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Newport World Resorts opens first urban farm

THE country's pioneering integrated resort, Newport World Resorts, is taking a bolder step in its property-wide I Love Earth (ILE) sustainability program with the launch of a technology-controlled on-site farm, through Marriott Hotel Manila, to grow high-value vegetables for use in its restaurants. The collaborators have tapped BoomGrow, a regional agriculture technology start-up, to develop the first ILE Urban Farm within the property as part...

Foreign chambers seek creation of PTSB

MANILA, Philippines — The members of the Joint Chambers of the Philippines (JFC), along with the Safe Travel Alliance (STA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), are urging both houses of Congress to reconsider and approve the bill creating the Philippine Transportation Safety Board (PTSB) after the air traffic systems glitch that affected the country’s main gateway. “The recent incident involving the Ninoy Aquino International...

Ryanair sees "robust" travel demand over Easter, summer holidays

By Scott Kanowsky -- Ryanair Holdings PLC (IR:RYA) says it expects to see strong passenger demand over its key Easter and summer travel seasons, as more tourists from Asia and North America return to Europe due to the reopening of...

10 typical breakfasts in the world: have you ever tried them?

Breakfast is undoubtedly an important meal and each country has its typical breakfast to enjoy. Some are known, such as the classic croissant to be enjoyed in France or eggs and bacon inevitable in the United States. But what are other breakfasts to discover around the world? There are so many! Today we bring you our selection of breakfasts that should be tried at least once in your life. Maybe you've already tried some? Browse the gallery to discover the 10 typical breakfasts of the world to try.

Thailand could introduce a fee for tourists: how much it would cost from June

Starting in June 2023, Thailand could introduce a fee for tourists, as announced by Tourism Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, quoted by Bangkok media. According to what has been learned, the date of arrival and not the date of booking the trip may prevail to apply the fee. While waiting for the government to give the final go-ahead, it is known that the fee should be around 9 euros (300 baht) and that it will be applied, presumably, through air tickets. The hypothesis, from what filters from Bangkok, is that the money collected through the payment of the fee goes to cover medical expenses for foreigners involved in accidents or injuries within the country but also to support investments for development in tourist destinations.

WTTC, report reveals shift toward sustainable travel

A MAJOR new report by World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and the Group, together with Deloitte, revealed a heightened appetite for sustainable tourism among consumers with 69 percent of travelers actively seeking sustainable travel options. In this follow-up report, WTTC joined forces again with leading global travel service provider Group and its major consumer brands, namely, Ctrip and Skyscanner Group...

TREASURE announces second date for 2023 Manila show

Filipino Teumes have something to celebrate as TREASURE announces an additional date for their 2023 HELLO Tour in Manila. Full story:

Boeing to deliver last 747, the plane that democratized flying

BOEING is set to officially bid farewell to the original jumbo jet, the 747, as it makes its final commercial delivery of an aircraft that democratized flying and serves US presidents. Thousands of current and former employees will converge Tuesday afternoon at Boeing's factory in Everett, Washington, in the Northwestern part of the United States for a final sendoff celebration in parallel with the delivery of a Boeing 747-8 cargo plane to Atlas...

10 places not to be missed in 2023, the suggestions of the New York Times

The experts of the New York Times have drawn up a list of over fifty places that it is recommended to visit during 2023. It is, in all, 52 interesting places from different points of view. Whether it's cultural trips, food and wine tours, adventure or nature, through this list anyone can find suggestions and advice for the ideal destinations for their holidays. The list drawn up by the New York Times indicates places that meet some or all of these criteria. Where would you like to go?

Statue of Liberty: not only a symbol of New York, here are some cities that have a copy

The Statue of Liberty in New York is one of the most famous monuments in the world and millions of visitors admire it every year. However, the statue is not only in New York because several replicas are present in many cities around the world, which have chosen to have it both because the work is a symbol of freedom and because some of the cities in question are linked in some way to this monument (think of Paris, since it was France that gave the statue to the United States). Among the countries that boast replicas of the Statue of Liberty are Germany, Italy, China and Japan.

Rescuers searching for downed plane get sick

CAUAYAN CITY: A team of rescuers helping search for the missing Cessna plane in Divilacan, Isabela had to be replaced after its members fell ill. Divilacan disaster risk reduction management officer Ezequiel Chavez said they had to deploy backup rescuers from the composite teams of police, soldiers, firefighters, environment rangers, disaster responders, and volunteers from the Agtas and Dumagats as some rescuers deployed earlier got sick. A...

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36 Years: Where in the world is President Marcos?

How much traveling is too much traveling? Let’s talk about President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s eight trips so far in his first seven months in office, zeroing in on the bigger picture: What image is the President forging both here and abroad? Rappler's Bea Cupin talks to Marites Vitug, Rappler’s editor-at-large, about the history of presidential travel, why it’s necessary, and why sometimes, it’s superfluous.

THE MAJESTIC VIEW — Mt. Maruyog’s Nature Farm | Stand for Truth

Bukod sa ganda ng kanilang agri-ecotourism site, masarap na pagkain at mayamang kultura ng Brooke’s Point, Palawan, may pahabol pang pasyalan ang lugar na ito — ang paanan ng Mt. Maruyog! Ang ganda ng bundok, matatanaw up close sa Maruyog Farm and Garden Resort. Pasyalan ang ganda ng Mt. Maruyog sa video na ito! EXPLORE THE REST OF STAND FOR TRUTH’S SOUTHERN PALAWAN BUCKET LIST HERE: ✅ PART 1: EXPLORING BROOKE’S POINT — ✅ PART 2: PALAWAN’S CHAOLONG — ✅ PART 3: BROOKE’S POINT’S CULTURE AND ARTS:

Which myths were inspired by real events? From Atlantis to the Great Flood

Plectrum: hydrogen superyacht, measuring 74 meters and flying over the water at 140 Km/h

It's called Plectrum the latest luxury yacht designed by the Italian design studio Lazzarini. 74 meters long, it is designed to be the fastest in its category thanks to a system equal to that of a hydrofoil. The inspiration comes from the catamarans of the America's Cup but instead of being pushed by the wind, "Plectrum" moves and rises above the surface of the water before leaving. Plectrum is very powerful with three hydrogen-powered engines of 5000 hp each that allow it to reach a maximum speed of 75 knots (140 km / h). The construction is entirely made of carbon fiber composite materials.

Ancient handprint discovered in an excavation in Jerusalem

Elements of the fortifications of ancient Jerusalem and a mysterious handprint carved into the rock were discovered in the city during excavations carried out by the Israel Antiquities Authority. Archaeological excavations were carried out along the main street Sultan Suleiman which runs adjacent to the city walls. During the excavations was brought to light part of a deep defensive moat that surrounded the city walls, probably dating back to the tenth century AD and perhaps earlier. An unexplained handprint was discovered in a spot carved into the moat wall.

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Revenge travel to Japan this 2023

Get your passports ready because 2023 is a year for your travel plans to come true!

Rep. Castro hits VAT refund for foreign tourists amid price hikes

House Deputy Minority Leader France Castro on Monday said instead of providing Value Added Tax (VAT) refunds for tourists, the government should repeal VAT and excise taxes on fuel and other basic goods and services. Castro issued the statement after President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. approved the VAT Refund Program for foreign tourists by 2024 in a bid to boost tourist arrivals in the country. According to Malacañang, such policy was...

Best Travel & Tourism stocks to follow in 2022.

Travel and tourism is a broad category, with a diverse list of well-known brands. Ecotourism is a fast-growing niche, especially among young travelers. Tourism sector has been perhaps the hardest hit part of the economy by the COVID-19 pandemic. This list presents some of the best travel and tourism stocks to track in the post-pandemic era. The list's performance is calculated on an equally weighted method.

The 9 best food experiences in Akron

Akron In northeastern Ohio, the medium-sized town of Akron is nestled. Parks cover more than 6,000 acres in the city, and nearby lakes and reservoirs, as well as many golf courses, provide recreational opportunities; Cuyahoga Valley National Park's southern boundary is just north of Akron. Another famous attraction in Akron is the Akron Art Museum,...

AirAsia offers flights for as low as P22 until Feb. 5

How does an out-of-town Valentine’s Day date sound to you? If you’ve been wanting to spend some time with your significant other outside the metro for a change, there’s no better time than now to book a flight to a stunning local destination as AirAsia is offering domestic flights for as low as P22. With a booking period from Jan. 30 to Feb. 5, you...

Grab a Scoop of Bohol Bee Farm's Signature Ice Cream Right Here in the Metro

And yes, the cassava cones are here too.

20 surprising breakfast foods around the world

What you eat for breakfast might vary slightly day-to-day, depending on what you’re in the mood for and the amount of time you have to prepare a meal. However, the options are pretty standard in the Western world: cereal, toast, eggs, bacon, oatmeal, pancakes. If you’re looking to broaden your breakfast horizons, consider biting into these amazing breakfast foods from around the world.

The most beautiful college campus in every state

The United States boasts some truly stunning college campuses. These 50 beautiful universities earn top marks for architecture, green space, the surrounding landscape, or all three.

Some of the most unique museums in the world

Some of the strangest museums in the world. The world is a place rich in art and everywhere you can find more or less interesting museums that tell the story of the city and its inhabitants. What is rarer to find are those particular museums, which tell a unique story of its kind and that you will hardly find easily in your city: unless you live in one of the cities that host these museums! These museums will make you discover an unexpected and fun side of each of these cities! Here is a list of the most special museums in the world!

20 mysterious wonders discovered by archaeologists

Forget Indiana Jones! Some of the most important archaeological discoveries in history are more fascinating than fiction. Here are 20 incredible finds that continue to inspire a sense of wonder and sometimes even outlandish theories. Who knows when the next major discovery will be made!

New depictions of PH history at the Knights of Rizal Museum

THE International Assembly of the Order of the Knights of Rizal is being convened starting from Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, at the Manila Hotel under the leadership of Angono Vice Mayor and Supreme Commander Sir Gerardo V. Calderon, KGCR. I am a founding member of the historians' chapter which was organized on April 14, 2012, upon the encouragement of former Supreme Commander Sir Pablo S. Trillana, KGCR. Last night, Jan. 30, 2023, upon our chapter's...

The new public baths in Tokyo designed by a well-known designer, photos

A new public toilet site designed by Marc Newson located under a highway overpass in Tokyo, Japan. According to media sources, the Australian designer Marc Newson created the public bath, adorned with a traditional copper roof, in the Shibuya area of Tokyo, as part of the Tokyo Toiletproject. The toilet is the latest addition to a city project that has seen toilets designed by many architects, including an innovative transparent WC that has gone viral on the internet.

Direct Flights to the Las Vegas of Asia Start This March

Here's how you can fly direct to Macau.

These devices will be used to issue tickets to traffic violators starting next week

They will soon be able to accept on-the-spot payments in the future as well

The hardest languages in the world to learn

Trying to pick up a new language is hard, although the results are definitely worth it. If you’re starting your language-learning journey, it’s useful to know which languages are particularly challenging for native English speakers. These 10 languages are beautiful in their own right—but they have a reputation for being tough for English speakers to learn.

Authorities continue search for missing Cessna plane in Isabela

Authorities continue search for missing Cessna plane in Isabela

Foreign businesses urge creation of Philippine Transportation Safety Board

Following the recent outage that caused the cancellation of hundreds of flights to and from Manila, the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) — an umbrella group of foreign businesses in the Philippines — on Monday called for the creation of a transportation safety board. In a statement, the JFC said it joined other groups, such as the Safe Travel Alliance (STA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), in calling on lawmakers to pass the...

Headed to Chandler? Here's what you shouldn't miss!

Chandler, Arizona, is a well-known museum where guests can enjoy various art and history displays. Guests will have a great time in the city since they can also visit the Arizona Railway Museum. Visitors can admire the antique locomotives and rail artifacts here. Chandler is a great place to explore for those who want to learn more about local hist...

Relics of St. Therese arrives in Bulacan

BULACAN Gov. Daniel Fernando on Friday joined the Diocese of Malolos in welcoming the fifth Philippine visit of the Pilgrim Relics of St. Therese of the Child Jesus in commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary and 100th beatification anniversary of the saint at the Bulacan Provincial Capitol in the City of Malolos. The centennial reliquary, which will be toured in different parts of the country, came from the Basilica of Lisieux in France. It...

Beatles, Rolling Stones and many others: how did the name of the most famous band come about?

Puns, references to events of the past or random terms: often behind the birth of the name of some of the most famous band in the world there are very curious anecdotes. Some names were born almost by chance, such as that of the Rolling Stones, while others derive from musical characters of the past, as in the case of the Pink Floyd. Here's where the name of some of the main groups that have made the history of music, especially in the world of rock come from: browse the photo gallery to learn more!

Remember that rider’s lounge infested by non-riders at a mall? It’s now closed off

A new photo of the lounge being cordoned off and manned by a security guard has earned mixed reactions.

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LTFRB finds commuters using illegal Russian ride-hailing apps amid transpo crisis

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board says some commuters are resorting to illegal and potentially dangerous ride-hailing apps. Full story:

Search and rescue ops para sa nawawalang Cessna plane, pahirapan dahil sa sama ng panahon

Search and rescue ops para sa nawawalang Cessna plane, pahirapan dahil sa sama ng panahon

Flight delayed, woman arrested for making bomb joke

A flight from Davao to Manila was delayed for more than two hours on Sunday after a passenger made a bomb joke. Aviation authorities ordered all passengers to deplane after a woman was heard making a bomb joke. As part of security protocol, all bags and luggage on the Cebu Pacific plane were inspected and the plane was taken to an isolation bay. CAAP spokesman Eric Apolonio said that the CEB flight 5J970, which was carrying 221 passengers,...

The spectacular football field built on a rock is among the most beautiful in the world

The Henningsvaer Stadion is considered one of the most beautiful football fields in the world. Built on a rock in Henningsvaer — a fishing village on the islands Lofoten, Norway — it has no grandstands or other amenities and at the moment would only host amateur youth teams. The stadium is located about 200 km from the Arctic Circle and despite the harsh climate, the synthetic turf manages to remain perfect, thanks to the leveling of the rock layer and the latest generation lighting. The football field has gained great notoriety since the 2000s, when aerial images taken by drones began to spread.

14 Tourist hotspots in Ogden that live up to the hype

Score Huge Discounts on Your Travel to Japan, Korea + More at This Weekend Expo

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20 facts you didn’t know about the Moon

For centuries, the Moon has been a fascination for philosophers, poets and scientists, and a constant presence in our night sky. From its origins to its influence on human life, here are 20 things worth knowing about Earth’s majestic companion satellite.