Accommodations: You Are Safe At The Manila Hotel

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The historic hotel partially reopens in time for its 108th anniversary with upgraded
hygiene protocols for guest safety; and launches special anniversary promo

Just a day before the historic hotel’s founding anniversary, The Manila Hotel plans to partially open its doors to its valued guests, with the famed Café Ilang Ilang, the Lobby Lounge, and the Delicatessen resuming operations on July 3, 2020. A rebirth of sorts after months of following the government’s quarantine protocols, the hotel has adjusted along with the rest of the world in navigating the “new normal,” and puts a high premium on the well-being of guests.

With the lobby shining bright anew signifying eternal hope, The Manila Hotel commemorates its 108th founding anniversary on July 4 by welcoming guests with an enduring brand of service that is now focused on enhanced health, hygiene, and sanitation protocols in line with DOH guidelines.

As the hotel prepares for the reopening, Atty Joey Lina, the president of The Manila Hotel, assures the public, “You are safe here. We have taken every precaution to heart so you and your loved ones can have peace of mind when you visit or stay with us.”

To its valued guests who are waiting for Café Ilang Ilang to open, The Manila Hotel offers its 108th Anniversary Promo that gives the first 108 customers for the first 108 days of its reopening (including Saturdays and Sundays) a special dining rate of only Php1,250 for lunch, and only Php1,550 for dinner. Café Ilang Ilang likewise returns with a new system for dining where guests can “order and eat all you can,” meaning they can order as much food as they want from the selection of dishes at a fixed price. Continue reading

Travel: 5 Top Tips For Your Next Road Trip

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Going on a road trip is always exciting. It is a great way to relax, see a bit more of the world, and bond with your family and friends.

We may not be able to go to as many road trips as we can given the current conditions of our world, but it is always a good thing to look forward to the day when we can finally put the Covid-19 virus behind us and go back to our normal lives. And, here are a few travel tips to consider for when that time finally comes:

Tag Your Family or Friends Along

It pays to tag your family or your close friends along to keep you company on the road. Being with the people you value the most will make the experience more fun and ultimately worthwhile. For those on a budget, it will also mean having more people to chip in on food and lodging expenses so your road trip won’t burn a hole in your pocket.

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5 Top Travel Essentials

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One of the exciting part of traveling is packing up for your journey. You must pack stuff depending on your destination and the time of your travel. Appropriate clothes and gear can make or break your trip so it is a must that you plan ahead when packing up those items for your travel.

Here are 5 top travel essentials that you ought to make sure you have got stowed on your backpack or luggage before you leave home:

Travel Essentials 

This include passports, Visa, boarding passes, identification cards, and other travel documents. Your wallet, cash, and credit cards also constitutes your travel essentials, along with your mobile phone, charger, contacts and glasses, and prescription medicine. Make sure to stash this in your hand carry or somewhere you can easily retrieve them when the need arises.

Clothing

Make sure to pack the appropriate clothes and do not forget to pack enough for the duration of your trip to save you a trip to the laundromat or a trip to the mall for an emergency clothes shopping. Depending on the season and your destination, make sure you pack enough tops and jeans, a jacket or windbreaker, a versatile scarf, a good number of underpants, as well as sleeping clothes, and enough pair of socks. If you are heading for the beach, make sure to throw in a couple of your bathing suits or rashguards. Continue reading

8 Tips On How To Practice Sustainable Travel

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Photo by Frank Vessia on Unsplash

Traveling increases your carbon footprint and may not go well with sustainable living. However, this should not stop you from doing what you love. After all, eco tourism is fast becoming a trend and more eco-conscious people are joining together to facilitate sustainable travel and tourism programs. This allows people to travel and explore the world with minimal impact on the environment.

According to National Geographic there are 3 pillars of sustainable tourism. These include ~ protecting cultural and natural heritage, employing environment-friendly practices, and providing tangible social and economic benefits for local communities. Here are a few tips and tricks on how you can travel without harming nature or adding up to current climate issues:

Travel Locally

You consume less energy when you do local travel. That is why advocates of sustainable travel highly encourage this. Book a local hotel staycation or plan a weekend at the local park or museum. Or you can explore a trail nearby for an afternoon of family hike. You can even take the little ones to the local library to experience something new. Imagine the possibilities and the wonders you will discover as you explore local treasures and attractions. If traveling far cannot be avoided, though, New York Times suggests you opt for more sustainable destinations. Continue reading