Author Archives: Aina Espejo

No Mosquito Coast: Banwa Private Island aims to be the first mosquito-free island in the Philippines

A long-term insecticide-free management programme in partnership with Culex Maldives Banwa Private Island in North-eastern Palawan is on track to become the first mosquito-free island in the Philippines. To protect the island’s fragile biodiversity, the all luxury-villa holiday destination aims to eradicate mosquitoes without the use of harmful pesticides.  Banwa Private Island’s Peter Nilsson says: “Banwa Private Island is deeply committed to

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Private Villa Design Inspired by Nature and Local Culture

“Architecture must be true to itself, its island and its people.”   -Francisco Mañosa, National Artist of the Philippines for Architecture and Allied Arts Banwa Private Island’s private villa design is rooted on the philosophy of the late Francisco Mañosa, National Artist of the Philippines for Architecture and Allied Arts, reflecting the natural wonders of Palawan with the sparkling turquoise waters, powder-white

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Milieu Insight study reveals domestic travel plans for summer across SEA in view of easing COVID-19 restrictions

Markets: Philippines (PH), Indonesia (ID), Vietnam (VN), Malaysia (MY), Thailand (TH) Key Highlights: Highest willingness for domestic travel In PH and ID ID (89%), VN (83%) and TH (79%) least concerned when it comes to domestic travel Travellers from PH (76%) are most concerned about safety of travel and destination Majority of travellers (81%) are looking to bring their family

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