Saturday, February 8, 2020

Tips for Solo Traveler

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Traveling is such an awesome experience that almost everybody wants to try. To be able to go to a place you have never been to is so exciting, especially if you travel with friends or family. However, due to time and financial reasons, not all have the luxury to do this. More often it left you to travel alone. But traveling alone does not hinder a wanderer… does not hinder a person who has an intense desire to be able to set foot in unfamiliar places.

To travel alone gives a sense of adventure and a mixture of fear and excitement. When you are traveling alone, you must be all prepared and depend only on yourself as you do not have anyone to depend on. Depending on strangers should be the last resort a solo traveler must do. I don’t have anything against dealing and interacting with strangers but it is best to be safe first and foremost. Nowadays, to venture into the unknown is so scary.

In this article, we will know some of the important tips and ideas that we must have when we are planning to travel solo. So, be sure to finish reading this article because it has some really good tips if not the best.

The first on our list is, of course, money. As we all know, even with today’s technology and the so-called modern era there are some remote places in a certain country where credit card or debit card is still considered a thing in the near future. However, it is also advisable to have your credit or debit card with you as a backup fund. The money that we are talking about here is not just simply the money that you have right now. Say, if you are in the United States, you have dollars and if you are in the United Kingdom you have the Pound sterling (£) or the GBP. (British Pound). This is simply to say that you must have the available currency of the place that you are planning to travel to. So get ready and include in your to-do list to have the available currency of the place you are going to visit next. And one more thing, don’t forget to research the nearest ATM machine or money changer establishment because you never know when it might come in handy.

The second on our list is the first aid kit for solo travelers. Be sure to bring some pain killers or medication for stomach ache, headache, and other basic medicines. Not only that but the most important are the ointments or repellents for those annoying pesky bugs, those buzzing mosquitoes, and all other pests that could ruin your adventure. There are some helpful sites like Pest Wiki that you can visit and get some ideas and tips to avoid pests like mosquitoes, bugs, etc. Well, you sure do not want to have that itchy welt in your entire travel adventure. Be sure to check out the Pest wiki site and you will be certain that your travel adventure is not going to be ruined. Remember, nothing beats the person who is always prepared.

The third is some food bars like chocolates or biscuits or candies and of course don’t forget water as well. Anything that could fill in your hunger and quench your thirst while on travel, you have to pack it. It is a known fact that when you travel to an unfamiliar place the very main concern is the food and water especially if you are the type of person who has a very sensitive stomach or if you have some food allergies. You can’t just eat anywhere if you get hungry while on stopovers. So bringing some food is a great and helpful idea.

The fourth is your personal things… your toiletries. Yeah, it’s a given that hotels provide toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, soap, etc. but it is still best to bring your own toiletries while you are on travel because you will never know what might happen. Also if you are a woman, you have to make sure that you have something for your monthly period. Again, nothing beats you if you are prepared.

The last is the map and some list of research like money exchange establishment list etc., options for transportation, emergency phone numbers of the local authorities and agencies and the tourist spots that worth visiting. Oh, don’t forget that it is best to have the local rates information on everything that you think you will be needing. Some might think this is not so important but actually, it is. Those small things are sometimes the most important, always take note of that.

Those tips above are just a few of the many to-do’s that you need when traveling solo. You might think that to travel alone is a bit lonely but it is not. As long as you have the heart of an adventurer and you are prepared then you are definitely going to enjoy every minute and every second of traveling alone. If you have not tried it yet, well, maybe this is the time that you do. Once you have experienced it the first time I am definitely sure that you will crave more.

So what are you waiting for, start planning now and be sure to do it and not just leave it like a dream!

Vidmate- A Free Video Downloader App

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The present world seems to run on apps. The apps which are well designed are very eye-catching and attract the attention of the user. The user wants to make use of such apps. The basic features of the app such as usability, functionality, and layout help to attract the user. Many features attract the attention of the user. 


· Simplicity 
· Speed 
· Good image resolution 
· Flexibility 
· Security
· Search options
· Bright and bold color scheme
· Push notifications
· User feedback

Android package kit helps the user to distribute and install apps. It has all elements need to install safely on your device. The installation of apps using APK is called side loading.

Vidmate is a free downloading program. This program is used to obtain all the favourite videos. The user could download the required app in apk or Yahoo play shop. The contents are offered on three main tabs. The main features are downloading of trendy videos, movies mainly from India and music. 

The videos could be watched without any interruption. The videos could be shared on social platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Email and Bluetooth. 

There are ways to find videos. There is a built-in search tool so that the user could carry out customized searches by putting in an appropriate keyword. There is a lower part of the interface on the page so that the user could access all video categories. 

The main function of Vidmate is downloading videos and applications. Vid mate could convert video files into audio files. The main features of Vidmate app download are-

1. It is a high-speed downloader in a slow internet connection.
2. It has a huge collection of video and audio files. 
3. It also supports many multimedia sites. 
4. Vid mate could also download multiple files with an option to take a pause and start the video all over again. 
5. It could find the latest movies, songs, news and entertaining video. 
6. There is an automatic adjusting of the video screen by identifying the screen resolution of the device.

There are steps to download videos through vidmate. The first step is the launching of app on the device when it opens completely there is a search bar at the top of the page and below there is suggested and trending videos. 

If you want any specific video to be downloaded then search for it in a search bar. Then click on the video title to get that video to be downloaded. The quality of the video could also be selected. 

9apps is a trustworthy application store to get all categories of the app, files and other contents free. This app store could be picked up free to save anything and that too of your choice. It had many features like its mini size; the time taken to download any huge sized or small sized video is quite impressive as the contents are downloaded very quickly. 

The topmost stores also ask a cost when the user downloads any latest app but no cost is demanded from 9àpps. The user can also witness the available latest and unique apps, games and other contents. 

The Number of Essay Writing Services in the USA Doesn’t Matter if You Choose the Best One

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DOTr, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. Sign Contract for Supply and Delivery of 2 New PCG Multi-role Response Vessels

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The capability of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to secure the country's waters and coastal areas received a needed boost with the signing today, Feb. 7, 2020, of a contract for the supply and delivery of two 94-meter multi-role response vessels (MRRVs).

Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade led the signing ceremony between the agency and Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., which won the contract.

The new MRRVs to be delivered to the Philippines from Japan are part of the PCG Maritime Capability Improvement Project Phase II.

The project's first phase was completed in August 2018 with the delivery of 10 MRRVs from Japan. Both projects are funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The two 94-meter MRRVs feature a secured communications system; has a capability for Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) surveillance, detection, tracking, and interdiction; and can be used for search and rescue operations and disaster response.

It also has helideck and a hangar for helicopter operations, an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) for subsurface search and survey, and two high-speed rubber boats. The vessel also has a maximum speed of not less than 24 knots, and an endurance of not less than 4,000 nautical miles.

These new assets will further boost the capabilities of the PCG in responding to offshore and coastal maritime incidents.

In his message, Secretary Tugade said that this development helps in the fulfillment of President Rodrigo Duterte’s vision to modernize the PCG.
He also thanked the government of Japan for their support to the projects of the DOTr, especially in the improvement of the country’s maritime force.

“The modernization of Philippine Coast Guard has been going fast and quick and very meaningful. In fact, in this effort to make it quick, fast, and very meaningful, the government of Japan has contributed very much. And to which I express my appreciation for your continued support,” the transportation chief said.

For their part, JICA Philippines and Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., assured that they will continue their support and cooperation with the programs and projects of the DOTr.

“Through the time, JICA partnering with PCG is a testament to the strong friendship between our two nations: Japan and the Philippines – both maritime nations where seaborne trade plays a crucial role in our economic growth,” JICA Chief Representative Yoshio Wada said.

“We look forward to work with you all in this important project and we sincerely appreciate your continuous cooperation to make this project successful,” Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., President and CEO Koji Okura expressed.

Meanwhile, PCG Commandant Admiral Joel Garcia expressed his enthusiasm in the delivery of the vessels as this will greatly benefit the PCG in delivering its mandate to enforce maritime laws, safeguard life and property at sea, and protect the marine environment.

“We are making a milestone, not just for the Department of Transportation and Philippine Coast Guard, but also for the Philippines – acquiring the first-ever biggest ship for the Coast Guard. It is a 94-meter multi-role response vessel. And It is a big stride to the development of this country in the context of maritime security and maritime safety.”

The two vessels are expected to be delivered in 2022.

eZee and ZEN Rooms Join Forces to Modernize Southeast Asian Travel

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ZEN Rooms partners with one of the leading hotel management software providers

Southeast Asian travel is booming. The number of international visitors is expected to expand up to 155.4 million in 2022.1 Rapid growth and transition of the sector to online drastically increases the transparency, putting a pressure on hoteliers to stay efficient, competitive and provide higher standards services. More so in times of turbulence, caused by natural disaster, accident or political unrest, that may heavily affect travel, as we were reminded by Taal volcano eruption and recent Coronavirus outbreak. Accommodation market has to transform and adaptation of technology will be a key for many hotels to compete and succeed.

To help close the technology gap and modernize Asia’s accommodation market, ZEN Rooms, the leading budget and mid-range hotel group in Southeast Asia, and eZee - global provider of end-to-end hospitality technology, signed a landmark agreement to deploy eZee solutions across the region. At present, this is the largest deal for hospitality technology deployment in Southeast Asia. 

The alliance will allow the companies to deploy eZee hospitality software in 1000+ properties under ZEN umbrella, and integrate the technologies and expertise of both companies to create a unique, flexible and affordable product for independent hoteliers and chains in the region. The product will aim to help hoteliers maximize their profitability, by increasing the revenue streams and improving operational efficiency.

Additionally, eZee, ZEN Rooms and Yanolja, #1 Travel Group in South Korea, announced the development of 'Y Flux', the Hotels' Automated Future, at ITB Asia in 2019, promising a fully-integrated and automated environment in hotels. ZEN Rooms own and partner properties will be the first to start using this technology already in the first half of 2020.

“We are excited to announce the partnership with eZee. In today’s increasingly demanding and competitive market, technology is the way to improve the industry, make it safer and more affordable, benefiting the travelers and the well being of hoteliers,” said Nathan Boublil, the co-founder and CEO at ZEN Rooms.

“Today eZee supports 13,000+ hotels and restaurants in 160+ countries. The reason behind eZee’s strong presence in the industry today is that we dig deep into the market to understand the pain-points of its players and always aim to offer a solution to our users, rather than a product. With this, our up-to-date products running on the latest technology is what made ZEN Rooms select us as their technology partner. We’re looking forward to working with Yanolja and ZEN Rooms and bring forth a brand new technology experience for the hotel industry in the region,” said Aeijaz Sodawala, the CEO of eZee.

Over the years, eZee was acclaimed for its innovative technology in small to big hotels, hotel chains and restaurants; gradually seeping into other industry segments like hostels and B&Bs. Encompassing unique segments of the hospitality industry in its bandwagon continues to make eZee the frontrunner in the industry today.

To find out more about eZee and ZEN Rooms’ partnerships, please email


Friday, February 7, 2020

Colorum Riders in Motorcycle Taxi Pilot Study Apprehended in Metro Manila

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In line with its continuous action to assure the smooth implementation of the extended Pilot Study for Motorcycle Taxis, agents of the Other Law Enforcement Agencies (OLEAs) have apprehended several motorcycle for hire that are illegally operating in Metro Manila.

The OLEAs is comprised of officers from the Land Transportation Office (LTO), Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Philippine National Police – Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG), Local Police Officers, and the Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT).

In its latest operation, OLEAs, through its regular anti-colorum operations, has apprehended two (2) motorcyclists later identified as SAMPA riders and another five (5) who belong to ANGKAS, but are not included in its submitted riders' master list as of this date.

According to OLEAs, "mystery passengers" or undercover informants book a ride with Angkas to check on the safety gear and documents of the rider, only to find out that they are not registered in the accredited master list of the TWG.

Further, according to the Inter-Agency Technical Working Group (TWG) on Motorcycle Taxis, there are riders who operate under the Trade Application of SAMPA and i-SABAY, which are not accredited by the TWG as participants in the Motorcycle Taxi Pilot Implementation.

For the Pilot Study, which will run until March 2020, only three motorcycle transport network companies (TNCs) are permitted to operate: Angkas, Move It, and JoyRide.

“Those who will insist to operate in the guise of a participant of the study and is not registered in the master list will be apprehended as colorum. We will not have second thoughts to penalize those who defy the authority. I also appeal to our participating players to please register your participants with the TWG and submit a daily ridership report,” TWG Chairman Antonio Gardiola, Jr. said.

Meanwhile, Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade likewise denounced the recent violations of unauthorized riders taking part in the pilot study on motorcycle taxis.

“The TWG and the players in the pilot study have been working hard to push for its smooth implementation. ‘Wag kayong makisawsaw sa maayos na pamamalakad sa pag-aaral. Do not make livelihood as an excuse to put the lives of our riding public in jeopardy,” Secretary Tugade warned.

The TWG likewise issued a stern warning for the three TNCs participating in the study to strictly comply with safety protocols in serving the riding public. TWG Chairman Gardiola specifically pointed out that "mystery passengers" will be regularly deployed to verify motorcycle classification and documents, and check if riders are equipped with the proper safety gears as required.
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