Seven reasons for Zomato's Rs 4,447-crore Blinkit buyout deal

seven reasons for zomato's rs 4,447-crore blinkit buyout deal
© Moneycontrol Seven reasons for Zomato’s Rs 4,447-crore Blinkit buyout deal

Zomato announced on June 24 that its board had approved the acquisition of quick commerce company Blinkit for Rs 4,447 crore.

According to the terms of the agreement, Blinkit shareholders will get a cumulative stake of 6.88 percent in Zomato and the target company’s leadership team, including co-founder and CEO Albinder Dhindsa, will stay on to run the ship.

But, questions still remain about how Zomato, a company that registered losses of Rs 1,223 crore in FY22, plans to derive value from acquiring another loss-making delivery startup.

The food delivery major’s top executives put out a ready reckoner laying out the rationale behind the deal. From having a Blinkit tab on the Zomato app to sharing delivery fleets to cut costs, here are some of the important reasons that came through from what they said:

Increased customer wallet share

“Quick commerce will help us increase the customer wallet share spent on our platform and also drive higher frequency and engagement from our customers,” said Zomato CEO and co-founder Deepinder Goyal.

The metrics shared by Zomato showed that Blinkit’s average order value in May was more than 25 percent higher than its own Rs 398 in FY22.

However, the quick commerce company’s average order value had fallen by 13 percent to Rs 509 in May, compared to January when it pivoted fully into the quick commerce model.

“Post the deal closure, we are going to start experimenting with various ideas that we have and see which all bear fruit, including having the Blinkit tab on the Zomato app,” the company said.

Decreasing delivery costs

Although Zomato said that Blinkit will continue to operate through its own app and brand, CFO Akshant Goyal indicated that they might share delivery fleets to some extent.

“Quick commerce increases our addressable market, the potential profit pool and also makes our business more defensible. The peak demand times for food delivery are also complementary to the quick commerce demand peaks in non-meal times,” he said.

Moreover, the last-mile delivery cost in quick commerce is expected to be lower than food delivery, given the shorter delivery time and higher number of orders delivered per hour.

Better commissions in quick commerce

The post extensively compared Blinkit’s performance in January, the first month when its operated as a quick commerce company after pivoting from its next-day grocery delivery avatar, and May.

It showed that the quick commerce company’s monthly revenue had grown 162 percent to Rs 58 crore in May, compared to January. In the same period, gross order value rose 36 percent to Rs 402 crore, showing that the company has been successful in eking out more commissions from third party retailers and distributors per unit of sales with rise in volumes.

Deepinder Goyal also said that ad sales revenue in quick commerce would be higher than food delivery, given the much larger digital ad spend budgets of consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands.

Signs of quick commerce market growing

“Blinkit’s GOV (gross order value) is fast catching up with Zomato’s GOV in some key markets, therefore indicating that quick commerce will add a significant new addressable market to our business in the long term,” said Zomato co-founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal.

“In a sample market like Gurugram, Blinkit GOV is already approximately 63 percent of Zomato’s food delivery GOV,” he added.

However, in the month of May 2022, Blinkit achieved a GOV of Rs 403 crore, which was around a fifth of Zomato’s monthly average food delivery GOV in Q4FY22.

More customer stickiness

The Zomato executives also made a case for Blinkit’s quick commerce pivot by laying out metrics that showed it had led to greater customer stickiness.

While the propensity of customers to order after opening the app had increased by 2.4 times after the pivot, ordering frequency of the average customer had grown 1.5 times.

Meanwhile, monthly order frequency on Blinkit app was 3.5x in May 2022, which is higher than that of food delivery on Zomato, the company revealed.

“All of this improvement in customer facing metrics is not driven by subsidies, as may be the perception. In fact, customers are now being offered lesser discounts by the sellers as compared to the next-day delivery model earlier,” said the CEO.

“There is also a levy of delivery charge which was not necessarily the case earlier,” he added.

Improving unit economics

Blinkit’s unit economics is still a cause for concern. Although the company’s contribution margin loss narrowed from negative 55 percent to negative 16 percent, a back-of-the-envelope calculation showed that it still lost around Rs 132 per order in May even at a conservative estimate.

Zomato said that Blinkit had shut around 50 dark stores since January – and the company will continue shuttering non-performing stores to bring down losses in the future.

“The improvement in unit economics in the last 5 months gives us confidence that Blinkit is on the right path. We have good visibility on the various levers for achieving profitability in this business. Many dark stores are already trending towards contribution break-even,” said CFO Akshant Goyal.

Trillion dollar market

Zomato said that quick commerce naturally extends across multiple categories including beauty & personal care, electronics, OTC pharma, stationery, other gift items, etc.

Also, categories other than grocery help the quick commerce business make higher margins, and attain higher AOVs (Average Order Value).

“Total commerce market in India is $1.3 trillion and in the long term, we see quick commerce emerging as a significant channel of demand for customers at least in the top cities,” remarked Deepinder Goyal.

News Related

OTHER NEWS

'Putting Nehru, Gandhi on dock based on lies': Sonia Gandhi lashes out at ‘self-absorbed’ govt on I-Day

'Putting Nehru, Gandhi on dock based on lies': Sonia Gandhi lashes out at ‘self-absorbed’ govt on I-Day Hitting back at the BJP for questioning Jawaharlal Nehru’s role in the Partition ... Read more »

Srinagar displays longest national flag to set record on 76th Independence Day

Srinagar displays longest national flag to set record on 76th Independence Day To mark the celebrations under ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign as a part of the ongoing ‘Azadi ka Amrut ... Read more »

PM Modi's 'Nari Shakti' I-Day speech: Female activists ask what's done on ground for women

PM Modi New Delhi: Women rights activists on Monday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the actual implementation of schemes for women on the ground, after he hailed ‘nari shakti’ ... Read more »

'Let's always cherish this freedom': Akshay Kumar wishes fans on Independence Day 2022

Known for making films with a feel of patriotism such as ‘Baby’, ‘Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty’, ‘Airlift’ and ‘Kesari’, to name a few, Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar ... Read more »

These 11 stocks may deliver 20% returns by the next Independence Day

These 11 stocks may deliver 20% returns by the next Independence Day Despite headwinds, the market managed to register more than 7 percent gains since the previous Independence day, and ... Read more »

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar promises 10 lakh govt jobs on Independence Day

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar promises 10 lakh govt jobs on Independence Day Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday announced that the government would help generate 10 lakh jobs in ... Read more »

Kerala: CPM leader allegedly hacked to death in Palakkad

The CPI(M) has blamed the RSS-BJP for the murder but the latter denied any role. (HT Photo) A local leader of the ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) was allegedly hacked ... Read more »

India@75 | Social causes that business families need to address in the next 75 years

India@75 | Social causes that business families need to address in the next 75 years On the eve of India’s independence, the economy was in a state of devastation. The ... Read more »

Bihar students form 75-metre human chain in shape of India's map, create record

Bihar students form 75-metre human chain in shape of India’s map, create record On Sunday, Hundreds of Bihar students formed a 75-metre long human chain in the shape of India’s ... Read more »

Facebook's New AI Bot Thinks Mark Zuckerberg Is A 'Manipulative Bad Person'

Facebook’s New AI Bot Thinks Mark Zuckerberg Is A ‘Manipulative Bad Person’ Most parents would agree that their kids criticise them or chide them too much. Artificial intelligence is not ... Read more »

Seer Goes Missing from K'taka Mutt, Suspected to Have Eloped with Newlywed Woman

Seer Goes Missing from K’taka Mutt, Suspected to Have Eloped with Newlywed Woman An incident of the disappearance of a religious seer in the Solur town near Bengaluru took a ... Read more »

Ricky Ponting Explains Rationale For Predicting India As Winners of Asia Cup Clash Against Pakistan

Ricky Ponting Explains Rationale For Predicting India As Winners of Asia Cup Clash Against Pakistan India vs Pakistan will again be on top of every other news platform when these ... Read more »

BTS fans from India share a video of a teacher scolding students for being fans of the K-Pop band; says, 'I would have grabbed your collar and slapped you'

BTS fans from India share a video of a teacher scolding students for being fans of the K-Pop band; says, ‘I would have grabbed your collar and slapped you’ BTS ... Read more »

Free education, healthcare are not freebies, says Delhi CM Kejriwal

The event was concluded by the chief minister with the song ‘Hum Honge Kamyaab’. Chief minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal has asserted on Monday August 15, 2022, that free education ... Read more »

India@75: Indian Sports Have a Lot of Catching Up To Do, But CWG Results Show There is Scope for Optimism

India@75: Indian Sports Have a Lot of Catching Up To Do, But CWG Results Show There is Scope for Optimism Seventy-five years after Independence, how does India fare in sports? ... Read more »

Here are five ways you can explore Glasgow as an international student

Even though Glasgow is Scotland’s biggest city, it’s easy to navigate on foot and there are so many things to see and do. Here are some tips on exploring one ... Read more »

Independence Day 2022: Ayushmann Khurrana spends day with BSF jawans in Jammu

Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana spent an entire day with BSF soldiers in Jammu and shared a video detailing his experience. Ayushmann took to Instagram where he shared a reel showcasing ... Read more »

Karan Johar pens sweet note on Ayan Mukerji’s birthday: I know the decade of work you have put into Brahmastra

Karan Johar has wished Ayan Mukerji on his birthday today. A few moments back, Karan took to his social media space and shared a picture featuring himself with Ayan. Doing ... Read more »

Google Doodle celebrates India's Independence Day 2022 with special flying kite GIF

Google Doodle celebrates India’s Independence Day 2022 with special flying kite GIF Google Doodle India Independence Day 2022: Independence Day 2022: Search engine giant Google on 15 August, Monday, marked India’s Independence Day ... Read more »

India at 75: From no G to 5G – Milestones in telecom evolution

India crossed the 1 billion phones mark in 2015 to clocking 1.14 billion connections as of April 2022. (Pixabay) As India celebrates 75 years of independence, it can count itself ... Read more »

NTR31: Jr NTR starrer to go on floors in April 2023, Prashanth Neel CONFIRMS

NTR31: Jr NTR starrer to go on floors in April 2023, Prashanth Neel CONFIRMS After RRR, Jr NTR fans are looking forward for the star to start work on his ... Read more »

Apple iPhone 14 Pro base variant to start at 128GB of internal storage: Report

Apple iPhone 14 Pro base variant to start at 128GB of internal storage: Report With the iPhone 14 series scheduled to be released sometime in September, many are expecting the ... Read more »

Amitabh Bachchan, Varun Dhawan, Riteish Deshmukh celebrate Independence Day: 'Wherever we live, our flag remains high'

Independence Day 2022 celebrations are continuing throughout the country, and citizens are marking the day by wishing their loved ones Happy Independence Day, singing patriotic songs, remembering our freedom fighters, ... Read more »

Bank holiday today: List of days when banks will remain closed in your state in August

Bank holiday today: List of days when banks will remain closed in your state in August The banks across the country will remain closed today due to the national holiday ... Read more »

‘Dropped Jawaharlal Nehru from ad because he caused partition’: BJP on Karnataka ad controversy

‘Dropped Jawaharlal Nehru from ad because he caused partition’: BJP on Karnataka ad controversy Karnataka BJP State General Secretary and MLC Ravikumar on Monday said that dropping Pandit Nehru’s image ... Read more »

Independence Day 2022: Pune Woman Completes 430km 'Freedom Run' From Leh to Manali

Independence Day 2022: Pune Woman Completes 430km ‘Freedom Run’ From Leh to Manali Remember Pune’s Preeti Maske who set a Guinness World Record this June by cycling alone from Leh ... Read more »

Hello from Harare: Men in Blue kick off training ahead of India v Zimbabwe ODI series, see pics

Hello from Harare #TeamIndia | #ZIMvIND pic.twitter.com/Ds9gKppjS1 — BCCI (@BCCI) August 14, 2022 The India cricket team, led by opener KL Rahul, started their preparations ahead of the first of ... Read more »

खातेवाटपावरून शिंदे गटात मोठा असंतोष? ३ कॅबिनेट मंत्री नाराज असल्याची माहिती

खातेवाटपावरून शिंदे गटात मोठा असंतोष? ३ कॅबिनेट मंत्री नाराज असल्याची माहिती मुंबई : मंत्रिमंडळ विस्तारानंतर झालेल्या खातेवाटपात शिंदे गटाच्या तुलनेत भाजपला महत्त्वाची खाती मिळाली आहेत. शिंदे गटातील अनेक मंत्र्यांची दुय्यम ... Read more »

Pippa Teaser: Ishaan Khatter Infuses Life to Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta’s Biography, Release Date Locked

Pippa Teaser: Ishaan Khatter Infuses Life to Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta’s Biography, Release Date Locked The teaser of Ishaan Khatter, Mrunal Thakur and Priyanshu Painyuli starrer Pippa is out. The ... Read more »

Independence Day 2022: Woman performs aarti in front of Tricolour. Video goes viral

Woman performs aarti in front of Tricolour. Video goes viral A video of an elderly woman worshipping the national flag has gone viral on social media as India celebrates 75 ... Read more »

Independence Day 2022: Here's how Mahesh Babu and Allu Arjun wished their fans

Wishing the nation and its people a happy Independence Day, Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu said that India is one nation with one emotion and one identity. Taking to Twitter to ... Read more »

Ranveer dedicates his IFFM win to 1983 World Cup winning squad

priyanka chopra,ranveer singh Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) Bollywood star Ranveer Singh, who recently won the Best Actor of the Year award for his role as Kapil Dev in the Kabir ... Read more »

Har Ghar Tiranga: Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Kartik Aaryan, Anil Kapoor And Others Adorn Homes With The National Flag

To mark India’s 75th Independence Day, the homes of Indians all over have been lit up. (Image: Viral Bhayani) Mukesh Ambani’s Mumbai home Antilla has been lit up in the ... Read more »

Raksha Bandhan actor Smrithi Srikanth defends Akshay Kumar's film, says 'we are not selling any wrong idea' | Exclusive

Raksha Bandhan actor Smrithi Srikanth defends Akshay Kumar’s film, says ‘we are not selling any wrong idea’ | Exclusive Raksha Bandhan starring Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar is released in ... Read more »

Sara Ali Khan Obliges with Fans’ Requests, Poses for Selfies With Them After Returning From US; Watch

Sara Ali Khan Obliges with Fans’ Requests, Poses for Selfies With Them After Returning From US; Watch Sara Ali Khan was actively updating her fans with glimpses from her US ... Read more »

'Mukhbir - The Story of a Spy' brings forth the tale of an anonymous warrior

mukhbir Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) When the nation is celebrating the 75th year of Independence Day and paying tribute to martyrs and freedom fighters, there are also several unsung heroes ... Read more »

Salaar: Prabhas, KGF Director Drop New Poster; Film To Now Clash With Hrithik Roshan's Fighter

Salaar: Prabhas, KGF Director Drop New Poster; Film To Now Clash With Hrithik Roshan's Fighter It is official! Prabhas will be locking horns with Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone at ... Read more »

iPhone 14, 14 Pro and Pro Max may launch in 6 new colours: Check launch date, expected features and more

iPhone 14, 14 Pro and Pro Max may launch in 6 new colours: Check launch date, expected features and more New Delhi: Apple could reveal the launch date and details ... Read more »

Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis accuses Pakistan pacer Mohammad Hasnain of chucking, gets slammed; watch

Marcus Stoinis (L) Muhammad Hasnain Here’s Marcus Stoinis signalling that Mohammad Hasnain was chucking! Ridiculous. #TheHundred pic.twitter.com/8utAwbczYI — Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) August 14, 2022 Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has faced ... Read more »

Mumbai: Two coaches of Kurla LTT- Bhagalpur express train uncouple, get detached

Representative Image Two coaches of the Kurla LTT- Bhagalpur express train uncoupled and detached between Atgaon and Thansit stations on Sunday. “Train 12336 Kurla LTT- Bhagalpur got uncoupled between 2nd ... Read more »
57 Top Things To Do In Singapore - Attractions, Interesting Places To Visit & Fun Things To DoTop 35 Must-Visit Historical Places & Landmarks in the Philippines15 Best Things to Do in Framingham10 Things You Should Never Do in Hawaii15 Things to Do in Jeju for a Different Kind of Island GetawayMy 7 Favorite Wineries In California To Sip ChardonnayMy 5 Favorite Luxurious Experiences At Scottsdale’s Top ResortsThe Perfect 3-Day Visit To Beautiful Évora, Portugal7 Reasons To Explore Stunning Peggy’s Cove, Nova ScotiaRetirement Diaries: Diane Says Start Your Planning EarlyWhy I Love These 5 Campsites In France More Than Any HotelWe Have 21 Airline And Hotel Credit Cards, Here’s What We Love About Each OneThe 15 Most Beautiful Places To See Fall Foliage In 2022Top 15 Best Things to Do in Stockton, CaliforniaAnne Frank Museum Releases Videos Detailing Last Six Months Of Her LifeFarmers’ Almanac Predicts Unseasonably Cold Winter For Canada, Urges One Region To HibernateThis Is The Only Country On Earth That Sits Entirely Above 3,280 Feet, And You Can Ski There Right NowHow To Start A Freelancing Business From Scratch10 Things You Should Know Before Quitting Your Job To TravelBournda National Park: South Coast NSW’s Best Kept SecretThe Best Multi-Day Hiking Trips in CanadaFrom Bunbury to Margaret River, Here’s What Not To MissWhere To Find The Best Free Camping in TasmaniaAustralian Bushfires: Here’s What You Can Do To HelpOur AmazingCo Mystery Picnic in Queensland’s Atherton TablelandsHow To Plan A Sedona Girls Weekend Trip25 Of The Best Things To Do In Port Douglas, AustraliaPlatia Ammos Beach in Kefalonia (+ the Perilous Hike Down in Flip Flops!)From Corporate Stooge to Professional Travel BloggerWhy Choose Full Time RV Living Over Van Life?7 Handy Camping Hacks For Your Next Wilderness TripThe Best Spots For Eyre Peninsula Camping in South AustraliaGold Coast Hot Air Ballooning: A Bucket List Experience You Didn’t Know You NeededFitzroy Island or Green Island: Which is Better?A Zhangjiajie Hiking Adventure In The Avatar MountainsThings To Do On An Eyre Peninsula Road TripThings To Do On The Esperance To Perth DriveBunyeroo Gorge & Brachina Gorge: A Flinders Ranges Scenic Drive You CAN’T Miss!Duke of Orleans Bay: My 35th Birthday Adventure!Things To Do In Mount Gambier & Limestone Coast, South AustraliaHow This Woman Quit Her Job To Travel Europe Full-Time in a Motorhome10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Buying A CaravanCelebrating Boxing Day on a Captain Cook Sydney Harbour Cruise5 Adventurous Weekend Road Trips From DenverHow To Land Scuba Diving Instructor Jobs Around The WorldWhy You Don’t Need A Work And Travel Program Like Remote Year To Become A Digital NomadHow To Tell Your Parents You’re Quitting Your Job To TravelPerth to Esperance: The Ultimate Road Trip ItinerarySpeed Hiking: What It Is & What Gear You Need For ItWhat To Do When Sh*t Hits The Fan On Your Trip3 Days in Melbourne: A Melbourne 3 Day ItinerarySapphire Coast NSW: From Whales to Red RocksEssential Hiking Gear for Beginners: 5 Items You Absolutely Need For Your First HikeWhy This Grad Student Decided To Move Abroad Instead Of Getting A JobThe Best Fleurieu Peninsula BeachesNakie: The Best Traveler Hammock (That’s Also Eco-Friendly!)The Best Beaches in Kefalonia (+ Other Must-Dos)The Best Things To Do In Sydney Harbour7 Things To Know Before Your Overnight Or Day Trip To Rottnest IslandLawn Hill National Park: A Hidden Gem in Outback QueenslandBradleys Head to Chowder Bay Walk + Balmoral | Sydney Harbour WalkOrmiston Gorge: A Beach in Outback Australia!What To Do in Paris For 4 Days: A 4 Day Paris ItineraryOutdoorsy Things To Do In Noosa, An Aussie Adventure ParadiseWhy Quitting Your Job To Travel Isn’t As Scary As It SeemsThings To Do In Crete: A Crete Road Trip Itinerary15 Little Things You Can Do To Save Money For TravelKu-ring-gai Chase National Park: Sydney’s Hidden GemThings To Do In Esperance: The Best Walks, Campsites, & Beaches In Esperance, Western AustraliaVisiting Meteora: Clifftop Monasteries With A View In GreeceThe 15 Best Day Trips From CairnsHighlights Of A Great Ocean Road TripThe Best Boho Picnic Rugs For Outdoor AdventuresRenting Camera Gear For Travel: Save Money, Save MemoriesThe Best Sydney Weekend GetawaysCar Next Door Review: Using Car Sharing in AustraliaWhat the FAQ is Van Life? Everything You Want To Know About Full Time Van LivingThe Best Hikes In The Blue MountainsA Sydney Harbour Scenic Flight With Sydney SeaplanesThis Couple Quit Their Jobs & Sold Everything To Travel Europe Full-TimeThat Time ALL THE SIGNS Told Me To Buy Tony Robbins TicketsHow Much Money Do You Need To Save Before You Quit Your Job To Travel?15 Best Things to Do in Malden8 Unique Ways To Spend A Few Hours In The South Of France7 Authentic Aboriginal Experiences In Australia’s Northern Territory10 Best Hiking Trails In Flagstaff According To The Locals21 FUN Cancun Day Trips that you’ll love!The Unique Culinary Tour Not To Miss In Jerusalem18 BEST Things to do in Valparaíso, Chile7 New And Unique Things To Do On The Las Vegas StripPalwa Ride and More Adventures at Santabucks Eco-Adventure ParkClear Testing New Curb-To-Gate Premium Service At This Popular AirportCollette Unveils New Montana Cruise Tour Featuring Stops In Two Popular National ParksTop 15 Best Things to Do in Riverside, California8 Reasons To Visit Italy This FallI Booked A Trip To France This Summer For $5.60 Using Points, Here’s What I LearnedThe Exhilarating Experience Not To Miss In Canada’s Jasper National ParkI Tried Glamping At An Australian Crocodile Safari Camp And It Was Incredible16 Scenic Stops Along The Beautiful Cape Cod Rail TrailWorrowing Jervis Bay: A Winter Getaway From SydneyBest Beaches in Crete: The 10 Crete Beaches You Must VisitThe 20 Best Beaches in Western AustraliaWhat I Wish I Knew Before Moving From USA To Australia30 Things To Do in Albany, Western Australia & South Coast WAHiking Sydney: The 15 Best Hikes in Sydney, AustraliaThe Best Hikes in Grand Staircase Escalante National MonumentNew UAE Passport: How to Get Your New Emirati Passport?NATAS 2022 Singapore Travel Fair: What to Expect7 of the best things to do in Phuket on a budget15 Best Things to Do in WalthamU.S. Begins Testing Online Passport Renewals, How You Can ParticipateTop 7 Must-See Attractions At The Newly Renovated Air And Space MuseumFAA Considers Increasing The Size Of Airline Seats, But It Has Nothing To Do With ComfortEat Your McDonald’s Before You Get On The Plane15 Best Things to Do in HaverhillYosemite Reopens Its Beautiful Mariposa Grove To Visitors8 Signs You Need for a Salary Raise & How to Talk to Your Boss About ItMy 7 Favorite Restaurants In Beautiful Dripping Springs, Texas13 Tips For Hiking Jenny Lake In Grand Teton National Park 14 Budget-Friendly Ways To Entertain Your Elementary-Aged Grandkids According To A Retired TeacherTop 15 Best Things to Do in Huntington, New York12 Reasons This Lesser-Known Malta Town Will Transport You To 1950s Italy15 Best Things to Do in RevereParts Of This National Park Closed Because Of A BearSeveral Caribbean Islands Dealing With Record Amounts Of Seaweed, The Problems It’s Causing For Tourists And Residents7 of the best things to do in Hoi An on a budgetLOOK: Philippine Tarsier Spotted in Tacloban City for the First Time EverA Guide to the Best Staycation Hotels in Manila6 Fabulous Reasons To Take A Side Trip To Croatia When You’re Visiting Italy7 Reasons You Should Visit Canada’s Beautiful Georgian Bay6 Reasons To Explore Concord, California On Your Next Visit To San Francisco9 Key Tips For Hiking To Gorgeous Ta-Taki Falls In Okinawa, JapanTop 15 Best Things to Do in Islip, New YorkHawaii County Follows Maui’s Lead, Decides To Ban These Types Of SunscreensUnique Sign In New Mexico Had Highway Drivers Doing Double-Takes15 Best Things to Do in AberdeenIt Now Costs $250 To See A Real-Life Dragon, Here’s WhyHeavy Rains Cause Extremely Rare 1,000-Year Event In Death Valley15 Best Things to Do in Havre de Grace15 Best Things to Do in Elkton11 Best Beaches in Vietnam You Must Know About11 Money Tips If You’re Not Earning Well Enough to Build a Travel Fund7 Fantastic Hotels For A California Summer ExperienceThe Houseboat Getaway Near Ottawa Perfect for the Whole Family22 Amazing Outdoor Adventures I Loved In New Zealand5 Fantastic Stops On A Missouri Road Trip From St. Louis To St. JosephFolks Are Flocking To New Mexico For A High Flying Milestone This October15 Best Things to Do in New CarrolltonSurprising Shark Discovery Found Thousands Of Miles From Its HomeWhat You Need To Know About Road Closures At This National ParkThird-Culture Kid Blues: My Experience as an Indonesian Who Grew Up in MalaysiaA Guide to Ukay-Ukay Shopping in and Near Metro Manila7 Historic French Brasseries You Must Visit In Paris7 Amazing Outdoor Activities To Experience In Big Sky, Montana In The SummerTop 8 Questions To Ask Before Moving To Costa RicaEverything You Need To Know About Visiting Qatar¡Felices fiestas! A guide to Spain’s best annual events17 Amazing Things To Do In Beautiful Austin, TexasFancy Feast Isn’t Just For Felines, Where You Can Dine On Cat-Inspired Cuisine Why October Is The Best Time To See Elk In This StateBorobudur Temple – The World’s Largest Buddhist TempleMantigue Island: Camiguin’s Little Jewel | LakwatseroThe Wave of Utah and Arizona: Where “Amazing” is Understatement | LakwatseroMonad ShoalHow to Get to Luna ApayaoTales From Sadanga: The Trek to Fowa-as Falls | LakwatseroAbout BatadHow to Commute to 21 Kilometers Coffee and Back#13 Himalayan Mountain Range (Nepal)NATAS Travel Fair 2022: Best Travel and Tour Package Deals!Batanes: Sweet Rendezvous With My Playground | LakwatseroNaked IslandThe GreeneryBalabac Sojourn: Immersion in Bugsuk Island | Lakwatsero1. Chocolate HillsHow To Get to BulalacaoSurprises in Naujan | LakwatseroNatnat BeachScuba Diving in Mantigue Island: Revisiting Underwater HomeLubang: En Route to Big Surprises | LakwatseroAbout Cuyo1. Fortune Island (Nasugbu, Batangas)Climbing Mount MitsutogeWaterfalls of Mount Romelo: Buruwisan, Batya-Batya & MoreSurigao: Scuba Diving in Mabua | LakwatseroRooms and RatesBud Bongao: The Revered Mountain of Tawi-Tawi | LakwatseroHow to Get to CoronGoing In and Out of PokharaVisita Iglesia in Manila: Nine Churches to VisitA Day Trip to Seven Falls of Lake Sebu | LakwatseroBataan: Dunsulan Falls, Ambon-Ambon Falls & Limutan FallsHow to Get to MoalboalHow to Get to Kansalakan Enchanted RiverDetour to Mainland Sablayan | LakwatseroWaterfalls in Real, Quezon: Cawayan, Balagba & Noknok FallsRuwanwelisaya StupaSan GabrielColibra Island: Dasol’s Island Hideaway | LakwatseroHow to Get to Malamawi IslandHow to Get to Maosonon IslandBalabac Sojourn: Bugsuk Island Stole My Heart | LakwatseroAttractions in Igorot Stone KingdomNacpan & Calitang: The Twin Beaches of El Nido | LakwatseroCalinawan CaveClimbing Mount Fuji: Frequently Asked Questions1. Tropical Four SeasonsMasasa Beach Travel RequirementsPacsafe Toursafe Wheeled Duffel: The Ultimate Urban Adventure Buddy | LakwatseroHow to Get to Mount KitadakeKiltepan View Deck (Sagada, Mountain Province)A Solo DIY Trek to Kawah Ijen of Indonesia | LakwatseroFirst Time in NAIA Terminal 1: Seriously, It’s Not As Bad As You Think! | LakwatseroHow to Get to Mount Cayabu and MaynobaTagbilat Falls: The Curtain Falls of Zamboanga SibugayHow to get to Quitinday Falls and Underground RiverPaoay Church: UNESCO World Heritage Site in Ilocos NorteThe Island in FocusBicycle Diary: Kaybiang Tunnel Loop | LakwatseroSelf Guided 6D/5N Annapurna Base Camp TrekA Weekend of Ultimate Adventure in Baler | LakwatseroHow to Get to Camotes IslandsHail to Hulugan FallsIloilo: Where to Indulge in the City of LoveIntroducing SibaltanHow to Get to Kabutongan FallsHow to Get to Calinawan CaveAbout CaramoanHow to Get to Cabagnow Cave PoolFive Hours in Jakarta: A Walk in the Old Batavia (And Misadventures in Jakarta) | LakwatseroRacuh a Payaman (Marlboro Hills)Machu Picchu HouseAbout LubangHow to Get to Nagpatong Rock by Public Transport:A Glimpse of Manila Metropolitan Theater | LakwatseroAbout LunaAbout Capul IslandAlalum Falls: Shared Majesty of Sumilao and Impasug-ongSnake IslandZunsibarPico de Loro Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)Tulay na Bato Falls48 Hours in Brisbane: A Quick Guide & ItineraryAbout BiriTales of a True Wanderer: The Joys and Pains of Solo Travel | LakwatseroWelcome to Surigao del SurMt. Palay-Palay  National ParkAbout PagudpudFive Levels of Aguinid FallsIntroducing San Pascual, MasbateMount Manmanoc ItineraryAdventures in Fortune Island of Nasugbu | LakwatseroNext Level Mobile Photography with Sony Xperia XZ1 | LakwatseroScuba Diving in Siargao: Discovering the Underwater Treasures of Daku Island | LakwatseroAbout Davao CityHow to Get to AndaJanuary: Cebu & IloiloHow to Get to Mines View ParkKamay ni Hesus: Pilgrimage Site in Lucban | LakwatseroPoon Hill: Three Days of Himalayan AdventureCalvary Hill Cemetery of SagadaHow to Get to TambobongMilford SoundTen Things To Do in Sagada: Bucket List for NewbiesDahoyhoy FallsPilot for a Day: The Ultra Light Aircraft Experience | LakwatseroReal Coffee and Tea Cafe of Boracay | LakwatseroGhorepani Poon Hill TrekAbout Maniwaya IslandHow to Get to Binanga FallsPalo Alto Falls of Baras, Rizal | LakwatseroExplore Moscow: Best Things to Do in the City | LakwatseroStairway to HeavenMount Guiting-Guiting Overnight Trek Complete ItineraryCape Melville LighthouseLa Cathedral Café: Restaurant with a View in IntramurosKapurpurawan Rock Formation: White and BeautifulDay Hike ItineraryThe Sandbox at AlvieraHow to go to Mararison IslandA Weekend of Adventures in South Cebu and DumagueteCalayan Island: A Virtual Diary of Our Epic Journey | LakwatseroFaro de Isla Jintotolo (Jintotolo Island Lighthouse)Low’s PeakAbout Taal VolcanoHow to Get to Mag-aso Falls of BoholSamar: Biri Rock Formations Up Close | LakwatseroBonbon BeachIntroducing Jomalig IslandAbout Cotabato CityAbout TabukLeyte Landing Memorial: A Memorial for a Fulfilled Promise | LakwatseroSilyang Bato, Mount MaramiPanimahawa Ridge and Cedar Falls Day Hike ItineraryFun in the World’s Best IslandSample Albay ItinerariesMagpupungko Beach and Tidal Pools6 Tips for Living in the Philippines | LakwatseroDaraga Church: The Nuestra Señora dela Porteria ChurchTulgao Rice TerracesCape Melville Lighthouse (Faro del Cabo Melville)Canyoneering to Kawasan FallsLake FewaLong Weekend: Five-Day Suggested Itineraries in Luzon | LakwatseroAbout CaponesThe Wichcraft Café of Zamboanga City | LakwatseroHow to Get to GuiuanAll-Female FloorHow to Get to Neri’s VilleDiotay’s EateryShort but Sweet Melaka Getaway | LakwatseroHow to Get to Tinuy-An FallsOslob: The Lost Grandeur of Tumalog Falls | LakwatseroIlocos ItineraryDitumabo Falls: The Mother Falls of San Luis, Aurora!Biking in Kalinga: Trek and Bike to TabukParadise Garden: A Haven for Sea TurtlesSiargao: Magpupungko Beach and Tidal Pools | LakwatseroAbout Bucas GrandeCoral GardenSagadaA Walk in Sangay Siapo Island Before it is Gone? | LakwatseroAmbaguio-Akiki ItineraryCorregidor Island Lighthouse (Faro dela Isla de Corregidor)Faro de Punta de Malabrigo (Malabrigo Point Lighthouse)About CulionNaidi Hill LighthouseBoquete IslandHow to Commute to Temple of LeahCatanduanes: The Heritage Church of Bato | Lakwatsero1. White Water Rafting or KayakingMount Fuji Overnight Climb ItinerarySip & Gogh Paint Studio: Unleash Your Inner Van Gogh | LakwatseroBatanes ItineraryHow to Get to Quitinday HillsAbout Callao CaveDiscover LakawonBiking to Taal: A Fun Ride to Batangas’ Heritage TownAntique Blooming: The Rafflesia of San RemigioMalasimbo Lights and Dance FestivalBacolod ItineraryPoon HillAttractions in Mirador Heritage and Eco ParkHulhumale Public BeachRomblon Island: Bonbon Beach, Tiamban Beach & MoreAdventure in Sabah: White Water Rafting in Padas River | LakwatseroHow to Get to Hinakpan Mystical HillsWelcome to Lake SebuAbout CasiguranAbout BuscalanHow to Go to Kalanggaman IslandFaro de Cabo Bojeador (Cape Bojeador Lighthouse)Backpacking Maldives: Budget Itinerary, Expenses & TipsHow to Get ThereOffbeat Bohol Itinerary: 3D/2N of AdventuresHow to Get to Tawi-TawiAlona BeachPangilatan Falls: The Forgotten Gem of Tapaz, CapizWorld War I: SMS Cormoran II3D/2N Taiwan Itinerary: Taipei – Yehliu – ShiffenLaos for Backpackers: Getting There on a BudgetBasic RequirementsHow to Get to Antong FallsCathedral CaveHow to Go to Gubat, SorsogonAbout SadangaHow to Get to Bugui Point LighthouseHow to Get to Cabra Island LighthouseCebu Itinerary: Three-Day Adventures in the SouthAbout AndaLuna: A Day in the Show Window of Apayao | LakwatseroMargues Blue LagoonFinding Palaui’s Cape Engaño Lighthouse | LakwatseroHow to Get to Mantayupan Falls of Barili, CebuHow to Get to MaligcongLinapacan Islands: Between Paradise | LakwatseroKLIA to KLCCHow to Get to JomaligBanaug ShoalEspadang Bato – Payaran Falls Day Hike Itinerary10 Remarkable Philippine Destinations for Solo TravelMiagao Church: A UNESCO World Heritage Site in IloiloAbout Carbin ReefAbout Parola IslandCabra WreckageCobra Falls: Ozamiz City’s Best Kept SecretBasco: The Chapel on the Hill of Tukon | LakwatseroBack in Kathmandu’s Lovely Mess | LakwatseroHimalayan Adventure: Kathmandu to Pokhara Overland | LakwatseroItineraryChinatown Vancouver (Stop #23)Situbo Falls: Tampilisan's Awesome SurpriseHow to Get to Inambakan FallsTuasan Falls: Another Camiguin’s Charmer | LakwatseroHow to Get to Lake SebuMarinduque Loop: Biking in the Heart of the Philippines1. Batanes: A Piece of HeavenMe Gusta Sunzibar Tacloban! | LakwatseroHitachi Seaside Park: Quick Guide from Tokyo and NaritaBeautiful Islands and BeachesSunzibarTrekking NotesSnapshot: In Love with Batulao | LakwatseroPalaui IslandHow to Get to Mount PinatuboBicycle Diary: The Ride to Infanta | LakwatseroSwimHow to Get to Osmeña PeakDaranak Falls of Tanay Rizal | LakwatseroHow to Get to Stobosa Hillside Homes ArtworkSurf or Learn to SurfDIY Solo and Self-Guided Trek to Annapurna Base CampBatanes by Bike: North Batan Tour | LakwatseroThe BeachSta. Cruz Grande IslandBasilica de San Martin de ToursBaguio Budget Stay: Upstairs Bed & Bath | LakwatseroBiking in Batanes: Batan Island Loop | LakwatseroCandaba Bird SanctuaryCape EngañoAbout HungduanIligan Tourism Triangle: Mimbalut, Tinago & Maria CristinaAbout Jose PanganibanCadapdapan Rice TerracesHow to Get to Casaroro FallsKiltepan: Sagada’s Best Sunrise | LakwatseroBeguet: Colorado Falls of Tuba | LakwatseroFollow the Call of the Great Outdoors: Go Out & Get More | LakwatseroSanga-Sanga ReefMasbate City: Where to Eat in the City | LakwatseroAbout Carabao IslandRain Vortex at the Jewel of ChangiPacsafe Venturesafe 65L GII Travel PackIrakoWhere to Stay in CarmenHow to Get to Tangadan FallsHow to Get to Samal IslandEverest Base Camp Trek: Into the Dream ZoneTop Things To Do in Gangwon-do: Korea’s Adventure ProvinceJomalig: The Golden Sand of Salibungot Beach | Lakwatsero1. Tubbataha Reefs (Cagayancillo, Palawan)IitineraryAbout Anini-yNacpan BeachAbout Legazpi CityHow to Get to Shifen FallsScuba Diving in Pearl Island of Guiuan, Eastern SamarHow to Get to Nagtabon BeachSiargao Travel RequirementsHow to Go to TanayHow to Get to Garin FarmDay 1: Paoay and San Nicolas (Ilocos Norte)Nueva Vizcaya Weekend ItineraryHow to Climb Mount HamiguitanHow to Get to Santa Cruz IslandMount TalamitamHow to Get to Sambawan IslandBacuit Grill12 Places to Satisfy Your Affogato Cravings in the MetroLion’s RockVictoria HarbourCoronPicture Perfect: The White Island of Camiguin | LakwatseroPanglao: Alona’s Allure | LakwatseroSecrets of the Lakeside: The Waterfalls of Laurel & TalisayMiyaru FaruMemorial Temple of Lord BaoHotel Siesta ShibuyaHow to Get to Tinago FallsSimunul Island: The Birthplace of Islam in the Philippines | LakwatseroBalabac: Onuk Island, Pink Beach & Melville LighthouseBike Diary: Bike and Trek to Buscalan (Mount Polis – Bontoc – Buscalan) | LakwatseroTagaytay (Cavite)Yearend Adventure with Pacsafe Venturesafe 25L GII | LakwatseroFavorite Beach: Punta Sebaring of Bugsuk Island, BalabacWelcome to Apo Reef & Pandan Island!The Ruins of A FamosaHow to Get to Canyoneering SitePacsafe Ultimatesafe Z28, My Newest Ultimate Travel Buddy | LakwatseroPulangbato Falls: The Red Waterfalls of ValenciaLocationSpider House: Boracay’s Chill Corner | LakwatseroThe 10,000 Roses Café of Cordova, Cebu’s Newest CrazeHow to Get to Asik-Asik FallsHow to Get to Dao FallsWelcome to Concepcion1. First Single-Aisle Aircraft to Fly Non-Stop from the Philippines to AustraliaHow to Get to Casino PeakMaadhoo Finolhu (Picnic Island)Cagbalete Travel RequirementsNacpan and Calitang BeachesThe RockiesBalabacPagbilao: Iringan, Malicboy, Bahay-Pagi & Katapang FallsPetronas Twin TowerSta. Fe, Bantayan IslandEverest Base Camp Trek Primer: Frequently Asked QuestionsTaraw Cliff: See the Best View of El Nido | LakwatseroHow to Get to Elephant MountainAbout Mandalay