Kristin Mariano

Metro Manila, Philippines

About Kristin Mariano

Always on the lookout for great stories to tell.

Committee Member

TDs Inspiring Women in Travel Asia (IWTA)

Jul 2021 - Present • 2 years
Committee Member


Travel Daily Media (TD)

Mar 2018 - Present • 5 years 4 months
Writes B2B articles in the travel industry.

Novotel debuts in Rayong, Thailand

Novotel, one of the world’s most renowned midscale brands, has opened a city hotel in Rayong, Thailand. Novotel Rayong Star Convention Centre brings the brand’s signature experiences to life with naturally intuitive design and spacious modular rooms, nutritious food, and a wide range of rewarding experiences for business guests and families alike. With a firm […]

Luxury by Cruise Plus expanded product & enhanced rewards

Cruise Plus, the sister brand of Gold Medal, are delighted to bring their agents their latest development, which showcases the luxury cruise market within their portfolio including enhancements across product, service, marketing content and rewards.  The ‘Luxury by Cruise Plus’ portfolio features specially selected market-leading luxury cruise lines – including Seabourn, Silversea, Explora Journeys, Azamara, […]

Dusit Thani Maldives enhances guests journeys with luxurious seaplane lounge experience

 Dusit Thani Maldives, a luxury Thai-inspired resort on Mudhdhoo Island in Baa Atoll, has elevated its arrival experience by opening an exclusive seaplane lounge at the Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) terminal at Velana International Airport in Malé.  Designed to deliver unmatched comfort and tranquillity to guests as they anticipate their connecting flight to the island, […]

Aboard the luxurious and sustainable Le Commandant Charcot

They say cruising and sustainability is like oil and water. PONANT’s latest addition to the fleet, Le Commandant Charcot – the very first luxury hybrid electric polar exploration ship powered by liquified natural gas, is the epitome of a more responsible and sustainable sailing. The ship focuses on safe and low-impact polar navigation, taking advantage […]

Banyan Tree Group expands Sustainable Food Journey

Banyan Tree Group, a leading player in sustainable tourism and a founding signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in Singapore, has long been committed to its ethos of “Embracing the Environment, Empowering People” and actively implementing sustainability practices ever since its founding. In recognition of the fact that a significant portion of environmental […]

Conrad Hotels & Resorts expands its presence in APAC with new luxury hotel in Shenzhen, China

Hilton has announced the opening of Conrad Shenzhen in the city’s Qianhai business district,  expanding the brand’s global portfolio of elevated luxury offerings. Artfully imagined by world-renowned design firm YABU Pushelberg to embody “A Story of a Dreamer,” the 300-room hotel takes guests on a reflective journey through modern art and calming aesthetics – lending […]

BWH Hotels’ mid-season savvy sale

In need of an energizing mid-year escape? Don’t miss the exciting 7-day sale from BWH Hotels! Guests can enjoy up to 25% off the Best Rates at the “Mid-Season Savvy Sale”, at participating hotels and resorts* across Asia. And that’s not all; Best Western Rewards® members will receive an additional 10% discount and extra benefits!  […]

Mandarin Oriental announces new luxury hotel and branded residences on London’s South Bank to open in 2028

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will open its third London hotel in the British capital in 2028. Situated on London’s South Bank with dramatic views over St Paul’s Cathedral, Mandarin Oriental Bankside, London is positioned ideally to access both the City of London and the West End theatre and shopping districts, offering a perfect base for leisure […]

Halekulani Okinawa becomes first and only Virtuoso member in Okinawa

Halekulani Okinawa has announced its recent acceptance into the prestigious Virtuoso luxury travel network as the first and only member in Okinawa. This new affiliation represents recognition and approval of the services and experiences provided by Halekulani Okinawa catering to luxury travelers. Members of Virtuoso consist primarily of international travel agencies and travel advisors specializing […]

Three of Japan’s finest luxury resorts that go above and beyond

With its culture firmly rooted in ancient culinary, artistic and religious traditions, Japan offers an incredible experience to any traveller. Located in many of Japan’s main cultural hubs, Marriott Bonvoy’s selection of luxury resorts are designed to reflect the sophistication and beauty of Japanese culture, while offering guests an incomparable taste of luxury. The Ritz-Carlton, […]

10 places that will pay you to move there

With more people working remotely than ever, it’s perhaps no surprise that there are increasing numbers of people keen to experience the expat or digital nomad lifestyle. However, with moving abroad being an expensive ordeal, it can be stressful even starting to think about where to go. That’s where the following list comes in. Due […]

Canada’s top Instagrammable cities to live in

Toronto has been revealed as Canada’s most Instagrammable city, with #toronto surpassing over 55.6 million posts. Other popular hashtags related to the city are #torontocity, with over 113,000 posts and #torontocityvibes, with over 19,000 posts. Toronto is known for being extremely vibrant and friendly so many choose to relocate and involve themselves in the city’s hustle and bustle. The […]

Alipay and SEA countries broaden payment and marketing partnership

Chinese travellers on average spent 24% more on Alipay when being abroad during the first half of 2023 compared with H1 2019, which signals new growth trends in China’s outbound tourism, said Alipay, China’s leading open platform under Ant Group. “As tourists revisit their favourite destinations, Ant Group continues to innovate our offerings to enhance […]

5 reasons to stay at the new Centara Grand Hotel Osaka

Centara Grand Hotel Osaka has opened its doors on July 1, 2023. This long-awaited milestone marks Thailand’s leading hotel operator’s first-ever foray into the vibrant Japanese market and comes after months of meticulous planning – from the exquisite architecture and sophisticated design to crafting impeccable menus and preparing to welcome guests from around the world […]

Epic outdoor adventures in Texas

The dynamism, scope and sheer vastness of Texas offer unparalleled outdoor adventures throughout the state. Whether in the desert, the hill country, on the coast, or even in the cities, there are ample opportunities for exciting open-air experiences. Adrenaline-inducing obstacles at rock-climbing hotspot, Hueco Tanks State Park With an epically diverse landscape and a host […]

DOT launches Hop-On-Hop-Off tour for Manila

Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco led the launch of the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) Philippines Hop-On-Hop-Off (HOHO) in the country’s capital introducing Manila’s “Cultural Hub” tours on July 6. Joining Secretary Frasco were officials of the City Government of Manila led by Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna, and tourism stakeholders. Dubbed as “the country’s first ever […]

Chef takeover at Ojo for 12-Hand Dinner at The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon

This 22 July, Ojo – a slick Mexican cuisine on the 76th floor of The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon – is turning into a creative playground for the restaurant’s head chef and Mexican culinary sensation Francisco “Paco” Ruano, who will be hosting five chef friends for an eclectic 12-hand dinner. Brought together by the Thai capital’s vibrant culinary scene and their friendship with Chef […]

Niigata Prefecture, center of Japanese culinary culture, hosts its first Gastronomy Awards

Niigata Prefecture established Niigata Gastronomy Awards in September 2022 to identify and recognize restaurants, accommodations, alcohol products, and local specialties in the prefecture that actively engage the local community. Selected 160 winners in the restaurant, accommodation, and local specialty categories received the awards. – Niigata Prefecture, distinguished for rich food culture in Japan, and interest […]
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