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Go Manila: Your Guide to the Urban Jungle that is Manila

Interested to visit the country’s capital but overwhelmed by the thought of navigating chaotic, crazy Manila?

Out of the country’s 7,100 islands and its many cities and municipalities spread out all through out the country, nothing evokes fear among tourists (and locals) alike than spending a day navigating through the many twists and turns of glorious Manila. From the narrow streets, one way thoroughfares and traffic gridlock, a day spent navigating the busy streets of Manila is not for the faint of heart.

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(from the press release)

Envisioned for both local residents and tourists, Go Manila seeks to make life easy in an otherwise complicated Urban Jungle.

In a click of a button, you can have full access to real time Traffic Livestream, locate and contact Emergency Locations and Hotlines and discover the historic capital of the Philippines at the tip of your finger with easy access to popular tourist destinations, restaurants and nightspots.

Features :

  • TRAFFIC LIVESTREAM – Get instant and real time access to Manila’s major thoroughfares. Livestream will provide a link to the hundreds of high def CCTV’s installed in various parts of the Metro. Never get stuck in traffic again as these live feeds will provide you ample time to look for alternative route.
  • EMERGENCY LOCATIONS – No GPS and MAPS? No problem. Get the exact locations of Police Stations/Precincts, Hospitals/Clinics, Fire departments and other concerned agencies at the tip of your finger.
  • EMERGENCY HOTLINES – No need for complicated and outdated directories. One click and you get to access and call various police precincts, hospitals, fire departments and all other emergency/disaster related concerns.

It’s a virtual tourist guide and a handy companion for commuters and travelers alike. With Go Manila, everything comes easy!

This app is spearheaded by Manila City Vice Mayor Isko Moreno.

NOTE: All of the CCTV has a limit range only in the Philippines

Download This App Now!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hs.app.gomanila

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https://gomanila.ph

DISCLAIMER: KamikazeeGirl does not claim ownership of the facts and visuals presented on this post. For questions, please proceed to the Go!Manila website.

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press release, Travel News

The 26th Philippine Travel Mart: Up to 50% Discount in all travel deals courtesy of Shroff Travel!

(Press Release)

It’s time one again for the Philippine Travel Mart, one of the country’s biggest travel fair, happening from September 4-6 at the SMX Convention Center.

One of the participants is making this year’s travel mart sweeter for travel aficionados by coming up with a tempting offer of up to 50% discounts on selected travel destinations.

Backed with more than  21 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry, Shroff Travel guarantees its customers with professional services in providing overall solutions to their travel needs. This year, as participants of PHILTOAs 26th Philippine Travel Mart, Shroff is offering international and domestic exclusive travel deals that will surely make everyone excited to take their next holiday!

Below are just some of their exciting offerings:

SHROFF TRAVEL Domestic & International Tour Promos for PTM 2015 (FINAL)

INTERNATIONAL PACKAGES

3D 2N – SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA with Tours – USD 173

3D 2N – BEIJING, CHINA with compulsory Tours – USD 64

3D 2N – HO CHI MINH Free & Easy Only – USD 72

3D 2N – HANOI Free & Easy – USD 75

3D 2N – BALI INDONESIA Free & Easy Only – USD 62

3D 2N – KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA with Half Day City Tour – USD 76

3D 2N – BANGKOK, THAILAND with Tour – USD 92

3D 2N – SINGAPORE – USD 145

3D 2N – KOTA KINABALU, MALAYSIA Free & Easy – USD 124

3D 2N – SEOUL, KOREA with Complimentary City Tour – USD 170

3D 2N – MYANMAR with Tours – USD 196

4D 3N – OSAKA, JAPAN Free & Easy Only – USD 720

4D 3N – TOKYO, JAPAN Free & Easy Only – USD 812

DOMESTIC PACKAGES  3D 2N FREE & EASY for as low as:

Puerto Princesa – Php 1,948

Cebu – Php 1,959

Coron – Php 1,969

Boracay – Php 1,990

Batanes – Php 2,736

Davao – Php 2,754

Bohol – Php 2,756

Ilocos – Php 3,782

El Nido – Php 3,932

For  more details about these travel deals and other tour packages, please check the NOTES on Shroff Travel Facebook Page.

https://www.facebook.com/notes/shroff-travel/exclusive-travel-deals-for-26th-philippine-travel-mart/1609228186005872

Experience Life with Shroff Travel!

SHROFF TRAVEL aims to give everyone memorable travel experiences especially those who have great passion for exploration. That’s one of the reasons why they make it easier and affordable for tourists to discover the Philippines and the rest of world by offering these special travel deals. They also offer flight promos and issues ticket on all airlines so booking your tour with them is hassle free.

For more information about Shroff Travel exclusive travel deals, please visit their BOOTH # F1037 & F1042 during the 26th Philippine Travel Mart at SMX Convention Center (SM MoA) on September 4-6, 2015.

For complete information about their available services and packages, please contact  (+63 2) 524 2222 / (+63 2) 524 3636 or text 0917 890 3637. You may also visit their website http://www.shrofftravel.com to search for available tours, flights, hotels, transfers and other travel needs. Book competitive offers with great value for your money!

Stay connected with Shroff Travel! Like them on Facebook  for a chance to win a 3day 3 nights stay in Boracay! Follow their Instagram / Twitter @ShroffTravel and don’t forget to them your travel photos and use their hashtag for a chance to win surprise gift from them. #ExperienceLife #ShroffTravel #WeCare

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Preps and Research, Taiwan

Changing hotels: why a 24-hour concierge is important to me

After the glow and excitement of going to Taipei with the hubby has finally subsided. I took stock of the hostel I reserved and asked myself if I am really happy with the available amenities.

The first hotel I booked, Mr.Lobster’s Secret Den seemed like a good deal and even ranked high both at TripAdvisor and at Booking.com. I have never been too picky when it comes to hotel stay. I’ve always mentioned that for as long as there is a good flushing toilet and a room that guarantees my safety (and without bed bugs!) — then everything is just icing on the cake for me.

Unfortunately, this hotel, in spite of the fact that is promises a relaxing stay — does not have a 24 hour concierge. Concierge is available half day only – from 9AM to 2PM (I think) which became the deal breaker for me.

Using the country’s top budget airline also means arriving in Taipei Taoyuan International Airport at a very ungodly hour. Factor in the one hour travel from Taoyuan county to Taipei City and this leads to a strong possibility of arriving in Taipei and at our hotel at 1:30 to 2:00 AM.

This situation alone calls for the presence of a concierge who will check us in, get our details, usher us to our room. At an ungodly hour, with the possibility of a sleepy husband who is a first-timer in Taipei, I don’t want to be blindly looking for rooms.

Photo not mine

Photo not mine

In a wired world, what is the concierge is for? The concierge is there to make the stay pleasant and to ensure that all your concerns are answered.

A good concierge provides you insights on your planned itineraries, provides tips and tricks to maximize the stay and even at night, answers your questions on where is the best neighborhood joint open even at an ungodly hour.

I immediately wondered how are we going to get checked in at 1:30AM. I am sure there are already SOPs in place, but I am also the type that needs a semblance of order and the familiar. I don’t like to entertain what if’s and if paying extra means having the convenience of a 24 hour concierge who will answer our questions and be our first line of defense during emergencies — then I am definitely changing hotels.

Good thing that I booked my first choice at Booking.com which allowed me to cancel the first hotel and choose another without any hassle. I will be paying an additional PHP1,000 but that came with my 24/7 concierge and a free buffet breakfast AND a strategic location right at the middle of Ximending.

So far, I am happy with my choice. Though note that I am still looking. This is the benefit of having Booking.com — it gives you the opportunity to shamelessly look for the best option for stays without the guilt and expense.

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