#PTM2015 officially opened yesterday. I had my dose of Friday fun roaming around SMX convention center looking for some of the best travel deals for my family and friends. Here are some of the amazing deals you shouldn't miss!
BORACAY or BAGUIO?
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Stay in a DELUXE ROOM of AZALEA BORACAY for as low as Php 4,100 or have your After Summer at AZALEA BAGUIO for only Php 3,250!
Looking for Tour Package plus Airfare?
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#ShroffTravel offers exclusive travel deals, free and easy land arrangements, issues ALL airline tickets and
other affordable tour promos!
TIP: Shroff Travel Booth has a coffee vendo machine and they give
FREE COFFEE to those who will inquire and visit their booth!
Check these CORON super sale from
K-Grill Travel & Tours for your next island getaway.
One of many reasons why I also attend PTM is to be with my good friends in the travel and tourism industry. I got reunited with my BATTO family!
I'm very happy when I saw that both ALMASOR and TRIPLE C are present in this year's Philippine Travel Mart. Please make sure to dropby at these booths. They offer different packages, activities and FOOD tasting too.
Ohh I love the Pili nuts from CamSur, Sili Ice Cream and Pinangat from Albay, Latik from Catanduanes
and many more. Make sure to visit this weekend and
savor some the best delicacies we have in Bicol!
Don't forget to take your photo with this
(with Daet Mayor Tito Sarion and DOT Bicol Director Nini Ravanilla)
Yey, it's time for me to go back to SMX so that I can explore more areas and hunt for more travel deals! See you at the 26th Philippine Travel Mart! They are open until 9pm today and tomorrow will be their last day.
Check my tweets @solessoul or Sole Searching Soul FB Page for more #PTM2015 updates.
According to PHILTOA's website, The Philippine Travel Mart aims to increase the product and market base of the event making it bigger, more colorful and definitely more exciting. This year’s theme “The Philippines, the Fun Capital of Asia embodies the objective of this year’s Philippine Travel Mart.
Just last night, I also received these travel deal promo alert from my Shroff Travel friends. They're offering these amazing "for as low as Free and Easy" domestic packages that's make it affordable to visit key destinations in the Philippines! Ohh look, they even have this 3 days 2 nights Batanes promo.
According to Mr. Cesar R. Cruz, president of PHILTOA and chairman of the Philippine Travel Mart, the annual staging of PTM continues to promote the Philippines as a must see destination not only to our kababayans but also to foreign tourists as we showcase the best of the Philippine tourist destinations.
The 26th Philippine Travel Mart is making sure that this year’s staging will be the biggest and offer more business opportunities to exhibitors and generate more interest to the visiting public.
Last year, PHILTOA initiated the inclusion of ASEAN tour packages in view of the ASEAN Integration. This year, Philippine tour offerings under the Tour Caravan Sale ng Bayan will lead the tour offerings together with ASEAN destinations + China, Japan and Korea ( ASEAN + 3) in line with recognition of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).
SHROFF TRAVEL supports this move by PHILTOA by offering these international packages at a very competitive rates. Look, Bali for as low as 62 usd! Seoul is only 170usd!
For more details about these travel deals and other tour packages, please check the NOTES on Shroff Travel Facebook Page.
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SHROFF TRAVEL aims to give everyone memorable travel experiences especially those who have great passion for exploration. That's one of the reasons why they make it easier and affordable for tourists to discover the Philippines and the rest of world by offering these special travel deals.
They also offer flight promos and issues ticket on all airlines so booking your tour with them is hassle free.
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For more information about Shroff Travel exclusive travel deals, please visit their BOOTH # F1037 & F1042 during the 26th Philippine Travel Mart at SMX Convention Center (SM MoA) on September 4-6, 2015.
For complete information about their available services and packages, please contact (+63 2) 524 2222 / (+63 2) 524 3636 or text 0917 890 3637. You may also visit their website www.shrofftravel.com to search for available tours, flights, hotels, transfers and other travel needs. Book competitive offers with great value for your money!
As an ASEAN tourism advocate and Fun Ambassador, I'm very excited to attend the 3rd Philippine Tourism Forum because for the very first time, five secretaries of tourism will gather together to share their thoughts and insights on the state of the industry and what more should be done to grow the tourism business.
DID YOU KNOW that The Department of Tourism reported that earnings generated from tourism activities in the first five months of 2015 grew 2.74%. For May alone, visitor receipts amounted to Php 16.77 billion which is 2.40% higher than the previous year’s earnings of Php 16.38
All five of the secretaries would account for more than two decades of combined experience and their wisdom culled from their experiences, past and present; their sharing will definitely be a great help for us to fully understand the journey of the tourism industry.
The 3rd Philippine Tourism Forum, with the theme THE BUSINESS OF TOURISM: ASEAN AND BEYOND, will be held on on September 3, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center, MOA. This is organized by the Philippine Tour Operators’ Association (PHILTOA) as a pre-event learning activity to set the tone for its Philippine Travel Mart 2015, the biggest annual travel trade exhibition in the promotion and marketing of domestic and inbound tourism, happening on Sept. 4-6 also at SMX.
PHILTOA as its main organizer aims to achieve the following objectives:
PHILTOA is joined and supported by
prestigious organizations namely the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines (ABAC Phils.), PricewaterhouseCoopers Philippines (PWC) and the Global Leadership Initiatives for Sustainable Tourism (GLIST). This is supported by the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority as part of its initiative to provide business intelligence in the tourism industry and encourage investors for the sector.
Tourism is one of the big contributors to Philippines economy. It is able to generate jobs and cascade the benefits to those who need it most. It is one of the top priority sectors that must be improved to be aligned with the goals of the ASEAN Economic Community that's why this upcoming 3rd Philippine Tourism Forum is a great venue for everyone in the industry to get valuable insights. FOLLOW THESE 5 SIMPLE STEPS TO REGISTER!
Please take note that priority will be given to pre-registered participants so I highly recommend you reserve your seat today! Take time to visit www.philtoa.com to register and guarantee your seat in the forum. It will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Owners, CEOs, COOs, General Managers, Senior Management, Executive Committees, Academe, LGU executives, hoteliers, tour operators, travel agents, DMCs, PCOs and anyone doing business with the
tourism industry or highly interested to venture into it.
NOTE: Online and/or faxed/emailed registration shall be accepted at PHILTOA - email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or via landline (632) 812-4513. Register early for hassle-free admission. You may contact them for any clarification.
Thank you and see you next week for the
3rd Philippine Tourism Forum!
"What greatness means to you?" That was a powerful question asked by LG Mobile Philippines to their followers and I accepted the challenge to answer this question through my instavideos. Let my video diary show you what is greatness to me. From people, places, celebrations and special moments, I celebrate a little bit of GREATNESS in everything that I do.
Exactly 40 days ago, I was browsing my Sole Searching Soul Facebook Page when I saw a sponsored post on my newsfeed so I checked what's the buzz on LG Philippines Instagram account.
DAY3: 3 Reasons Why the Instavid below is filled with #Greatness!
I was really amazed by the portrait artists in Tam-Awan Heritage Village like Ate Jen.
They give their best even though they only charge Php 200 for every session. For me their artwork is priceless especially if you have an acclaimed travel photographer/writer as your model!
DAY 11: THAT DAY WHEN I GOT STARSTRUCK WITH BUTANDING!
I fell in love with the whale shark the moment I saw it and it left me breathless after our first interaction in #Donsol! Swimming with the gentle giant is one of my great travel experiences so far! I highly recommend this activity when you are in Sorsogon.
DAY 18: TAKE THE PLUNGE AND ENJOY FALLING!
DAY 20: Reminiscing The Day I Fulfilled One of my Childhood Dreams!
DAY25: SUPPORTING FILIPINO ARTISTS AND TRADITIONAL CRAFTS
I'm also a crafter by heart because I love making handicrafts and expressing myself through arts so I visit Prism Gallery from time to time.
I first met Sir Badz Magsumbol two years ago in Bicol when he was introduced to me by Sir Pancho Piano who is one of the most famous Bicolano artists I know. These two master artists will surely make you proud as a Filipino because of their artworks and advocacy. They use art to make a difference and promote the best of Filipino culture and talent.
DAY33: BEING GREAT MEANS HAVING QUALITY TIME WITH FAMILY
My family is my source of greatness! That's why whenever possible, I go home to Bicol and play with my cute little cousin at the same time bond with the rest of my loved ones. Playtime is also my way of relaxing and sometimes source of unexpected inspiration!
DAY 38: FROM STRANGERS TO FRIENDS OVER A BOTTLE OF SOJU!
I am always thankful for the chance to make new friends especially when I'm on trips here and abroad. We were walking in a random street in DongdaemunMarket when I saw this food tent and asked my travel buddies for us to check it out. I only met Aiza and Justin in South Korea during my winter vacation and they became my friends after travelling together in Seoul.
DAY40: TRAVEL BUDDIES TO GREAT FRIENDS FOR KEEPS!
I am very happy to complete my#40DaysofGreatness Challenge with this instavid of my PAANOD SA LAYAK adventure with my SSEAYP family. They are the amazing people I met when I was selected by the National Youth Commission to be one of the Philippines Ambassador of Goodwill in 2012. Since then, our friendship grows stronger as we make great things happen in our respective fields and advocacies.
I hope I can win one of the LG G4 prizes so that I can take GREAT selfies just like this epic video by Alex which reminds me of my "Magic Palm Selfie" video shot in Baguio City. That's also about the same first time I personally saw greatness in the hand and eyes of Melo Villareal when he used his LGG4 to take travel photos during our After Summer Group Getaway in Azalea Baguio.
Just in case you're wondering "WHY I WANT TO WIN THIS CHALLENGE AND WHAT'S MY MOTIVATION FOR JOINING?" Aside from being a natural storyteller (talkative!) and being obsessed with documenting my trips on YouTube, I also think LGG4 will be a PERFECT BUDDY especially for people like me who is always on the go seeking for greatness!
I see great. I feel great.
Let me know what you think about my #40DaysofGreatness for @lgphilippines.
NO MAN IS AN ISLAND that's why we have our group of friends. It's fun Friday so I thought it this post perfect to make your day a little lighter!
Here's a funny video about the common problems we have experience in our Barkada... in one way or another, for sure you'll be able to relate to this video by Philippine's funny man on YouTube, Lloyd Cadena.
SORRY NA, SELFIE MUNA!!! hahaha :-p
Okay, eto na talaga! Let us know what you think about it and share what's your common Barkada Problem. Leave your comments below!
Check some of the photos from LC's blog post about his newest video BARKADA PROBLEMS.
Special thanks to LC for inviting us to do this collab!
I look forward having more fun moments with my fellow adobers and hopefully you'll enjoy our videos on YouTube!
Kami ang ADOBERS ng Chicken Pork Adobo Multi-Channel Network at hindi nyo kami mapipigilan. Please SUBSCRIBE on YouTube. :-)
Exactly 10 months and 20 days ago, I first set foot at SMX MoA not as a participant but as a speaker. It was a big moment for a promdi like me. I was invited by one of my mentors Ms.Janette Toral to be part of the Digital Influencers Marketing Summit (DIMSummit2014) where I shared about my experience in promoting Tourism, Travel and Culture.
This week, I am set to speak again at SMX for 2 consecutive days on different industries which I grew to love over time. Yup, I am very thrilled to share this great news to all my family and friends as well as to all the supporters of Sole Searching Soul Talks (#SSStalk). This is also one of the reasons why I'll miss our fiesta back home.
It is my great honor to share the stage with some of the best people who are passionate key movers in REAL ESTATE and TOURISM Industry. I hope you can join us this August 5 & 6,2015 for a fun day of learning at SMX Convention Center, SM MoA where I will be sharing some practical tips on Content Development, Storytelling and Content Marketing.
Click Digital Marketing and Lead Generation for Real Estate Industry to read more about this event and why's perfect for your career.
For complete details of these 2 events and specific topics included, please visit Digital Filipino's website or click the images to redirect you.
For further inquiries about these learning events, please call PEPGroup Inc. at +632-9297993 or +6324354790. You may also opt to contact Janette Toral, call 0917-4490011 or send a private message at her Facebook page.
If you love papercut as much as I do, then you shouldn't miss the newly opened CUT & PASTE: A Papercut Exhibition which will run until August 30, 2015 at Prism Gallery in Makati City featuring 6 of the best Filipino papercut artists. From traditional pastillas pabalat to contemporary expressions, featured artists showcases their talent and skill in manipulating the very challenging medium of paper.
TRIVIA: My fascination with papercut art started when I chanced upon an old Chinese lady in Beijing who did my papercut portrait during my visit in 798 Art District.
CUT & PASTE presents the best of papercut art by fusing traditional pabalat with contemporary works. You can see this in various artworks on display. Here are some snaps I took during the opening.
It's also nice to see some of the featured artists
doing their demonstrations which really captured
the interest of the guests!
My interest in papercut reunites me with two of the Filipino master artists!
Reunited with good friends! I first met Sir Badz Magsumbol two years ago in Bicol when he was introduced to me by Sir Pancho Piano who is one of the most famous Bicolano artists I know. These two master artists will surely make you proud as a Filipino because of their artworks and advocacy. They use art to make a difference and promote the best of Filipino culture and talent.
As one of the featured artists, I asked Sir Badz about his inspiration for his artworks. He shared that he aims to continue this kind of art form alive and vibrant. "I don't believe that Papercut is a dying artform." he reiterated. He said that there are many practitioners out there who just needs proper venue to showcase their work in order to be discovered. Part of his advocacy is conducting demonstrations and workshops in different parts of the Philippines to promote this Filipino culture and tradition.
Congratulations Prism Gallery and to all the featured Filipino papercut artists for the successful opening of CUT & PASTE Exhibition! It was well attended by different people from all walks of life and ages.
Show your support to our Filipino papercut artists!
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If you want to get your degree on fear management, I highly suggest you visit the Danao Eco Adventure Park in Bohol. It's approximately 2 hours away from Tagbilaran but the trip is worth it especially if you can dare yourself to take their very famous "Plunge"! Watch this instavid to get an idea what is it all about. :-)
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I hope you can SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel.