• #WalangPasok: Malacañang declares July 31 regular holiday for Eid al-Adha 2020

    Walang Pasok: Palace declares July 32, 2020, a regular holiday for Eid al-Adha

    Manila, Philippines – The Malacañang Palace officially declared Friday, July 31, a regular holiday for Eid al-Adha 2020 (Feast of Sacrifice). The President made the declaration through Proclamation No. 985, which was signed on July 29, upon the recommendation of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos.

    Palace declares July 31 a regular holiday for Eid’l Adha

    As previously stated in our 2020 Philippine Holidays blog post, the Office of the President will be announcing the official date of the celebration based on the advice coming from the

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  • Culture nurtures life in “kite capital of the world”

    WEIFANG, China, July 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Data from Weifang municipal bureau of culture and tourism showed that, as of April this year, Weifang had 331 representative intangible cultural heritage projects above the municipal level with a total of 289 representative inheritors, and those above the provincial level and their inheritors are among the top three in Shandong Province.


    Photo taken on July 8 showed that children were learning about kite-making in the Shihuyuan community in Weifang.

    Li Jinbo, a city-level representative inheritor of the national intangible cultural heritage project of Gaomi paper-cutting is creating paper-cutting works featuring a hundred of different dragons.
    Li Jinbo, a city-level representative inheritor of the national intangible cultural heritage project of Gaomi paper-cutting is creating paper-cutting works featuring

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  • ‘Unravel Travel’ global survey finds Asians most confident towards traveling in the new normal

    • Amidst general pessimism towards international travel, people living in Asia have a more positive outlook when it comes to traveling in the “new normal”.
    • A shift in travelers’ destination of choice: China, Italy, and the US have all taken a hit while Japan and Australia rank highest as destinations of choice.
    • Safety first: Travellers are willing to pay a premium to be assured on safety, while contactless experiences will be a key influence when travelers determine their preferred destinations.
    • Travel reimagined: e-boarding passes, touchless lavatories, contactless journeys from airports to hotels, no middle seats in transportation, and digital health passports
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  • Hello Kitty Land Tokyo launches its partial reopening with an entertaining video

    TOKYO, July 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hello Kitty Land Tokyo, also known as Sanrio Puroland (https://en.puroland.jp/), has launched a fun video to support the communication with its fans and guests during the time of the partial reopening of the theme park.


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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQBPwh-u5ug

    The animated and fun video, which can be viewed with subtitles in English, explains Sanrio Puroland’s “8 asks to make everyone happy” which all visitors need to be aware of to ensure that everyone can enjoy their time at Hello Kitty Land Tokyo.

    In order to see the subtitles in English

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  • Who will business travelers hold accountable for their safety after the pandemic?

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    Business travel levels might never return to what they once were before 2020—or at least they won’t return soon—but more former road warriors than you might expect are eager to take their next business trip.

    Fifty-nine percent of business travelers expect to feel positively about their next business trip, according to SAP Concur, the German software giant’s travel and expenses unit. Surveyed in May and June 2020, SAP’s findings are based on the responses of … Read More