For the first time, AirAsia, the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier for nine straight years running since 2009 by Skytrax, is this year’s official airline partner of Iloilo’s Dinagyang Festival – one of the Philippines’ biggest religious and cultural festivals honoring the Santo Niño or Christ child.
Looks like things are continuing to look up for our favorite low-cost airline.
AirAsia has been named the World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline for the fifth year in a row at the 2017 World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final.
AirAsia emerged top in the category having received the highest votes from travel professionals and industry players from around the world, beating Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, Ryanair, easyJet, Jetstar Airways, Norwegian Air, West Air, Flydubai, Air Arabia, Flynas, Kulula, Mango and Fastjet.
Great news once again from the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier! Coming off the heels of their recent “I Love ASEAN” aircraft livery unveiling, AirAsia flew its maiden flight from Manila to Ho Chi Minh today with send-off ceremonies held at NAIA (Ninoy Aquino International Airport) Terminal 3, hosted by yours truly and led by AirAsia Philippines CEO Captain Dexter Comendador with His Excellency Ly Quoc Tuan, Ambassador of Viet Nam to the Philippines, as keynote speaker.
This further strengthens the airline’s commitment as a truly Asean carrier.
VLOG: AirAsia expands ASEAN connectivity with new direct flights from Manila to Bali, Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh!
There seems to be no stopping AirAsia’s commitment to continuously add more routes as a truly Asean airline.
Earlier today, Philippines AirAsia just announced that they will start servicing flights from Manila to Bali and Jakarta in Indonesia and to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. That’s right! Three (3) new direct routes that I’m really looking forward to.
I was fortunate to be a part of the simple and very intimate event that Philippines AirAsia setup at Bawai’s Vietnamese Kitchen at Uptown Parade in BGC to announce their newest direct flights.
Guess what, guys. The “City of Love” has never been closer! That’s because AirAsia is now flying to Iloilo International Airport, the primary gateway to Western Visayas and Panay region. The airline voted the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier for nine years running flew its maiden flight from Manila to Iloilo today with Dinagyang-themed festivities held at both Manila and Iloilo airports to welcome guests and passengers.
For the benefit of my foreign readers who aren’t aware, the Dinagyang festival is Iloilo’s most celebrated religious and cultural festival held every January.
I was fortunate enough to be a part of this inaugural flight which brings me back to Iloilo after 3 long years.
Oh, God…! I’ve been meaning to make this post as soon as I finish editing my entire vlog entry about my recent trip to Bohol to explore the beautiful town of Ubay and to attend the annual Sandugo Festival.
I didn’t anticipate that it would take longer than expected completing the vlog post since I had something like 5 days worth of footage to work on. Yikes!
So, instead of forcing the issue, I decided to just split the vlog entry into two parts. Pretty reasonable considering that this first part which covers day 1 upto half of day 2 is already about 20 minutes long (what???). Yup.
I had so much fun making this vlog entry mainly because I also had a great time during this particular visit. Kudos to the awesome folks from Ubay Tourism for making us feel right at home immediately.
Get ready to fly to the land of magnificent historical sites such as Casa Real and Jaro Cathedral, as well as amazing dishes that will delight your palate and tummy like La Paz Batchoy — ILOILO!
If you’ve been meaning to visit Iloilo for the longest time or wanting to rediscover this beautiful destination, now is your chance to make this happen with the help of our awesome friends at AirAsia Philippines!
Get ready because I am happily giving away A PAIR OF AIRASIA ROUNDTRIP TICKETS (Manila – Iloilo – Manila) to one lucky winner!
(This contest is open to Philippine residents only, 18 years and above.)
Excited? You should be!
I recently took my family on a quick road trip to Nueva Ecija to check out the recently opened branch of Isdaan Floating Restaurant.
Isdaan Floating Restaurant has long been a popular destination and stopover spot for locals and tourists alike. They serve great food and offer up some fun and novelty attractions.
If you’ve already been to their original branch in Tarlac and fell in love with its unique ambiance, you’re surely gonna enjoy Isdaan in Nueva Ecija. It retains the same atmosphere and ambiance that we have come to know.
Enjoying a selection of cheese with a glass of delicious wine is something I would never ever pass up. It is, in my opinion, one of mankind’s greatest pleasures (and creations).
I’ve always loved cheese. All kinds, in fact. From the subtlest flavor to the strongest and most pungent of varieties. Wine, on the other hand, is something I rarely enjoy. It isn’t my go-to beverage when I visit restaurants and bars. But, that isn’t to say that I dislike them altogether. I don’t mind a glass of red every now and then — especially when there’s a fine selection of cheese around.
You see, this practice of serving wine and cheese together have lasted for many generations, dating back hundreds of years. And no one knows the delight of this culinary art more than the French. This is exactly why I made it a point to experience an authentic wine and cheese tasting session during my recent trip to Paris, France.
How can you not, right?
For those who aren’t aware, my great grandfather is French. He grew up in a town located in the Alsace region called, Obershaeffolsheim. It sounds German, I know. But only because Alsace has long been in the middle of a tug-of-war between France and Germany, being ceded by the Germans more than once.
So… what better way to immerse myself in some of the finer French culinary practices than by partaking of some wine and cheese the way my great grandfather used to enjoy it.
The best treats are normally the ones you never really expect.
This is pretty much how I would put in a single sentence my short but sweet stay at Winford Hotel and Casino in Manila.
Little did I know that right smack in the middle of the bustling Manila scene, I would happen to chance upon a delightful escape that rivals the experience one gets from the usual, more established hotels in the metro.
I’m sure that some of you who probably live in and around Manila already know about Winford Hotel and Casino. It’s actually not hard to find since the place is strategically located just a stones throw away from commercial establishments and malls. But for someone like me who only passes through the busy city of Manila every so often, it was a truly pleasant surprise — even more pleasant when I experienced staying at Winford with my family for a couple of nights.