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Safe Travels Stamp for the Philippines

This is good news for those who loves to travel. The Philippines has recently been awarded the ‘Safe Travels’ stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council.

According to WTTC President and CEO Gloria Guevara, the Philippines is the 100th destination to be given an award. This means that “the 100 destinations are working together to help rebuild consumer confidence worldwide.”

The specially designed stamp enables travellers to recognise destinations around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols – so they can experience ‘Safe Travels’.

This landmark move by WTTC also received the backing of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

The safe travels stamp is now also being used by many more major holiday destinations such as the Maldives, Bermuda, Namibia, Uganda and Montenegro.

WTTC, which is based in London, represents the global travel and tourism private sector.

Source: https://travelcommunication.net/destinations/wttc-celebrates-as-100-destinations-get-the-safe-travels-stamp/

The Versatile Sheepskin Rug

Sheepskin Rugs

Add a touch of tradition or a stylish centerpiece with sheepskin rugs. An ideal choice for many styles, these rugs are warm, elegant, and versatile. Whether draped across a living room sofa, lain at the foot of a bed, or used as a backing on a rocker, the iconic look and feel of sheepskin provide a distinctive and instantly-recognizable focal point in any room.

With a softer-than-a-cloud feel and a thick, gorgeous texture, this material provides a natural alternative to synthetic fibers, whilst adding the unmistakable touch of luxury. These rugs can serve as affordable, long-lasting centerpieces, but can also take a backseat role in adding coziness and comfort and accentuating your existing furnishings.

A stunning array of color options allows for variety and flexibility in placement. Natural hues such as whites, browns, and blacks complement a room’s neutral palette or enhance rustic vibes, whilst trendier colors such as rose, lilac, and champagne imbue a space with a unique and modern twist. Numerous size options increase the versatility of these rugs, allowing them to be used for a variety of purposes. Due to their versatility, they also pair well with a variety of other furnishings, making them a good option for redecoration projects. Use them to add a new pop of color or a unique counterpoint to one of your rooms today.

In place of area rugs, sheepskin rugs help prevent the loss of heat through floors, aiding your budget and providing you with an eco-friendly option! This hypoallergenic material has a myriad of scientifically proven health benefits. It aids in regulating body temperature, maintaining healthy skin, and provides a natural bacterial repellent. It also contains natural lanolin. Lanolin gives sheepskin water-resistant properties, protecting it against spills and increasing its natural durability for greater cost-effectiveness compared to synthetic alternatives.

Care is a snap, much simpler and easier than the treatments synthetic rugs require. When accidents happen, sheepskin rugs can be hand-washed, dry-cleaned, or washed on the wool cycle in a regular washer. With regular simple and easy care, their natural thickness and durability help them to outlast synthetic alternatives, further increasing their cost-efficacy.

Find joy in using these rugs as blankets and curling up under one on a cold winter evening in front of the fire. Natural materials such as sheepskin have been scientifically proven to enhance sleep. They can also be used as classy wall hangings to add flair and a sense of drama, whilst complementing your personal taste and style. Their warmth, softness, and stunning texture are unparalleled among both natural and synthetic alternatives. Invest today in a well-made, authentic rug that will lend you an iconic look, stand the test of time, and serve you for years to come. Visit City Cows website for more information.

Travel soon

The pandemic has put a lot of things on hold including travel. You may have paid in advance your much-awaited trip to that dream tourist destination of yours only to be cancelled due to lockdown.

The economy may be starting to open slowly after several months but the Covid threat is still out there. For those who have waited this long, why not give it a little more time to wait when it is safer to travel and visit places.

For now, we can make do with updating our travel bucket list and check on those areas that are bound safe to travel.

My list of dream places to visit still exists. If I have the financial capacity and physical strength, I would visit all the scenic spots in the country.

Our view from inside the car
Brief stop over for the photo op

In 2005 or 2006, I had the chance to pass through San Juanico Bridge. Here’s a couple of snapshots (above) taken by our photographer companion. I mentioned San Juanico Bridge because of the recent lighting project of the Department of Tourism.

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The lighting project, which is 75 percent complete, will be operational by the end of November. It will be a night attraction to the country’s longest bridge in time for the Christmas season.

Tourism officials said the project is expected to create economic activities from tourism, as more people will visit the bridge not just take pictures. San Juanico Bridge connects the islands of Samar and Leyte provinces.

I have visited the bridge before, but I would definitely go back. I hope the pandemic will be over soon.