From the successful Travel Tour Expo to the nCov threat, Pasig River Ferry tour and more, here’s a roundup of the latest travel Philippines news:
1. Cheap tour deals and exclusive Duty Free discounts
Despite the growing concern of the 2019 novel Coronavirus (nCov) threat, the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTTA) pushed through with its 27th Travel Tour Expo (TTE) last February 7 to 9, 2020, offering hundreds of low-priced tour deals. Full article here.
Good news for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)! You are entitled for up to 10% of exclusive discounts at Duty Free Fiestamall until March 14. Full article here.
2. PH Tourism suffers a P10 billion loss due to the novel Coronavirus (nCov) threat
About 50% of hotel reservations in popular Philippine tourist destinations such as Boracay, Palawan and Bohol have been canceled according to Philippine Tour Operators Association President Cesar Cruz. As a result, the Philippine tourism industry is suffering from a massive loss amount to at least P10 billion pesos to date. Full report here.
3. A ferry tale tour of Pasig and Intramuros
With its newly renovated facade after four years of intensive work, there’s no better time to check out Intramuros, Manila than now. Now, you can enjoy old Manila not just until afternoon but also until late at night. Full details here.
The Pasig Ferry Tourist Cruise completed its maiden voyage from the Guadalupe Pasig River Ferry Terminal to the Escolta Ferry Station last February 9, 2020. The Pasig River cruise, which is a joint project of the MMDA and DoT took about one hour. More details here.
4. “Experience Philippines” the high-tech way
Travelling the best tourist destinations in the Philippines will be better than ever with the latest “Experience Philippines” mobile app. This newly launched app by DOT allows tourists to conveniently obtain travel information as well as enjoy visuals on top Philippine tourist sites. Full story here.
5. Want a free flight for Valentine’s?
But there’s a catch…To get your free flight, you need to be a third wheel. Skyjet Airlines, currently offers the ultimate third wheel promotions wherein you need to book two round trip tickets and you get 1 for free. These flights are for Coron, Batanes or Siargao. More details here.