Category: Travel

Gaza Instagram stars want world to get the picture

PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES, Gaza City (AFP) — Gazan Instagram stars want the world to get the picture they may not be able to leave without Israeli or Egyptian permission, but their photos can. Two Gazan women are among a small number of Instagram stars in the blockaded Palestinian enclave, showing followers a different side of their homeland from what much of the world may be used to hearing or seeing. “I see Instagram as a window,” says […]

Kahilingan na maideklara ang Palawan bilang island hopping destination sa Pilipinas, ipinasa ng Sangguniang Panlalawigan

EL NIDO, Palawan (Eagle News) – Tinalakay at inaprubahan sa ika-65 na regular na sesyon ng Sangguniang Panlalawigan ang resolusyon na humihiling sa tanggapan ni Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Corazon Wanda T. Teo na ideklarang island hopping at diving destination ang lalawigan ng Palawan. Sa akdang resolusyon ni Board Member Roseller S. Pineda, binigyang-diin nito ang mga katangian ng lalawigan ng Palawan na maaaring maging basehan ng kanilang kahilingan. Kabilang dito ang pagkilala sa Palawan […]

Eiffel Tower concerts to mark 300 millionth visitor

PARIS, France (AFP) — The Eiffel Tower will be alive with music on Thursday as it celebrates the 300 millionth visitor to the Paris landmark since it opened in 1889. “There will be drums on the courtyard of the Eiffel Tower. On the second floor the ambiance will be jazzier, and at the top of the tower it will a romantic atmosphere with a flute trio,” the tower’s operator SETE said in a statement. The […]

Qatar aims to attract 5.6 million visitors by 2023

DOHA, Qatar (Reuters) — Qatar launched its new tourism strategy during the World Tourism Day official celebration in Doha on Wednesday (September 27). The new five-year plan aims to attract 5.6 million visitors by the year 2023 and for tourism to contribute 3.8% of the country’s GDP. The new Qatar Tourism Strategy is launched at a time when the country is facing various restrictions regarding air travel and border closures by neighboring countries who are […]

Chinese skiers cool off at world’s largest indoor ski park

by Yanan Wang Agence France Presse HARBIN, China (AFP) — It was a hot summer afternoon in Harbin and tourists strolled cobblestone streets with the Chinese city’s famous milk popsicles in hand. But indoors, it was perfect weather for skiing. At the city’s new Ice and Snow Park, chilly winds blew snowflakes around skiers zipping down the manmade slopes of the world’s largest indoor ski park, a potent symbol of China’s ambitions to turn itself […]

Passengers enjoy Japan’s first cat cafe on a moving train.

GIFU PREFECTURE, Japan (Reuters) — Passengers on a local train in Gifu prefecture were pleasantly welcomed by meowing companions on Sunday (September 10) at an event hosted by a local train operator and an NGO hoping to bring awareness to the culling of stray cats. About thirty cats roamed freely on a moving train, where some passengers mingled with the felines while others enjoyed lunch boxes and tea. Mikiko Hayashi, a passenger from Hyogo prefecture […]

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, kabilang sa “50 natural wonders” ng CNN Travel

(Eagle News) — Nasa ika-tatlumpung pwesto ang Puerto Princesa Subterranean River sa “50 natural wonders” ng CNN Travel. Kinilala ng CNN Travel ang Subterranean River na perpektong lugar para sa cruising– hindi raw dapat palampasin na makita ang mga cute na hayop doon. Ikinalugod naman ng Department of Tourism ang naging pagkilala ng CNN Travel at sinabi na marami pang natural wonder sa Palawan na dapat makita ng mga turista. Kinilala din ang Palawan bilang […]

Uber the political candidate

By: Mark Christofer Manalo I have wanted to weigh in on Uber’s suspension (and ride-hailing/sharing in general) for a long time, but have always decided against it. The arguments for and against it have always been too emotional, and I am loathe to wade into that. It has become one of the topics one should steer clear of if one wants to avoid arguments, along with politics.   What pushed me to go write about […]

Siargao, nasa ika-limang puwesto bilang “best surfing spots in the world”

SIARGAO, Surigao del Norte (Eagle News) – Nasa ika-limang puwesto ang Siargao Island sa listahan ng “Best surfing spots in the world” ng Conde Nast Traveler. Ayon sa nasabing international travel magazine, ito ay dahil sa makakapal na alon na nakaka-akit sa surfers mula pa noong 1980’s. Nasa unang pwesto naman ng listahan ang Mavericks Beach sa California, Estados Unidos. Tiniyak naman ng mga opisyal sa Surigao del Norte na ligtas puntahan ang Siargao sa kabila ng […]

Peck tacatular action from the annual World Hen Racing Championships

ENGLAND, United Kingdom (Reuters) — It brings an entirely new meaning to the words ‘Chicken Run,’ but the annual World Hen Racing Championships brought some extra excitement to England’s Peak District on Saturday (August 5). Hens have been in strict training for the past couple of months preparing for their annual World Championships. The venue for this event is a rural pub called the Barley Mow Pub in small village called Bonsall. Every year about […]

Frenchman completes electric tour of France on skateboard

PARIS, France (Reuters) — Frenchman Fabrice Gropaiz completed his tour of France on an electric skate on Saturday (July 29), ending his challenge on the streets of Paris. Roughly 20 years after setting a record for the first world tour on roller skates, Gropaiz challenged himself to tour Fance on an electric skateboard, in preparation for his next around-the-world journey. Public-relations specialist Gropaiz became the first person to successfully rollerblade around the world when he […]