6th Ambassadors, Consuls General, and Tourism Directors Tour to the Philippines special rates, top amenities
05 Mar 2011 1493 | World Travel News
Philippine stature as one of Asia’s most viable and leading tourist destinations takes new dimensions with the 6th Ambassadors, Consuls General, and Tourism Directors Tour to the Philippines on July 17-23, 2011, a visit to and lunch at Malacanang and an audience with His Excellency Benigno Simeon Aquino III, among the highlights. The Basic Tour is from July 17 to 23.
Launch ceremonies for the Tour was held last Tuesday, March 1, 6pm, at the Philippine Consulate General Community Hall in Los Angeles. The event was well attended resulting to a successfull sale for the first 25 seats of the Philippine Airlines. Similar rites will be held in areas covered by the project, begun in 2005 as a especially arranged, special-access tour led by the Philippine Ambassador to the United States.
The Tour is a joint project of all Philippine Foreign Service Posts in the United States (Agana, Chicago, Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York, Saipan, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.) in cooperation with the Philippine Department of Tourism and Philippine Department of Trade and Industry.
Participants join United States Philippine Ambassadors, all Philippine Consuls General and Tourism Directors in the United States in a tour to selected tourist attractions in the Philippines.
The Tour, an announcement said, “is organized to give those who have not been to the country for sometime to revisit their homeland…Experience the beauty of the country’s top tourist destinations. Take a vacation with your family and friends. Explore business opportunities. Meet His Excellency President Aquino”. North America achieved a growth rate increase of tourism arrivals of 15.9% as of January 2011. Consul General Aragon said “ this tour will be a great opportunity for Fil-Ams to meet personally our new President in Malcanang Palace.”
The Basic Tour, July 17-23 (PAL at US$1,849.00, and Korean Airlines at $1,715.00 including fuel and taxes, respectively), covers an Economy roundtrip airfare Los Angeles-Manila-Los Angeles; 3 nights’ stay with early check-in at Dusit Thani Hotel with buffet breakfasts; audience and photo-op with the President; lunch at Malacanang and tour of the Palace Museum; 3 dinners with entertainment; 3 lunches; day out-of-town tours (choice of Corregidor, Kulinarya Tour to Cavite/Batangas, or Kulinarya Tour to Laguna/Quezon, or Kulnarya Tour to Pampaga/Bulacan); Manila City tour and Manila Ocean park; grand welcome and airport amenities; business seminars; all transfers, porterage, and more.
Source = asianjournal