5 Reasons Why You Should Travel Local in 2020

Right now, the thing to do is to stay at home. But it doesn’t hurt to make plans for future trips. If you are dreaming of a vacation, why not just stay in the country? Here are 5 reasons why you should travel local this 2020:

1. It’s the safer option

There is a lot of uncertainty right now and you don’t want the inconvenience of being stuck in a place where you don’t know anything about. It will definitely be less of a hassle to simply stay within the country.

2. You’ll help out local businesses

It’s no secret that businesses are suffering due to the lockdown and with foreigners not coming in, our tourism is taking a blow, too. You can definitely help out hotels, restaurants, souvenir shops, and people whose livelihoods rely on tourism.

3. It’s cheaper

The international plane tickets alone can take a huge chunk of your travel budget. In the Philippines, you can find affordable and budget-friendly options from accommodation and dining to entertainment and nightlife. 

4. There’s so much to see and do in the country

With over 7,000 islands, you really have an abundant option of places to go to in the country. Even if you plan on just sticking to land travel, there’s plenty to see and do in Luzon!

5. Staycations can be surprising

Maybe you’re still a little jittery about leaving the city, not to worry. Visiting or revisiting cities in Metro Manila can actually land you to hidden gems. It could be anything from a one-of-a-kind shop to a new restaurant or even a unique hotel!


Not many people know that in Makati city’s very own Salcedo Village (a leisure and business neighborhood) is home to an art hotel! The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences is definitely a building that stands out on Valero st.

It might look like a regular building with a plain white facade but if you take a closer look, there’s actually a hidden artwork. Each of the balconies features seemingly random abstract paintings but at a certain angle, it actually makes up a complete artwork.


Inside, The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, you’ll find even more delightful surprises. It has its very own art gallery, which features works curated by Altro Mondo Arte Contemporaneo. There are even art pieces in common areas of the hotel, which you can actually purchase!


You might be wondering why The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences is named as such. The design of the hotel is inspired by the work and life of its namesake, Pablo Picasso. Each room type and other common areas of the building highlight different phases of the famed artist’s life.

Visit www.picassomakati.com for more information.