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

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

Treat Your Moms to A Weekend Staycation at Summit Hotels

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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.

 

Go Hotels: Giving Smart Millennial Travelers More Reasons to Go

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Millennials, are now investing more on travel among other things. In fact, 78 percent of them would rather spend on experiences than the tangibles, according to a survey conducted by Eventbrite, an international ticketing company.

But despite their willingness to splurge on travel, millennials are smart spenders. They always make sure to get the best bargains when they go backpacking. And it’s important that these deals won’t sacrifice quality and experience, as they believe that saving money doesn’t mean settling for less.

With this in mind, Go Hotels gives millennial travelers more reasons to continue their travel adventures by offering affordable and quality accommodations at best value.

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Go Hotels is the first Filipino-owned hotel chain by Robinsons Hotels & Resorts which offers low-priced accommodations and essential services without compromising comfort. Staying true to its branding as “a place for every Juan”, Go Hotels opened its first branch in Mandaluyong, which was followed by more branches all over the country.

They offer low prices for services that cover the customer’s basic needs and just put charges for additional perks and services. “With this, people will just pay for what they need and save more money without sacrificing the quality,” says Elizabeth Gregorio, general manager of Robinsons Hotels & Resorts.

All of their branches provide smart facilities, including Windsor beds that have back support, high-thread-count sheets and duvets, chiropractic and hypoallergenic pillows, which you won’t find in any other budget hotels. Their hotel locations are easily accessible and some branches even offer shuttle service for cheap prices.

“Hotels account for about 40 percent of the travel.  And with Go Hotels’ affordability and accessibility, it’s a smart choice for millennials to enjoy their travel in comfort without breaking the bank,” adds Gregorio.

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Unlike other budget hotels, Go Hotels also offer convenient perks such as free wifi, super shower for a refreshing bath, safety deposit box for important belongings, LCD cable TV for unlimited entertainment and of course, a fun vibe during your stay. Go Hotels is also cheaper by par compared to its competitors.

Gregorio notes that, “Our room rates can go as low as Php 588 + VAT up to Php 3088 + VAT and every room comes with complete amenities, clean and comfortable facilities, and full security.”

Go Hotels now has 13 branches nationwide located in the country’s key cities: Lanang-Davao, Puerto Princesa, Bacolod, Butuan, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Tacloban, Otis-Manila, Ortigas Center, Manila Airport Road, Mandaluyong, North Edsa-Quezon City and now in Cubao-Quezon City. The company is set to open 3 more hotels by the end of the year, with the commitment to offer the same quality experience and convenient locations near top tourist destinations for each place.

You can easily book through their website, www.gohotels.ph. For more information, call +63 (2) 3988788.

Get Away from The City Hustle and Unwind at Summit Ridge Tagaytay

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The city is where everything happens — where life is a high-speed car chase to get to where you want to be. But being in the midst of the everyday hustle and bustle can take a toll on your physical and mental well-being.

We all need a break from the fast-paced lifestyle of the city every once in a while. Luckily, we don’t have to venture too far to enjoy life unhurried. Favored weekend destinations like Tagaytay are only a stone’s throw away from Metro Manila, making it an ideal spot for a quick rest and relaxation.

Among the plenty of accommodations you can find in Tagaytay, Summit Ridge Hotel is a welcoming respite for urbanites needing a quick break from the daily grind.

Only one and a half hours away from the center of Metro Manila, this cozy suburban hotel that sits along Aguinaldo Highway greets you with friendly and personalized service as soon as you walk through its doors. With hassle-free processes and Tagaytay’s tranquility emanating even from within, Summit Ridge immediately fulfills its promise of offering peaceful rest and relaxation to its guests, making it conducive for bonding and togetherness among groups.

Its 108 guest rooms are perfect for every type of traveler who can take in the fresh breeze and the picturesque view of Taal Lake through their own private verandas. Those who seek the most comfort from their hotel stay can book one of the 18 suites that feature a living area, kitchenette and two separate bedrooms.

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The recreational amenities available likewise add to the experience of a relaxed weekend getaway. Spa enthusiasts can relieve themselves of physical stress at the hotel’s own spa facility, The Ridge Spa, or opt for an in-room massage service. Guests can delight in the refreshing infinity pool set in the midst of Tagaytay’s lush nature and beautiful climate. Meanwhile, those who want to maintain or work on their figure even while on vacation can do so at the round-the-clock gym, or at the indoor basketball and badminton courts — facilities not found in most hotels in the metro.

When it comes to food, guests need not venture too far to indulge in mouthwatering treats. The hotel’s own onsite restaurant, Sisterfields by Cravings, serves sustainable cuisine that features a specially curated menu of comfort food dishes like Chicken Ala Pobre, Roast Beef, Crispy Kare Kare and Sisterfields Burger with quarter pound beef.

Summit Ridge also provides enough opportunities for its guests to unwind even beyond the hotel grounds with the various dining options, fun-filled parks and top must-see Tagaytay destinations all conveniently located and within reach.

Families can enjoy nearby spots like Sky Ranch Theme Park, Bag of Beans, Tagaytay Picnic Grove, and the next-door commercial center Summit Ridge Promenade. Couples who don’t mind splurging a little bit for an unforgettable vacation experience will delight in a fine dinner at Antonio’s or escape to hidden romantic spots like Chateau Hestia and Marcia Adams.

Barkadas can explore the city’s lesser known gems that serve healthy comfort food like The Dining Room at Gourmet Farms and Lime and Basil Thai Restaurant. They can also go on an adventurous trek to Taal Volcano and see the pride of Tagaytay up close.

Companies on their out-of-town retreats can make use of Summit Ridge’s state-of-the-art MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Events) facilities and banqueting hall, complete with an efficient and attentive staff. During their free time, they can destress at Qiwellness Living, an Asian teahouse, bathhouse and spa, or play a few rounds of golf at the Splendido Taal Golf Club.

Indeed, there’s always something to do for every kind of vacationer.

Whether it’s a quick summer getaway or an affordable vacation, Summit Ridge Tagaytay is the ideal place to unwind with family, friends, coworkers, a loved one, or just on your own. With the beautiful weather you can relish just outside your window and all the leisure activities to enjoy within the area, you’ll definitely get the laidback vacation you deserve.

Visit www.summithotels.ph for more information and to book a stay today.

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Some of The Most Beautiful Things You’ll Ever See In The World

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The world is an amazing place. Sure, it’s full of dark, nasty places that you probably don’t want to see or even know about. The amazing, stunning views certainly make up for all of that! There are so many wonders in the world that people haven’t even begun to explore yet. If you’re looking for things to add to your bucket list, or simply want to feel better about the world we live in, read on.

The Great Barrier Reef

The great barrier reef in Australia is a must see if you’re ever in the area. You can snorkel and dive here, making note of the completely different world under the sea. There are colourful fish, beautiful plants, and so much more to see. You’ll be amazed if you’ve never done anything like this before!

The Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are one of the most beautiful phenomenons in the world. The reason they are there and can be seen is very scientific. You can see it from multiple locations, including Iceland and even Scotland. You can start understanding the Northern Lights here.

 

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The Pyramids

The Pyramids are one of the seven wonders of the world, and how they came to be has always been in question. There are many things to see in Egypt, but have you really visited if you haven’t seen the pyramids? There’s no need to see them all, as many of them do look the same. But it’s worth a trip so you can cross it off your list!

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Stonehenge

Another mystery. How did Stonehenge come to be? Nobody really knows. You will usually get an eery feeling here, along with your sense of wonderment.

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The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon, made by nature is an amazing site to see. Although you don’t have to visit in a helicopter, going over it will likely be one of the most breathtaking experiences of your life. You can even go down there and enjoy a drink if you book a tour with a good company.

 

Easter Island

Easter Island is a lot like stonehenge, in the way that nobody truly knows how the stone heads came to be there. Another mystery that will have you wondering what happened.

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The Great Wall Of China

The great wall of China has some breathtaking views – it’s one of the only things you can still see from space! Of course, it’s also a huge part of history.

 

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The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is an UNESCO world heritage site. It’s created mostly from white marble, and it isn’t difficult to see why it’s one of the world’s most admired masterpieces.

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Machu Picchu

This is one of the most important sites in the world, and is surrounded by stunning views. You could hike the Inca trail to make it up here and really appreciate what it’s all about!

The world has many more beautiful things to see; you’re definitely not limited to this list! The key to seeing the beauty in the world is to find it in the smallest things, even if it’s in your own back garden. Will you visit anywhere on the list?

Food To Pack When You’re Going On Vacation

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Are you going on vacation this summer or later this year? What you pack will have crossed your mind, but the chances are you’ve been focusing on things like clothes and shoes! Give some thought to the food you should take for a minute or two instead…

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When you’re going camping….

The food that you will eat on a camping trip will be very different to what you would eat at home. This is because you will not have access to the wide range of tools and electronic equipment that you do at home. That’s right; there will likely be no toaster, microwave, slow cooker or over. So instead you need to think up foods that you can heat with hot water, or warm on a fire. For the former, instant porridge in cup packs for camping are fantastic. So are noodles that can be warmed with hot water When it comes to things you can warm up over a fire, tins are usually a good starting point. So, think soups, like chicken and tomato!

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When you’re going on a boat…

Perhaps you’ve got a short ferry crossing or a four-week cruise! Even if you are not usually sea-sick or travel sick, sea sickness can strike unexpectedly. Whether you predict it hitting you or not, it is wise to be prepared just in case. Pack some fluids that have stomach-settling properties. Whether you feel very nauseous or just a tad, these will help. Ginger tea is great for settling an unhappy stomach.

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When you’re going on a flight…

Let’s be honest. When you go on a flight, you are at the mercy of what the air hostess serves you. Sometimes this is bearable, other times not so much! Yes, you can take food items on with you. But if you are on a long-haul flight, these won’t last. So, many airplane foods tastes nicer with this very simple trick…

The main complaint that so many of us have about airplane food is that is bland. Well, spices, seasonings, and condiments can really help this. In your carry-on luggage, take some little pots of salt and pepper. If you like your food spicy, take a little bit of tabasco sauce also!

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When you’re going to a hotel…

It used to be that case that hotels provided a kettle, tea, coffee, sugar and milk all the time. However, hotels are getting savvy to just how important many people find these. They are now being a little cheeky and sometimes charge extra for hiring these items! Avoid this unfair charge by preparing for it and taking your own things. Pack a travel kettle, and fill some clear plastic bags with the items you’ll need. Make one bag for tea bags, and another for coffee granules. Alternatively, you could buy some coffee bags (they exist!). Don’t forget some sachets of sugar and some small pots of long-life milk. Also, be sure to pack a mug! You don’t want to be drinking your morning coffee out of a tiny glass from the bathroom!