Catherine Talavera has been working with The Philippine STAR since 2017 as a reporter covering tourism and business. Prior to joining the company, she worked as a business reporter covering real estate for another national broadsheet.

AllValue: Innovating the retail landscape amid the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we shop. A lot of consumers have turned to online market places to purchase their retail needs especially in the early days...

Cebu office market: On the road to recovery

“Setting up offices outside the central district and closer to where the employees reside may help address the employees’ desire to have the flexibility in terms of working from...

Guidelines in place to ensure health & safety of staycationers

In operating under the new normal, establishments need to implement health and safety protocols to protect their clients as well as employees from contracting the COVID-19 virus. The hotel...

Staycations: Reopening doors for hotel industry

While this sector isn’t expected to get back on its feet overnight, restarting the operations of hotels is among the first steps toward the market’s recovery.

Embracing changes in the hotel industry

While hotels are still reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and are working to adopt new technologies as well as repurpose properties in the short term,  there...