I recently heard from a TV news program about the word above. The news reported that it is the latest trend in vacation in Metro Manila where families stay in hotels and resorts within the same locality instead of going out-of-town.
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We usually stay in hotels during birthdays, anniversaries and especially new year's eve to avoid the smoke and noise that accompany it. We normally stay in hotels located in the makati or ortigas area, and choose accommodations near malls, have facilities like swimming pool and gym, and if possible those offering complimentary buffet breakfast.
Aside from the group buying sites that have become popular nowadays, we usually book our accommodation through a travel website and this one which we always use, normally have special promos for locals and expatriates. It's the Asiatravel.com.
In our over ten years of transacting with Asiatravel, so far we haven't encountered any problems, like security in on-line booking, room reservations, etc. The only thing I don't like about the new presentation of room prices in the website is they have excluded the cost of the taxes and service charge from the room prices showed. You need to book or simulate one before you get the total (net) price of a room.
Before we actually book, we normally check with tripadvisor for comments of other travellers who have stayed in the hotel.
Do you also go on staycations?