Fairytale castles, mountains, and lakes in Austria and southern Germany

2 Korean tourists found dead in Batangas resort

MANILA, Philippines — Two South Korean tourists were found dead in a sauna of a resort in Mabini, Batangas on Thursday. Police identified the victims as Sun Tae Kim, 57, and Yun Seok Seo, 63. Their companion, Hak Neung Kim, 59, is recuperating in a medical facility. Resort employees said the three were drunk when they entered the sauna room. The tourists were found unconscious at around 3 a.m. An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause...

DoT inaugurates 1st tourist rest area in Bohol Island

THE Department of Tourism (DoT), led by Secretary Christina Frasco, formally inaugurated and turned over the first completed Tourist Rest Area (TRA) in the Province of Bohol on December 2. The first TRA in Bohol will cater to tourists passing through the town of Dauis, which serves as a gateway to multiple tourist destinations in the province such as the famed Alona beach in Panglao, Virgin Island sandbar, Balicasag island and the historic...

The most impressive bridges in the world

Pinoys can win a barkada travel package with JBL’s holiday promo. Here’s how

Four lucky Filipinos can get to travel to a famous tourist destination for free by joining a holiday promo. American audio equipment maker JBL announced that people can win a barkada travel package for Tokyo (Japan), Seoul (South Korea), El Nido or Siargao. It comes with roundtrip airfare tickets and hotel accommodation for four days and […]

The Cafe, Hyatt Regency Hotel

The Cafe at the Hyatt Regency Hotel's lunch and dinner buffets are finally back!

These are the best countries for Americans to live in

Considering a life abroad? For many, it's never anything more than a fun idea. But according to the State Department, millions of Americans are actually doing it. And while there are many nations to consider for your new home, in this gallery you'll get a list of the 15 best countries for expats by prioritizing a range of factors including safety, friendliness, quality of life, and access to culture and outdoor activities. Ready? Click on for the best countries for expats, and also discover practical tips to make your dreams come true!

A high-fat transatlantic flight could help aviation become sustainable

The most beautiful buttes in America

These geological landmarks are among the most awe-inspiring natural wonders in the world. Buttes are formed by erosion and weathering over millions of years, and they can take the shape of small hills with sheer, vertical sides, or gigantic monoliths that reach high into the sky. Many of these sites hold significant religious importance and demand exploration with the utmost respect and deference. Others provide incredible opportunities for outdoor recreation. Nonetheless, all of these buttes exemplify Mother Nature's ability to inspire and surprise. Take a moment to appreciate some of the most beautiful buttes in America! Click through the gallery to get started.

Do you know how to survive in the wilderness?

Hiking can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it can also be a hazardous one. Losing sight of a trail or veering off a footpath can have dire consequences, even for the most experienced outdoor adventurers. According to the National Park Service, 312 million people ventured into America's national parks in 2022. Most of these visits were uneventful, but every year hundreds of vacationers lose their way or go missing during hikes in forests, mountains, and other remote terrain. And, reports National Geographic, day hikers are the most vulnerable in survival situations. So, what should you do if you get lost in the wilderness, and how can you find your way out? Click through for some tips that could save your life.

PH eyes Dubai as tourism partner

THE Department of Tourism (DoT) has launched its "Bisita, Be My Guest" (BBMG) Program at the Asiana Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in an effort to pursue a tourism partnership with the Middle Eastern country. "Filipinos have a significant presence in the UAE, with around 700,000 Filipinos residing in Dubai alone. These numbers show the Filipino community's strength and the potential of the United Arab Emirates as a partner for the growth...

Details you need to know about Miss Earth 2023

Venue, schedule, where to stream, and judges

The Pentagon and how it has survived history

On September 11, 2001, an airliner was flown into the side of the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia during the wider 9/11 terrorist attack that also brought down the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Ironically, the attack on the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense took place 60 years to the day construction began on the iconic building. Indeed, the story behind the Pentagon is a fascinating one, and it even plays an important role in Hollywood movie making. Click through and find out more about the largest office complex in the world.

Kakaibang European Christmas village, masisilayan sa Oriental Mindoro

Kakaibang European Christmas village, masisilayan sa Oriental Mindoro

America, China, and other countries named after people

Naming a country is pretty important. Along with a flag and a national anthem, names like America and France can help define a whole national identity. Country names can be inspired by anything. Algeria roughly translates to "the islands," Cape Verde means "green cape," and Costa Rica means "rich coast." However, this gallery will look at the people who are so important, they have a whole country named after them. You may be surprised to find out, some of the most famous countries around the world are named after real people or historical figures. Click on to explore these countries and the people who inspired their all-important names.

Forbidden and risky: the dangers of having an exotic pet

The high-flying history of bomber aircraft

The history of aviation took a sinister turn on November 1, 1911, when an Italian pilot had the idea of dropping grenades over the battlefield during the Italo-Turkish War. While his improvised attacks on Ottoman positions had little impact, his actions ushered in the era of air-to-ground weaponry and the emergence of the heavy bomber. These military combat aircraft played a vital though highly destructive role in all the major wars of the 20th century. And while the intercontinental ballistic missile eventually superseded the bomber as a long-range weapon platform of choice, there are still a handful of countries operating these aircraft. But how exactly did the bomber evolve, and what are the most iconic examples ever to take off? Click through and read up on the high-flying history of the bomber aircraft.

'Christmas Convoy' begins journey to WPS

THE Christmas Convoy, a fleet of civilian boats whose mission is to bring holiday cheer to Filipino troops in remote outposts in the West Philippine Sea, started its journey on Friday. The group of 40 volunteers made up of youth and student leaders, joined by fisherfolk leaders, embarked on the mission's first leg from Manila to El Nido in Palawan on board the MV Kapitan Oca, which would serve as the convoy's mother ship. The Atin Ito!...

Confirmed: Tokyo DisneySea is Getting Frozen and Tangled Attractions in June

The port is also set to include Peter Pan.

Breathtaking places to see in the US before they disappear

The Earth is constantly changing, for better or for worse. Some of America’s most unique and stunning destinations aren’t immune to that, and are facing imminent changes. From rising temperatures to habitat loss and the strain of heavy tourism, these places will be gone before we know it. Check out these breathtaking destinations compiled in the US you need to visit before they’re gone forever.

Work-life balance: Europe vs. America

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Alaska Airlines to buy Hawaiian Airlines for $1.9B

SAN FRANCISCO: Alaska Airlines announced on Sunday that it would buy Hawaiian Airlines for $1.9 billion, consolidating its position as the nation's fifth biggest carrier if it can attain regulatory approval. Both brands will continue to exist under the terms of the agreement, which could take up to 18 months to finalize, according to a joint press release. The combined airlines would have a fleet of 365 narrow and wide-body aircraft, and reach...

Road trip fun: Discovering hidden gems of the USA

Planning your next road trip and looking for an out-of-the-box destination? Beyond the well-trodden paths lie lesser-known destinations, waiting to charm and captivate. These hidden gems offer a perfect blend of nature's wonders, historical richness, and cultural diversity. Join us as we explore 30 unique and inviting locations across the United States, each with its own distinctive character, ensuring memorable adventures for your next road trip. Click on to discover them all!

Seda Manila Bay sparks up holidays with 1st Christmas tree lighting

SEDA Manila Bay proudly unveiled the spirit of the holiday season with its much-anticipated Christmas tree lighting event, "Holiday Sparkles by the Bay." The momentous gathering, attended by esteemed VIP guests and distinguished media partners, transformed the hotel into a captivating spectacle as the lights illuminated the night. With the pursuit of giving love and hope, Seda Manila Bay announced its support for the Smile Train Foundation, a...

STARLUX Airlines, Clark to Taipei

STARLUX Airlines launched their daily trip from Clark International Airport to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport in August. Find out about our experience aboard this flight.

MMDA releases alternate routes for MMFF's Parade of Stars on Dec. 16

Plan your travels for Saturday, Dec. 16 because the Parade of the Stars will be happening on that day. Aside from the usual holiday rush, there may be potential traffic delays due to the Parade of Stars, the annual event marking the start of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced that f...

These extraordinary women changed the world

For centuries, adventure was considered a traditionally male domain. But behind many of the world's extraordinary adventures is a female explorer who didn't experience the same fame as their male counterpart. The truth is that women have time and time again defied convention and social expectations, and the thirst for adventure kept them going. But apart from Amelia Earhart, how many of these groundbreaking women have you actually heard about? From Gertrude Bell to Osa Johnson, click on to discover the incredible accomplishments of these female explorers.

LTO relaxes 'no registration, no travel' policy in the spirit of Christmas

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) is easing the implementation of its “no registration, no travel” policy for the rest of December “in the spirit of the Yuletide season.” In a statement Thursday, LTO chief Vigor Mendoza II said he had ordered all LTO enforcers to just warn the drivers of unregistered motor vehicles. “Panahon ngayon ng pagdiriwang at ayaw naman natin na ang inyong LTO ay magdudulot pa ng stress sa ating mga kababayan,” said...

Manila is World’s Leading City Destination for 2023—World Travel Awards

Manila is the top city destination in the world in 2023, according to the World Travel Awards. The Philippine spot beat out 22 other cities across the globe, including Dubai, UAE; Las Vegas, USA; London, England; Lyon, France; Melbourne, Australia; New York, USA; Queenstown, New Zealand; and Sydney, Australia. The Manila Public Information Office c...

Holidays 2023: the world's most beautiful places according to Time magazine

Spot Stays: This Five-Star Resort Boasts the Longest Pool in Boracay

And some of the best service around.

Cebu urged to promote ‘halal tourism’

CEBU CITY — Cebu needs to put up facilities that would promote “halal tourism” in order to attract a portion of over 200 million tourists from Muslim countries, including those from Southeast Asian countries like Malaysia. Malaysia Ambassador to the Philippines Dato Abdul Malek Melvin Castelino said these facilities should be found in hotels, resorts, and even restaurants. “We are working to make it advocated here [in Cebu], this of course...

You can reach this luxury resort-inspired village from Makati or BGC in less than an hour

Within its sprawling township in General Trias, Cavite, property giant Megaworld continues to raise the bar for curated residential villages, this time taking inspiration from some of the world's best destinations for its Maple Grove Park Village, a first-of-its-kind, luxury spa resort-inspired residential community within its 140-hectare Maple Grove township. To bring this extraordinary vision to life, Megaworld tapped Wimberly, Allison, Tong &...

eTravel registration: What, Where, and How

With the holiday season just around the corner, local and foreign tourists are expected to troop to airports and seaports for the much-needed vacation. Before going to the ports, travelers need to visit the eTravel website, a free of charge online portal for the implementation of electronic passenger registration, border control, economic data analysis, and Health Declaration Checklist. In an advisory, the Bureau of Immigration said the...

Savor the flavors of Thanksgiving in the skies with Emirates

EMIRATES offered special menus on flights from Dubai-USA-Dubai between November 23 and 30 in celebration of Thanksgiving. Traditional festive fare was also served in the lounges of Dubai, Boston, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco from November 18 to 25. Customers in First Class savored elevated traditional dishes like sweet potato soup with succulent poached lobster and chives, followed by Thanksgiving turkey leg roulade with pumpkin...

Okada to buy Dennis Uy’s Emerald Bay Resort

MANILA, Philippines — Tiger Resorts, Leisure and Entertainment Inc. (TRLEI), operator of Okada Manila, is acquiring Dennis Uy’s PH Travel and Leisure Holdings, the company behind the unfinished Emerald Bay Resort in Cebu. TRLEI said it has entered into a preliminary agreement with PH Travel, a subsidiary of PH Resorts Group Holdings Inc., the listed travel and leisure company of Uy, the Davao-based businessman. The parties expect to conclude the...

The foods Americans miss the most when abroad

One of the best aspects of traveling or living abroad is getting to try new cuisines and broaden your palette. Even so, Americans miss many things from back home—with food definitely topping the list. A list of some of the most-missed all-American foods follows in the gallery. Make sure not to read this with an empty stomach!

Here's How You Can Enjoy Free Activities in South Korea Without Needing a Visa

Plus how to make the most of your time at the airport.

More Thai, France direct flights sought

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Tourism (DOT) hopes to boost the tourism industry as it lobbies for more direct flights, particularly from Thailand and France. “More direct flights between famous tourist cities of both countries will contribute to the success of ‘two countries, one destination’ concept which Thailand and the Philippines have been promoting according to the Implementation Program of the Agreement on Cooperation on...

What is the national flower of the countries of the world?

Luneta, Intramuros draw visitors at start of long weekend

Time travel as opposed to long travel was an option of many on the first day of the long weekend by visiting tourist spots in Manila such as Intramuros where one can take a kalesa ride, the "Village of Lights" and Mehan Garden, according to Joseph Morong’s report on “24 Oras,” Friday. The tour of Intramuros, the "Walled City" in Manila, includes the popular Manila Cathedral, which held a mass in celebration of the Feast of the Immaculate...

Cebu Pacific welcomes December 2023 with one-way base fares as low as P299

Happy December! Want to explore an underrated gem or revisit a beautiful destination in the Philippines? Cebu Pacific has launched another travel promo on domestic flights, offering one-way base fares for as low as P299. Available until Dec. 5, the seat sale covers local spots like Kalibo, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Puerto Princesa, Roxas, Iloilo, an...

Cebu Pacific launches direct flight to Da Nang, Vietnam

Budget carrier Cebu Pacific has launched its maiden direct Manila to Da Nang, Vietnam, flight as it ramps up its operations in line with the post-pandemic recovery of the air travel sector. In a news release on Friday, Cebu Pacific inaugurated its Manila-Da Nang route on December 7, 2023. The new route will operate three times a week, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. The flight will depart Manila at 7:25 p.m. (Philippine time) and arrive...

Hanukkah: understanding the Jewish holiday

Hanukkah, also referred to as Chanukah, is a well-known Jewish holiday that typically occurs in December, near the time of Christmas. Although some may inaccurately refer to it as "Jewish Christmas," the two holidays have very little in common aside from the time of year. Hanukkah commemorates a significant event in Jewish history and the subsequent miracle that followed. To delve into the true origins of this eight-day celebration and explore how it's celebrated today, click through the galley.

The Canada-United States border is the longest international border in the world

Drawn up in 1793, the Canada-United States border is the longest international border in the world. Set between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, it weaves and meanders through forests, lakes, rivers, mountains, and towns. Much of the border follows the 49th parallel, itself established in the 1760s as the boundary between the province of Quebec and the state of New York. The border separates the second and fourth largest countries in the world by area. By sharing a land boundary line, the US and Canada have a lot in common. But these nations can also boast some unique aspects about this vast and impressive frontier. So, are you interested in learning more about the borderland? Click through and follow your own line of inquiry.

AirAsia offers flights for as low as P88 until Dec. 10

Christmas is the perfect season to plan for a getaway, and AirAsia is making it even more enticing with a travel promo. Enjoy a one-way base fare for as low as P88, as part of the airline company's extended birthday celebration. AirAsia makes flights to local destinations more affordable for travelers from Monday, December 4, to Sunday, December 10...

How to get an International Driver's License in the Philippines in 2023

Here’s a full guide

Black history told through amazing (and disturbing) objects

The National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) chronicles a people's journey and a nation's story. Located in Washington, D.C., this world-class cultural facility, a Smithsonian Institution, features an outstanding collection of exhibits related to the African-American community, family, the visual and performing arts, religion, civil rights, slavery, and segregation. Indeed, the museum provides visitors with a fascinating and deeply moving illustrative diary of the richness and diversity of the African-American experience. It also records darker chapters in the African-American timeline. So, are you interested in learning more? Click through and ponder some of the museum's standout pieces.

An amazing ancient mosaic was just discovered by archaeologists