• Ascott To Future-Ready Lodging Offerings For Continued Growth In A Post COVID-19 Landscape

    Manila, Philippines – CapitaLand’s wholly-owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), will review the design of its lodging products and services to ensure they are future-ready for continued growth in a post COVID-19 landscape.

    Through ‘Ascott Cares’, Ascott is committed to elevate cleaning protocols with increased sanitisation of high-touch areas such as kitchen cabinet, door handles, wardrobe, TV remote controls and light switches. Masks and hand sanitisers will be available in the units for guests’ use.

    Leveraging the existing design strengths of Ascott’s serviced residences, it will redefine the guest experience to take advantage of emerging trends such

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  • Air Travel After COVID-19 Pandemic: Where Will Go?

    Post-Pandemic Travel: How Risky Is It To Fly and Where Will I go?

    As an avid traveler, a lot of people have been asking me—“Where will you go after this pandemic?”

    For a lot of people, travel plans have essentially been canceled due to the pandemic. Others do not even consider traveling even after the community quarantine is lifted. However, some are excited to travel once again. This trip may be their much-needed vacation, or they would like to see how their families are doing after over three months of staying at home.

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  • ECQ vs MCQ: What’s the difference?

    What’s the difference between ECQ and modified ECQ?

    The start of the new decade was met with unexpected events with the Covid-19 pandemic. Life changed dramatically within a small amount of time. We are living in tough times right now and the best way to combat this virus is to cooperate with the authorities properly.

    ECQ vs MCQ: What’s the difference?

    In an attempt to starve the virus, the Philippine government issued a nationwide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) order in March 16 that lasted until April 15. On April 15, it was extended for another two weeks until

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  • AirAsia enhances digital self check-in as part of safety procedures prior to resumption of flights

    Manila, Philippines — AirAsia has rolled out a number of additional safety procedures prior to the resumption of its flights, including enhanced digital self check-in procedures.

    AirAsia check-in kiosks at airport terminals have been designed to perform contactless transactions by scanning QR codes of flight bookings from mobile devices or printed boarding documents. Guests only need to check-in online to generate a code, which will activate the kiosks automatically.

     AirAsia enhances digital self check-in as part of safety procedures prior to resumption of flights
    AirAsia enhances digital self check-in as part of safety procedures prior to resumption of flights

    AirAsia Philippines CEO Ricky Isla said, “We look forward to flying with our guests as

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  • DOT Chief: Innovation To Spur Food Tourism in New Normal

    Manila, Philippines — Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat expressed confidence that imaginative Filipino gastronomy will remain a strong pillar of the country’s tourism industry under the new normal.

    Puyat said the Department of Tourism (DOT) is preparing recommendations for the health and safety guidelines for restaurants, cafes, and other dining establishments that will suit the food travel trends that will emerge following the health crisis.

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    The DOT Chief made the statements in her opening remarks at the webinar titled “Re-imagining of Food Tourism” in light of COVID-19, sponsored by the World Food

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