SEPT. 3- The Opening Day of the 21st Philippine Travel Mart
After work, my colleagues and I went to Megatrade Hall B to check out travel fares and packages. We paid an entrance fee of Php 50.00 and went in. We arrived at around 8:00 pm so some of the booths were already closed(Cebu Pacific.)
We were told that closing time is at 9:00pm but still, there were a lot of people lining up especially in the AirphilExpress booth designed with banderitas displaying the fares. I didn’t have Wish, my camera with me. So I didn’t take a photo. Nonetheless, if my memory serves me right, the lowest fare is Php 88.00 (For Travel April 16-May 30, 2011) for local destinations. They also have Php 320.00 fare for their Airbus 320 routes.
Another booth that I specifically visited was the SEAIR booth. I’ve been wanting to go to Batanes for so long but the airfare was sky high. They have a buy 1 take 1 promo for Batanes, PhP 14,344 all- in Roundtrip (for travel until June 2011). Still, it’s expensive for me. haha. So, I was there to just check it out.
For those of you who want to rediscover the North, I recommend that you visit the Manila North Tollways Corporation/North Philippines Visitors Bureau booth. They have an interactive booth, which gives you a glimpse of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan Valley, Ilocos Norte, La Union, and Pampanga.
Here are the other deals and packages that I’ve collected from the flyers:
Ultimate Adventure Palawan (Booth K126)
El Nido Adventure Package
3D 2N- Php 4,300 (rate group for 8 persons) (Public Shuttle)
3D 2N- Php 3,600
Puerto Princesa -3D 2N 2,450.00/ per person
Buy 1 take 1- Php 4,300.0
Barkada Package 9+ 1 FREE Package Php 3,200/per person
Island Paradise Tours & Convention (Booth 188)
Palawan City Tour Php 1,650/per person 3D 2N
Honda Bay Island Hopping +City Tour Php 2,650.00/pax 3D 2N
Underground River/City Tour Php 3,990.00/pax 3D 2N
Underground River/Honda Bay/City Tour Php 4,500.00/pax 4D 3N
Coron Island Hopping, Town Tour, Maquinit Hotspring, Mt. Tapyas Php 3,650/pax (min. of 6 pax) 3D 2N
EL Nido Island Hopping 3D 2N Php 5,650.00/pax (min of 6 pax)
Boracay Holidays Triple Sharing Php 2,780 per person
Airfare Php 3,500 (RT)
Sweet Travel & Tours
Station 2 Php 2,400/ pax 3D 2N
Sweet Travel & Tours
Php 2,730 3D 2N at Panglao Island
Php 1,799 3D 2N (min. of 4 pax)
3D 2N Php 2,999
Banaue 3D 2N Php 1,520/ pax
Sagada 3d 2N Php 2,000/pax
3D 2N Php 5,495/pax (min 11-20 pax)
Php 1,999.00 day tour
Dive and Whaleshark interaction
Php 3,350/pax (min. of 6 pax)
Bellarocca Php 10,500/pax triple sharing (with Airfare & accommodation for 3D 2N)
Php 11,500/ pax twin sharing
MISIBIS BAY, BICOL
Php 16,888 +++/pax (RT airfare, meals, and 3D 2N accommodation)
For people, who have been itching to travel, go and visit the Philippine Travel Mart, which runs until Sunday, Sept 5. This is the time that we should #helpDOT. Our tourism industry needs the much needed help from us Filipinos especially with the travel advisory imposed by the Hong Kong government.
Huwag maging dayuhan sa sariling bansa! Ang Ganda ng Pinas! Tara! Biyahe Tayo!