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The Philippines is the best diving destination according to the World Travel Awards

Dec 01, 2019 - 5:44 PM

Amanpulo Resort is recognized as World’s Leading Dive Resort

Why Singles’ Day is the perfect travel opportunity for you

Nov 08, 2019 - 6:09 PM

Use these 5 tips to prepare for the Singles' Day online frenzy on November 11

Resorts World operator to delist from PSE on October 21

Oct 14, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Travellers International buys back its shares at just P5.50 apiece, much lower than its IPO price of P11 back in 2013

Liquidators start dismantling Britain's Thomas Cook

Oct 10, 2019 - 2:05 PM

Hays Travel acquires Thomas Cook's 555 United Kingdom stores for an undisclosed sum and says it will hire 'as many Thomas Cook staff as possible'

POSSIBLE COLLAPSE. British travel firm Thomas Cook could collapse unless the government intervenes. Photo from Shutterstock

Filipinos have more in common with Brazilians than we realize

Oct 02, 2019 - 6:05 PM

Though Brazilians speak Portuguese, the Filipino language has just enough Spanish words for any Filipino to connect with them

Sunseekers feel the strain of Thomas Cook crisis

Sep 22, 2019 - 11:20 PM

With British travel giant Thomas Cook in trouble, travelers fear they will be unable to return home or their trips will not push through

British tourists walk outside the Orange Beach hotel in in Tunisia's coastal town of Hammamet on September 23 2019. - Thomas Cook's 178-year existence was hanging by a thread on Sunday after the iconic British travel firm struggled to find further private investment and is now relying on an unlikely government bailout. Holidaymakers were already reporting problems, with guests at a hotel in Tunisia owed money by Thomas Cook being asked for extra money before being allowed to leave, according to a tourist interviewed by AFP. (Photo by ANIS MILI / AFP)

What should cities do to attract more tourists?

Sep 05, 2019 - 1:50 PM

Experts share some insights into how local governments can help boost, and sustain, their tourism industry

How the way we travel has changed

Sep 04, 2019 - 7:50 PM

There’s an emphasis on enriching, immersive experiences

Resorts World Manila operator voluntarily delists from PSE

Aug 14, 2019 - 5:35 PM

Travellers International says its conversion from a public entity into a private company will allow it to address 'evolving market demands' without compromising business strategies

U.S. upgrades Hong Kong travel warning as airport protest planned

Aug 08, 2019 - 11:40 PM

The US warning comes after countries including Australia, Britain, Ireland, Singapore, and Japan issued heightened travel warnings for Hong Kong

HONG KONG. A general view shows residential and office buildings in Hong Kong on July 30, 2019. File photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

Exploring Hanoi, Vietnam: Hidden gems, secret spots

Aug 06, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Planning to visit Hanoi soon? Here's a 4-day itinerary and travel guide to help you out!

Hanoi,Vietnam itinerary and guide. Photos by Jan Ricasio/Rappler

Tinder feature warns users if they're in countries with laws targeting LGBTQ+

Jul 25, 2019 - 7:40 PM

The feature, called Traveler Alert, hides LGBTQ+ users' profiles or their sexual orientation information if they're in countries where same-sex relationships are illegal

Palawan is 2019's 2nd-best island in the world

Jul 15, 2019 - 8:26 AM

...but of course that doesn't come as a surprise

PALAWAN. Limestone rocks and bright blue waters make up the trademark view from Kayangan Lake, a top tourist site in Coron, Palawan. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

INFOGRAPHIC: Take the whole family on an unforgettable trip to Singapore

Jul 05, 2019 - 10:57 AM

Are you into sports, food, or the arts? You’ll surely make memories you’ll never forget!

Alliance Global sets P410-billion capex for 2020 to 2024

Jul 01, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Alliance Global's property arm Megaworld Corporation receives the lion's share of the budget set for 2020 to 2024

FUTURE-PROOFING. AGI's 5-year program wants to increase the use of innovation and digital transformation in all of its businesses. Logo from Alliance Global

Got 72 hours in Hong Kong? Here's how you should spend that quick getaway

Jun 28, 2019 - 1:10 PM

Make it count by visiting some of these new and off-the-beaten spots

Who is the new Pinoy traveler?

May 28, 2019 - 11:24 AM

For starters, he or she prefers more meaningful trips than simply getting as many stamps on their passports as possible

Keeping the Enchanted River 'bluer than blue': A lesson on conservation and community

May 20, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The Enchanted River's Blue Lagoon is one of the most visited places in Hinatuan

REHABILITATED. The Enchanted River’s Blue Lagoon is now only for sightseeing and picture taking, not swimming.

LIST: What to pack when traveling in the Philippines

May 01, 2019 - 1:30 PM

It’s more fun in the Philippines…if you know what to pack for your trip

PACK RIGHT. Here are your essentials for travel around the Philippines

How do we adapt to the rapid changes in technology?

Apr 25, 2019 - 5:34 PM

Get to know more about Accenture's 'See the New, Now' movement

From pristine beaches to scenic highlands: 5 budget weekend trips from P2,000 and up

Apr 15, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Here's a short list of weekend adventures that can reinvigorate you by Monday

PANORAMIC. This is one of the views from Cape Engaño’s hill in Palaui

INFOGRAPHIC: Let Singapore be your family’s next summer destination

Apr 11, 2019 - 4:29 PM

Check out all the activities that every member of the family will enjoy

How about it? A no-selfie travel adventure

Apr 07, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Imagine if instead of photos, you have the sound of a crowded plaza, a parade, or a school reunion!

Strong Swiss gun culture faces EU pressure

Apr 06, 2019 - 5:17 PM

Switzerland has the world's 16th highest rate of gun ownership according to a 2017 report by the Small Arms Survey

A visitor checks a label attached to a rifle displyed during the 45th edition of the Arms Trade Fair, in Lucerne, on March 29, 2019. Switzerland, where gun culture has deep roots, has managed to avoid the charged national debates surrounding firearm ownership that have consumed other countries. But in a country where compulsory military service means that many are comfortable around weapons, voters might, in a May 2019 referendum, push back against gun reforms demanded by the European Union.  STEFAN WERMUTH / AFP

Five tips for your next barkada trip

Apr 05, 2019 - 10:30 AM

...and from travel companies themselves, no less!

Filipino netizens fume over Lonely Planet video featuring Banaue Rice Terraces

Apr 01, 2019 - 11:11 AM

(UPDATED) The video, which has since been taken down, said the terraces were 'first built around 2,000 years ago by the Chinese'

LONELY PLANET VIDEO. The travel guide earns the ire of Filipino netizens over this claim in a social media video. Screenshot from Lonely Planet

See the New, Now

Mar 26, 2019 - 11:04 AM

How are we keeping up with the rapid pace of today’s innovations in technology?

Here’s the smarter way to travel

Mar 20, 2019 - 5:03 PM

ShopBack makes travel more rewarding than it already is

Your guide to getting around Central Japan

Mar 12, 2019 - 4:07 PM

Baffled by Japan’s transportation system? Here’s how you can easily navigate Chubu

This traveler revisited all the Batanes locations her grandmother went to in 1995

Mar 09, 2019 - 5:00 PM

'Taking these photos, it was like we were living in the past, present, and hopefully, future of Batanes,' writes Irene Maligat

REVISIT. A traveler revisits the spots her grandmother went to in 1995...and finds that Batanes has hardly changed. Photo by Irene Maligat

10 tips for couples on their first trips together

Mar 08, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Here are some first-time travel tips for couples, from couples

Nature dates: 5 trips for couples and groups for less than P1,500

Feb 09, 2019 - 7:59 PM

Looking for a getaway with your better half or with your friends? Here are some ideas that won’t break the bank

FOREST WALK. A wooden bridge will guide your path through the mangroves at Bangkung Malapad in Sasmuan, Pampanga. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang unless otherwise specified

Budget-friendly activities in Hong Kong to add to your itinerary

Feb 06, 2019 - 12:14 PM

There’s definitely something for every member of the family to enjoy

2019 bucket list: 6 stunning nature destinations in the Philippines

Jan 28, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Looking for a place (or 6) to visit in 2019?

PANORAMIC. Catanduanes is an island of picture-perfect sceneries like this. Photo by Potpot Pinili

Britain warns about travel to southern India after temple unrest

Jan 06, 2019 - 8:58 AM

UK nationals are advised to 'monitor media reports closely, remain vigilant, and avoid large public gatherings'

PROTESTS. Indian protesters throw stones at police during a demonstration over 2 women entering the Sabarimala Ayyapa temple in the southern Kerala state on January 3, 2019. Photo by AFP

A 7 day budget for your Russian escapade

Jan 06, 2019 - 8:15 AM

Thinking of traveling to Russia? Here's your guide.

MOSCOW. Saint Basil's Cathedral is one of the most popular tourist sites in Russia. Photo by Joshua Berida/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Why you need to add Central Japan to your travel bucket list

Jan 02, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Take a breather and enjoy the beauty of Japan’s countryside

IN PHOTOS: Tokyo's Sanrio Puroland is a 'Hello Kitty' fan’s paradise

Dec 29, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Meet Hello Kitty and friends in Sanrio’s indoor theme park in west Tokyo

SANRIO PUROLAND. Found in the western part of Tokyo, Sanrio Puroland is a theme park that fans of Hello Kitty and friends will surely love. All photos by Paolo Abad/Rappler unless otherwise stated

Time travel is possible – but only if you have an object with infinite mass

Dec 28, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Can we travel much further into the future? Absolutely. The really interesting question is whether we can travel back into the past.

'TIME MACHINE'. Dr Who used the this time machine, called the TARDIS, to travel through space and time on the BBC television show Dr Who. Babbel1996 / Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA

Tropical Depression Usman: Areas where sea travel is suspended

Dec 27, 2018 - 11:18 AM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas where sea travel has been suspended for Thursday, December 27, due to Tropical Depression Usman

Techie ways to save on your travels

Dec 22, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Here’s how tech and apps can help you keep your budget in check

How do millennials travel? First, never without a mobile phone

Dec 21, 2018 - 1:43 PM

In a survey conducted by Klook, wandering millennials talk about their travel habits and preferences

In Japan, I lost my wallet and got it back cleaner

Dec 02, 2018 - 11:40 AM

It takes me less than two hours to find my wallet, thanks to the honesty and efficiency of the Japanese

What it's like visiting Hong Kong Disneyland as an adult

Nov 25, 2018 - 8:45 AM

Is the 'happiest place on earth' still as magical if you're not a kid anymore? One young adult visits Hong Kong Disneyland and finds out

HONG KONG DISNEYLAND. The theme park has a lot for kids to enjoy, but there's something to appreciate even for grown-ups. Photo by Gio Ramon/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: These Chinese cities are your next dream destinations

Nov 21, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Find the best spots to make those great – and IG-worthy – memories

WHY NOT CHINA? China's different cities offer the perfect escape – and photo shoot setting – for any traveller. All photos courtesy of Sweet Escape

5 activities to book for your dream luxury travel experience

Nov 19, 2018 - 3:37 PM

Fancy a private tour of Japan or a Ferrari drive around Australia?

IN PHOTOS: The Starbucks 2019 planner, travel organizer

Oct 27, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Here's a sneak peek into this year's collectibles!

IT'S HERE. Starbucks Philippines presents its 2019 planners and travel organizers. Photo courtesy of Starbucks Philippines

WATCH: The Starbucks 2019 planner and travel organizer unboxed

Oct 27, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Plus, how you can get the planner and travel organizer!

STICKER CRAZY TIME. You need 18 promo stickers – one for every drink purchase – to get a hold of a planner or a travel organizer.

Klook unveils Asia’s most Insta-worthy travel experiences in 2018

Oct 26, 2018 - 11:25 AM

Up your Instagram game with 10 of Klook’s most photographed travel experiences

IN PHOTOS: What to look forward to in Hong Kong Disneyland

Oct 21, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Thinking about flying out for the holidays?

HONG KONG DISNEYLAND. The beloved theme park and resort lives up to its promise of being the happiest place on earth. Photo by Gio Ramon/Rappler