Is Boracay a Philippine island paradise – or a cesspool?

Boracay is famous for it’s soft, white sand beaches and clear warm water and has won plenty of “best island” awards. It’s the most popular tourist destination in the Philippines and has welcomed millions of visitors! I’ve been to Boracay several times and found it to have some of the finest sand, warm water and friendly locals to greet you. But … Continue reading

Philippine Airlines now 4-Star Airline, certified by SkyTrax!

The Philippine flag carrier, Philippine Airlines, has been certified as a 4-star airline, passing 3-star airlines like United or Delta and joining 40 other premium airlines with this ranking, like Thai Airways or China Airlines. In 2016 set out the ambitious target to become a 5-star airline and while they have not achieved that goal yet, the 4-star rating is … Continue reading

Kimpton Hotels now part of IHG Rewards Club – book, earn & redeem points!

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) acquired Kimpton Hotels in 2014, planning to integrate the small group of boutique hotels into one of the largest hotel companies in the world. Now, that integration is complete and Kimpton hotels Karma loyalty program has been folded into IHG Rewards Club, making it possible to book hotels through IHG’s website, earn and redeem points at … Continue reading

Wyndham Hotels buys LaQuinta for $1.95B, adds 900 hotels!

Wyndham announced an acquisition agreement with LaQuinta, purchasing the hotel franchise and management business for $1.95B in cash. That will add 900 mid-scale properties in the US for a total of 9,000 hotels in the largest hotel company in the world! The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2018! … Continue reading

Pegasus Air jet skids of runway and goes over the cliff’s edge!

A Pegasus Airlines Boeing B737 skidded of the runway at Trabzon Airport in Northern turkey on landing and went over the cliffs edge, nose forward towards the ocean. Luckily, the plane’s landing gear got stuck in the mud before the plane plunged into the ocean. It’s a miracle that all 162 passengers and 6 crew members were able to escape … Continue reading

New ICE Train races from Berlin to Munich in 4 hours

After a 26-year project costing $10Billion, the new train line from Munich to Berlin was opened and the new ICE train made it’s inaugural journey of 4 hours to the German capital at speeds of 300kph, cutting the travel time from 6 hours! Despite the long built, high cost and technical issues, this is a major breakthrough for public transport … Continue reading

Scoot announces Singapore-Berlin route for 2018!

Scoot Air, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, is announcing their third long-haul route, after launching flights to Athens and Honolulu this year. They will utilize their new Boeing B787 Dreamliner planes for the 13 hour non-stop flight and operate four times a week. They plan to start selling tickets in the first quarter of 2018 for flights starting in … Continue reading