EXCITING TOUR PACKAGES FOR 'VISIT PHILIPPINES 2003'Manila, May 13, 2003 -- 2003 is Visit the Philippines Year! And to help ensure the success of this important international event, the Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA) has launched affordable tours to the country's famous destinations that would delight the hearts and senses of every traveler and student. These novel tour packages are the "VPY 2003 Tour", specifically conceptualized for foreign and domestic tourists and the "Barkadahan Campus Tour", exclusively designed for students. Highlighting Philippine culture, adventure, nature and history, "VPY 2003 Tour" offers exciting trips to Banaue Rice Terraces in Banaue, Ifugao; Balicasag Island in Panglao, Bohol; Tagaytay City in Cavite and Mac Arthur Park in Palo, Leyte. Reasonable rates for a minimum of two persons (except Mac Arthur Park), with full-board accommodations at PTA resorts and hotels plus corresponding tours are as follows: Banaue Hotel & Youth Hostel (3D/2N) is at P5,575; Tagaytay Picnic Grove (Overnight), P1,980; Balicasag Island Dive Resort (3D/2N), P4,800; Mac Arthur Park Beach Resort (3D/2N), P3,760 (min. of six pax) Tourists coming from Cebu can avail of the Mac Arthur Park package for P3,760. Air or land transportation are, however, not included. "Barkadahan Campus Tour" meantime, aims to heighten the youth's awareness in terms of cultural heritage, ecology and tourism-oriented concerns through affordable trips to Banaue in Ifugao, Hundred Islands National Park in Alaminos City, Pangasinan, Tagaytay City and Mac Arthur Park in Leyte. Students with the required minimum number in a group will have an enjoyable stay in standard rooms (quadruple sharing), set meals and tours in four PTA properties. The rates (without transportation) are as follows: Banaue Hotel & Youth Hostel (3D/2N) min. of 4 pax, P4,030; Hundred Islands National Park (Overnight) min. of 7 pax, P960; Tagaytay Picnic Grove (Overnight) min. of 6 pax, P1,235; Mac Arthur Park Beach Resort (3D/2N) min. of 8 pax, P3,320. The "Barkadahan" package for Mac Arthur Park is only available to Cebu-based students. For more information, call the PTA Marketing & Sales Department at 5242502 or 5242495. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reported by: Sol Jose Vanzi
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