COVID-19: DOT8 Springs Stranded Tourists, Total Assisted Travelers Now at 11,000

Out of Town Blog - Out of Town Blog COVID-19: DOT8 Springs Stranded Tourists, Total Assisted Travelers Now at 11,000 TACLOBAN CITY—Cebu Pacific sweeper flight airlifted at least (57) international tourists stranded due to flight cancellations in connection with the national state of health emergency measures. The sweeper flight was made possible by the DOT8 Action Team’s exhaustive efforts to contact stranded tourists within 16 hours from the scheduled flight, transporting them safely from … [Read more...]

Bellemar Lifestyle Center: Lifestyle complex to rise in Panglao Island

Out of Town Blog - Out of Town Blog Bellemar Lifestyle Center: Lifestyle complex to rise in Panglao Island Bohol, Philippines — A new hub of seaside living and recreation is rising in the tourist island of Panglao in Bohol with the soon-to-open Bellemar Lifestyle Center, a four-hectare project of Bellevue Hotels and Resorts. Literally meaning “beautiful sea,” it is set to open in the first quarter of 2021 and will exude architectural aesthetics […] Bellemar Lifestyle Center: … [Read more...]

PayMaya: Digital payments help unite Filipinos in battle against COVID-19

Out of Town Blog - Out of Town Blog PayMaya: Digital payments help unite Filipinos in battle against COVID-19 More than P7.8M in funds raised with more donations pouring in through PayMaya’s channels Manila, Philippines – Just a week after its #OneAgainstCOVID19 initiative launched, PayMaya has already helped raised more than P7.8 million in donations from Filipinos all over the world through its digital payments channels, with donations growing rapidly by the day. This […] PayMaya: … [Read more...]

Airbnb to Help Provide Housing to 100,000 COVID-19 Responders

Out of Town Blog - Out of Town Blog Airbnb to Help Provide Housing to 100,000 COVID-19 Responders New global initiative will provide free or subsidized housing for healthcare professionals, relief workers, and first responders, typically closer to where they are working ; Airbnb Hosts can opt in to provide homes that follow new cleanliness protocols based on recommendations from medical experts Airbnb is partnering with the International Federation of the Red Cross and […] Airbnb to Help … [Read more...]

Vinamilk donates nearly 500,000 USD to COVID-19 fight

Out of Town Blog - Out of Town Blog Vinamilk donates nearly 500,000 USD to COVID-19 fight HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, March 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Thousands of samples have been tested in Vietnam for SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19. However, multiple others, including foreigners, have remained in quarantine at residential areas and centralized quarantine centers. Vinamilk delivered milk products to frontline doctors in Ho Chi Minh City The quick and accurate […] Vinamilk donates … [Read more...]

Hotels Readiness Providing Accommodation for Medical Staff handling COVID-19 in Indonesia

Out of Town Blog - Out of Town Blog Hotels Readiness Providing Accommodation for Medical Staff handling COVID-19 in Indonesia JAKARTA, Indonesia, March 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy / Head of Tourism and Creative Economy Agency, Wishnutama Kusubandio – made sure that the hotels assigned to accommodate frontline medical personnel and task forces who are fighting the COVID-19 outbreak are ready to be used. (from left) Minister of Tourism and … [Read more...]

DIY Face Masks: Make your own facemask in a few easy steps!

Out of Town Blog - Out of Town Blog DIY Face Masks: Make your own facemask in a few easy steps! MANILA Philippines, March 30, 2020 – In times like these when COVID-19 is affecting all of us greatly in every way, it’s more important than ever to not only be safe from disease and healthy, but also to be resourceful and practical. With the right tools and materials, it’s very easy to make your own […] DIY Face Masks: Make your own facemask in a few easy steps! Melo Villareal (c) Out of … [Read more...]

Trip.com launches COVID-19 international traveler’s guide

Out of Town Blog - Out of Town Blog Trip.com launches COVID-19 international traveler’s guide SHANGHAI, March 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In light of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on international travel, Trip.com today launched the ‘COVID-19 International Traveler’s Guide’, a one-stop information source designed to make planning travel safer and easier in a period of uncertainty. The all-new Trip.com COVID-19 International Traveler’s Guide On the … [Read more...]