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Chaotic and cosmopolitan, Manila can be intimidating. Snarling traffic, blaring crowds and frightening urban sprawl, the city hits you like a rain! But those who are willing to give it some time and are prepared to embrace its charismatic chaos, there is no place better than Manila! This city is remarkably fun loving with a zeal for all things good in life. There is passion for fun, food and shopping among the locals and it all rubs on to the tourists as well who spend time and money on Manila holidays. While the entire city is inundated with wonderful parade of sightseeing gems, there are few that certainly deserve a mention. Intramuros, Ayala Museum, Chinatown, Fort Santiago, Rizal Park and Cultural Centre of the Philippines (CCP) Complex are few of the popular attractions in the Filipino capital.
Ninoy Aquino International Airport, also known as the Manila International Airport, is the largest airport in the Philippines and the biggest gateway to the country. Operated by the Manila International Airport Authority, the airport hosts a number of domestic, regional and international airlines, and acts as a hub for Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and PAL Express. This multiple terminal airport is well connected to major cities of the world with airlines offering flights to and from Manila and linking it with cities like Tokyo, Hong Kong, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Sydney. Ninoy Aquino International Airport is well modernised and features a host of passenger-friendly services and amenities.
Manila is a major tourist hub of the Far East, and expectedly a large number of carriers offer tickets on flights to the Philippines' capital city. From the United Kingdom's largest airport, London Heathrow, dozens of full-service airlines run flights to Manila. Some of the popular choices available with fliers are Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Cathay Pacific and Virgin Atlantic. Most of the flights originating from Heathrow are single or multi-stop services, with respective hubs of the carriers becoming the en route stopovers. A comparatively less number of airlines offer air tickets to Manila from other UK airports like Gatwick.
The rapid rise of Manila as a burgeoning tourist destination has led to the proliferation of a large variety of accommodation options in the city. Apart from local hospitality firms, several international-branded, high-end hotels can also be found in this part of the world, signifying the Philippines might as a tourism giant. The abundance has led to competition which in turn has ensured lots of bargain deals for the visitors even at 5-star offerings. Two of the top luxury hotels in Manila are Sofitel Philippine Plaza and Pan Pacific Manila. Mid-range and budget properties are evenly scattered across the city as well.
True to its tropical characteristics, Manila is hot and humid for most parts of the year. Most part of the country can be broadly divided in two seasonal frames - dry (January to June) and wet (July to December). Tourists who are spending money on flights and overall holiday deals to the city must consider the dry season to board planes to land in the Philippines. December to February is the peak season with scanty cheap flight tickets and hotel rooms available. Though cheap months to travel, May-June can be avoided by tourists as it can get really hot.
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