...


DOT hails Apayao designation in UNESCO biosphere reserves list

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Tourism (DOT) has welcomed the recent inclusion of Apayao in the UNESCO’s world network of biosphere reserves, which is the fourth in the Philippines to be recognized by the international body. The UNESCO approved the designation of 11 new biosphere reserves, including the Apayao Biosphere Reserve in the Philippines during the 36th session of the International Coordinating Council of the UNESCO Man and the...


Vintage photos of famous cities

Have you ever wondered how some of the world's biggest cities looked like decades ago? Well, this is your chance! In this gallery, we compiled the most amazing vintage photos of numerous capital cities and other major cities. From Europe to North America, and Asia to Africa and further, we've covered many big cities across the globe. Browse through and marvel at these retro pictures of famous cities.


BTS's V recalls the time Jungkook spontaneously flew to Hawaii for vacation with him

Did you know? Jungkook of BTS once flew 4,687 miles from South Korea just to spend a vacation with his fellow member V! On Instagram story on Sunday, V posted some photos with Jungkook from their Hawaii trip. In the caption, the BTS member detailed that while he was in Hawaii for a vacation, he told Jungkook, "Jungkook, I'm in Hawaii right now. I want to see you," as translated from Korean to English. The group's golden maknae then quickly flew...


Presidential Museum at Baguio Mansion House opening soon

MANILA, Philippines —A Presidential Museum inspired by the one in Manila will soon be open to the pubic at the Mansion House in Baguio City, First Lady Liza Araneta-Marcos announced on Saturday. “This beautiful space will be open to the public very soon and I can’t wait for everyone to see it,” Araneta-Marcos said in an Instagram post. “If you want to take a peek, visit our website: museums.gov.ph. A heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in...


Her $5,500 infirmary bill was higher than the cruise itself: How she got it covered

A traveler disembarked her Caribbean cruise cruise last year with over $5,500 in onboard medical bills. Here's how travel insurance covered all of it.


The Spanish fightback against record tourism

Activists say spiralling housing costs are due to properties being bought by foreigners - or rented over the summer.


This Gen Zer traveled to 10 countries in 3 years. Here's how she did it while earning $25 an hour.

Explore how a Gen Zer funds her travels by waiting tables and volunteer exchange sites like Worldpackers.


10 Aesthetic Airbnbs in Seoul to Live Out Your K-Drama Dreams

Traveling to Seoul soon?


In a multi-airport set-up, how can Clark keep up?

MANILA, Philippines — Clark International Airport may be flying in turbulent skies as the gateway was underutilized by 75 percent last year and is nowhere near regaining pre-pandemic levels, with both domestic and international passenger traffic down by double digits. Further, Clark is just two hours away from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), which will undergo a P170.6-billion upgrade under a consortium led by San Miguel Corp....


The bus driven by volunteers that became a lifeline

The volunteer-run Heather Hopper takes people who don't drive on trips to markets, cafes, and pubs.


Chile 11-52 Scotland: Have your say

Scotland secured a third win from three on their summer tour of the Americas, with a convincing eight-try win against Chile What did you make of their performance? Who stood out for you? Were you watching at home or are you one of the lucky few who made the trip over to South America? We want to hear from you.


Flights resume after global IT crash wreaks havoc

Planes were gradually taking off again Saturday after global airlines, banks and media were thrown into turmoil by one of the biggest IT crashes in recent years, caused by an update to an antivirus program. Passenger crowds had swelled at airports on Friday as dozens of flights were cancelled after an update to a program operating on Microsoft Windows crashed systems worldwide. By Saturday, officials said the situation had returned virtually to...