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Travel Wonders x Ford Philippines

ETL’s online video segment drives around with Ford to unravel Philippine destinations

Experience Travel and Living’s online video segment, Travel Wonders announces its team up with Ford Philippines as the official road partner of the video series.

Travel Wonders exhibits travels done by creative millennials and share their experiences and knowledge they gained in a certain tourist destination in the Philippines. With Ford Philippines, it is now easier for the Travel Wonders team to drive around the places and survive unbeaten tracks.

As for its first destination, Ford Philippines took the Travel Wonders team on the historic paths of Vigan. This monumental city in the North boasts of its preserved Spanish colonial sites and amazing facades that has made this place a UNESCO World Heritage City.

In the series, Experience Travellers will introduce viewers, Facebook followers and YouTube subscribers on why Vigan is on top of our Philippine destination.

From Vigan’s authentic Filipino culture that is still present up today to the historic brick road of Calle Crisologo, Wayne will tackle on the people, its jar-making and weaving culture and it’s food that makes travellers come back to Vigan for more.

Together with Ford Philippines, Travel Wonders aims to track all travel destinations in the country, discovered or undiscovered by hitting the road and documenting the views they unravel during the trip.

Check out the first teaser video of Travel Wonders’ team up with Ford Philippines through YouTube {https://youtu.be/RVmThsgSgos} and on Facebook

Let’s travel the Philippines!

Chikka Supports Vigan As One Of The New7Wonders Cities

It is official, Vigan City in Ilocos Sur is now one of  the New7Wonders Cities. This is a global voting competition that seeks to preserve man-made and natural heritage sites around the world.

Vigan in a nutshell

Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, Vigan, known for its cobblestone walkways, horse-drawn carriages and 16th century European colonial architecture, will battle against Barcelona, Beirut, Chicago, Doha, Durban, Havana, Kuala Lumpur, La Paz, London, Mexico City, Perth, Quito and Reykjavik for international votes.

Local officials encouraged all Filipinos to unite and help Vigan become one of the New7Wonders of the World by voting for the city. Being part of this prestigious list of breathtaking sites will not only bring due recognition to the beauty of Vigan, but also boost tourism in the city.

In the country, where majority of Filipinos are still not connected to the internet, the most accessible way to give support to Vigan was via SMS.

Chikka Philippines, the creator of the popular texting application – Chikka Text Messenger, and Vantiv Systems Philippines, the company that organized the voting for the Puerto Princesa Underground River as one of the New7Wonders of Nature, worked hand-in-hand to help Filipinos vote for Vigan just by texting. Powered by the newly launched Chikka SMS API {http://api.chikka.com}, the system allows subscribers to send in as much as ten votes at once. Continue reading