Travel shorts: Summit Hotel opens in Tacloban + summer promos


Posted at Apr 16 2018 05:50 PM

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

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Summit Hotel to open in Tacloban City


Set to rise in the heart of Tacloban City is Summit Hotel Tacloban, the fifth property under the Summit Hotels brand. 

The 138-room hotel will feature a Tropical Filipino look, making use of design concepts and finishes that are unique to the region. Natural wood and neutral hues will dominate the space, with native stone surfaces, pretty latticework, and elegant light fixtures adding interesting details. 

The reception area will feature wooden arches, symbolic of Tacloban being a gateway to the region. Basket-weave and coconut-leaf patterns as well as patterned glass will be employed in various areas, giving them texture and depth. 

The luxe tropical look will continue in the pool deck and bar. The hotel will also have an in-house restaurant called Patron Casual Dining, adorned with tree patterns as well as beehive tiles and with an al fresco dining area for those who want to enjoy the fresh air. The menu will be predominantly Asian, made using fresh ingredients to be sourced from local suppliers.

Summit Hotel Tacloban is set to soft open within the second quarter of 2018. The hotel is located right next to Robinsons Place Tacloban in Marasbaras.


Mövenpick Boracay offers family-friendly programs


Recently opened Mövenpick Resort & Spa Boracay is offering its own brand of family-friendly hospitality to guests.

The resort provides facilities that cater to all ages, supported by an appealing range of vacation activities. The resort’s multi-level swimming pool provides 3,300 square meters of fun, and there’s a choice of watersports activities available right off the beach. 

With the Mövenpick Family Program, parents travelling with babies and toddlers are offered a helping hand. They can borrow equipment such as baby cots, baby baths and night-lights, and it also has a unique menu with fun, healthy meals for kids.

The resort's Little Birds Club is packed with engaging pursuits, many with an “edutainment” focus so that children pick up new skills while enjoying themselves. Indoor activities include everything from alphabet and counting games, shell-bracelet making and body tracing for 2-4 year olds, to hair braiding and cupcake baking for 5-8 year olds, or kite making and storytelling sessions for kids up to 12.

Young guests can also choose from a full schedule of outdoor activities designed to take full advantage of the resort’s beachfront location like sand castle making, scavenger hunts, nature walks and swimming activities, as well as traditional games such as ‘tumbang preso.’

Families who choose to stay longer at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Boracay can take advantage of the Stay & Save Stay offer with up to 30% off, including breakfast, and a $20 F&B voucher with direct online bookings. 


Enchanted Kingdom has new attraction


Enchanted Kingdom in Santa Rosa, Laguna has a new attraction: Agila: The EKsperience, which offers a “life-like flying sensation.” 

The theme park wants its guests to experience "flying like an eagle" with a 6-minute presentation of the Philippines’ beautiful tourist destinations through its 544-square meter screen which is known to be the largest in Southeast Asia today.

"Guests will be surprised to see that the Philippines has so much beauty and the thrill of flying above and beyond such stunning views is definitely a first of its kind," it said.

Enchanted Kingdom’s Ride-All-You-Can with Agila: The EKsperience is now available at


Victory Liner serves Clark Airport-Subic, Clark-Dagupan routes
Bus company Victory Liner Inc. has started Premiere Point-to-Point bus services from Clark International Airport to Subic Bay in Olongapo and Dagupan City in Pangasinan, allowing thousands of Filipinos a convenient way of going to their foreign destinations without the hassle of going to Metro Manila.
Clark airport is the international gateway to Northern and Central Luzon. Several airline companies like the Philippine Airlines, Qatar Airways, Cebu Pacific Air, Emirates, Asiana, Jin and Korean Airlines currently use this airport in Mabalacat, Pampanga. 
There will be four routes, with all trips going to and fro Clark airport in Dagupan and Subic. For faster trips, Victory Liner will use the TPLEX and SCTEX. 
For the Clark to Dagupan routes, Victory Liner will only pick up passengers from Clark airport, SM Clark, SM Carmen and Urdaneta Victory Liner terminals. Passengers going from Clark to Subic, pickup and dropoff points are to be found at Clark airport, SM Clark, Victory Liner bus terminals at San Fernando and Dinalupihan and Harbort Point.

F1 Hotel Manila's summer packages


F1 Hotel Manila is offering a summer weekend room package for only P4,600 per night in a deluxe room or P5,100 per night for a a city suite. These special weekend deals are inclusive of breakfast buffet and use of the pool. 

Meanwhile, since school's out, the Playzone activity area will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until May, to keep the little ones entertained and occupied. You can also nurture your children’s creativity wirh Artsy Little Onesie, where they get to do artistic activities such as a cupcake decorating. 


Bogo, Cebu transport terminal opens


Cebuanos will now be able to enjoy a more convenient way of commuting with the opening of the Bogo Central Terminal, spearheaded by Robinsons Land Corp. and in partnership with the Bogo city government. 

The new terminal will serve as the station for different modes of public transportation. Several buses and vans are available to transport passengers to and from the northern part of Cebu. There are also jeepneys and tricycles ready to bring passengers to nearby towns such as Daanbantayan, Medellin, San Remegio and Tabuelan.

The terminal has an air-conditioned passenger waiting area, clean washrooms for men women and people with disabilities, as well as a terminal office for any inquiries. It also houses a variety of food outlets that serve quick meals perfect for those who are always on-the-go.


New packages launched for Marco Polo hotels


Wharf Hotels has launched new offers across its 3 Marco Polo hotels in the Philippines targeting connoisseurs of culture, entrepreneurial leaders and those looking for a romantic escape. 

Corporate Connectors, Luxe Life and A Love Story will be available for reservations from now until December 31, 2018 at Marco Polo hotels in the popular destinations of Manila, Cebu and Davao.

Business travellers reserving Corporate Connectors will enjoy early check-in and late check-out, breakfast for two, private dining credits, and aundry and pressing services.

Guests booking Luxe Life enjoy in-room early check-in and late check-out, access to Continental Club (in photo), welcome amenity, laundry and pressing services, and complimentary cocktail.

A Love Story, meanwhile, offers in-room check-in and late check-out, breakfast in bed or in restaurant, for two, bottle of champagne, and signature cake by Marco Polo


Diamond Hotel's summer packages


Diamond Hotel Philippines has launhced its Summer Fun room promo, which is available until May 30. 

Overnight accommodation at a deluxe room is priced at P5,500 nett amnd comes with a P2,000 dining credit, buffet breakfast for two, Wi-Fi access, access to the Health Club and Spa, use of the swimming pool, 20% discount on massage and laundry, and scheduled weekend shuttle service to and from Intramuros, Mall of Asia, and Robinsons Manila. Book at and use the promo code: SFUN18.

Make the most of your stay by ordering the Boodle Platter (in photo) for only Php1,780 nett for two persons as you dine al fresco at the poolside.