Category: Travel

My Top 20 Travel Apps for Android and IOS

 

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Smartphones have definitely redefined the way people travel. Suddenly there are travel apps that help people plan, prepare and documents a trip. Being a tech geek and travel freak at the same time, I utilize these tools to add convenience whenever I travel. Here are some of my favorite travel apps that I use for both my Android and Apple IOS devices.

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Calaguas Islands Tops Isla Lipana’s Philippine Gems Top 10

View of Mahabang Buhangin Beach in Calaguas Islands
View of Mahabang Buhangin Beach in Calaguas Islands
View of Mahabang Buhangin Beach in Calaguas Islands

Beginning with an initial list of 175 upcoming and on the rise tourism destinations in the Philippines, the list was shortlisted by the screening committee to 25. To determine the top 10, Philippine Gems opened at least a month’s long public voting. After 80,000 unique votes the top 10 tourism gems were unveiled last Thursday with Calaguas Islands in Camarines Norte emerged on the top. Find out the rest of the top 10 after the break.

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Dispatch | The 24th Philippine Travel Mart Kicks Off

Philippine Airlines and Tiger Airways booths
Philippine Airlines and Tiger Airways booths
Philippine Airlines and Tiger Airways booths at the 24th PTM

Today, the Philippine Travel Mart, now on its record breaking 24th year kicks off. The trade show will run until the weekend, Sept 8, 2013 Sunday at the SMX Convention grounds, Mall of Asia. Went there earlier to see the 350 exhibitors and look for great deals. I especially liked connecting with some of the region’s tourism representatives, the hotels and most especially the airlines with their sweet deals. PAL, CEB, ZestAir/AirAsia, SkyJet, Seair and Skyjet are present with their respective booths. They got really good deals on flights not just on future flights but immediate ones as well. Do visit if you like deals on anything travel related.

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Dispatch | Flight 001 Takes off at Shangri-la Mall East Wing

Flight 001 Concept Store at Shangri-la Mall
Flight 001 Concept Store at Shangri-la Mall
Flight 001 Concept Store at Shangri-la Mall

How about a 747 fuselage-inspired interiors for a store where jet-setters and wanderers can find practical travel accessories to make one’s journey as comfortable as being at home? Check out the newly opened Flight 001 (pronounced as Flight One) concept store at Shangri-la’s Mall’s East Wing. A wonderful looking retro-designed store carrying their color coordinated and nifty organizing accessories and other handy items for the travel-bound individual.

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Dispatch | Return to Camiguin via Cebu Pacific Air

Cebu Pacific Air at Camiguin Mambajao Airport
Cebu Pacific Air at Camiguin Mambajao Airport

It was more than 5 years ago when I last set foot at the “Island Borne of Fire”, commonly known as Camiguin. When Cebu Pacific Air invited a few bloggers for a familiarization tour of the island, I was glad to be included. It was an opportune time to see what has changed through out the years. Cebu Pacific Air launched their Camiguin flights from their Cebu Hub last April 15, 2013. This familiarization tour of the island hopes to promote the island’s tourism and awareness of the easy flight access to the Camiguin via Cebu Pacific Air.

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Dispatch | Revisiting Kota Kinabalu Via Zest Air

Zest Air at Kota Kinabalu Terminal 2 airport
Zest Air at Kota Kinabalu Terminal 2 airport

It took me almost 8 years to return to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Definitely, one of the memorable destinations I have been to as it was my first out of the country travel and we climbed Gunung Kinabalu as well. It was fortunate that I got invited to Zest Air’s inaugural flight to Kota Kinabalu from Metro Manila yesterday and I was able to see what developments the capital city of Sabah has gone through out the years. I won’t be climbing Mt Kinabalu again this time but we made a round of the city and got some fun water activities at Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park.

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