Philippine Airlines launches new flights to Port Moresby and Auckland via Cairns

PAL International Destinations 2015

Philippine Airlines, the country’s flag carrier, will launch flights from Manila to new destinations: Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) this October 2015 and Auckland (New Zealand) via Cairns (Australia) on December 2015 – as part of the expansion of its international network.

PAL President and Chief Operating Officer Jaime J. Bautista said, “The new routes will allow PAL to cater to the travel needs of both business and leisure travelers and OFWs, while offering PAL’s distinct brand of service marked by Filipino warmth, charm, and hospitality. It will also help build tourism for the Philippines from new international markets.
“Upon arrival in Manila, passengers may enjoy what the capital city has to offer before connecting to any of the 30 domestic and 38 other international destinations offered by PAL” he added.

Earlier this year, prior to launching flights to these destinations, PAL has also launched its services to New York (USA), Quangzhou (China), Tablas (Romblon) and opened new interisland flights in Visayas and Mindanao. PAL also reintroduced its Business class service to Cebu and Davao.

PAL has also launched the MyPAL App, powered by PayMaya Business and MasterCard, to make flying with PAL much easier for its customers. Now, users can enjoy the convenience of booking their flights, checking-in online, and viewing their flight status using their Android smartphones.

PAL has been the country’s only full-service legacy carrier over the last seven decades. It is best known for its distinct brand of inflight service, marked by Filipino warmth, care and hospitality. Now on its 74th year, the flag carrier is focused on fleet modernization, route network expansion and service.

Dragonpay-ready Summer Destinations

Do you feel the sand on your feet? Or the breeze of the wind accompanied by the scent of the sea? That is right! Summer is just around the block waiting for the girls and the boys to change from uniforms and corporate-wear to swim shorts and bikini clad attires. Blend in with the hunks and the daring ones by hitting these go-to spots this summer season with the assistance of Dragonpay, your online payment solution.

Pangasinan Hundred Islands

First on the list is the globally acclaimed Hundred Islands National Park in Alaminos, Pangasinan. If deciding which island to visit is the culprit of your trip discussion, try out this amazing location and you’ll hit a hundred birds in one stone. The Hundred Islands is a go-to spot for those seeking to complete their Philippine experience by participating in an island-hopping activity. Each island may surprise you for they were naturally built for different ventures. One island may be the perfect venue to hike and camp. One island may attract you with its built-in cave. Another may seduce you to relax and sunbathe under the bronzing sun.

Second on the list is the virgin island of Calaguas. The serene island is situated near Vinzons town, Camarines Norte. Although it requires a two-hour boat ride, the journey is definitely worth the time. This fresh soiled island is as clean and blue as the pictures you will find on the Internet. Imagine taking a snapshot without the need for a blue-filmed filter. This paradise beach will transport you to another dimension with its white sand and blue sea, and its calmness and quietness will lure you to extend a day or two.

El Nido

Third but definitely not the least is the eco-friendly paradise of El Nido, located in Northern Palawan. Visit caves, lagoons, or scuba dive in its clear waters. This heaven-sent island should definitely be on everyone’s list across the globe. If you and your friends want a tranquil getaway, and want to enjoy ice-cold beverages overlooking islands that tower above blue-hued beaches, El Nido resorts is the place for you. Sit back and relax, or breeze through the different natural-made islands, this peaceful haven will certainly conquer your senses.

If the only hindrance to booking your next dream vacation online is the absence of a credit card, don’t fret! Dragonpay can definitely bring you to your desired destination. Dragonpay lets you buy your plane, bus, and hotel booking online, which you can pay for in cash over-the-counter with their many partner banks and non-bank establishments. You can book your plane tickets at Airasia.com, Airpaz.com, and Tripmoba.com. For those traveling by land, you can book online at Pinoytravel.com.ph, Clickbus.com.ph and Iwantseats.com.ph. And for lodging and booking accommodations, you can do it at Travelbook.ph, Tripmoba.com and Travelpal.ph. Now, anyone can easily book a vacation online anytime this summer season – even the younger boys and girls who do not own a set of credit cards. To know more about Dragonpay, visit www.dragonpay.ph – More ways to pay.

**Guest post by Elay Leyco

Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club Yearbook Features Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa

Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa

Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa is featured in Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club Yearbook for 2015, joining a selected and few luxurious resorts selected all over the world for their opulence and elegance that befits royals. Check rates or book here.

The resort located in Panglao Island in Bohol is the only Filipino luxury resort featured in the 444-page glossy coffee table book published to mark the 90th anniversary of one Rolls-Royce’s most revered cars – the Phantom. Continue reading