Ever since the pandemic has started, it has changed our lives in so many ways especially in the way we travel. And the big question facing the travel industry now, as it ramps up again, is how travel will change, when we’ll travel again, and what are the new travel rules under the new normal.

The new travel normal may mean a shift to vacation rentals over hotels, and driving rather than flying. While everything remains uncertain for now and it’s quite impossible to predict the future of travel, one thing is for sure—travel will change.

Below, we have listed seven most possible changes that we could face when traveling after pandemic.

1. Airports and ports will have more security and screening

airport screening

If you think that the pre-pandemic security checks and screenings at the airport and ports are strict already, then you must expect that these will be stricter soon. To ensure everyone’s safety, travelers may have to face new types of screenings to travel under new normal such as temperature checks and COVID-19 rapid tests, if needed.

2. Queues might be longer than the usual

travelers wearing masks and personal protective equipment at the airpport

One effect of the new travel rules is longer waiting games at the airport. Travelers might have to allot more time than before for security checks and screenings. 

3. Masks and PPEs required

travelers wearing masks at the airpport

Even when traveling is still not allowed during the pandemic, people are already required to wear face masks and personal protective equipment when going out to avoid getting or spreading the virus, and this rule will not be going away anytime soon. That being said, this will be the main rule to travel under new normal. Travelers will be required to wear face masks while the flight crew will have to wear PPEs. 

4. Airlines could be more expensive

empty airplane

One of the industries that were greatly hit by the pandemic is the airline industry. Their operations stopped for months as traveling was restricted. While some continued to operate amid the pandemic, they have blocked off some seats on planes or limited the number of tickets sold, hence resulting in drastically reduced numbers of passengers. Their practices over the past few months are likely to shape the future of flying. This could mean more expensive airfares.

5. Fewer crowds

asian traveler in a sunflower field

In order to practice social distancing, the local government units and private business owners will have to limit the capacity of visitors to iconic landmarks. Therefore, expect fewer crowds when touring, which could be a good thing because you can appreciate the destination’s beauty more without the crowd obstructing the view, and you wouldn’t have to rush to take a selfie at one corner because someone’s waiting for you. Another good thing about this is that countries will not have to battle with over tourism anymore. 

6. Road trips and any trips closer to home will be the new norm

girls on a road trip

Because traveling abroad is and will be a bit out of the picture for quite some time, road trips will be the answer to travel after pandemic. Long-distance trips will be put on a halt for now but traveling closer to home will be a trend. Hello, staycation! A perfect way to satisfy wanderlust!

7. Local travels will boom after the pandemic

asian traveler

Over the next year, we will see a boom in domestic travel. Many will go by recreational vehicles—that actually makes sense, given that one is a lot more self-contained. Some countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Singapore, China, South Korea, Vietnam, Japan, and the Philippines are thinking of implementing travel bubbles through which their citizens can travel after pandemic, even as borders remain closed, in the hopes that they can cross-promote their destinations to a shared audience as travelers crawl they way back out there. 

We don’t have to be daunted by the new travel rules as these will help us ensure our safety while feeding our wanderlust. Till we can travel again, stay safe! 🙂

 

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This could have been a perfect time to travel. Gas prices have been the lowest for years but, we can’t hit the road. Airfares are becoming cheaper because seat sales are everywhere but we can’t fly yet. Travel costs are way down. We all have clear schedules. The weather is starting to warm up and the air and skies have never been so clear. The best part? There’s no traffic! But…everything is closed. Isn’t it ironic? But as much as we want to travel, we have to stay home and practice social distancing to flatten the curve.

We are all fighting against the coronavirus pandemic, and while it is such a challenging time, we are very certain that the world will overcome it. We will overcome it. Like all the past outbreaks, this one will eventually come to an end.

Travel may not be an option for us right now but if you’re looking for a distraction at home, perhaps you can just make your travel bucket list first and wander virtually… for now. 

We’ve rounded up some places in the Philippines that you can include in your travel bucket list!

1. Apayao

 

mountains at apayao

It is considered as the last ecological frontier of the Cordillera region as vast primary dipterocarp forests cover most of its landscape. In fact, the critically-endangered Philippine monkey-eating Eagle has recently been sighted on its remote forests, offering countless and hidden natural wonders. It is a sure hit for those looking to experience a rustic and simple life in the wilderness. You can also find an underground river here just like in Puerto Princesa, that’s why it’s called the Palawan of the North.

Places to check out: Dupag Rock Formation, Bayugao Falls, Lussok Cave & Underground River, Calanasan Philippine Eagle Sanctuary, Gololan Falls, Apayao River, Mt. Kilang, Maton River, Girgira Falls, Macota Underground River, Mt. Solo, Purit Cave, Anag-Sicapo Wildlife Sanctuary, Agora Wildlife Sanctuary, Banselan Cave, Buguit Falls

2. Ifugao 

a photo of the hungduan rice terraces

It is a lush, mountainous land that is rich in culture, history, and natural resources. Situated in the Cordillera mountain range, Ifugao is home to the UNESCO recognized Banaue Rice Terraces. It’s a province that’s best for travelers who are in-love with nature and culture. Ifugao is one of the few areas untouched by colonization, so many of the locals were able to retain their traditions and rituals. If you want to immerse yourself in how Filipinos lived before colonization, then you definitely have to visit this place.

Places to check out: Hungduan Rice Terraces, Bokiawan village, Pula and Cambulo Native Village, Apfo-or Tombs, Makaliwagha, Lumiang burial cave, Bintakan and Nah-toban caves, and Tocucan hot springs.

3. Kalinga

a tourist getting tattooed by apo whang od in kalinga

Kalinga is making waves in the ecotourism world. Mystic-seekers, hikers/mountaineers, adventurers, cultural advocates, and nature-lovers are frequenting Kalinga more than ever. Relevantly, Kalinga is now considered as a Tourism Development Area. It is also a land of untold beauty and bounty. Its hidden wonders echo in the wonderful songs and dances of its people. When in Kalinga, travelers make sure to see Apo Whang-od, the most famous Cordilleran known as the “last” and oldest mambabatok to get a tattoo.

Places to check out: Binasalan Falls, Sulfur Hills, Mt. Binuluan, Tumuyoc Falls, Laroy Falls, Buaya Caves, Lubo and Mangali Rice Terraces, Mt. Mating-oy, Palang-ah Falls, Balbalasang-Balbalan National Park, Padcharao Lake, Saltan River, Bonnong Lake & Asibanglan Lake, Pasil Natural Dam, Elephant Hill, Sungang Viewpoint, Dulag Historical Marker, Pungit Falls, Matabor Falls, and Guinaang Village.

4. Mountain Province

aerial view of the Maligcong Rice Terraces
Photo source: Wikimedia Commons

It is the only province in the entire country that uses an English name that offers unique destinations from cascading waterfalls, mystic lakes, towering peaks, mossy forests, uncharted rivers, to sacred graves, hot springs, rice terraces and many more. There is so much to see and experience here.

Places to check out: Mt. Amuyao, Mt. Binaratan, Mabarotbot Boiling Mud, Fowa-as Falls, Maligcong Rice Terraces, Mt, Kalawitan, Tagpeo Falls, Paradise Falls, Mt. Mog-ao, Siblaw Taraw Lake, Humuyyo Falls, Enchanted Eels, Angoten Cave, Mainit Hot Spring, Natonin Rice Terraces, Mapesak Falls, Pongas Falls, Bontoc Museum, Lake Angtadan, and Mt. Polis.

5. Batanes

photo of tayid lighthouse in batanes

It is in the northernmost province of the country with the smallest both in population and land area and just 190-kilometers south of Taiwan. Batanes gets more rainfall than other areas, so it’s best to visit from March to May. But if you want to experience the fun Batanes Day, make sure to book your flights in June. There’s no exact date of celebrating the feast but it usually happens around last week of June.

With nearly zero crime rate, it has a unique Honesty Coffee Shop that locals and visitors are welcome to come in and pick up goods that they need without any sales people looking after so you have to be “honest” by paying the exact amount or getting an honest change and recording it in their log book.

Places to check out: Racuh A Payaman (Marlboro Hills), Sabtang Island (where most of the traditional Ivatan stone houses are located), Morong Beach, Mt. Iraya, Vayang Rolling Hills, Homoron Blue Lagoon, and Diura Village.

6. Aurora

an empty beach in aurora province

Aurora is a province blessed with an abundance of tourist attractions. It has its share of historical sights such as the home and resthouse of former Philippine President Manuel L. Quezon. The province also has a beautiful Catholic church and several historical markers. Its natural attractions include picturesque waterfalls, lush greenery on mountainsides, and panoramic beaches. Surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, mountain climbing and trekking are only some of the activities a tourist can enjoy in Aurora.

Places to check out: Quezon House, Ampere Beach, Aniao Islets, Balete Park & Millennium Tree, Banju Springs, Borlongan Beach, Casiguran Sound, Cemente Beach & Reef.

7. Camarines Norte

calaguas island in camarines norte

Located in the Bicol Region, the province is well-known for its major produce, namely, pineapple, coconut, and fish products. Camarines Norte Queen is a pineapple variety that is extensively cultivated in the area.

Places to check out: Calaguas Islands, Bagasbas beach, Siete Pecados, Mampurog River, Malatap Falls, Mahabang Buhangin, Colasi Falls, Cadig Cave, Calalanay beach, Bulalakao beach, Paradiso Verde Organic Farm, and Pineapple Island Resort.

8. Masbate

aerial view of a sandbar in masbate

It is the 11th largest island in the Philippines and the world’s 155th largest island by area. It is also the world’s 70th most populous island. It is known as the ranch capital of the Philippines where cowhands on horseback herd cattle across wide and beautiful landscapes, It traces its industry’s roots to the Manila-Acapulco trade of the 16th to the 19th centuries.

Places to check out: Animasola Island, Halea Nature Park, Buntod Reef & Sandbar, Burubancaso Rock Formation, Skye Waterfalls, and Pawa Mangrove Nature Park.

9. Guimaras

aerial view of guimaras island

Known as the “Mango Capital of the Philippines,” Guimaras is one of the country’s most amazing destinations, sandwiched between Panay and Negros Islands. It was once a sub-province of Iloilo before becoming a Western Visayas province on its own.

Places to check out: Guisi Beach & Lighthouse, Alubihod Beach, San Lorenzo Wind Farm, Smallest Town Plaza, Isla Naburot, and Isla Margarita.

10. Sorsogon

aerial view of an island in sorsogon

Sorsogon is popular because of the whale shark watching or swimming with them in Donsol. Apart from this, it’s also a great area for activities such as hiking and caving. Though it’s a 12-hour drive from Manila, you’ll be in for such a great adventure in this province.

You can also see many stalls selling items made from abacá, that is one of the major products of the province. Sometimes known as Manila hemp, it is processed to make everything from banknotes to teabags.

Places to check out: Subic Pink Beach, Tikling Beach, Paguriran Island, Bagatao Island LIghthouse, Libanon Beach, and Dancalan Beach.

11. Siquijor

stunning cambugahay falls in siquijor

Siquijor is known as the “Island of Fire” enveloped by mystic traditions such as witchcraft, healing, spiritual rituals. For centuries, people have been brewing concoct special potions to cure physical ailments, treat emotional scars, and to dispel evil spirits. There are love potions available, too! 

Places to check out: 400-year old enchanted Balete tree, Paliton beach, Kanheron Ranch, Kagusuan Beach, Cantabon Cave, Cambugahay Falls, Lugnason Falls, Marelle’s Underwater World Museum.

12. Southern Leyte

corals and diver in southern leyte

Southern Leyte has world-class dive sites, caves, extreme adventures sites, waterfalls, safari, river trekking, crater lake trekking, fish feeding, rain forest tramping, scuba diving and whale shark interaction, island escapades, beach fun, religious journeys and, soon, bungee jumping, zip lines, wall/column, cable car/lift experiences at the tallest bridge in the Philippines, which is located in the Municipality of Sogod.

Places to check out: Limasawa Island, Monte Cueva Shrine, Silago Beach, San Pablo Beach, Napantao Marine Sanctuary, Bituon Beach, Tangkaan Beach, Tahusan Beach, and San Pedro Island.

13. Dinagat Islands

an empty beach in dinagat islands

This province has beautiful white powder-like sand beaches, clear cool waters, and an idyllic easy-going town. Its shores have yet to experience the commercialization and modernization of more popular destinations, making it an ideal place to visit for those who want to experience something new.

Places to check out: Biray-biray Beach, Cab-ilan Beach, and Bita-og Beach, Sta. Cruz Beach, Lake Bababu, Babas Cove, Duyos Beach, Gealan Beach, Pagkawasan Beach, Cabacungan Cove.

14. Siargao 

a man preparing to jump in sugba lagoon in siargao

This place needs no further introduction anymore. Siargao is among the most popular destinations in the Philippines frequented by travelers across the world. Most people come here to surf and feel the thrilling waves of the Surfing Capital of the Philippines.

Places to check out: Sohoton Cave, Mabua Pebble Beach, Magpupungko Tidal Pool, Sugba Blue Lagoon, Cloud 9 Siargao, Bucas Grande, Guyan, Daku and Naked Islands. 

15. Surigao del Sur

turquoise clear waters of enchanted river

Surigao del Sur is one of the provinces in the Philippines that is famous for having mysterious yet amazing tourist spots. Facing the Pacific Ocean, its stunning islands are inviting for some island-hopping activities.

Places to check out: Enchanted River, Tinuy-an Falls, Britania Group of Islands, Cagwait Beach, Lanuza Marine Park & Sanctuary, Magkawas Falls, Cantilan Islands, Laswitan Falls & Lagoon, and Cabgan Island.

16. Zamboanga del Norte

 

Jose Rizal Shrine, Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte

Photo source: Wikimedia Commons

Dubbed as the Twin-City Province, Zamboanga del Norte (ZANORTE) has been made famous by the beauty and charm of the Orchid City of Dipolog and the historic, rustic quaintness of the Shrine City of Dapitan.

Places to check out: Jose Rizal Memorial Protected Landscape, Dakak Beach Resort, Gloria’s Fantasyland, Aliguay Island, St. James Church Dapitan, and Dipolog City Cathedral.

17. Davao Occidental

a man skimboarding in davao occidental

Davao Occidental has vast agricultural lands, though mountainous but could grow almost all kinds of crops. It also has rich fisheries and marine resources, aside from its lengthy coastlines where beautiful beaches with towering waves can be found. Most of the destinations are off-beaten, thus, remain in pristine condition. It is basically blessed by nature that yielded enough food and its people don’t have to toil very hard for meeting basic needs.

Places to check out: Sleeping Dragons, Mt. Kiyawa, Balut Island, Sabang Hot Spring, LIttle Boracay, Boale Cove, Kepiya Falls, Tuke Nonsul, Malita Museo, Olanivan Island, Kioto Mountains, and Titus Paradise Hilltop Park.

18. Sarangani

gumasa beach in sarangani

Sarangani is located at the southern tip of the Philippines. It is named after the Sarangani Bay, one of the country’s richest fishing grounds, the province is dissected by General Santos City, thus creating the so-called “east” and “west” coasts.

Places to check out: Gumasa Beach, Tuka Marine Park of Kiamba, Lemlunay Dive Resort, Paragliding at Saffi Ranch, White Water Tubing (Maitum), Century-Old Houses (Gian), Capitol Park (Alabel).

19. Tawi-tawi

reflection of the clouds in the water

Tawi-Tawi is a place with refreshing scenery and heritage sites. It harbors unspoiled island beaches, unexploited dive sites, mountains and other natural tourist attractions that are still in their raw state. It is also the birthplace of Islam in the Philippines, with Simunul Island being home to the first ever mosque built in the country.

Places to check out: Floating market of Sitangkai, Panampangan Island, Omapuy Island, Sangay Siapo Island, Boloboc Cave, and Bud Bungao.

While we can’t travel yet, let’s take time to bond with our loved ones during these challenging times and virtually explore your travel bucket list destinations for now.

When it comes to your accommodation, check out www.zenrooms.com for a high quality room with superb customer service at an affordable price.

 

 

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“Overtourism” is a phenomenon that is currently happening in certain islands of the Philippines. This is when too many tourists are in one destination that there are no adequate hospitality tools to accommodate them. This affects the environment negatively, that it slowly becomes uninhabitable. For example, the recent closure of Boracay Island in 2018 is caused by overtourism.

Here’s a summary of what happened in Boracay:

A lot of tourists were initially attracted by the island because of the famous “LaBoracay” party during labor day (May 1). A lot of businesses saw this as an opportunity to expand on the island. However, some businesses did not follow the Boracay government’s rules and regulations.

Boracay Island was then closed to tourists for 6 months, starting April 26, 2018. President Rodrigo Duterte ordered this closure after seeing that the sewage problems are worsening which affects the clear waters of the island. It was seen that sewage problems are caused by illegal structures, improper waste disposal by businesses, and overtourism. According to Trip Savvy, a travel tip website, almost 71,000 tourists gave Boracay a temporary population density matching New York’s, when the LaBoracay party season was nearing in 2018. Because of this closure, almost 30,000 people lost their jobs, including employees in hotels and other accommodations.

As a hotel owner, how can overtourism directly affect your hotel if you are located in highly populated areas?

1.  You will have more competition.

Lots of developers and business owners will surely build their hotels in your area. Time will come that there are too many hotels and your accommodation might be ignored by guests. Though there are a lot of tourists coming in the area, there will still be low seasons. It will be difficult for your hotel to maximize its occupancy rate, especially if there are a lot of hotels for guests to choose from.

2. You might slowly lose control of your prices.

Since there are a lot of players in the market, you have to be able to match the prices of your competition, or even lower your prices. You might have to hire a revenue manager to help you adjust your prices accordingly, but additional staff means additional cost.

3. You might have a high staff turnover rate.

You might have enough staff in your property, but having them handle too many guests at a time will surely make them weary and stressed. High-stress levels in the workplace can urge even your best and trusted staff to leave. If this happens, you will have trouble managing your existing staff’s workload, and even exert extra effort on hiring new ones.

4. Time will come that the government might ask you to close down, just like what happened in Boracay.

Since too many tourists have already damaged the area, the government might need to ask all establishments to close down and rehabilitate the area. They might also do a thorough check of all of your systems, that even the smallest flaw can cause you to pay a big fine. Unnecessary expenses might be imposed on your hotel as well, since laws will surely be made more solid.

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Malaysia is one of the most interesting countries in Southeast Asia to visit. It has diversity in landscapes, culture, and activities from walking around the UNESCO-listed George Town to exploring isolated islands, jungles, and caves—tourists have plenty of places to visit and fun things to do in Malaysia. 

With its variety of activities and historical sites, Malaysia is truly a vacation destination where everyone can have fun and that too without putting a hole in your pocket. 

Here is a list of 12 incredibly fun things to do in Malaysia!

1. Feel like on top of the world at Petronas Twin Towers

The Petronas Towers is the most popular destination in Malaysia. Being one of the world’s tallest buildings, it will surely give you the excitement of feeling like you’re on top of the world. Tourists never miss this destination because of its beauty. But what makes the visit to Petronas more fun is the sky bridge right in the middle of the twin towers, offering breathtaking views of the city below. It isn’t every day that you get to feel on top of the world, so make sure you buy your tickets in advance. The most thrilling part? It only takes about 41 seconds for the elevator to reach the sky bridge making you feel like you’re being transported to another place in a snap! It surely is one of the most exciting things to do in KL.

2. Enjoy the culture in Melaka

Explore and get lost to Melaka’s historic streets as it brings you back to the past. The place has an amazing architecture that mesmerizes tourists. Thus, becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Together with George Town, Melaka has been named by UNESCO as Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca. It is rich with heritage buildings, ancient landmarks, and colonial structures— the imprints of British, Dutch and Portuguese forces left behind. The state is said to have the most interesting architecture in all of Malaysia. There are also museums, galleries, and places of historic interest for tourists to explore. You won’t run out of fun things to do in Malacca.

3. Go trekking in Taman Negara National Park

If you love nature, Taman Negara National Park is the perfect place. The 130 million years old virgin rainforest is known for its world’s longest canopy walkway and tourists can also visit the aborigine village, trek under a rainforest canopy, climb the highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia, camp, observe wildlife, and so much more. Taman Negara National Park has definitely lots of fun outdoor activities for everyone!

4. Explore Kota Kinabalu

If you’re looking for a very laid-back and relaxed city in Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu (KK) might be the right place for you. This place is also ideal if you’re looking for an adventure as it has a lot to offer. Whether it be diving, tanning at the beach, wildlife watching or Mt. Kinabalu hiking, you’ll always get excited at the things to do in Kota Kinabalu. KK is easy to get around, but more than this, you’ll love the friendly locals, breathtaking fiery sunsets, lively arts, and music scene and a rich culinary spectrum spanning street food to high end.

5. Be amazed at the magnificent beauty of Batu Caves

One of the top things to do in Malaysia is exploring Batu Caves. It houses several caves and Hindu shrines. There are three main caves composing the Batu Caves: Art Gallery Cave, Museum Cave, and Cathedral cave—the most famous cave. To reach it, visitors must climb to 272 steps. The interior of which is decorated with ornate Hindu shrines and features a large opening at the top where the sunlight streams through.

Of course, when in Batu Caves, the first thing you’ll notice is the 140-ft. Golden statue of Lord Murugan, the God of War.

6. Have fun at Legoland Malaysia

Johor Bahru is home to activities perfect for the whole family. And one of the best and most fun things to do in Johor Bahru is trying the rides at Legoland Malaysia! Anyone traveling with children should make sure to visit Legoland Malaysia which has around 40 different rides to try.

7. Indulge in Malaysia’s best dishes

Malaysia is a foodie’s paradise, boasting cheap prices, traditional cooking, and mouth-watering cuisine. One of the best dishes to try in Malaysia is Nasi Lemak. It consists of rice cooked in coconut milk paired with roasted peanuts, crunchy anchovies, boiled eggs, and the sweet-spicy sambal. It’s best to pair it with fried chicken. You should also try the Satay, Fried bee hoon, Chicken rice, and Nasi goreng. Penang is a popular place to try Malaysian cuisine. Food tripping is one of the best things to do in Penang!

8. Admire Ipoh Street Art

If you’re looking for things to do in Ipoh, what tops the list is exploring its streets. Ipoh is a perfect place for artists. The streets are full of art and once you’re there, you can’t resist but to take photos of them. From colorful birds to human sketches, Ipoh will amaze you with its artistic touch. 

9. Get up close with the orangutans in Sepilok

Sepilok is one of Malaysia’s most popular prime tourist attractions because of the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Its main purpose is to rescue orphaned orangutans and teach them how to survive on their own. Visitors can walk along the man-made path through the jungle to the main feeding area. 

10. Skydiving

If you’re looking for a thrilling adventure in Malaysia, try skydiving! For sure, it will give you all the chills and adrenaline you’re looking for. If you’re a beginner, a professional skydiver will be with you during the dive. Some companies also offer photo and video services to document this one of a kind experience. It’s a bit pricey though. The price ranges from MYR800-MYR1,500. That’s around PHP10,000 per person. 

11. Scuba Doo (Underwater Scooter)

One of the best water activities you can try in Malaysia is the scuba doo. You can explore underwater and see coral gardens and schools of fish while the underwater scooter takes you around. In this activity, it’s not required to be a professional scuba diver. You’ll be assisted by professionals and you can breathe normally underwater through a special helmet.

12. Langkawi Cable Car

Langkawi is off the grid for most tourists but others won’t let their Malaysia trip go by without visiting here. It has 99 islands, enough to call the attention of those in-the-know. One of the best activities to try here is the Langkawi Cable car, also known as the Sky Cab, that claims to be the steepest cable car ride in the world. It has a height of 708 meters above the sea level, letting the tourists see the island from above. The views from the top of this peak make getting onto this ride absolutely worth it and memorable. 

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