Japan On A Shoestring with Karaksa Hotel

Asia, Hotels, Japan

Every Pinoy traveler’s dream destination includes The Land of the Rising Sun. And why wouldn’t it be, the place is screaming with so much culture and life, and every attraction is bucket-list worthy: the gleaming temples and architectures, modern cityscapes a la sci-fi film, stunning parks in vibrant colors, heavenly hot springs—all begging to be explored.

Its fusion of ancient traditions and modern technology makes it an endless discovery and a country that holds a lot of surprises. In fact, Japan is the fourth most-visited country in Asia last year according to the World Tourism Organization, so it’s no doubt that it’s on top of most people’s bucket lists.

Kyoto: A time-warp to old century Japan


Kyoto’s Bamboo Forest

If Tokyo is the loud, beating heart of Japan, Kyoto is its more peaceful soul. This city is bursting with history and tradition, you’ll be amazed with how its century-old culture and architectures have remained intact up to this day.

Walk through the green wonderland that is the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, pass by the historic castles dating from ancient eras, admire the aesthetic pathway of Fushimi Inari Shrine, and experience the Japanese way of life by trying the delectable cuisine like the Kyoto’s popular kaiseki meal.

Golden Pavilion Kyoto

Golden Pavilion

One of the city’s highlights is the Kinkaku-ji, also called the golden pavilion, which sits in a lush of greenery surrounded by water where you can be one with nature. A trip to Kyoto won’t be complete without visiting this renowned Buddhist temple, so don’t forget to take photos while you’re there!

The city is also home to lovely cherry blossom trees and colorful geisha culture. With its reflective spirit and calm vibe, Kyoto is an amazing experience that you won’t get enough of.

Kyoto Facade

Karaksa Hotel Facade in Kyoto

Where to stay

Located at the heart of Kyoto lies Karaksa Hotel, a three-star leisure hotel that is a total bang for your buck. Think star-ranked hotels’ hospitality and facilities in a completely affordable price. It’s very accessible to the Arashiyama and is only 3 minutes away from Omiya station, so it’s a smart hotel option after a long day of exploration in the city.

Osaka Food

Osaka Food

The gastronomic adventure that is Osaka

Osaka is a dynamic city. For instance, it’s the food capital of Japan, so it’s the ultimate go-to place for binge-eating. If you’re in quest for the yummiest authentic Japanese eats like takoyaki, horumon and okonomiyaki—just head to Dotonbori or Shinsekai. Name it, they have it. The city is also home to popular tourist attractions such as Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum, Osaka Castle, and Universal Studios Japan.


Osaka’s familiar sights

For those who like to observe city skylines, Japan’s tallest skyscraper, Abeno Harukas, has an observation deck called Harukas 300 where you can admire the city’s sweeping views 300 meters high.

Osaka Castle

Osaka Castle

While you’re there, you can visit the Kintetsu Department Store and Art Museum just a few floors below. The nightlife is also flourishing here, so be sure to be wide awake at night while exploring its happy streets.

Osaka Breakfast Area

Osaka Breakfast Area

Where to stay

At the end of the day, have a good rest at the comfortable rooms of Karaksa Hotel, a leisure hotel just a few walks away from Osaka’s main shopping district, Shinsaibashi. Osaka Shinsaibashi I is located at 1-6-9 Bakuroumachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka City, just a 5-minute walk from Sakaisuji-Hommachi Station/Nagahoribashi Station.

Come home to Karaksa

Whether you went to get cultured at Kyoto or eat your heart out in Osaka, you can come home to the inviting comfort of Karaksa Hotel, especially designed for the smart Asian traveller.

Kyoto Hollywood Twin

Kyoto Hollywood Twin

Inside, there’s everything you need for a cozy stay. The rooms are fully-air conditioned and equipped with hot and cold shower, all of which contains the basic necessities like the latest flat screen TV, universal sockets with USB ports, bath towels, hair dryer, suitcase storage under the bed, Japanese-style bidet, mini refrigerator, toothbrush set, shampoo, conditioner and face soap, pajamas, sanitized slippers. There’s also a mini desk area if you have an urgent work to check. The room sizes include double decker and Hollywood twin for 2 adults and their child, and connecting room for group of friends or bigger families. The average room size is 18 sqm.

Osaka Triple

Osaka Triple Room

Its interiors are charming—every corner is a minimalist’s haven. The hotel is an experience itself: their amenities include a smoking space, and prayer room for the Muslim guests. A high-speed Wi-Fi service is also installed in the whole building, so you won’t easily get bored. Guests can also assure their important belongings are safe with their safety deposit box.

The overall vibe of the place feels like home–you can chance upon its Filipino receptionists, and there’s a TFC channel in your room television when you feel a little home sick. That’s because it has a touch of Pinoy: the hotel’s owner, Xymax Corporation, Japan’s premier asset property management company has teamed up with Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC), one of the leading property developers in the Philippines. RLC is the official Sales and Marketing agent of Karaksa Hotel in the country.

Osaka Hollywood Twin

Osaka Hollywood Twin

The Osaka branch features a laundry area and a leisure space with massage chairs and a wide array of vendo machines for snacks, toys and souvenirs, plus dining sets for eating or chatting with your companions. The Kyoto branch, on the other hand, features only twin rooms: Bunk and High Floor for up to 2 persons and Hollywood for groups and families.

A trip to Japan most likely comes with a hefty price tag, especially since the country is screaming with lots of attractions to put in your itinerary. To maximize your experience, start by choosing an affordable hotel to stay in. Karaksa Hotel is a great value for money, complete with basic amenities and comfortable accommodation. It’s slightly cheaper compared to other hotels of the same kind in the city, but it offers a top-star hotel experience that won’t hurt your wallet.

Kyoto Hollywood Twin

Whether you grab a seat sale or impulsively book a tour to Japan, fret not! You can book at Karaksa Hotel easily through http://www.gohotels.ph/gohotels-now-in-japan/. By booking at any Go Hotels branch, you can get a chance to win a trip for two to Osaka. Click here for more details.

Karaksa Hotel, in partnership with Go Hotels, will open five more branches before the Tokyo Olympics 2020: Hokkaido, Sapporo, Tokyo Ginza, Shin-Osaka and Namba to cater more budget travelers. You can expect the Namba branch to open this November.

Hong Kong, in a New Light

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It’s been 20 years since the Hong Kong turn-over and this small but proud nation, has emerged as one of the most stunning and interesting locations in Asia.

One of the most popular destinations in Asia, Hong Kong has been pulling all the stops to mark the historic milestone. Lavish decorations and banners are seen upon arriving at the Hong Kong airport and other entry points to the destination. Giant traditional lanterns are also displayed in Central to promote this vital part of the Chinese heritage. Special workshops for lantern-making are also scheduled until the end of July.

The festivities kicked off with a “super fireworks wall,” a 23-minute pyrotechnic display will be multimedia extravaganza with components like LED screens and beam lights to go with synchronized music. Said to be the city’s most expensive fireworks event since 1997, it measures 1,250 meters long and 300 meters high is set to light up the Hong Kong skyline over the famous Victoria Harbour. Accompanying beam lights were projected from Causeway Bay to adorn the fireworks and give a 3D effect to the whole performance.


Fun-loving travelers looking to be a part of the merrymaking are in for a treat, as Cebu Pacific will be sending off more of its fleet to Hong Kong starting this month. The airline is flying three times a day, or 21 flights weekly, between Manila and Hong Kong. Travelers coming in can enjoy more spacious seating and modern ambience as the airline trades up its A320 Hong Kong-bound fleet for the Airbus A330s.

“Bigger aircraft means more seats and lower fares for the Manila-Hong Kong route. We look forward to bringing everyJuan on a two-hour plane trip to experience the historic twenty-year milestone in Hong Kong’s history, or revisit the city with fresh eyes,” said Candice Iyog, Cebu Pacific Vice President for Marketing and Distribution.


Hong Kong holiday
Another guest also reappears to celebrate the 20th Handover Anniversary. Hong Kong’s online sensation, the Rubber Duck, is back after generating waves online. This time, the inflatable installation takes the limelight while in dry land, next to the anniversary’s equally adorable display, the longevity buns.

Around the city, eyes will wander to the open spaces beautified by designers and local artists. Select flights of stairs will be embellished with flower patters from the Hong Kong Museum of Art collection; and museums will carry special exhibits, including the on-going display of the 126 pieces sourced from Louvre, France.

Beyond the cityscape and the urban vibe of Hong Kong, visitors can enjoy attractions in the outlying islands. The remote Po Lin Monastery, hidden away by lush mountains on Lantau Island, is revered for its 111-foot Tian Tan Buddha statue, which faces north towards Mainland China. Hiking trails and outdoor adventures also offer a scenic way to discover Hong Kong’s storied past.

Fly and discover more of Hong Kong today. Aside from Manila, CEB offers direct flights from its Clark hub to the destination and flies 10 times weekly using the 180-seater Airbus A320 aircraft. Iloilo flights to Hong Kong are scheduled three times weekly, while Cebu flights to the destination are scheduled daily.


Fly to Europe with RCBC Savings Bank’s ‘Save Up and Fly Promo’


We’ve all been there. We’ve all found ourselves daydreaming, thinking of the wonderful places we want to visit, wishing, hoping, and praying that someday, our dreams can come true.

Well, if you are like me, chances are one of your greatest dreams is to follow your heart, and fly to enchanting Europe. This region is so diverse, each visit is a totally new experience.

Be it Paris, Madrid or Rome, the region holds so much beauty, class and memories, that just one visit won’t be enough to take it all in.

But never mind that, to visit Europe at least once is such an experience you will never forget. That’s why when I heard about the exciting new promo from RCBC Savings Bank, I just couldn’t help but share it, in the hopes that one lucky traveler gets to finally fulfill his/her wishes.

The ‘Save Up and Fly’ promo is open to all new and existing personal and corporate account holders of RCBC Savings Bank covering Basic Savings and Checking, WISE Savings, Dragon Savings, Dragon All In One Checking and MyWallet Cash Card.

By simply saving up, you can get a chance to go on an all-expense paid trip for two to Europe for 7D6N in a 4 star hotel covering Spain, France and Italy where the lucky winner will also be awarded with a P50,000 pocket money to enjoy the true European experience.

Participants can increase their raffle entries by increasing their average daily balance through consistently depositing in their respective accounts.

Basic Savings and checking account holders including WISE Savings and MyWallet will earn one raffle entry for every P5,000 worth of deposit; corporate Basic Savings and Checking account holders will earn one raffle entry for every deposit worth P100,000; personal Dragon Savings and Dragon All In One Checking account holders will earn one raffle entry for every deposit worth P25,000; while corporate Dragon Savings and Dragon All In One Checking account holders will earn one raffle entry for every deposit worth P200,000.

Aside from an all-expense paid trip to Europe, other participants can also win a 4D3N to Singapore, Malaysia or Hong Kong. And the opportunity to win amazing prizes doesn’t end there. New and existing personal and corporate account holders opening a Dragon Savings account or Dragon All in One checking account within the promo period can also get instant prizes based on their respective additional fresh funds.

Participants eyeing for the instant prizes should deposit at least the minimum required fresh funds upon account-opening per tier and maintain the average daily balance during the promo period. Participants able to maintain P250, 000 to 500,000 can get a chance to win a Samsung CP GLX J2 Prime; those that can maintain P500, 000 to 1,000,000 can win a Samsung J7 Prime; while those who can maintain between P1, 000,000 and up can win a Samsung CP Galaxy A7 2017.

This exciting promo coincides with the launch of RCBC Savings Bank MasterCard Debit Card. Cardholders can now transact in more than 2.5 million ATMs and in over 40 million merchant locations worldwide. From day-to-day essentials to life-long dreams, your RCBC Savings Bank Mastercard Debit Card can help you unlock what you need to live life to its fullest.

What’s left now is to start saving up during the duration of the promo starting on July 3, 2017 until April 6, 2018. With the Grand Draw will scheduled at the RCBC Savings Bank Corporate Center in Bonifacio Global City on April 20, 2018.

Summer Exploration in Kansai

Asia, Japan

Japan is a country with diverse culture brought about by its chain of interesting regions. And if you were to choose only one to visit this summer, head to Kansai — the heart of Japan.

It houses some of the country’s key cities which includes Kyoto, the thousand-year city full of priceless historical structures; Osaka, the city of castles and gastronomic adventures; Nara, home to roaming deers and old temples; Kobe, an attractive port city—and they’re all a train ride away from each other.


Osaka Castle. Photo from Pexels.com

Kansai is screaming with rich history and culture, you won’t find any other region in the land that will give you a complete and compact tourist experience.

Kick off your trip with a visit to Kyoto’s famous temples and shrines and experience a time warp to the old-century Japan. And what’s a tour to the country’s old age without trying out their iconic national costume?


Fushimi-Inari Shrine in Kyoto. Photo from Pexels.com

Have your old Japanese culture fix by renting a kimono at Yumeyakata, one of the top kimono rental shops in town, where you can choose over a variety of stylish and chic options.

Not only you can play dress up while strolling around the city, their trained in-house stylists will also glam you up for location photographs. See their packages and rent through their website.

For the perfect home away from home, Go Hotels’ partner hotel in Osaka and Kyoto is the best option to enjoy the Kansai Region.


Karaksa Hotel Osaka Shinsaibashi | is located at 1-6-9 Bakuromachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi near the famous Shinsaibashi shopping area and Karaksa Hotel Kyoto is located at 12-13 Mibubōjōchō, Nakagyō-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu.

It’s a smart choice for travelers looking for a comfortable and safe place to stay in Japan. To know more about the hotel and its facilities, click here.

If you’re thinking of other places to visit this summer, Go Hotels has a total of 13 branches nationwide. With Go Hotels, there’s no excuse to delay or put off travel plans because of affordable room rates. You can book your stay easily through http://www.gohotels.ph/.


A Summer of Exciting Explorations with Go Hotels

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Summer has official started! For those who still don’t have plans for this exciting season, we’ve got you covered. Here are places to maximize your summer adventure without breaking the bank:

Obscure food places in Mandaluyong

The city where food lovers unite and hippies thrive, Mandaluyong houses a number of food places catering to diverse taste preferences. Aside from the food spots inside the big malls, you can choose to explore some hidden and hip places if you’re in a quest for new things this season.


Visit the All Day Breakfast in Bed, a cozy place at California Garden Square that serves breakfast food all day—perfect for catching up with friends over brunch. For night crawlers, there’s a New York-inspired spot called Borough that serves pub-type NYC food for 24 hours. A food plaza called Industrie Food Park is to open soon along Ortigas by the end of April, so get your taste buds ready with this another exciting food adventure.

After a long weekend of food exploration, stay at Go Hotels Mandaluyong branch along EDSA to ensure affordable room rates and comfortable stay. For bookings and inquiries, go to www.gohotels.ph.


Maginhawa Street in Quezon City

Maginhawa Street is definitely the most famous food area in the metro. But the place is not your typical trite food destination. Art and culture hangouts also fill the entire place, making it an ideal entertainment hub for those who seek comfort from the heat with a culture fix.

Drop by Yesteryears Music Gallery and Vinyl Store and hoard vinyl items for your collection. For thrifty bibliophiles, there’s a bookstore selling cheap secondhand books called BookayUkay. If you’re looking for a chill hangout place with your friends while indulging yourselves with coffee and art, the Art Circle Café is just inside UP Diliman campus, a ride away from Maginhawa Street. For those who love attending gigs, head to Tomato Kick, a spacious bar and grill place where bands and OPM lovers thrive.

After a long day in the city, check-in at one of the newly opened Go Hotels branch located right across SM City North Edsa. The hotel is just a 10-minute walk to the prime malls and restaurants, a short minute drive to government offices, and accessible to major public transports. Find out more about this branch here.


Nagtabon Beach at Puerto Princesa, Palawan

For a dose of “vitamin sea”, people can never go wrong with the breathtaking beaches of Puerto Princesa. While it houses a lot of beaches that are already known to tourists, this big part of Palawan still has its hidden wonders for those who love the silent sea treatment.

Head to Nagtabon Beach, a stunning beach spot just one habal-habal away from Bacungan, and enjoy its peaceful vibe. The place has fewer tourists, so you can do fun beach activities such as snorkeling and volleyball without the hassle of a big crowd. You can easily reach the place through private van, motorcycle or tricycle, and even via public transportation. For beach hopping enthusiasts, there are other secluded beaches you can go nearby like the Tagkawayan Beach, which offers a deserted island feel.

If you’re looking for an affordable place to stay that is easily accessible, Go Hotels Puerto Princesa branch is conveniently located at North Road, Barangay San Manuel. They also have free WiFi and LED cable TV, so you have a lot of entertainment options despite being in an island. Visit Go Hotel’s website to know how to get there.


Relaxing on hammock

Zipcity in Davao City

As one the largest cities in the country, Davao City offers a slew of cultural places and activities to make you fall in love with nature. Since Davao is a great example of a place where nature and city meet, appreciate the great scenery of the place through one of Davao’s most thrilling adventures—zipline!

For first-timers, Zip City in Hilltop, Ma-a is the ideal place to go. Unlike other ziplines, Zip City will make you feel refreshed while you’re up in the air, and it overlooks the breathtaking view of Davao Gulf and Mount Apo. It’s perfect for all ages, and it’s just nearby Dencio’s Kainan, one of Davao’s famous native restaurant.


Summer Holiday


If you fancy a dip, there’s an infinity pool at Mother Ignacia Healing Center, a retreat place located within the hilltop. To maximize your Davao City experience, visit the famous Butterfly House and Crocodile Farm nearby.

At the end of the day, have a good rest on comfy Windsor beds exclusively available at Go Hotels. Their Davao branch is conveniently located at Km. 7, J.P. Laurel Avenue corner Arroyo Street, Lanang. Learn more about the hotel’s exciting features here.


Paris Parfait!

Europe, France

Visiting the capital city of France is truly a wonderful experience. There is something for everyone here from the wonderful sites and monuments to the extravagant shopping and amazing cuisine. So to find your perfect Paris, or Paris parfait, as they say in France, read on.


Obviously, before you can enjoy the delights that one of the most popular cities in Europe has to offer, you have to get there first. Luckily this isn’t too much of a problem as travel links to the city are excellent.

If you are coming from Europe, then you have the choice of plane, train, ferry or Eurotunnel. Of course, you need to check which one will suit your best. For example, the ferries take longer, but can be a pleasant journey and are excellent value if you are bringing your car with you.

If you are travelling from further afield, you will need to select a direct flight to Paris, usually Charles de Gaulle airport. Or you can include Paris as a location on a multi-stop trip. Great if you want to see the delights that the rest of Europe has to offer.

However, you do need to make sure that your passport and travel documents will allow you entry to France before you begin your journey. As some folks will need an ETIAS depending on where they are travelling from.

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The Unforgettable Eiffel Tower. Photo from Pexels.com


Paris is full of the most spectacular antique and monuments. Not least of all; the Eiffel Tower. This 300m tall structure was built in 1887, and its lit at night so it can be seen from all over the city. You can take some wonderful pictures in front of it and beneath it, and if you are feeling particularly active, why not climb to the top, for a spectacular view over Paris?

But the Eiffel Tower is not the only place in Paris that should be on to your to see list. You should also make time to tour some of the cities beautiful fountains. Which make particular pleasant places to peruse in summer. Try the Medici Fountain at the Luxembourg Garden. Or what about the majestic St Michel Fountain in the Latin Quarter?


Now, if you like a little culture in you city trips, then Paris will not disappoint. This is because it has the stunning Louvre and Musée d’Orsay to explore. Plan your time at the Louvre well and invest in a map, because you could literally spend days wandering the halls. Coming across new, unique and enticing things.


The Louvre At Night. Photo from Pexels.com

Of course, it’s home to the Mona Lisa. Which is actually quite small, and usually hard to get up close to. But there other interesting things to view as well such as the Egyptian collection and the religious triptychs.


Arc di Triomphe. Photo from Pexels.com


Of course, Paris is often known as the most romantic city in the world, so you’ll want experience a little of this before you leave.


Lovers in Paris. Photo from Pexels.com

Enjoy a romantic alfresco meal in one of the charming bistros that line the streets. Or walk arm in arm with your loved one down the wide and treeline paths just soaking up the atmosphere.


Singapore Airlines celebrates 70th Year with ‘7 Days of Surprises’


Beginning this month, Singapore Airlines is treating its customers to a whole week of fun and festivities with its exciting ‘7 Days of Surprises’ campaign, which is a part of its 70th Year anniversary celebration.

Kicking off the Airline’s 70th Anniversary, ‘7 Days of Surprises’ is an exclusive mobile app sale from 13-15 May. Available for 70 hours only, customers can enjoy low fares to Singapore from just USD70 all-in-one-way fare! Special one way and round-trip all-in fares to select destinations in Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea, Australia, New Zealand and Europe, will also be offered via the SingaporeAir and SilkAir mobile apps. What’s more, travelers can also enjoy exciting value adds such as the travel pocket WiFi through Flypack and other great deals to be announced.

Singapore Airlines is also rolling out a bunch of surprises during the week that will allow you to experience a world-class home away from home, get the most out of your travels, and even fly thousands of miles — on the Airline. It also has in store thoughtful gifts that mothers and little ones are sure to appreciate.

To get first dibs on the daily surprises, be sure to catch the midnight reveal everyday during the week of the campaign on SIA’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SingaporeAir) and follow the hashtag #SQ70SURPRISE.

The ‘7 Days of Suprises’ is just one of the many ways  SIA is celebrating its 70th anniversary.  For the whole month of May, SIA customers and travelers are in for sweet treats such as special cocktails and desserts available in flight- and the 70th  anniversary-themed items such as amenity kits and teddy bears.

Singapore Airlines flies from Manila to Singapore  four times daily, which conveniently connects to onward flights to the rest of the world. Passengers traveling from Cebu, Davao and Kalibo can fly to Singapore via SilkAir, which flies 12 times weekly from Cebu, nine times weekly from Davao and three times from Kalibo.

For more details and updates, check Singapore Airline’s website http://www.singaporeair.com.


Treat Your Moms to A Weekend Staycation at Summit Hotels



We have our own ways of surprising our moms during their special day. But the best gift to give her is one thing she deserves the most — a day off.

Take her away from the responsibilities in the household and treat her to a stress-free weekend staycation this Mother’s Day! And you don’t have to book it somewhere expensive, too; in places like Summit Hotels and Resorts, you and your entire family will receive nothing less but comfort and luxury, and at affordable prices.

Here are four Summit Hotels you can book, depending on how you want to give back to your mom.

For an urban staycation: Summit Hotel Magnolia

You don’t have to go very far and spend so much to help your mom unwind. Simply staying overnight at Summit Hotel Magnolia along Aurora Boulevard, Quezon City is enough to feel rejuvenated. Despite being a boutique hotel, it exudes elegance and style with its interior, furniture and amenities. This hotel is so conducive for family bonding that you’ll be able to bring pure joy to your mom by just spending time with one another without distractions.

Cuddle up with her in bed and watch a few series or movies on the hotel TV or on Netflix. Even a simple bonding moment such as that will leave a significant mark on her life forever.

For a refreshing out-of-town getaway: Summit Ridge Tagaytay

Take your mom away from the stresses of city life and household responsibilities, and bring her to this ideal spot for rest and relaxation. Only a stone’s throw away from Manila, Summit Ridge Tagaytay is a welcoming respite for the superwomen of our lives who deserve a break.

Avail of their special rate until May 13, 2017 for Super Rooms (Twin or King) priced at PHP 5,477 when you check-in at May 13 and at PHP 4,977 when you check-in at May 14. This package includes a daily buffet breakfast for two, guest perks (Griffins, Myra VitaWhite Lotion and Flawless Voucher), a 30% Discount on all spa services at The Ridge Spa, and additional discounts/perks at the Summit Ridge Promenade.

Have a lovely dining experience at the onsite restaurant, Sisterfields by Cravings at PHP 699 per head for in-house guests (PHP 799 per head for outsiders). Moms can get a free lunch buffet for every 5 persons who dine with her.

Other than being surrounded by the refreshing environment and overlooking a picturesque view of Taal Lake, Summit Ridge offers various services that add to the experience of a laidback weekend getaway. Treat your mom to a few hours of much-needed pampering at the hotel spa for 30% off of any of its services valid only on May 13 and 14, 2017.

Throughout the day, your family can explore all of Tagaytay’s must-see sites which are mere minutes away from the hotel, including Sky Ranch Theme Park, Bag of Beans, and the next-door commercial center Summit Ridge Promenade.

For some sand, waves and sightseeing: Summit Circle Cebu

Mother’s Day is also the perfect time to pack your bags and fly out of the city, even if it’s just to a local destination beyond Luzon. Cebu is one such place that’s perfect for the culture vultures, adventure seekers, and beach bums in your family. If you want to experience all that and more, Summit Circle Cebu should be your hotel of choice.

Conveniently located at Cebu’s city center, you are just a drive away from key attractions like the Magellan’s Cross and Basilica del Santo Nino to name a few. Give your mom some relaxing fun under the sun at some of Cebu’s pristine white beaches which are also just a stone’s throw away from the hotel.

For a taste of luxury in Cebu: Summit Galleria Cebu

Summit Galleria in Cebu is the place to spoil your mom with nothing but the best. Be one of the first to ever experience Summit Hotels and Resorts’ newest hotel which boasts of artistry, luxury and contemporary design. Here, you’ll receive nothing less than quality service and elegant amenities.

Bond with mom at the relaxing indoor pool or better yet, accompany her to the next-door Robinsons shopping mall for some retail shopping at international designer outlets!

There’s no better place to unwind than at Summit Hotels.

Show your mom how much you appreciate all she’s done and book your family a weekend stay today at www.summithotels.ph!

Rooms are subject to availability, and the promos are not valid in conjunction with other promos and discounts. Booking terms and conditions apply.


Fly fast and easy with Cebu Pacific App


Rushing to the airport to beat the long lines at check-in? There’s a way to buy time and cut the hassle as Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ leading airline, makes check-in easier for everyjuan through its one-stop online check-in using the Cebu Pacific Mobile App.

Downloadable for free in iTunes and Google Play Store, the Cebu Pacific Mobile App allows passengers to check-in for their flights with just a few tap. After checking-in to Cebu Pacific with their smartphones, passengers can immediately proceed to the boarding gates to their next destination. These smart flyers just need to reach the boarding gates 30 minutes before their flight so they can get going.

“We try to make it easier for everyJuan to fly with Cebu Pacific. By offering this innovation in our check-in services, we give our passengers a more hassle-free flying experience, allowing them to maximize their vacation time in our destinations both within the country and worldwide,” said Candice Iyog, Vice President for Marketing and Distribution of Cebu Pacific.

Aside from the Cebu Pacific mobile app, passengers may also opt to check-in through www.cebupacificair.com and even print the boarding pass. Online check-in, whether through the app or the website, allows guests with international flights to check-in seven (7) days up to four (4) hours prior their scheduled flight, while those taking domestic flights can also already sign in up to one (1) hour before their departure.

Aside from checking-in, flight bookings are as easy as a breeze through the Cebu Pacific app. With a user-friendly design, the app displays an entire network of destinations worldwide and sets off all flyers from any of Cebu Pacific’s serviced locations. Every Juan can simply take their pick and book anywhere, anytime, and in just one sitting.

Start the easiest and most fulfilling vacation today by accessing Cebu Pacific’s online check-in services. For more information about this smoothest route to flying with Cebu Pacific, check out www.cebupacificair.com and download the Cebu Pacific Mobile App for free in iTunes and Google Play Store.

Cebu Air Inc. is the largest carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry, offering its low-cost services to more destinations and routes with higher flight frequency within the Philippines than any other airline.

CEB currently operates flights out of six strategically placed hubs in the country: Manila, Cebu, Davao, Clark, Kalibo, and Iloilo. CEB enhances inter-island connectivity within the country and across the globe with a total of 37 domestic and 29 international destinations, operating an extensive network across Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and USA. The airline’s 60-strong fleet is comprised of four Airbus A319, 36 Airbus A320, seven Airbus A330, eight ATR 72-500 aircraft and five ATR 72-600. Between 2017 and 2021, CEB expects delivery of one more brand-new Airbus A330, 32 Airbus A321neo, and 11 ATR 72-600 aircraft.App

Here’s 2 Going Places: GetGo and partners celebrate two years of #FlyForFree


Here’s 2 Going Places: GetGo and partners celebrate two years of #FlyForFree

GetGo, Cebu Pacific’s exciting lifestyle rewards program, is not only celebrating two years of providing every Juan free flights to their dream destinations, it is also giving gratitude to partners who have made GetGo truly a rewarding experience for its members.

To mark its second anniversary, GetGo gathered its program partners for a night of revelry that celebrated their shared passion to provide Filipinos with the best ways to #FlyForFree.

Held at The Blue Leaf in McKinley Hill, the Here’s 2 Going Places: GetGo 2nd Year Anniversary and Partner’s Night event treated guests to a cheerful evening of recognition, tickets to free flights, exciting prizes, and a promise of stronger partnerships for more rewards offers.

“When we launched GetGo, we wanted to make it innovative—a driver of business and of fulfilling the Filipinos’ dreams to travel for free,” said Nik Laming, GetGo Loyalty Division general manager. “With the help of all our partners, we have delivered overwhelming results and we are grateful for all of the support, the business, and the hard work that helped shape this program and make it what it is today.”

Staying true to the concept of providing the most rewarding travel experiences through essential daily spend, the celebration also took attendees to a travel-inspired evening with creative destination photo walls, complete with awarding free tickets to Japan and a Coldplay concert to winners of the event’s social media contest and games. Special awards were also given to program partners whose efforts paved the way for more Filipinos to get into the GetGo lifestyle.


Nik Laming offers a toast to the partnerships that have provided GetGo members with the most rewarding travel experiences.

Giving back on its 2nd year

GetGo sponsored several Cebu Pacific inflight games where it gave away 1,000 GetGo points each to winners. Grab promo codes were also awarded to inflight game winners in all Manila-bound Cebu Pacific flights.

A GetGo 10-pt Sale enabled travellers to grab the best travel deals to Cebu Pacific destinations. Holders of Cebu Pacific Credit and Debit Cards by UnionBank were also treated to an exclusive Beauty and the Beast screening at Robinsons Magnolia.

To date, GetGo has accumulated more than 3 million members and has given away about 47,175 and 20,115 free domestic and international flights, turning a simple loyalty rewards program into a lifestyle that most Filipinos now aspire for.

With the support of program partners such as the country’s leading banks, hotels, resorts, retail, product, and service establishments, GetGo has grown into a lifestyle program that gives value to people’s daily activities. And with more meaningful partnerships in the pipeline, members can only expect a more exciting and an even more rewarding GetGo experience, as flying for free and creating lasting travel memories become easier to achieve for EveryJuan.

“GetGo is an ecosystem that thrives when we add the right components, elements, and partners into it. With new partners come new earning and redemption opportunities, and that makes it even better for everyone,” said Mike Szucs, Cebu Pacific Chief Executive Adviser.

On its 2nd year, GetGo and its partners have transformed Filipinos’ everyday spending into the most rewarding of experiences. Do you want to #FlyForFree? Visit http://www.GetGo.com.ph or call +632 71-GETGO (43846) to discover how you can avail of a GetGo membership card, learn about the loyalty program, its partners, promos, and how to start redeeming rewards points. The latest updates are also on GetGoPH’s official pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

GetGo is the lifestyle rewards program by Cebu Pacific that gives its members free flights just by flying Cebu Pacific and from everyday spend.  Use the points to book your dream Cebu Pacific destination—for free!

Nik Laming

GetGo Loyalty Division general manager, Nik Laming, gives a message of thanks to their growing number of partners.Enter a caption