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The 26th Philippine Travel Mart: Up to 50% Discount in all travel deals courtesy of Shroff Travel!

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It’s time one again for the Philippine Travel Mart, one of the country’s biggest travel fair, happening from September 4-6 at the SMX Convention Center.

One of the participants is making this year’s travel mart sweeter for travel aficionados by coming up with a tempting offer of up to 50% discounts on selected travel destinations.

Backed with more than  21 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry, Shroff Travel guarantees its customers with professional services in providing overall solutions to their travel needs. This year, as participants of PHILTOAs 26th Philippine Travel Mart, Shroff is offering international and domestic exclusive travel deals that will surely make everyone excited to take their next holiday!

Below are just some of their exciting offerings:

SHROFF TRAVEL Domestic & International Tour Promos for PTM 2015 (FINAL)


3D 2N – SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA with Tours – USD 173

3D 2N – BEIJING, CHINA with compulsory Tours – USD 64

3D 2N – HO CHI MINH Free & Easy Only – USD 72

3D 2N – HANOI Free & Easy – USD 75

3D 2N – BALI INDONESIA Free & Easy Only – USD 62

3D 2N – KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA with Half Day City Tour – USD 76

3D 2N – BANGKOK, THAILAND with Tour – USD 92



3D 2N – SEOUL, KOREA with Complimentary City Tour – USD 170

3D 2N – MYANMAR with Tours – USD 196

4D 3N – OSAKA, JAPAN Free & Easy Only – USD 720

4D 3N – TOKYO, JAPAN Free & Easy Only – USD 812


Puerto Princesa – Php 1,948

Cebu – Php 1,959

Coron – Php 1,969

Boracay – Php 1,990

Batanes – Php 2,736

Davao – Php 2,754

Bohol – Php 2,756

Ilocos – Php 3,782

El Nido – Php 3,932

For  more details about these travel deals and other tour packages, please check the NOTES on Shroff Travel Facebook Page.

Experience Life with Shroff Travel!

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.

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 to search for available tours, flights, hotels, transfers and other travel needs. Book competitive offers with great value for your money!

Stay connected with Shroff Travel! Like them on Facebook  for a chance to win a 3day 3 nights stay in Boracay! Follow their Instagram / Twitter @ShroffTravel and don’t forget to them your travel photos and use their hashtag for a chance to win surprise gift from them. #ExperienceLife #ShroffTravel #WeCare

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Tree Top Adventure presents “Asia Leaders Forum: Social Media Marketing” on August 23, 2015 at Subic Bay Yacht Club

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Tree Top Adventure presents the “Asia Leaders Forum: Social Media Marketing” om August 23, 2015 to be held at the Subic Bay Yacht Club.
Four speakers; Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez, The “Voice Master” Pocholo De Leon Gonzales and Public Relations Experts; Cherry Burwell and Jeoff Solas will provide insights on the following: 
1. Personal Branding
2. How to choose Bloggers for campaigns
3. Social Media responsibility
4. How to sustain and maintain the relationship with bloggers
5. How effectively can marketing managers become the brand ambassadors of their own company.
6. How to convert likes into sales?
Why Social Media Marketing is important.
Social Media Marketing is the process of gaining website traffic or engagement or attention through social media and usually center on efforts to create content that attracts attention and encourages readers to share it across their social networks thus produce engagement with the company expectation to convert the engagement to sales.
The resulting electronic word of mouth refers to any statement consumers share via the Internet (e.g., blogs, social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, instant messages, news feeds) about an event, product, service, brand or company. When the underlying message spreads from user to user or becomes viral and presumably resonates because it appears to come from a trusted, third-party source, as opposed to the brand or company itself, this form of marketing results in earned media rather than paid media.
TAG Media and Public Relations is the organizer of Asia Leaders Forum and advocating information to reach a broader audience to understand more about important issues that could help not just companies but individuals to pursue excellence. Asia Leaders Forum is a pocket conference with different topics per event and with influential leaders as speakers.
For more information and for our next events, please check or call 09166299381 or email your inquiry to
About Subic Tree Top Adventure
Enjoy a different kind of nature tripping with Tree Top Adventure –  from 100 feet above the ground! With jungle trails comprised of platforms nestled on branches, suspension bridges, and the world’s first motorized canopy tour, you are sure to get more than a 360 degree of Subic Bay Freeport Zone’s lush, green forest.
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Five things to like about Subic Bay Venezia Hotel

There are so many hotels in Subic Bay, Zambales since it has been established as one of the country’s foremost tourist destination. Subic Bay offers relaxing views of the bay surrounded by the beautiful & pristine mountains–plus the convenience of its proximity to Manila. If you will be coming from the Philippines’ main capital of Manila, the travel time will only be less than 2 hours because of the new route.
Here’s five things that will keep you coming back to Subic Bay Venezia Hotel:
Easy access to the many sights and attractions in and around Subic Bay
1. Accessibility
Subic Bay Venezia Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the Central Business District Area of the Freeport and is near to numerous shopping malls, duty free shops, entertainment zones, recreational areas, popular tourist destinations, restaurants and beach resorts.
2. Customer Service
The staff are very attentive to your needs and always have a ready smile to brighten up your day from the reception to the waiters. The managers make sure that everything is perfect.
complete amenities make for a comfortable stay
This 51-room hotel, known for its Italian-themed set-up, unparalleled customer service and its commitment to give only the best value for your money is truly a great deal whether you are traveling for business or leisure, on your own or in the company of your family and friends.
The hotel’s selling point is the way it approaches the market. By putting customers first and giving them good value for their money, Subic Bay Venezia Hotel is able to lure a sizeable clientele and some loyal followers away from other more established hotels in Subic Bay.
3. Entertainment
Pagcor Club Venezia Casino is located at the left side of the hotel. It houses more than a hundred slot machines and showcases live performances from numerous top-act, Manila-based local bands, professional singers, stand-up comediennes, and top-performing artists every month. Adjacent to the casino is the New Feng Huang Restaurant where the best oriental food is served. The Hotel also has a Specialty Shop where you can buy different types of imported goods, cigarettes, liquors, chocolates, souvenir items, and the like.
4. Coffee
For a writer like me who likes good coffee all the time, Subic Bay Venezia Hotel has a Coffee Shop where imported coffee is served as well as different types of freshly-made pastries and other treats. All of these for the comfort of the guests. I love their hot mocha also. Superb!
5. Food
Sumptuous food awaits you

Sumptuous food awaits you

When the media team under “TAG Media and Public Relations” covered the tree planting activity of Tree Top Adventure in Subic, the full board meals courtesy of Subic Bay Venezia Hotel are composed of sumptuous Chinese and Filipino food served at the restaurant which is located in the lobby. The ambiance was similar to a mini Manila Hotel with classic architectural design which delighted us while waiting for the chef to finish checking that the food served will all be fresh and hot. The run-away favorite was the pork with mango sauce and beef Teppan plus the plated breakfast of ordinary Filipino dishes but made it special and delicious by the hotel. We loved the presentations.
The team will definitely be back at Subic Bay Venezia Hotel. Join us and experience a relaxing moment with your family and friends.
Contact information:
Address: Building 675, Canal Road corner Aguinaldo Street, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines.
Telephone numbers; 047 252 1888, 252 8399.
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Davao aims for World-class Tourism Services


Davao is improving its tour guide services to attract more visitors, create more jobs, and put the province on the map as a global travel destination.

“Davao is considered one of safest cities globally, with some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, best seafood, and amazing eco-tourism attractions,” said GeneRose Tecson, president of The Guide Union for Inbound Destination and Ecotourism (GUIDE), Inc. “Tour guides are recognized as important ambassadors, and by providing them with world-class training, we hope to take a big step towards making Davao one of the region’s most desirable cities for tourists.”

To upgrade the quality of its services, GUIDE Davao recently concluded a series of training program on tour guiding services using the tourism skills grant from the Department of Tourism (DOT). Funded by the Government of Canada and administered by Asian Development Bank (ADB) under the Philippines Improving Competitiveness in Tourism (PICTourism) program, it was designed to support the government’s effort to achieve inclusive growth and create employment opportunities in tourism.

“More than providing financial assistance to support professional skills training, the grant will usher in jobs and opportunities for growth for young Davaoeños,” Tecson said. “Using what we learned from the training, we seek to expand training and mentoring to junior tour guides in various cities and municipalities in the Davao region and help develop a new breed of tourism industry workers.”

Tecson said that while members of their group are licensed and accredited by the DOT and have received previous trainings, they seek to benefit from more relevant training courses to achieve world-class status. With the help of the skills grant, they conducted workshops on personality development, quality in
communications, security awareness, train the trainers, and professional tour guiding.

Discover the beauty of Davao with your own personal tour guide! This gentleman hopes to share with guests the many wonders of Davao

Discover the beauty of Davao with your own personal tour guide!

Mock Sea Tour Guiding in Davao

Mock Sea Tour Guiding in Davao

For the personality development, quality in communications, and train the trainers, the group enlisted the services of Davao-based Joji Ilagan Career Center Foundation, Inc. Meanwhile, to improve their skills on tour guiding techniques, the group was trained by U.S.-based multilingual tour manager and tourist guide trainer Maricar Donato.

As a result of the trainings, GUIDE Davao generated more awareness on their group, increasing its membership by up to almost 50 percent. With the help of DOT-ADB-Canada grant, GUIDE Davao hopes to improve its services and training programs to align with the standards of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Tourism as well as the newly-implemented standards of the DOT.

GUIDE Davao also hopes to become a key driving force in making their province known more globally, with tour guides as Davao’s fifth icon. Davao is best known for its Durian fruit, the Waling Orchid, Mount Apo and the Philippine Eagle.


While I was fortunate to tick off Japan, Taiwan and South Korea to my list of go-to places. There are still many wonders of the Philippines that I have yet to see. This includes Bohol, Sagada and Davao. Davao, for one, is considered one of the safest province in the Philippines, with its economy also recognized as one of the fastest growing.

Davao holds a wealth of wonders that I have yet to discover. Who wouldn’t want to see Mt. Apo upclose? Or experience the flurry of colors and the festivities of the Kadayawan Festival?

This recent program surely enhances the touring experience by lending a credible and efficient experience to first-time visitors to Davao. While I seldom join tours (because I prefer exploring things on my own), there are instances when having an insider with you, or someone that has more in-depth knowledge of the place, culture and history, is sure to enhance the experience further. This is something I learned when I signed up for a tour for the Secret Garden of Changdukgung Palace in Korea last November. Without the guide, the palace were nothing but a magnificent fortification. The expert opinion, amazing story telling of history and the direction of an experienced tour guide made all the difference.

Who knows? This might be the opportunity to know the history behind some of Davao’s most famous landmarks. This commendable effort by the local tourism office, the city, the private sector and GUIDE Davao will surely open a lot of opportunities: not only for the tour guides, but also for travelers like me off to brand new adventures.