Travel shorts: Women's Month deals, new hostel, spa card


Posted at Mar 06 2018 08:57 AM

MANILA - Check out these new travel-related announcements and promos.

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Diamond Hotel Philippines has concocted a special cocktail for International Women’s Month available in all outlets for the whole month of March. With the two-for-the-price-of-one cocktail promo, treat her to a glass of wine or the special cocktail made for the ladies at the Bar 27, and get another one for free.

On March 20, celebrate International Day of Happiness and dine at the Corniche buffet with family and friends and get a free ticket to the hotel's easter Event when you spend a minimum of P5,000 nett for lunch or dinner.

On March 24, the hotel encourages guests to take part in Earth Hour 2018 by switching off their lights and chill at Corniche, Lobby Lounge, Yurakuen, Bar 27 and the Poolside Bar where they can enjoy a 60% off on all standard drinks.



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Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila offers ladies a well-deserved pampering break this March with a range of privileges and surprises await her

From March 1-14, the hotel offers the You Go Girl room package, which includes an overnight stay, afternoon tea, welcome amenity and buffet breakfast at Café Eight for two persons. She will also get a special beauty treat or personal care items and cosmetics from Rustan’s. Room rates start at P6,199 net only.

From March 8-18, Crimson Hotel will be hosting a fashion and art exhibit featuring Michelline Syjuco, OTSIRAVÈ by Juan Carlo Evaristo, BEATRIZ by Carissa Cruz Evangelista, Adante Leyesa, Joel Escober and artist Pauline Racho, while the Girls Just Wanna Have buffet at Café Eight offers a healthy selection of salmon, quinoa, rosemary roasted vegetables, and thyme roasted chicken as well as carrot cake with dried apricot and more! Ladies are entitled to a special buffet rate of P999 net from March 1-20.

The hotel also has a special afternoon tea that includes lipstick chocolate, a slice of red velvet cake, strawberry panna cotta, classic scones, assorted sandwiches and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine for the ladies. This is available from March 1-20; rate for two persons is P750 net.



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CHI, The Spa, the day spa of Edsa Shangri-La, Manila, has launched new membership cards that will allow members to enjoy pampering experiences with topped-up spa credits, as well as special spa and hotel benefits and privileges.
Spa lovers may choose from four membership tiers: Malachite, Carnelian, Amethyst and Ruby. The Malachite card retails at P15,000 with P16,500 worth of spa credits, while the Carnelian card, priced at P25,000, has a P28,750 value that members may use for any treatment at CHI. Guests may opt for higher value memberships, with Amethyst retailing at P50,000 with P60,000 worth of spa credits, or the highest tier, Ruby, priced at P100,000 with P130,000 worth of spa credits.
On top of the spa credits, members may enjoy wellness benefits such as access to the hotel’s resort facilities and Health Club on the day of the treatment. Members will get three hours of complimentary parking and a 20 percent discount at Edsa Shangri-La’s restaurants. They will likewise receive members-only offers and invitations to spa and wellness events.



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Southeast Asian hostel brand Lub d announced the opening of
Lub d Philippines Makati, further adding to its portfolio of properties in Thailand and Cambodia.

Lub d was recently chosen as the “Best New Hostel in the World” at the Hoscar Awards for Lub d Phuket Patong.

Lub d Philippines Makati has a variety of cool social spaces. The first floor reception area includes a games area with pool tables to
video game, a Grab N Go bar offering Nespresso coffee and snacks.

There’s the cool down room to chill out and watch a movie, and a great co-working space managed by Garage Society. Co-working space offers bright meeting rooms, cool workstations and private chat booths. A rooftop bar and restaurant will open in April.

Room types include mixed and ladies dorms with separate shared bathrooms; private Barkada Room, a great choice for a group of four friends, or family; and its signature private room with an option of two single beds or one king bed, equipped with an en-suite bathroom.



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Travel-experience platform KKday has raised US$10.5 million in additional funding led by Japanese travel industry leader H.I.S. with participation from existing investor MindWorks Ventures. The alliance and funding is expected to help KKday expand its regional presence and further improve its variety of affordable product offerings to travelers.

KKday is one of Asia’s largest travel-experience ecommerce platforms, curating more than 10,000 unique experiences from over 500 cities and 80 countries with over 4 million unique visitors and serves a few hundred thousand travellers each month.

“We will be focusing on quality products and strengthening our relationship with suppliers to further improve customer experience,” KKday CEO Ming Chen said.

In addition to growing its operations across Asia, KKday will further improve its position in China as well as expand into the Asia travel segment of both US and European travelers. KKday will also look to enrich current product offerings, offer personalized itineraries, and improve its end-to-end customer experience.



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AirAsia has signed a memorandum of agreement with Davao tourism to establish Davao as a premiere tourist destination in the Philippines with abundant resources for eco-tourism and available facilities for sports, conventions and outdoor competitions.

Celebratory all-in-fares from P866 one-way are available for booking online at from now for the travel period between now until July 31, 2018. The promotional fares are also available on AirAsia's mobile app on iOS and Android devices, as well as mobile site at

Scheduled from April to June, the Visit Davao Summer Sale is a city-wide sale and events extravaganza that offer affordable tour packages and big discounts to over 250 participating stores and restaurants.

Meanwhile, triathlon fansshould visit Davao in April for the official start of AirAsia DURIANMAN Triathlon competition.



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The Circle Hostel is among the winners of the 15th Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards and is the recipient of the special Coke Barkada Award, which is given to groups that best demonstrate the spirit of collective volunteerism, working together for the community and living the value of positive action for change.

"The awardee for today is also fitting very well with our commitment as a company to a world without waste,” said Jonah De Lumen-Pernia, Coca-Cola Philippines public affairs and communications director.

For The Circle Hostel started The Plastic Solution, an environmental movement which aims to raise awareness of the negative effects of plastic waste consumption and reduce plastics by promoting a zero-plastic lifestyle among community members and repurposing non-biodegradable materials through eco-bricking.

The foundation of the project is eco-bricking, the process of stuffing PET bottles with non-biodegradable waste such as shampoo sachets, plastic straws, snack wrappers, and other single-use plastics. The eco-bricks are then used as simple alternative fillers in constructing walls, fences, benches, low-cost community structures, and more.