Fun and Hot Deals at the 2013 Travel Tour Expo!

7:30 PM

With less than four hours of sleep, I joined my friends Cathy and Raffy brave this Friday’s morning rush to get to our most anticipated event of the year – the annual Travel Tour Expo.

This year's expo, which is on its 20th year, is being held at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex and will run from today until Sunday, 17 February 2013. General Admission is at P50

When we finally stepped into its halls, we were greeted by a maddening crowd which was there to take advantage of the great deals offered by  numerous travel agencies, hotels, and airlines. A couple of which caught my eye:

Offered by The Lost Trails of Asia, (02) 741-2421, 411-0077, 788-4660

8 DAYS IN BHUTAN for USD$2850 (minimum of four people), Departure Dates: March 18, April, 15, and May 20.
R/T economy class airfare
Deluxe hotel accommodations
Meals and tours as indicated in the itinerary
English-speaking guide
Bhutan Visa
Free insurance
Bottled water

Offered by Pan Paficific Travel Corporation, (02) 243-6666/ 71

8 DAYS in JAPAN, for US$2, 688 (single supplement: US$600)
Tour includes:
Tokyo Disney Resort
Mt. Fuji
Kyoto and Nara
Osaka Universal Studios

Offered by Ellen’s Travel & Tours Palawan
Tel. (048) 433-2076, (048) 434-7052

“Lakwatsa Palawan Package”
3 DAYS, 2 NIGHTS (to stay at Legend Hotel in a Standard Room), for 6,600/ pax – Quadruple sharing
Airport Transfers
Welcome drinks
Buffet Breakfast
Free use of the hotel’s swimming pool
city tour with snacks
underground river tour with buffet picnic lunch
Honda bay island hopping
services of licensed tour guide

The Department Of Tourism booth greets you when you enter. 
Hong Kong, Asia's World City, is a pinoy favorite.  
South Africa is calling. 
Cathy and Raffy are all smiles. 
She's another pretty reason why one has to go to Japan.  

The statuesque ladies and gentlemen of Thailand strike a pose for my cam. 
Leyte certainly made her presence felt. 
Qatar Airways had a very spacious booth at the Expo.  
I like that Adam's express travel used real apples for their sign. 
Amazing deals from Skynet Travel

I also found out that there’s a new airline in town – SKYJET.  They are now flying to Basco, Batanes, and Coron, Busuanga. Soon, they’ll jetting to Virac, Caticalan-Boracay, Catarman, Siargao-Surigao.

Low rates offered  by new player Skyjet Airlines 

But the best part of attending the expo on the first day is that I got to meet Mr. “It’s more fun in the Philippines”, Department of Tourism Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez. How cool is that?!

I had the chance to meet the Tourism Secretary at the Expo! Woot! Woot!
Then all of a sudden, Mark Lapid joins in. 

I didn't take advantage of the amazing deals being offered but then again, I still have until Sunday to do so. But if you are planning to go on holiday this summer, high off to the SMX Convention Center and score yourself a great holiday package. 

Safe Travels! 

NOTE: I am not  affiliated or paid by any of these companies. 

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  1. thanks for share.

  2. I big thanks for giving us great information about this travel expo. This is really exciting especially for those who love traveling. I think you also like to read travel ideas, try to visit, there you can read lots of travel reviews especially about Safari Tour Operators.

  3. thanks for blog. the prices were very affordable, I love to go to seoul, korea. I hope someday that'll happen. anyway many online travel deals are being offered at GrantonWorld Philippines, all are affordable and fun to buy for this summer.


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