Saturday, November 30, 2013

How to get in and out of Zamboanga City Airport


Zamboanga City is a highly urbanized city located in Southwestern Mindanao, Philippines. It is considered as the commercial and industrial center of the Zamboanga Peninsula. Cebu Pacific, PAL Express and Philippine Airlines have several flights daily to Zamboanga City. It will take about 1.5 hours from Manila and about an hour from Cebu or 30 minutes from Davao.


How to get in and out of Zamboanga City Airport


Via Taxis

The easiest way to get to the "pueblo" or donwtown Zamboanga City is to take a taxi. There are several taxis in the city. Drivers would usually charge fixed or contracted rates. It is highly recommended that you negotiate first with the driver before hopping into the cab. This is recommended for a group of 4 passengers and if you have some cargos with you. Getting to the airport should be metered if you get the taxi from the city center.

Via Jeepney

From the airport to the City center, you just need get out of the airport, then take a jeepney bound with a signboard of "Canelar". Fare is 8.00 pesos and travel time about 10 to 15 minutes. To get to the airport from the city center, just take a "Camins" bound jeepney which will bring you to the gate of the airport. Fare is also 8.00 pesos. This is ideal for solo travelers and small groups.

Via Tricycle

Like the taxis, they usually charge fixed or contract rates. Negotiate and agree first with the driver for the price before getting inside the tricycle. Rates depends on your haggling skills, normally it's 50 pesos to the city center. Getting to the airport from the city center is also the same.

Enjoy Asia's Latin City! Bienvenidos Ciudad de Zamboanga!



Win an Overnight Stay at Bahay ni Tuding Inn and Resto in Davao City


Bahay ni Tuding Inn and Resto, a budget accommodation in the heart of Davao City is hosting a raffle contest! Get a chance to WIN an overnight stay for (2) two and a Bulalo Meal for (4) four.


Join the raffle HERE.


For the full review on Bahay ni Tuding Inn and Resto, click HERE.


ABOUT BAHAY NI TUDING

Bahay ni Tuding Inn and Resto is a budget accommodation in Davao City and an excellent place to stay on your visit to Mindanao. Stay in one of the most affordable accommodations in Davao located along the major street of San Pedro which offers great rates, nice and clean rooms, safe and quiet environment and awesome customer service that is at par with high-end hotels.

BAHAY NI TUDING INN & RESTO

Address: 160 San Pedro St., Davao City, 8000, Philippines
Website: www.bahaynituding.com
Telephone: (082) 295-2487
Facebook: www.facebook.com/tudingdavao
E-mail Address: tuding.reservations@gmail.com

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TigerAir.com Seat sale for flights to Davao for as low as 99 pesos base fare


TigerAir.com has an ongoing seat sale for flights to Davao from Manila or Clark for as low as 99 pesos base fare. Promo is available until seats last!


Manila-Davao
Travel period: December 2 to 15, 2013

Clark-Davao
Travel period: December 17 to 30, 2013

*Terms and conditions apply.

Book now at www.tigerair.com!


What to do in Cavite: Maytinis Festival 2013 on Kawit, Cavite


Every December 24th, residents from Kawit (Cavite), other towns and visitors from nearby provinces, flock to this historic town to witness the annual Maytinis Festival.


It is an old Caviteño tradition, held every December 24th (Christmas Eve) featuring a spectacular recapping of St. Joseph and Virgin Mary's search for a place to stay in Bethlehem. It also showcases ancient biblical scenes from the Old to the New Testaments depicted in gigantic floats with characters played by Kawiteños.

Maytinis Festival 2013

Date: December 24, 2013
Venue: Main streets of Kawit, Cavite
Time: Starts at around 5 or 6 PM

HOW TO GET TO KAWIT, CAVITE

From Southwest Provincial Bus Terminal in Parañaque (Coastal Mall), take an air-conditioned bus bound for Cavite City (via CAVITEX is recommended). It passes by the town of Kawit, fare is 30-40 pesos and travel time is around 1 hour depending on traffic condition. Please be reminded to come early as main roads in Kawit are closed to vehicles a few hours before the festival starts at around 5:00 to 6:00 in the evening.

See you in Kawit Cavite!


Tagaytay City is one of the most popular tourist destination in the Province of Cavite. It is an awesome destination near Metro Manila frequented by weekenders and city dwellers. As a famous tourist destination, it is home to a many hotels and resorts with swimming pools that you may consider if you want to spend a memorable vacation. Summer or not, visit Cavite and enjoy a "cool" Tagaytay getaway!


Friday, November 29, 2013

What to do: Come and Celebrate this Christmas Season at Solaire!


Traveling to Manila this Yuletide Season? Come and celebrate this Christmas season at Solaire as they present Solaire Exclusives Holiday 2013!


Feel the magic as they bring you loads of entertainment that are surely perfect for the whole family. Celebrate the Christmas spirit around 18-foot, adorned pines trees while you enjoy classic holiday symphonies with their very own line-up of choir groups. Musical Fountain Show with synchronized water, music, and light displays will surely leave you in awe. Christmas is never complete without Santa! Grab the chance to meet & greet Santa and take photos with him together with the whole bunch. It never stops there! Live events at the Solaire Grand Ballroom await you this December as Solaire presents musical groups, Wang Chung and Naked Eyes, on December 5. Prepare to move and groove as they perform the greatest hits of the 80s! The legendary, Air Supply, returns for its second live performance at the Solaire Grand Ballroom on December 11. To top it all off, laugh your heart out and watch comedian Rex Navarrete throw his wittiest jokes on December 21. Solaire proves that this is truly the season to be jolly!

For reservations, please call 888.888 or visit http://www.solaireresort.com for more details!

Solaire Resort and Casino

Entertainment City (Near SM Mall of Asia), Parañaque City
Phone: (02) 888 8888
Email: info@solairemanila.com
Website: http://www.solaireresort.com

5-days Holy Week Trip in Marinduque for 8,999 pesos


Planning a trip for holy week next year? Save the date! April 16 – 20, 2014 and join Arcobaleno Trailoutours' annual "31 trips in 5 Days" in Marinduque!


REGISTRATION FEE:

PHP 8,999 / Person

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS


-Private Transportation / Bus (Back and fort Manila – Marinduque)
-Ferry transportation( Back and Fort Manila)
-Chartered Jeep and Boat for Island Hopping
-Food
--Day 1 Breakast, Lunch
--Day 2 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
--Day 3 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
--Day 4 Breakfast, Dinner
--Day 5 Breakfast, Lunch
-Entrance Fee at Marinduque Museum, Buenavista Hot Spring Resort Fee, Poctoy Beach, Waterfalls
- Accommodation (2 nights Air – Con)
-Mt. Malindig Denr Fees
-Event Coordinators
-Arcobaleno Ziplock: Arcobaleno I.D and Trail Food
-Basic Mountaineering Course
-Certificate of Survival
-Tour is accompanied by a First Aider
-Souvenir Photos in CD formar – After the event (2weeks)
-2 Event Shirts
-DENR Registrations, Barangay Permits
-Arcobaleno’s Raffle Entry
-Arcobaleno’s Token of Appreciation
-Arcobaleno Guides
-Local Guides
-Arcobaleno’s Surprise

For the complete details, visit: www.arcobalenotrailoutours.com/31-trips-in-5-days-marinduque-adventure


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Arcobaleno Trailoutours

Contact: Dan Garcia Samarita
Email Address: info@arcobalenotrailoutours.com
Mobile Number: (+63)9328723042



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Cebu Pacific PHP 8 Bonifacio Day Seat Sale


SULIT Mga Kapatid! PHP 8 base fare Bonifacio Day Cebu Pacific Seat Sale for all domestic and international destinations!

Sale Period: November 29-30, 2013
Travel Period: June 1-December 11, 2014

Book now at www.cebupacificair.com

About Cebu Pacific Air

Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) is a low-cost carrier following to a large degree the concept known from other such carriers around the world. It operates a fleet of 37 Airbus (10 A319, 26 A320 and 1 A330) and 8 ATR 72-500 aircraft, the youngest fleet in the Philippines. Cebu Pacific Air offers the lowest year round Lite Fares for its destinations. CEB remains to be the pioneer in creative pricing strategies as it manages to offer the lowest fare in every route it operates.​​ Cebu Pacific is not just the leader in low fares but also in innovation and creativity!




Tuesday, November 26, 2013

AirAsia Zest’s Piso Fare is Back!


Book from now until 1 Dec and plan your travels from May 2014 up till January 2015! AirAsia Zest’s anticipated Piso fare is back again, this time in conjunction with promo seats available throughout AirAsia and AirAsia X’s extensive route network throughout the region and beyond.

AirAsia Zest Piso seats are available for booking at www.airasia.com from today until 1st Dec 2013. Guests will be able to travel from 5 May 2014 up to 31 January 2015 with all-in promo seats starting from as low as Php 353.92 for one way including applicable taxes and fees.

Many domestic destinations such as Manila to Cebu, Tacloban, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Kalibo (Boracay), Puerto Princesa (Palawan), Tagbilaran and many others are featured in this Piso Fare promo including direct flights from Cebu to Davao, Cagayan de Oro and Puerto Princesa (Palawan).

Joy Caneba, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of AirAsia Zest said, “Now is the perfect opportunity for our guests to connect from many places conveniently as we continuously add new routes and increase frequencies into our network. Exciting deals also await those who would like to travel overseas with promo fares from our Manila and Cebu hubs to various international destinations.”


AirAsia Zest is also offering promo fares for international routes from Cebu to Kuala Lumpur and Manila to Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Miri (Malaysia), Macau, Incheon and Shanghai from as low Php461 one way and including applicable taxes and fees.

Promo seats via AirAsia hubs operating in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Baru, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu are also available in line with Visit Malaysia Year 2014, as there will be many international travellers who will arrive into Malaysia. International destinations featured in this AirAsia regional campaign also include Singapore, Jakarta, Bandung, Bangkok, Hatyai, Surat Thani, Phnom Penh and many others.

AirAsia X is also offering low fares on long haul routes, which include newly launched destinations of Nagoya, Adelaide, Male, Colombo and Busan. Guests on AirAsia X flights may book online and enjoy prices from as low as Php2,197 on economy and Php9,087 on premium from Kuala Lumpur.

“AirAsia Zest’s new direct flights from Cebu to Kuala Lumpur starting December 1 will enable travellers from Visayas region to as far as those from Mindanao via our daily flights from Cebu to Cagayan de Oro and Davao to take advantage of this promo fare and benefit from AirAsia’s vast network across all Asean countries including China, India and Australia,” Caneba said.

About AirAsia Zest

Filipino Low Cost Carrier ZestAir has been rebranded as AirAsia Zest to reflect its partnership with AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia and voted as the World’s Best Low Cost Airline in the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax for five consecutive years from 2009 - 2013.

AirAsia Zest operates a fleet of 13 aircraft and currently servicing nine (9) domestic and four (4) international routes from Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). It is by far the Philippine carrier with most flights to and from Kalibo which is the gateway to the popular resort island of Boracay.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

What to do in Pampanga: Giant Lantern Festival 2013 in San Fernando City


Giant Lantern Festival or "Ligligan Parul" is an annual Christmas event held in San Fernando City, Pampanga. Each giant lantern is a product of excellent workmanship and creativity of the people of San Fernando. It is a competition showcasing a grand display of dazzling lights, playful colors and kaleidoscopic patterns accompanied by lively Christmas carols.



Detailed Schedule of Activities


GIANT LANTERN FESTIVAL COMPETITION
Dec 14, 2013 · 6 PM
Robinsons Starmills, CSFP
Live Coverage at CLTV 36 (Cable and www.cltv36.tv)

FUN ACTIVITIES
Dec 2 to 20, 2013
See details below.

LUBENAS
Dec 15 To 23, 2013 · (Every Night)
Poblacion Area

GIANT LANTERN EXHIBITIONS
• Dec 15 to 21, 2013 · 7 PM · Robinsons Starmills, CSFP
• Dec 25, 2013 to Jan 3, 2014 · 7 PM · Robinsons Starmills, CSFP
• Dec 22, 2013 · 7 PM · Telabastagan, CSFP
• Dec 23, 2013 · 7 PM · Greenfields, Sindalan, CSFP
• Dec 24, 2013 · 11 PM · City Proper, CSFP
• Dec 27, 2013 · Nepo Center, Angeles City
• Dec 28 to 29, 2013 · Marquee Mall, Angeles City

FUN ACTIVITIES!!!

Flag Raising Ceremony; Unveiling of Schedule Of Activities
City Hall CSFP
Dec 2, 2013 · 8 AM

Press Conference
City Hall CSFP
Dec 2, 2013 · 10 AM

Inter-Village Christmas Decoration Competition
City of San Fernando, Pampanga
Dec 2 to 5, 2013 · 6 PM onwards

Lantern Parade Competition (Elementary & High School)
High Blvd., CSFP
Dec 6, 2013 · 6 PM

Christmas Diskwento Caravan
Infront of City Hall, CSFP
Dec 20, 2013 · 6 AM to 6 PM

Be sure to mark your calendars! It will be held December 14, 2013 (Saturday) where several barangays will showcase their giant lanterns to compete for the top prize.

See you in San Fernando City, Pampanga!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Win Domestic Roundtrip Tickets from AirAsia Zest and Pinoy Adventurista!


www.PinoyAdventurista.com in partnership with AirAsia Zest is giving away one roundtrip plane ticket to any AirAsia Zest domestic destinations. The contest is open to any Philippine resident 18 years old and above and will run from November 20, 2013 to December 20, 2013.

To join the raffle, use the rafflecopter app here: http://www.pinoyadventurista.com/2013/11/airasia-zest-right-way-to-fly.html.

JOIN NOW!



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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Win a 3D/2N Stay at The Henry Hotel in Cebu City


Share your photo and win 3 DAYS and 2 NIGHTS stay at The Henry Hotel - Cebu City.


Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Send your photo as a message to "The Henry Hotel" page (facebook.com/TheHenryHotel) until Nov 22, 2013. Photo should be taken at The Henry.
  2. Qualified photos will be uploaded immediately at The Henry Hotel's FB page upon verification. It will be included in the "My like no other stay at The Henry" photo album.

Photo with the most number of likes by November 30 will win 3 days and 2 nights stay at The Henry! JOIN NOW!


ABOUT THE HENRY HOTEL

Professionally managed by Hospitality International, Inc., The Henry is one of the country’s first design-driven hotels. Its 38 rooms offer the warmth of a soulful sanctuary. It promises a different and unforgettable stay… and you will not be disappointed!

Opened in 2012, The Henry has a restaurant at the lobby, bar/lounge on the second floor, a garden and swimming pool, as well as two function rooms that are open to the public. Everything about the hotel has its own charming personality: from lobby markers to staff uniforms to room souvenirs. But it is not just about artful interiors. It is not just about the exemplary service. It is not just a hotel. The Henry is an experience. Like no other.

THE HENRY HOTEL

Location:No. 1 Paseo Saturnino, Ma. Luisa Road Banilad Cebu City, 6000 Philippines
Contact Numbers: +63 32 520-8877 / +63 917 305 0737
Email Address: reservations@thehenryhotel.com


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Monday, November 11, 2013

How to Get to Puting Buhangin (Pagbilao), Dampalitan Island and Borawan Island

Indeed, there’s so much to explore in the Philippines, and the beaches would be on top of the list.


As archipelago of more than 7,000 islands, there are beaches that not so famous yet very beautiful. Some of then are the beaches of Quezon Province. Wondering how to get to Puting Buhangin (Pagbilao), Dampalitan Island and Borawan Island in Quezon province? Here's how:

  1. If you're coming from outside the Philippines, your point of entry should be the city of Manila.
  2. From Manila, take a bus bound for Lucena. Jac Liner has daily trips to Lucena, terminals can be found in Pasay-Taft and Kamias along EDSA. Fare is around 220 pesos and travel time is about 3-4 hours.
  3. Get off at Lucena Grand Terminal. From here, take a mini-bus bound for Unisan or a jeepney bound for Agdangan or a van to Unisan. There are also jeepneys going to Padre Burgos that can be found at SM City Lucena terminal. Get off at QCRB Bank in the town of Padre Burgos. Fare is about 40 pesos and travel time is around 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  4. From here, take a tricycle to Aplaya, just tell the driver you are going to Borawan Island.
  5. In aplaya, there are boats that can take you on an island-hopping tour in Puting Buhangin (Pagbilao), Dampalitan Island and Borawan Island. Boat rental depends on how many are you in the group, the size of the boat and how many islands you wish to visit. The usual rate is 1,000 to 1,500 pesos.

Enjoy the beaches of the Philippines!


#HappeningInSolaire this November


If you're traveling to Manila this month, catch certified hit-maker John Ford Coley on November 13, 2013 (Wednesday) 8:00 PM, at Solaire Grand Ballroom, Solaire Resort and Casino (Near SM Mall of Asia).


John Ford Coley’s concert talent fee will be donated to Cebu/Bohol quake and #YolandaPH victims.

Solaire is giving away access to their events #HappeningInSolaire this November!

Mechanics
1. Follow @solaireresort on Instagram
2. Regram this photo
3. Include the hashtag #solairegiveaway
4. There will be 2 winners of 2 tickets each to the John Ford Coley concert on Nov 13 (Wednesday)
5. Winners will be announced via @solaireresort Instagram account on Nov 13, 2013 (12 noon)


Solaire Resort and Casino

Entertainment City (Near SM Mall of Asia), Parañaque City
Phone: (02) 888 8888
Email: info@solairemanila.com
Website: http://www.solaireresort.com