Manila is a vibrant city where business and pleasure merge seamlessly.
As any Manila travel guide will tell you, shopping in Manila is one of the many
“must-dos” in this dynamic city. You can find just about anything and
everything here with its countless swanky malls, bargain centers, flea markets,
and trade expos. In Manila, shopping is both a necessity and a pastime.
Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos flock to the malls everyday to shop, relax,
dine, and play. It is no wonder then why 6 out of the 25 largest malls in the
world are found in the Philippines, 4 of which are located in Manila.
Shopping malls here are like miniature cities. They come complete with
supermarkets and department stores, theaters, spas and wellness hubs, amusement
complexes, churches and religious centers, and in some cases skating rinks, all
while being fully air-conditioned. The SM Group of Malls, a family-owned
conglomerate, currently holds the most number of malls in the Philippines.
Among its biggest are SM City North EDSA (currently the biggest in the country
and third in the world), Mall of Asia (located along the Manila Bay), and SM
Megamall (in Ortigas Center). Another family-owned chain of malls, the
Robinsons Malls, also has a handful all over Metro Manila, including Robinsons
Ermita (near Malate) and Robinsons Galleria (also in Ortigas). The Ayala family
has a number of malls in Manila as well, like the posh Greenbelt Center,
Glorietta Malls, and the Landmark (all in Ayala, Makati), as well as Market!
Market! (at The Fort, Taguig).
If malls are not your thing, you can always head out to Bonifacio High
Street in Taguig for an outdoor stroll, dining, and shopping experience.
Patterned after London’s High Streets, shops and restaurants are lined up in
rows. As an added bonus, kids, …
Every year, there are more than 16 million tourists who flock Greece. It
is not surprising that the tourism industry is accounting for 15% of this
European country’s economy. The nation has been a sought-after attraction for
offshore vacationers for its long history, rich culture and glorious
Mediterranean beaches and coastlines.
Geographically, Greece is situated in a juncture of Asia, Europe and
Africa. Greece was the site of some of the most influential empires in the
past, like the Byzantine and the Roman Empires. The country is also known as
the birthplace of Western philosophy, democracy, the Olympic Games, political
science, scientific principles, drama and historiography.
The country has always been a sought-after vacation destination.
However, in the recent years, it lagged behind other European destinations
because of undeveloped infrastructure. When the country’s capital, Athens in
2004 hosted the Olympic Games, Greece successfully and aggressively improved
its amenities and infrastructure.
Top vacation spots in
Athens is the capital and biggest city in Greece. The city’s recorded
history can be traced to as far back as 3,000 years ago, making it among the
world’s oldest existing cities. Athens has no doubt been a very popular tourism
destination since antiquity. It is home to about 150 theatrical stages, the
biggest volume in a single city in all of Europe. It has been a distinct
melting point of various architecture types, from Greco-Roman, to Neo-Classical
and even modern. Some of the most interesting and historic edifices in Athens
are the Athens City Hall, the Greek Parliament, the University of Athens,
Zappeion Hall, Old Parliament and Athens Academy. There are plenty of holiday
villas in Athens which allow you to go out and see this amazing city.
The city of Thessaloniki is the second biggest city in Greece. …
provides a refreshing mental awareness of what is and what will happen”
It’s in movies, television shows,
in discussions with friends; the destination hasn’t been visited yet but it
calls us to come. The general population likes to travel, to experience the
difference. Our daily activities, the monotonous path of familiarity, hold us
We need a new one. To refresh our
senses. It’s time to travel to a place that hasn’t been visited. Say a luxury
resort, beach, cruise, …
‘Luxury holidays’ can be defined
many ways. Relaxing on the beach after a massage does not do anything is the
definition of a person while the other is a safari. No matter how it is
defined, it is only the desired result. How do you define luxury travel?
Does your vacation time jam into
two weeks each summer, then return to your busy life to pay the next two weeks
of vacation? Are luxury vacations only done by others? Difficult!
Set a value for yourself and then
let’s modify the definition so that luxury travel becomes a reality. There are
many destinations in this world that can be simple but luxurious. Your mind can
be your assistant here because it is all in the perception of the value
Your luxury vacation can be
determined by just sitting next to the pool reading an interesting mystery
novel. Nothing complicated; enough ponds, gentle breeze, enough, and calm to
allow for escape.
you want or need more to determine your luxury vacation trip, there are so many
options to explore. But really, you must first have a clear definition for
value so that you can pursue quality goals, worth the trip because when it
comes time to travel, experience determines escape and value defines
One of the increasing trends we
are seeing in today’s travel scene is the changes in spending patterns in
parents with young children. This article presents the case for increased
catering for children in luxury resorts and five and six star accommodation.
With shifting patterns of wealth,
demographics and social structure, we see a change in the holiday patterns of
young hip parents with little kids. No longer content with the standard
everyday budget motels and caravan parks their parents, the baby boomers, the
not-so-young gen X urban elite are taking to the skies and the resorts in
style, and bringing the kids!
Children are now the fashionable
accessory for the new wealthy urban elite dominated by the internet media. As
family size shrinks, divorce rates soar, and women have babies later, vacation
time is a precious commodity. While maintaining an ongoing high profile career,
the demands of time pressure mean that families have less time to holiday together,
more cash, and subsequently demand better service, higher level of facilities
and real quality in their travels.
This is a trend which Hoteliers,
marketers, airlines would be very courageous to ignore. Mothers days lunches in
leading luxury hotels in major cities such as the Four Seasons in Sydney are
hosting a childcare package with DVDS, kids’ party food, biscuit decorating in
a posh room adjacent to the main dining area where parents can happily quaff
expensive French Champagne for hours and hours while the kids are entertained.
Cost to implement- practically nothing. Price for the adults… anything you
want to charge them, the more the better… and they will tell their friends.
This is a point where price does not actually matter. How much would you pay
for the privilege?
Time starved, exhausted,
multitasking supermoms are not asking, but demanding a …
Kolkata airport is also known as
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. The airport is small
compared to global standards. Most domestic airlines services to and are
unchanged from Calcutta to other important cities of India such as Delhi,
Mumbai, Chennai, Patna, Varanasi, Lucknow, Calcutta etc. offer direct flights
to all countries, primarily in Southeast Asia. It is situated in dum-dum, about
17 km northeast of downtown.
Subscribe domestic flight from Delhi to Calcutta
A good number of people who make
a trip from Delhi to Calcutta every day for business or other reasons. It is
for this reason, always looking for deals for domestic flights.
Flights from Calcutta to New
Delhi to Calcutta and New Delhi are offering travelers the best hotel were
excellent. There are many cheap flights that cover the journey from New Delhi
to Calcutta in a couple of hours and offer low cost tickets for the trip. So
this gives travelers the option to book airline tickets domestic flights and
offers low-cost rise.
Detailed information about flying
from Calcutta to New Delhi is in line to get to everyone, without exception.
The brochures can be found every day on line offers domestic flights to Delhi
for your flight to Kolkata and can trace its way in a short period of time with
just one mouse click. They can gain knowledge about flight schedules and
reservations or cancel their flights in a few minutes.
Purchase tickets for flights from
Delhi to Calcutta to Delhi from Calcutta hardly take any time in those days.
With the coming on-line booking facilities, passengers have the ability to know
about India’s air passenger for all flights from Calcutta to New Delhi.
Expensive air tickets made it impossible for passengers to book their flights
from Delhi to Calcutta. But now, with …
Internet has made our lives
easier than ever before. We have started to rely on this technology, because it
has really improved our way of life. Traveling has also been influenced with
this technology in a positive way. Now you can plan and arrange your whole trip
by just sitting inside your office or home. There is no need to go out and get
things done for yourself. Everything can be planned, even before stepping out
of your home, for your trip. Before starting your trip, you must choose a
destination, airline and hotel where you will stay. The Internet will help in
all these areas.
Online travel booking will do
most of your work. There are so many websites over the Internet which will do
your booking online. Online booking airplane tickets means that you have your
tickets in advance and at the time you are going to begin your trip, you will
not have to be worried, if you will get the tickets or not.
There are many airlines, which
have been offering safe and comfortable journeys for many years. United
Airlines and Frontier Airlines are two of many. These airlines have many
discount package deals for the traveler. When it comes to best travel deals, then
the first thing you need to keep in your mind is that the best deal for you is
the one which suits your budget. There are many deals offered by airline
companies which can save your money, and can make you feel happier. Once you
are finished getting the best deal for yourself, then you are in need of
locating the best hotel for your stay.
Hotels booking worldwide over the
internet have sorted the things for you in this area as well. Find an easy to
navigate website and search …
With sweltering heat and high
triple digit temperatures in Phoenix, it’s the perfect time to head to up north
to get outdoors and experience Arizona’s beautiful and lush high mountain
forests and wilderness areas. For a wonderful and scenic day trip and easy
hike, take a journey to the top of Arizona by hiking the Kachina Trail, in the
Kachina Peaks Wilderness, Flagstaff, Arizona.
Located high up in the San
Francisco peaks, sits Arizona’s tallest peak, Mt. Humphreys which rises to an
elevation of 12, 643 feet which you can climb to the top of on the Mt.
Humphrey’s Trail, one of the most challenging hikes in all of Arizona. However,
if you’re up for more of an easier day hike instead, then I highly recommend
checking out the beautiful Kachina Trail, which is also located in the Kachina
Peaks Wilderness and like the Mt. Humphrey’s Trail, is also located at
Arizona’s Snow Bowl Ski Resort and if you’re up for the added adventure, you
can take a very scenic sky ride right up to the top of Arizona at elevation,
11,500 feet, for a spectacular and amazing panoramic view of all the
surrounding Flagstaff and Kachina Peaks Wilderness area, without having to
climb it yourself too!
To get to the Kachina Trail from
Phoenix you’ll want to head out of town on I-17 north to Flagstaff. We left
Phoenix at 9am on a Saturday morning and arrived in Flagstaff at around
11:30am. The drive from Phoenix to Flagstaff is roughly about 2.5 hours and 148
miles. Once you arrive in Flagstaff, the freeway ends and you will exit onto
89A north. Follow 89A through town till you come to route 180 north Snow Bowl
Ski Resort, then make a left. You’ll take route 180 for about another 30