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url 2016-10-21 06:57
Travel Tips for Millennials in the Philippines

Children born between 1982 and 2002 are who we call the millennial generation. This age group will eventually replace the Baby-boomers as they retire. These most organized generations ever are true multi-taskers, who are expected to have 6-8 careers in their lifetime and are captivated to diverse environments.

 

With the emerging power of the “millennial market” the Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA) expressed trust that local tourism will further increase and surpass projections because of them. With the growing numbers of millennials traveling every year, here are tips that could help them maximize their “wanderlust.”

 

Look for a Local Travel Agent that can help you

As an excited traveler, millennials tend to be overwhelmed about the prices that they see, whether online or offline. To look for a reasonable promo, you should know that getting in touch with a travel agent will help you have better understanding thus, arriving to a wise decision making process.

 

For millennials who will be traveling for the first time, an experienced tour operator in the Philippines can help you address important issues such as cheap bookings, fun-filled itineraries and accurate travel dates for a hassle-free journey.

 

Pack Less, Travel Smarter

Packing and traveling light means putting all the important things in your bags and luggages. To be prepared, one must secure a checklist on what to bring like enough number of clothes, travel devices, toiletry basics, important documents, sufficient cash and medicine kit just when you need them the most. The tip is to have atleast 2-3 luggages which include one main bag to save you more money on checked baggage.

 

Smarter packing will also help you compartmentalize things and where you should find them. Moreover, lesser risk of important items being stolen can be assured. Just pack those that you’ll know you’ll need and use. Traveling light can help you tour comfortably making everything handy and not all over the place.

 

Share Your Travel Experience on Social Media Properly

Social media is definitely everywhere. With the popularity of social networking sites like Facebook and Instagram, travel-savvy millennials can capture and share their travel pictures online while showcasing the beauty of famous local travel destinations like Boracay, Palawan, Baguio and many more.

 

Always keep in mind that sharing your travel experiences on social media is not a way to brag, just to say the least, but to educate all your friends and family about the hidden beauty of the place, what it offers and the unique culture it possesses. With this, you can be a great travel ambassador of your country by simply taking pictures using a good camera phone, a lot of creativity and realness in storytelling.

 

Learn to Socialize with the Locals

 

When traveling, the most ideal thing to do is to spend your time with the locals. It is then you can familiarize yourself with their culture and tradition. Socializing with the locals can build connections with new people along with new set of experiences and insights in life.

 

Keep in mind that traveling does not need to be expensive as some people thought it to be. At this day and age, millennials have the freedom to travel knowing that they have it all planned out. Therefore, setting a good travel expectation and looking forward to new experiences will make your trip memorable. Finally, create a lasting impact for more lessons that you’ll learn as you go on in life.

Source: www.unotours.com/travel-tips-millennials-philippines/?utm_source=lb&utm_medium=submission&utm_campaign=ng
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url 2016-09-30 08:09
Practical Reasons Why Koreans Travel in the Philippines

There are many Koreans who visit the Philippines to explore tourist attractions and great local food. According to the Department of Tourism, there are a total of 100,000 arrivals from Koreans on a monthly basis since February 2015.

Some of the best tourist’s destinations for Korean tourists are Manila, Cebu, Bohol and Southern Luzon. According to a tour operator in the Philippines, they are all around the country; they are almost found in Kalibo, Aklan, Clark, Davao and many other places.

 

This means that the Philippine Tourism industry attained significant growth that created a mutually beneficial relationship between the two countries. In fact, Philippines is becoming one of the favorite destinations of the Koreans for these several reasons:

 

 

Koreans Prefer to Study English in the Philippines

 

For many Koreans, studying in the Philippines is the first step to learn conversational English. Learning the English language is the key for their competency so that they could land on white-collar jobs when they go back to their country. Korean students study in the country because Filipinos are well-versed in speaking English.

 

According to the Wall Street Journal, roughly around 14 thousand Koreans have traveled to the Philippines over the last 3 years to learn English at private academies for a fraction of a cost as compared to other English speaking nations. Foreigners mostly prefer to meet  patient, fun-loving and hardworking Filipino teachers.

 

 

Koreans Enjoy Philippines’ Holiday and Leisure Destinations

 

Indeed, Koreans have invaded the Philippines in a good way. With Filipino’s warmth and welcoming personality, they fell in love with some of the famous tourist spots in the country.

 

A Filipino travel agent also told that they love to visit the Philippines because of less travel hours from Seoul. They also come to the Philippines over the weekend to play golf, to shop, relax and do other entertaining activities. This only means that they are bringing in bucket of dollars into the Philippines both through consumer spending and direct investments.

 

 

The Low-Cost of Living in the Philippines Attracted Koreans

 

Koreans prefer to study here because it is better of more affordable than other Asian countries. They are able to live comfortably in the Philippines even on a very limited budget. Some of them are not just about touring the Philippines, they settled in the Philippines because of its pristine, vast, and attractive environment and relatively low cost of living.

 

While the Philippines is becoming one of the favorite destinations of the Koreans, there is also a demand of Filipinos who wants to visit Korea or any travel hotspots in the Philippines. This only goes to show that there is a very healthy exchange of tourism between these two lovely nations.

 

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url 2016-09-29 08:07
Touring Bohol: Important Landmarks You Should Visit

Bohol is one of the most famous tourist destinations because of “Chocolate Hills.” But did you know that this province in the Central Visayan region has a lot more to offer? To give you an overview, this place has different spots suited for families, friends and even couples. Some of these landmarks are offered and organized by different tour operators in the Philippines.

Last October 2013, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake strucked Bohol which has left huge amount of damages to the island’s centry old churches and buildings. Fast forward today, the province is well on its way to recovery. Along with the calamity that they’ve faced, the Boholanos resiliency are very evident as they proudly show locals and even foreign tourists its diverse world-famous tourist attractions. 

The upcoming holidays are the best time to visit Bohol. Check out the best places that you can think of to enjoy its God-given beauty. Thus, we have compiled some of its important landmarks to make the most out of your tour.

Tarsier Observation in Corella

Tarsiers are nocturnal mammals that are usually comparable with the size of a human fist. These gentle animals are found at the Tarsier Sanctuary in Corella, Bohol. This well-known sanctuary surely promotes the preservation and observation of the Philippine tarsier or scientifically called as: Tarsius Syrichta in their natural habitat.

Boholanos ensure that Tarsiers are well taken care of since the creatures are endangered species. These sensitive animals can be disturbed easily. So, if you want to take a picture of them, it is best to turn off the flash of your camera.

Panglao Island

This island found in the southern part of Bohol is best known to have the best white sand beaches. Aside from these prestigious islands, Panglao’s many resorts also offer whale watching with spinner dolphins seen after sunrise. Thus, island hopping is one of the best activity it offers.

Aside from the alluring beaches of Panglao, it also showcases other famous attractions such as the Bohol Bee Farm. Other includes a separate old resort and restaurant which serves yummy, organic healthy food as well as other Boholano delicacies. They also sell souvenirs for their local and foreign tourists.

Baclayon Church in Bohol

One of the oldest stone churches in the Philippines, this religious place traces its relics back to the early 16th century. At the municipality of Baclayon, Bohol, you may found the La Purisima Concepcion de la Virgen Maria Parish Church.

Firefly Cruise in Loay River

These illuminating and twinkling light insects can be found in Loay River at night. This is a perfect place for tourists who are looking for a new itinerary. In this activity, you will ride a slow moving unlit barge that will take you to the wider part of the river. Meanwhile, the river are filled with moving mangroves giving it an eerie or romantic vibe depending on your mood.

You don't have to spend too much money to enjoy these famous landmark in Bohol. Traveling that fits your budget without compromising the opportunity of seeing a world-class tourist destination that you and your travel buddies are enough to be proud of.

 

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