DOT-TPB RT-PCR Subsidy Program Expands to Central Luzon

Qualified foreign and local travelers, including Balikbayans, flying in and out of Clark International Airport (CIA) can now avail of subsidized Real-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test of the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines.

Coron Travel Requirements and Travel Guide (2022)

Coron, Palawan is once again reopening its doors to tourists from all over the Philippines after it was closed due to travel restrictions and community quarantine brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on to know the latest Coron travel requirements and health protocols to help you plan your trip to the paradise island of Coron, Palawan.

The most photographed spot in Coron, Palawan

The Philippine Travel Exchange (PHITEX) 2021 is now in full swing as a hybrid event for the second straight year amidst the pandemic. Spearheaded by the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines, the marketing and promotions arm of the Department of Tourism (DOT), PHITEX goes online and onsite at the ACEA Subic Beach Resort in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone from September 20-23 with the theme “Beyond Business: Co-creating Safe, Smart, and Sustainable Tourism”.

On December 15, 2020, the province of Bohol officially reopened to local tourists after months of closure and travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with the reopening of tourism are the new travel requirements and guidelines for tourists. One of the travel requirements for tourists who enter Bohol is to pre-book their accommodations at a resort or hotel that is accredited by the Department of Tourist (DOT) and LGU of Bohol.

The Bellevue Resort in Panglao, Bohol

How to Avail of the RT-PCR Test for FREE at PCMC for Domestic Tourists

Another good news for local travelers! Domestic tourists who wish to travel for tourism purposes can avail of the subsidized RT-PCR test at PCMC (Philippine Children’s Medical Center) for PhP750 only.

How to Avail of the RT-PCR Test for PhP900 only for Domestic Tourists

Good news to all domestic travelers! Filipino tourists can now avail of the RT-PCR test at UP-PGH for PhP900 only! If your next local travel requires a swab test, read further on how you can avail of the cheaper COVID-19 RT-PCR test.

Traveling in the new normal. Arrival at the Bohol-Panglao International Airport from Manila.

Bohol Travel Guide and Travel Requirements in the New Normal (2021)

Bohol Island, one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines known for its world-class diving and natural spots, is reopening to welcome leisure tourists, including those from GCQ (general community quarantine) areas such as Metro Manila, starting December 15, 2020.

The world-famous Chocolate Hills in Carmen, Bohol

Good news to all frequent domestic travelers in the Philippines! Philippines AirAsia launches the first-of-its-kind travel deal that lets you book for unlimited flights within the Philippines for only P4,999 - the AirAsia UNLI Flight Pass.

LAZADA recently launched their newest service called Guaranteed Delivery which, according to their website, is a fast delivery service provided to LazMall customers for selected items. As a long-time Lazada customer, it's a good news to hear... until I found out that it's FAKE. In other words, a big, epic FAIL. Let me share with you my review of Lazada's newest service, or should I say gimmick, based from my personal experience. 

Epic fail experience with Lazada's Guaranteed Delivery service

Cubao is where you can find the biggest bus terminal in Metro Manila, specifically in the Araneta City (formerly Araneta Center), where hundreds of trips per day serve thousands of passengers going to different parts of the Philippines.

Araneta City Bus Port now accepts online booking and PayMaya as payment option