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where-to-weekend: 23rd philippine travel mart, smx convention center

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If you have yet to go on that much-needed vacation + explore more of the Philippines, now is definitely the best time to do so.

Let the upcoming 23rd Philippine Travel Mart (PTM) on August 10 to 12 at the SMX convention Center in Pasay City help you decide on that destination, transportation + accommodation + make that dream meandering adventure a reality.

Read this short press release for more information:

Now bigger than ever, the Philippine Travel Mart (PTM)—the longest-running travel trade show in the country—is set to showcase the Philippines in the upcoming Sale ng Bayan. Featuring heritage and eco-adventure tours from all over the Philippines, the 23rd PTM is the result of various familiarization and exploration trips that bring new tour products into the market every year.
 
The annual event is organized by the Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA), in cooperation with the Department of Tourism. With almost 250 exhibitors presenting their tour products through colorful pavilions and booths, the Sale ng Bayan will also launch “Philippine Island Fun Caravan Getaways”—joint group tours that cover various locations from all over the Philippines. These 4-day to 8-day tours pool local, balikbayan, and foreign tourists together to avail of special packages that would have otherwise cost a lot of money if done individually. Featured tours include the Batanes-Cagayan Northern-scape, Cordilleras Cultural Weekend Warrior Caravan,Central Visayas Backdoor tour, and the Tuna-T’Boli trail, among others.
 
“It has always been our goal to outdo ourselves every year,” says PHILTOA President Cesar Cruz, who is also the chairman of the upcoming PTM. “Innovation is key. We’ve been working closely with tour operators and government agencies alike to offer newer, better products yearly.”
 
Like most trade shows, the PTM will still feature classic destinations such as Bohol, Boracay, Cebu and Palawan. Also not to be missed are the individual tour packages that have anywhere from 70 to 80% discounted prices, such as “Kulinarya” (Binondo food trip for as low as P648), “Health and Wellness” (Tagaytay Wellness trip for as low as P2900), “Festivals” (Panagbenga trip for as low as P5500), and many more. Aside from the endless array of tour products in the country’s biggest gathering of tour operators, the PTM will also provide informative seminars for students dubbed as Byahe-info. Also scheduled is an Eco Chorale Competition, a Folk Dance Competition, and even a Tourism Quiz Bee—ensuring educational activities for everyone in attendance.
 
Traveling is more fun in the Philippines!

For more information on the 23rd Philippine Travel Mart + The Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA), Inc. ~  is a non-stock and non-profit organization of tour operators and allied members actively involved in the advocacy of responsible tourism. The membership includes travel agencies, hotel, resorts, transportation companies, handicraft stores, and other tourism-oriented establishments and associations ~ visit the PHILTOA Website.

mum must travel with she’s the juan seat sale

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With Mother’s Day approaching, what better ways to reward the devoted + persevering women in our lives but by a quick out-of-town getaway or a trip to her dream local or Asian destination. + with Cebu Pacific Air’s She’s The Juan! seat sale for all the mums out there, you won’t have any problem pulling this surprise off. Travel to various domestic destinations including Isabela + Laoag, or Bacolod, Butuan, Davao + Cagayan De Oro for as low as Php 88! You can also travel to Legazpi, Mindoro, Virac or Tuguegarao for a measly Php 288 seat fare!

For an even better surprise, you can book mum to one of those international destinations, including Kuala Lumpur, Hanoi or Kota Kinabalu for only Php 888, to Singapore for just Php 1, 4888 or to Bangkok or Jakarta for a very affordable price of Php 1,888!

Hurry + book those seats now, this offer is only up until 13 May, 2012 or until the seats last, for travel period starting 15 June to 31 August, 2012!

For more details + information do check out Cebu Pacific Air’s website, http://www.cebupacificair.com

Diverse Destinations: Egypt

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If you’re planning to book holidays abroad this year and you’re looking for something that little bit different, why not try Egypt? A land awash with world-famous monuments, ancient ruins and spectacular scenery, Egypt is everything you could ever want from a memorable holiday destination, and plenty more besides.

If you prefer to be beach-based rather than cruising up the Nile or soaking up the bright lights of Cairo, a spell on Egypt’s beautiful coast could be right up your street. Sharm el Sheikh certainly ticks all the right boxes when it comes to classic beach destinations – it’s got turquoise seas, miles upon miles of golden sands and plenty of top-notch hotel resorts to choose from.

But far from bearing a luxury price tag, Egypt is now a highly affordable destination – perfect if you’re sticking to a budget or holidaying on a shoestring. Cheap Sharm El Sheikh holiday deals are easy to come by, thanks to the sheer amount of tour operators and package holiday providers vying for your custom.

What’s more, all-inclusive usually comes as standard when holidaying in Egypt, which means you can spend less on eating out and more on local excursions or day trips. And there’s plenty where that came from. Aside from its proximity to incredible monuments and world-famous sights, Sharm el Sheikh is also a popular place for scuba diving thanks to its clear waters, vibrant reefs and beautiful sea life.

If you’re really reining it in this year, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a late deal on your holiday to Egypt. Keep an open mind and stay as flexible as possible – providing you’re not too particular about your choice of local resort, exact hotel or departure dates, you’re bound to find a cracking holiday deal simply by waiting until the last minute.

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travel deals: express sale by airphil express

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Summer is indeed more fun in the Philippines! + What perfect way to celebrate summer than by planning on those much-anticipated vacation + actually getting the chance to realize them. + now is the most opportune time to go on those travels you’ve been dreaming all-year long with Airphil Express’ Express Sale. Fly to Hong Kong for as low as Php888 or to any local summer destination, including Bacolod, Cebu, Iloilo + Kalibo, at a measly Php 288!

Selling period is from April 17-19 only, for travel period starting 01 June up to 31 October, 2012, so hurry + book those flights now! This seat-sale comes with a free 10-kilo baggage allowance.

With this travel deal, I see no reason why you shouldn’t pack those travel bags + fly! To book now, simply go to http://www.airphilexpress.com/. Terms + conditions apply.

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