Filipinos as stay-at-home tourists

Vlogger Rigel Thomas uploaded a travel vlog kind of video where he and his friends explored the rooms of a house like enthusiastic adventurers. Uploaded in the summer of 2018, it recently went viral due to emerging posts of Filipinos traveling creatively within their homes amid the community quarantines. Armed with backpacks, a suitcase and props like headphones and a …

How Filipinos are using creativity in COVID-19 quarantine ‘travels’

Filipinos are using their creativity in their “travels” while the restriction is in place during the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine that is currently set to last until April 30. Facebook users are exploring their own residences in a new perspective fueled by wit and creativity as they envision themselves “going” to premier tourist spots like Boracay, Palawan, Baguio and Tagaytay. …

Dutch tourists trial COVID-19 holiday to Rhodes

A holiday to the Greek isles seems but a dream as Europe continues to fight COVID-19. But some Dutch tourists have embarked on an experimental vacation to Rhodes. On April 12, almost 200 lucky people arrived on the Greek island. The travelers are part of a test by Dutch tour operator Sunweb to see if it’s safe to travel again. …

Thailand to focus tourism on wellness, therapy: Retreat to the ocean

From the soothing texture of fine sand, to the relaxing murmur of waves, it’s no wonder why people gravitate to the ocean when they want to take a break. Thailand currently recommends 16 spots for Ocean Therapy, particularly the town of Trat in the coast of eastern Thailand. Trat is well-known by tourists for island hopping, where travelers can visit …

Thailand to focus tourism on wellness, therapy: Spiritual refreshment

Thailand has 28 tourist attractions that emit strong positive energy and can pave the way for your spiritual refreshment. They are further classified into five types, which you can visit step by step to gain a full revival of your weary soul. First, start from centers of faith such as the City Pillar Shrine in Bangkok—religious sites where peace, calm …

Egyptian mummies paraded through Cairo on way to new museum

A grand parade conveyed 22 ancient Egyptian royal mummies in special capsules across the capital Cairo to a new museum where they can be displayed in greater splendor. The convoy transported 18 kings and four queens from the Egyptian Museum in central Cairo’s Tahrir Square to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat, about five kilometers to the southeast. …

Vaccinated people can travel but with precautions — US health authorities

Fully vaccinated people can start traveling again if they take precautions such as wearing a mask and observing social distancing, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Travel is picking up again in the U.S. Within the country, vaccinated people will not have to self-quarantine or take a COVID-19 test after traveling. But international travelers headed to the …

Travel for power: Pandemic drives Thailand to focus tourism on wellness, therapy

Some trips are taken for the pursuit of culinary adventures, others for non-stop shopping, while some are for visiting loved ones. Alternately, some of us take trips for self-care travel—that is, relaxation, healing and wellness, where we can finally achieve our need to decompress and unwind in the company of nature. Thailand — one of the most visited countries in …

Probe underway on alleged ‘super spreader’ party in Boracay

The local government of Malay, Aklan has launched an investigation on a party that allegedly caused the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in Boracay, the Department of Tourism said. A tourist from Luzon who visited a friend on Boracay Island on March 10 was identified as the source of the virus. The tourist left Boracay on March 13 and tested …