• Fact check: Japan will not subsidize your travel expenses if you visit

    No, Japan Will Not Pay For Half Your Travel Costs If You Visit

    If you are one of those who got extremely excited about the news that Japan will subsidize your travel costs if you visit the country after the pandemic, sorry, but that is not entirely true.

    Earlier this week, news claiming that the Japanese government will subsidize visitors’ travel costs up to 20,000 yen/day ($185/day) if you visit Japan after the pandemic.

    Kyoto Japan by Andre Benz via unsplash

    According to an article published on May 26 in the Japanese news outlet Kyodonews, this program is

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  • Department of Tourism Welcomes The Resumption of Tourism Operations in Areas Under MGCQ

    Manila, Philippines — The DOT welcomes the gradual re-opening of tourism operations in light of the varied community quarantine levels across the country, hoping to pave the eventual recovery of the Philippines’ tourism industry.

    Resumption of Tourism Operations

    “It’s important for the tourism sector to open as soon as possible, albeit slowly, gradually and cautiously, so that those who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be able to work and earn again.”, said Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat

    Travel for tourism purposes may be allowed only between places under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ), and subject to

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  • Six places in Thailand that are seriously zen

    There’s more to Thailand than buzzing cities, crazy-beautiful beaches and even crazier parties. Like sunrise Shavasanas with fellow yogis, broadening your mind whilst learning all about Buddhism, and finding your own slice of pristine sand with nobody else for miles.

    So if you’re wanting to emerge from the other side of your Thailand escape feeling healed, rather than hungover, here are six places offering unique experiences for those who want something more mindful, than mental…

    Railay

    The vibe: Railay is a jaw-dropping peninsula stretching out past the popular city of Krabi, but it feels more like a remote island

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  • Bounty Donates 2,000 kgs Chicken to Feed Manila Zoo Animals

    Manila, Philippines — For years, the hundreds of animals at the Manila Zoo have entertained generations of kids. But in a time of crisis, who takes care of them?

    Hearing that there is a shortage of food for the animals housed in the 60-year-old zoo, Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. (BAVI) stepped up to the plate.

    A total of 2,000-kilograms of raw chicken will be given to the zoo at increments of 200kg per week.

    The deliveries of goods will be every Wednesday.

    Bounty Fresh Donates Chicken to Feed Manila Zoo Animals

    “When we heard that the animals inside the

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  • Your weekly Adventure Agenda: Explore Thailand from home

    Fake it ‘til you make it there.

    Homeboys and girls, sawasdee! This week we’re cyber couch surfing all the way over to Southeast Asia and the heart-stopping smiles of Thailand. Explore with live beach streams, Pad Thai cook alongs and beachside cocktail making classes. (There’s a quarantini joke in there somewhere, but someone got stuck into the cocktail lessons a bit too early and literally… lockdown rules/airport rules, right?).

    No passport required, just passion. (And Wi-Fi). #PauseTheAdventure

    Hit the beach

    It’s said that if you clock watch, time goes slower. Hopefully us stalking this live Koh Samui beach stream won’t

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