Traveling may have been put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but after almost 7 months, some places are slowly opening up their doors and tourism activities and are easing up into the new normal.
The traveling landscape may vary greatly from what we are used to, but with enthusiasm, renewed wonder, and sound practices on health and hygiene, there is no way we cannot nail this new way of traveling in the new normal.
Here are top travel must-haves in this challenging times:
Secure your Health Documents ~ since restrictions and quarantines are still in place in a number of areas, it is best to keep all your health clearance and records handy when you travel so you can easily show them to airport security or other travel authorities. While you are at it, you might also want to consider including your medical, health, or “nofollow”Marine insurance ID’s and papers at the ready.
Bring your own Personal Effects ~ for hygienic and safety purposes, it is highly recommended to bring your personal items like towels, slippers, utensils, and water bottles, especially during long travel when you would like to keep yourself hydrated. Bringing your own stuff will increase the chances of minimizing your exposure to the virus.
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
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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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:
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.
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