April 18, 2018

CEBU | AirAsia Launches Clark – Cebu Route from as low as Php17.00 Only!

AirAsia, the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier, continues to expand its domestic network in Clark Airport in Pampanga with new flights between Clark and Cebu starting 11 May 2018.

AirAsia Philippines CEO Captain Dexter Comendador said, “Our commitment is to make air travel more affordable, convenient and accessible to travellers especially outside Metro Manila through our superb service and signature low fares. We are thrilled to be painting Clark and Cebu skies red with introductory fares now up for grabs from as low as P17 only!”

To celebrate AirAsia’s newest flight, all-in promo fares for Clark to Cebu are now available from as low as P17.00, one-way fare only, until 22 April 2018 at www.airasia.com for travel period between 11 May 2018 and 26 October 2018.

At a recent Philippine Economic Briefing 2018, the Philippine government has envisioned the New Clark City to be a hub of agro-industrial activities, cutting-edge technology and logistics companies and government centers with world-class sports facilities.

Alongside this development, Clark International Airport (CIA) will have a new terminal building to accommodate a projected 8 million passengers per year and a new railway system connecting to Manila and neighbouring provinces.  The expansion of CIA according to government transport authorities will help decongest Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila. The expansion project for the Clark airport broke ground last December.

“AirAsia is here to support the government’s flagship projects to boost tourism and trade.  We aim to better connect Clark to secondary cities within the Philippines like Iloilo, Davao, Tacloban and Cebu followed by inter-Asean connectivity where the AirAsia Group has massive network covering over 120 destinations in the whole of ASEAN, in greater Asia, Australia, United States and beyond,” Comendador added.

Aside from Clark- Cebu route, AirAsia also offers several flights to and from Clark, Iloilo, Davao, and Puerto Princesa.

AirAsia launched its first commercial flights from Clark with only two planes in March 2012 before transferring its hub to Metro Manila following a strategic partnership with a local carrier in 2013.  AirAsia has since been operating on a much larger scale with a fleet of 20 aircraft from Metro Manila and has expanded its domestic and international network with flights from hubs in Manila, Cebu, Clark and Kalibo.  

AirAsia Clark (CRK) – Cebu (CEB) flight schedule:
Flight Number
Z2 901
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday 
Z2 902
 Monday,  Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

Keep up-to-date with AirAsia’s latest promotion and activities via Twitter (@AirAsiaPH), Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsiaPhilippines), Instagram (@AirAsiaPh), and on Viber public chat (@AirAsiaPh).

About Philippines AirAsia
AirAsia Philippines is a wholly owned subsidiary of AirAsia Inc. which is a joint venture company among Filipino investors Antonio O. Cojuangco, former Ambassador Alfredo M. Yao, Michael L. Romero, Marianne B. Hontiveros, and Malaysia’s AirAsia Berhad.

AAP operates a fleet of 20 aircraft with domestic and international flights out of hubs in Manila, Cebu, Clark and Kalibo.  The airline operates several flights to/from Manila, Davao, Cebu, Kalibo, Caticlan* (Boracay), Tacloban, Tagbilaran (Bohol), Puerto Princesa (Palawan), Clark, and Iloilo in the Philippines with international flights to/from Shanghai, Taipei, Incheon (Seoul), Hong Kong, Macau, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Guangzhou, Shenzhen*, Ho Chi Minh, Singapore*, Jakarta and Bali.

AAP is part of the AirAsia Group that has been awarded the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier for nine consecutive years running by Skytrax since 2009 to 2017.

(*limited flights only in Caticlan while Shenzhen and Singapore flights are via Cebu only)

About the AirAsia Group:
AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia, services the most extensive network with over 120 destinations. Within 15 years of operations, AirAsia has carried over 350 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 170. The airline is proud to be a truly Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline with established operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, India and Japan, servicing a network stretching across all Asean countries and beyond. AirAsia was named the World’s Best Low Cost Airline in the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax for nine consecutive years from 2009 – 2017. AirAsia is the first airline globally to collaborate with INTERPOL to implement the I-Checkit system to screen the passports of all its prospective passengers against information contained in the world police body’s Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database

April 01, 2018

PALAWAN | Coron Travel Guide, Budget and Itinerary

Coron is one of the most famous destination in the Philippines. Coron is an easy pick for families, couples and vacationers simply because of its beauty. Pristine beaches, magnificent lagoons, towering rock formations, rich coral gardens and diverse wildlife are the things you will encounter and experience when you visit Coron.

Coron is located in Northern Palawan and is part of Calamianes Group of Island. Coron as a destination can be divided into major islands namely Busuanga where coron town and the airport is located, Coron Island where Kayangan Lake is located and Culion Island which was a former leprosarium and where an old church can be visited. Another major Island which is now gaining popularity because of the Safari is Calauit Island which is located in the Northwest of Busuanga Island. Other Islands which are commonly part of Island hopping tour packages are Banana Island and Malcapuya Island - these islands has a world class beaches. 

March 31, 2018

INDIA | Palaces and a Piece of Jaipur

Everybody wants a piece of you - That's what you have to endure when you want something from a place with dazzling culture, colorful history and stunning architecture. I didn't mean to start this article in a negative tone but being real gives integrity to what I am about to tell. Besides you deserve the truth and genuine experience from us travel bloggers.

Hawa Mahal | Palace of the Wind
Jaipur is a big city with colorful streets and crazy bazaars. It is one of the famous place for tourist in India. The city also known as the Pink City and belongs to the India's Golden Triangle namely New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Expect a massive diversity of folks from all over the world - tons of tourist, touts, scammers and best of all, still, with good people and a collection of unforgettable memories. 

Indian Rail in Jaipur
Our delayed train from Varanasi arrived in Jaipur at around 8:00 PM. A 17 hours adventurous train ride becomes almost 23 hours - the first betrayal of the Indian Railway System. That wasn't enough to break our spirit. Though physically tired, we went out of Roadhouse Hostel to find the first love affair in India - food. We strolled around to find nothing but darkness in the streets of Jaipur. In the middle of it was an Ayurvedic Clinic where we met a doctor who talked about Boracay and drove us to a fine dining restaurant after we bought some of his essential oils.  

A visit in Jaipur wont be complete without visiting the sites it boast such as the Hawa Mahal, Amber Palace, Jal Mahal and the palace that made me shut up Nahargarh Fort. Roadhouse Hostel arranged a tour guide/TukTuk driver to bring us around the city for a whole day. The cost is 500 INR. 

Tuktuk Tour in Jaipur. Be cautious though and know the schedules of places you wanna visit.

March 25, 2018

CEBU | Kawasan Canyoneering

Water activities pushes me beyond my limits. Those things that I thought I cannot do, heavens open its gate and made me do it not just one but for a couple of time. When the opportunity strikes for us to visit Badian in southern Cebu after our sojourn in Bantayan Island for an extreme experience at Kawasan Canyoneering,  I knew I must take it to heart and follow where my adrenaline was leading me. 

Kawasan Falls is popular tourist attraction among local and foreign visitors in Cebu. Even without its canyoneering activity the water falls itself is a good reason to visit. For some Kawasan Falls is a must destination after they swim with sardines or after their diving activity in another popular destination in Cebu - Moalboal.

March 24, 2018

P2P Bus from Trinoma to Clark International Airport

Diosdado Macapagal International Airport or commonly known Clark International Airport is seen as a game changer in both domestic and International travel. With the new P2P or Point to Point bus plying from NAIA, Resorts World, Robinson Galleria, SM North EDSA and Trinoma all in Metro Manila to Clark International Airport, Clark is seen to decongest the already looming situation at the country's main gateway the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Genesis Transport began its P2P operation last year to give Filipinos another option which airport to exit Manila and make Clark International Airport accessible to all. Gone are the days that we join the madness in Ninoy Aquino International Airport. For those of us living in the North, including North of Metro Manila like Quezon City, it will be more convenient to just ride the bus in Trinoma or SM North and have a smooth travel to Clark for less than two hours than to battle the traffic in EDSA or accept the inconvenience of MRT (who would like to open their luggage before entering the station?)

March 19, 2018

Macau is Like the Las Vegas of the East

When many people in the West think of gaming, they think of Vegas. But over in the East, it is Macau that often comes to mind. In fact, Macau is now the largest gaming city in the world, not just the East. There’s a good reason for it, and the atmosphere is different.

March 15, 2018

Backpacking 101: El Nido Travel Guide (Budget, Accomodation and Tours)

One hour and 20 minutes away from Manila by plane, five to six hours from Puerto Princesa, Palawan by van, El Nido is pain in the butt for its long land travel. But low and behold, El Nido is a paradise with 45 island and islets, limestone and cliffs. It is once tag as a place for the rich because land transportation from Puerto Princesa was relatively unknown. Chartered flights from Manila has a sky rocketing prices and is still being utilized by high end resorts of the Ayala's and some Japanese resort owners.

How To Go There?

Clark to El Nido 

AirSwift flies from Clark International Airport to El Nido daily.

Clark to El Nido - 7:00AM
El Nido to Clark - 4:55PM

Manila - Puerto Princesa - El NidoAirAsia, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines flies to Puerto Princesa from Manila, Ilo-ilo, Cebu and Davao daily. Philippine Airines flies to Taipe once a week.  

From Puerto Princesa City in Palawan, you have to either bus or van going to El Nido. Thats a 5 to 6 hours land travel.