3 Philippine hotels receive 2018 Forbes 5-Star award

Feb 20, 2018 - 9:43 PM

Nüwa at City of Dreams Manila, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila, and Sky Tower at Solaire Resort and Casino are all 5-Star properties, according to the Forbes Travel Guide

66 feared dead as plane crashes in Iran mountains

Feb 18, 2018 - 3:58 PM

(4th UPDATE) An Iranian passenger plane has crashed into the country's Zagros mountains with more than 50 people on board, the head of the country's emergency services says

ATR PLANE. In this file photo, a French-made ATR-72 owned by Iran's Aseman Airlines sits on the tarmac at Dubai airport on July 29, 2008. A similar plane was involved in the February 2018 crash. Marwan Naamani/AFP

Travel diaries: Discovering Isabela's rich history

Feb 18, 2018 - 11:30 AM

One of the north's biggest province is getting attention thanks to emerging tourism attractions

Wanda Teo defends overseas trips of DOT clerks, drivers

Feb 16, 2018 - 4:52 PM

Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo says she chose to send some rank-and-file employees to official trips abroad since they have never gone overseas

TOURISM CHIEF. Reporters interview Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo in Davao City on February 16, 2018. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

From traveling the world to business owners: How this El Nido glamping site came to be

Feb 11, 2018 - 9:30 PM

'So how did we get end up creating The Birdhouse El Nido after being unemployed for a year and a half?' Contributor Mark Anthony-Villaflor tells us all

What to expect at the PTAA Travel Tour Expo 2018

Feb 10, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Time to plan your vacation schedule for 2018!

PTAA TRAVEL EXPO 2018. Get the best deals on travel at the annual expo this year! Photo shows Cagayan de Oro, which is one of the destinations Philippine Airlines (PAL) flies to – PAL is one of the major sponsors of PTAA TTE 2018. Screengrab from Instagram/flypal

Heading to the U.S. for a weekend vacation? It's possible!

Feb 09, 2018 - 8:49 PM

Planning a trip to Guam? Here's everything you need to know

RIVER CRUISE. The best way to get to know Guam's Valley of the Latte is taking a relaxing cruise through the river. Photo by Nick Olayao

Dubai airport retains top international spot in 2017

Feb 05, 2018 - 4:21 PM

Dubai airport was the world's busiest for international passengers in 2017 for the fourth year running, with 88.2 million travelers

BUSY AIRPORT. A picture take on September 14, 2017 shows Emirates planes parked at the tarmac at Dubai's International Airport. Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

IATA chief warns about rising cost of airport expansion

Feb 05, 2018 - 2:36 PM

The 'skyrocketing' costs of expanding airport infrastructure must be controlled to keep flight tickets affordable, the boss of airline industry group IATA warns

BUSY TARMAC. Various commercial aircraft are seen parked on the tarmac at the Changi International airport in Singapore on October 31, 2017. Roslan Rahman/AFP

Isabela's Bambanti festival is not just about scarecrows

Feb 05, 2018 - 12:15 PM

The Bambanti festival showcases the province's local products and produce

Atom Araullo reflects on starting over, courage, and the power of social media

Feb 03, 2018 - 10:22 AM

Atom is taking on new challenges – both personal and professional – this 2018

A quick guide to budget-friendly traveling

Jan 31, 2018 - 11:28 AM

Don’t let your money fly away whenever you travel. Here’s how you can keep your trips within the budget

Bad trips with Troy and KC Montero

Jan 30, 2018 - 8:00 PM

What to do when your vacation sucks? If you're a Montero brother, turn it into a TV show

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Red card for Vietjet after lingerie model football stunt

Jan 29, 2018 - 3:24 PM

Vietjet comes under fire for sending models in barely-there costumes to join the country's under-23 football squad on a flight home heading home from China

CONTROVERSIAL AIRLINE. This file photo taken on February 18, 2016 shows a VietJet Air plane preparing to take off at Hanoi's Noi Bai International airport. Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

5th SIA Showcase and Travel Fair: Premium travel deals, lower prices

Jan 26, 2018 - 8:39 PM

(UPDATED) 84 destinations at lower prices

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How Pacsafe's co-founders turned an accident into an international brand

Jan 26, 2018 - 5:34 PM

From an unfortunate accident to the anti-theft bags we know today – here's how Pacsafe came to be

Infographic: Travel smarter with a little help from these apps

Jan 22, 2018 - 6:17 PM

Flight delays, long lines — these may be unavoidable travel stressors, but here are ways you can make the experience easier and enjoyable

Emirates announces $16-B deal for 36 A380s

Jan 18, 2018 - 7:43 PM

(UPDATED) The company says it has placed firm orders for 20 of the double-decker aircraft with options for a further 16. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2020.

BIG BIRD. A picture take on September 14, 2017 shows an Airbus A380 of Emirates landing at the tarmac at Dubai's International Airport. Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

Incheon airport opens new terminal before Olympics

Jan 18, 2018 - 4:02 PM

The new terminal will allow 18 million more passengers to pass through the Seoul-area hub each year

BRAND NEW. The mascot of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics is set at the arrival gate of Terminal 2 of Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, on January 18, 2018. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

A first timer's experience traveling business class

Jan 18, 2018 - 12:10 PM

Flying business class with Singapore Airlines is definitely a must for those who prefer a posh retreat

Everything you need to know to apply for a Schengen visa

Jan 17, 2018 - 2:56 PM

(UPDATED) If a 21-year-old can do it, so can you. Here are all the details you will need to get that elusive visa!

Airbus warns A380 program at risk as orders dry up

Jan 16, 2018 - 7:19 AM

So far, the A380 has cost Airbus 18 billion to 20 billion euros, and the company says it needs to build at least 6 a year for the program to remain viable

FYING AWAY. This file photo taken on June 21, 2017 shows an Airbus A380 during a flying display at the International Paris Air Show in Le Bourget outside Paris. Christophe Archambault/AFP

Menikmati pesona Lut Tawar di Tanah Gayo

Jan 15, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Waktu yang paling tepat menikmati Lut Tawar ialah di pagi hari. Sebelum matahari terbit, air danau tampak seperti embun

LUT TAWAR. Pesona keindahan danau Lut Tawar di pagi hari. Foto oleh Habil Razali/Rappler

Turkish passenger plane skids off runway onto seaside cliff

Jan 15, 2018 - 9:13 AM

The cause of the incident was unknown but an investigation is under way

OFF THE RUNWAY. A Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737 passenger plane is seen struck in mud on an embankment, a day after skidding off the airstrip, after landing at Trabzon's airport on the Black Sea coast on January 14, 2018. Stringer/Ilhas News Agency/AFP

Fall in the Swedish Lapland

Jan 13, 2018 - 8:00 PM

A mountain climber shares his experience hiking in the mountains of the North

U.S. revamps travel warning system, ranks countries

Jan 11, 2018 - 7:51 AM

Officials insist the change is to make advice clearer to US travelers, but the travel warning system has long been controversial and often offends foreign capitals

Release your inner Mongol: Camping in the Gobi Desert

Jan 02, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Camp under the same stars that lit the nights of Genghis Khan

2017 safest year for post-war civil aviation – industry agencies

Jan 02, 2018 - 8:16 PM

But while last year's statistics were good news, 'a note of caution needs to be sounded'

BUSY AIRPORT. In this file photo, an Aeroflot aircraft takes off at Moscow's Sheremetyevo international airport on June 14, 2017. Kiril Kudrayvtsev/AFP

PAL hopeful to become 4-star airline this 2018

Jan 02, 2018 - 5:42 PM

This is part of its efforts to earn 5-star status as a globally competitive full-service airline by 2020, along with carriers like EVA Air and Garuda Indonesia

BECOMING 5-STAR. PAL is currently rated as 3-star airline by London-based air transport rating organization Skytrax. Photo courtesy of PAL Corporate Communications

VIRAL: AirAsia tagged as 'worst' airline over baggage, PWD assistance fees

Dec 31, 2017 - 5:33 PM

Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin Remulla slams AirAsia for being the 'lousiest airline in the world'

WATCH: Czeching Out Prague

Dec 30, 2017 - 12:41 PM

Join this virtual trip – or pilgrimage – to the historic fort of Vyšehrad, Charles Bridge, and the famous church of the Infant Jesus of Prague in the Czech Republic

LANDMARK IN PRAGUE. Charles Bridge, the oldest bridge in Prague, Czech Republic, is adorned with around 30 images of Catholic saints. File photo by AFP

House urges Duterte to increase gov't local travel allowance to P2,000

Dec 28, 2017 - 3:44 PM

According to House Resolution No. 243, travel allowance should be increased from P800 to P2,000 a day with a breakdown of P1,000 for accommodation, P600 for meals, and P400 for incidental expenses

Duterte on son’s resignation, NCCC mall fire, Peya Travel owner arrested | Evening wRap

Dec 26, 2017 - 7:12 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Police arrest co-owner of travel agency that left OFWs stranded in HK – reports

Dec 26, 2017 - 4:49 PM

Rhea Donna Boyce, who is from the Philippines, is arrested on Christmas Day 'for conspiracy to defraud'

BALIKBAYAN. Overseas Filipino Workers in Hong Kong typically look forward to the Christmas holiday as a chance to see their loved ones back home. File photo by David Lozada/Rappler

Travel Guide: Camping in Mongolia

Dec 24, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Here's how you can make the most of this beautifully rugged destination

WHITE. The snow-capped mountains, hills and rocks make for a beautiful landscape. All photos by Joshua Berida

House urges Duterte to exempt BIMP-EAGA from travel tax

Dec 22, 2017 - 5:44 PM

House Resolution 1463 seeks to grant the travel tax exemption 'to help enhance trade, tourism, and investments in the said area'

Cebu Pacific to give free flights to OFWs stranded in Hong Kong

Dec 22, 2017 - 12:55 PM

So far, the Gokongwei-owned airline has found 50 available seats on Christmas Day for OFWs whose flights were paid but not booked by Peya Travel

FREE FLIGHTS. Cebu Pacific gives away seats for Hong Kong OFWs on Christmas day. Rappler file photo

OFWs stranded in Hong Kong after agency fails to confirm flight bookings

Dec 20, 2017 - 5:07 PM

Overseas Filipino workers fear not being able to get home in time for Christmas after agency Peya Travel fails to secure plane seats for them

Rappler Gift Guide: Stocking stuffers for travelers

Dec 20, 2017 - 12:04 PM

Make sure you give their gifts to them before their next flight out!

Atlanta airport says power back after major flight delays

Dec 18, 2017 - 3:42 PM

An outage left passengers in the dark and affected hundreds of flights at the world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

STRANDED. This picture obtained on the twitter account of Mike Vizdos and taken on December 17, 2017 shows passengers waiting in the terminal of the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Mike Vizdos/Twitter/AFP

Jalan-jalan di Selandia Baru dengan 'campervan'

Dec 17, 2017 - 9:44 PM

Ikuti cerita perjalanan Tommy Walker dan Mitchie saat musim dingin di Selandia Baru

Travel advisory: Cancelled flights, December 17, 2017

Dec 17, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for the latest air and sea travel advisories related to Tropical Depression Urduja (Kai-tak)

Planes are parked at the tarmac of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila on August 5, 2010. Noel Celis/AFP

End of an era: Boeing 747 takes last U.S. commercial flight

Dec 17, 2017 - 10:42 AM

Nearly 50 years after the its debut, the 747 will take its final commercial flight with an American carrier

QUEEN OF THE SKIES. A promotional photo of Delta Airlines' Boeing 747-400 plane. Photo courtesy Delta Airlines

Travel advisories: Flights, boat trips cancelled due to Urduja

Dec 16, 2017 - 3:53 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for the latest air and sea travel advisories related to Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak)

PUMMELED. €‹Heavy winds and rainfall pound Tacloban City as Urduja is expected to make landfall in Eastern Samar in the afternoon, Saturday, December 16. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Destinasi wisata wajib di 5 negara Asia

Dec 11, 2017 - 5:04 PM

Simak 5 destinasi wisata andalan masing-masing negara

Heavy snow causes travel mayhem in northern Europe

Dec 11, 2017 - 5:30 AM

The heaviest snowfall in 4 years in Britain causes travel mayhem, while flights get cancelled in Germany and a ferry runs aground in France

SNOWY DAY. Pedestrians walk over the Millennium Bridge with St Paul's Cathedral pictured in the background as snow falls over central London on December 10, 2017. Daniel Sorabji/AFP

Jovellar underground river: Empowering a community through ecotourism

Dec 10, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The Jovellar underground river project is a combination of community-based tourism and ecotourism where both the environment and the community benefit from each other

SIGHT TO BEHOLD. The 180-meter-long underground river is hidden in Jovellar, Albay, and is now slowly gaining traction. Photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

Sebelum mendaki gunung, jangan lupa membawa 12 barang ini!

Dec 10, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Saat melakukan perjalanan mendaki gunung, kita tentu tidak dapat melakukannya secara asal-asalan, perlu persiapan khusus

Foto dari dokumen Priceza Indonesia/Shutterstock

My life itinerary: Beyond curated social feeds

Dec 09, 2017 - 7:29 AM

'You might think that I’m just one of those travel bloggers who go on trips sponsored by airlines or hotels. I am not.'

Mencermati fenomena millenial berburu liburan murah

Dec 07, 2017 - 7:06 PM

Apapun rela dilakukan para millenial demi bisa bepergian dengan biaya rendah