Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Happy Holidays from Mango Tours


Mango Tours wishes the warmest seasons greetings to all our customers, friends and family. The holidays are a time to truly be thankful for whom we have and what we have, let us all spread that holiday cheer!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Quezon Culinary Tour (Part I): A "Sulyap" back in time

Quezon truly is the perfect destination for those who want to experience the beauty and richness of the countryside. This is the Follow a path through various unique experiences such as the delectable Filipino cuisine at Kusina Salud, the amazing treasure trove of antique pieces at Sulyap, and of course, the rest house of the word-renowned Filipino potter, Ugu Bigyan.In the barangay of Del Remedio, just a few minutes outside the city of San Pablo, Laguna, is Sulyap Gallery & Cafe.


Accessible from the national road, Sulyap gives one the impression of entering a world lost in time, with its tall trees and an old three-storey structure that resembled that of a typical public school building. In the farthest side of the property was a house of built with a fusion of old Filipino and Spanish architecture. It reminded me of the house where my grandmother and her siblings were raised in the early 1900s.


A restaurant is housed inside this charming architectural masterpiece, which was transported piece by piece, plank by plank, from Real, Quezon. Roy Empalmado, the proud owner of Sulyap, an enthusiast of everything antique, purchased this home to prevent it from being demolished. He later on had it restored and planted right on the very spot where Sulyap now stands, another addition to his endless collection of antiques.



We were served a delicious breakfast that consisted of garlic rice, beef tapa, longganisang lukban tsokolate and suman. After the satisfying breakfast, Mr. Empalmado gave us a tour inside his antique gallery, which is housed in the entire ground floor of the three-storey structure mentioned earlier. This enormous collection consisted of everything from old transistor radios to jewelry, bed frames made of hard wood to gas lamps, and long wooden tables to antique jars.

Our visit to Sulyap was such a satisfying experience, mainly because of an overwhelming sense of nostalgia that ones feels, just looking at Mr. Empalmado's huge collection of antique finds, similar to that of a museum. Being inside the restored ancestral home that now functions as a restaurant, one can't help but imagine what it must have been like a hundred years back, a time when life was a lot simpler and perhaps even more meaningful.


To book a Quezon Culinary Tour with us, visit our Experience Jeepney Tours page at www.mangotours.com or give us a call at 1-866-2-MANILA, where a travel representative of ours would be happy to help you plan your trip.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Cebu vacation package with a tour of Bohol!


Things can't get any better than this--a Cebu vacation package with a countryside tour of Bohol! Book a vacation package with us at either Marco Polo Cebu or Microtel Cebu and experience the exciting city of Cebu and marvel at the historical and cultural city of Bohol!

Cebu vacation package with accommodations at Marco Polo Cebu: $369.
Cebu vacation package with accommodations at Microtel Cebu: $399.

Package includes a 2-night accommodation at Marco Polo Cebu or Microtel Cebu, daily breakfast, round trip airfare (Manila-Cebu-Manila), airport transfers, Bohol countryside tour and round trip ferry transfers to/from Bohol.


To know more about our Cebu vacation packages, visit our website at www.mangotours.com or call us at our 24/7 US toll-free number 1-866-2-MANILA.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tagaytay Wellness Tour: Sonya's Garden

As if being in Tagaytay isn't enough to give one the kind of peace of mind that can't be found in a busy city, Sonya Garcia offers her guests a chance to dine and be one with the beautiful sanctuary that she herself created.

At Sonya's Garden, you'll find that nothing is better than to be surrounded by nature, fresh air, cool climate and healthy food. This restaurant and bed and breakfast is a favorite venue for weddings and parties because of its natural charm.

Join us along with Sonya Garcia and Ginger Conejero as we explore the quaint grounds of Sonya's Garden in this week's Balitang America travel segment:



Thursday, October 29, 2009

Exploring Bohol and its 6 pillars of tourism

by N. Auditor

It's easy to see how Bohol is considered one of the most popular vacation spots in the Philippines. Its diverse 6 Pillars of Tourism makes Bohol a favorite among Filipinos, local and abroad, and foreign tourists as well. During our 3-day stay in Bohol, we were lucky to avail of the tour guide services of Ms. Flor Barberan (mobile no. 0926-9720852), who made our most memorable tour ever a reality.

The moment that we boarded the tour van, Ms. Flor gave us a brief summary of the island's history--the origin of the name Bohol (it had something to do with the island having a lot of caves), the many old Spanish churches scattered all over the province, the anti-Spanish revolt led by Francisco Dagohoy, and other interesting tidbits about the province.


We were first brought to the Tarsier Preservation Center, where a group of tarsiers were held in captivity, sleeping in the trees. Efforts are being put into taking better care of the tarsiers, since they are now endangered species. As of this year, there are only around 500 of these nocturnal creatures left in the whole world. Tourists who come to Bohol and aren't aware of this fact are strongly advised not to touch them, and to refrain from using the flash on their cameras to avoid trauma on the part of the tarsiers.


Next, we headed to the Loboc River Cruise to have lunch on a floating restaurant--a makeshift barge with an entire dining area solidly planted on two motor bancas for stability, as shown in the photo. A delicious Filipino buffet was already waiting for us when we got there. For somebody who doesn't eat much in the first place, I found myself going back to the buffet for seconds.

Bohol's provincial government was doing a really good job in protecting the environment despite its booming tourism industry. This was a relief, because I've seen a lot of beautiful places in the country, only to be disappointed with the way their local/provincial governments continue to exploit its resources instead of preserve them. I can name quite a handful, but I'll save my environmentalist rant for another day.

We floated down Loboc River, whose waters and surrounding ecosystems were immaculately clean and teeming with life. The end of the trip was marked by a backdrop of waterfalls and to the side near the river bank, a group of locals who will dazzle cruise passengers with their folk songs and dance.


After the Loboc River Cruise, we drove 45 minutes North towards the municipality of Carmen, where one can marvel at the Chocolate Hills from a viewing deck. On our way there, we passed winding roads through Bohol's man-made forest, a dense foliage of tall Mahogany trees that stretched to 2-kilometers. According to Ms. Flor, these Mahogany trees, a vision of the provincial government way back in the 60s, were planted in order to prevent landslides on this steep part of the mountain.

At the municipality of Carmen, we were awed by the sight of the world-famous Chocolate Hills. I'm pretty sure that every single Filipino has seen these geographical wonders in elementary text books or postcards, but being able to see them with one's own eyes is truly a unique experience in itself. From the viewing deck, these brown and green cone-shaped hills are scattered across the entire land as far as your eyes can see. There are 1,776 of these hills, which are said to be made of coral stones and shell deposits.

We saved our last stop for Baclayon Church, the Philippines' second oldest church. Constructed some 400 years ago by Spanish friars and monks, the heavy coral stones that make up this gargantuan structure are held together by egg whites.




The interior of the Baclayon Church is even more awe-inspiring, with its high ceilings covered with fresco paintings made by Ray Francia back in 1916. Despite being a favorite among tourists, silence inside the chapel is strictly enforced. A very modest dress code is also implemented, where women wearing shorts or sleeveless shirts are handed green strips of cloth to cover themselves with.

This old Spanish Church is still 90% original, with the remaining un-original 10% being a sturdier roofing to avoid leaks during the rainy season. The funds that are used to preserve Baclayon Church comes from a fee that is paid to enter its museum, which is located on the second floor. This museum contains various religious relics that date back 100 to 400 years ago such as priests' elaborate robes, church records filled with elegant handwritings, ornate goblets and chalices and of course, antique religious statues.


Our countryside tour around Bohol was great and culturally satisfying, if there's such a thing. This is the type of destination where you can engage yourself in a variety of activities, both adventurous and cultural. Ms. Flor Barberan also mentioned dolphin watching tours, as well as spelunking and hiking activities, but we'll save that for our next return to this beautiful island.


To inquire or book a vacation in Bohol, check out our package tours or call 1-866-2-MANILA to speak with a travel representative.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Experience Jeepney Tours: Spa and Shopping Spree

Shopping in the Philippines is definitely a must among balikbayans and tourists. In Metro Manila alone, the choices at tiangges, or flea markets, is just endless. On this week's travel segment with Balitang America, Mango Tours and Jeepney Tours, along with Ginger Conejero, take you to two of the best places to go bargain shopping in Metro Manila--Market! Market! and Greenhills Shopping Center.



Market! Market! in Taguig is a one-stop shop for everything that you need to buy. This huge complex houses a mall, open market, food court/carinderia and a bargain shopping center. It's a great place to buy pasalubongs, with its wide array of products that are native to almost every part of the country such as Ilocos, Baguio, Cebu and Bacolod, to name some.

At Greenhills Shopping Center in San Juan, you'll find yourself overwhelmed with the amount of products found in this complex. Home to over 1,000 stores, Greenhills is considered to be a mecca for bargain shoppers. In here, you'll find clothes, shoes, bags, jewelry and cellphones offered at affordable prices, but with great quality. It's pearl market is a favorite among balikbayans; in here you'll find several stalls selling authentic pearls that come from the Philippine seas.

Also featured in this travel segment is Kamayan Restaurant, a popular Filipino buffet restaurant. At around P335 per head, you can indulge yourself with all-time Filipino favorites such as kare-kare, lechon de leche and a whole lot more.

To book this Spa and Shopping Spree tour or to inquire about the other city tours that we offer, check our website for our listings or call us as 1-866-2-MANILA to speak with a travel representative.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Amorita Resort's self-contained paradise

by N. Auditor

Our 2-night stay at Amorita Resort (Panglao Island, Bohol) truly exceeded our expectations and made us wish that we stayed a little longer.

Amorita, Spanish for "little love", is definitely included in our list of the most charming resorts we've seen this year. Amorita is located on the most beautiful stretch of white sand on Panglao Island, Alona Beach, which was named after Alona Alegre, a popular Filipino actress in the 60s when she shot a movie scene at the same spot with Filipino actor and cultural icon Fernando Poe, Jr.


Being within the private compounds of Amorita Resort made us feel safe and gave us the impression that we had this little piece of tropical paradise all to ourselves.

Housed within Amorita Resort's complex are spacious villas--six ocean villas situated on the edge of a cliff with a magnificent view of the ocean, and eight garden villas located in the center of a compound, each with its own lush garden. All villas are equipped with private sun decks and plunge pools for guests to cool off after a long day under the sun.


A two-storey structure found in the midst of its sprawling gardens houses Amorita's 20 spacious deluxe rooms, all equipped with two queen-sized beds each, and a balcony overlooking the lush garden and resort grounds below.


Tropical and environment-friendly living are themes that are consistent throughout the resort: from the earth color scheme of its walls, the various indigenous ornaments found around the resort, the furniture (made especially by Filipino craftsmen), the rainfall-type showers and the relaxed feeling of consistently being in open space.


Amorita's staff will make sure that you are well taken care of, as shown to us during our visit. From the time you are picked up at the airport until the time that you leave the resort, you will truly feel the warmth of Filipino hospitality. The staff at the front desk always made sure to remind us of things as simple as our spa appointment for the next day (the same girl who checked us in would go so far as to walk to where we were--usually at Saffron Restaurant--for these simple but helpful reminders).

The staff at Saffron Restaurant would also engage you in interesting conversations by lending some facts about the island and the resort (and yes, this definitely includes some showbiz and politics gossip, which are always hot topics in this country). They would always keep an eye out on you from a distance, in case there is anything else that you need while you enjoy your scrumptious seafood dinner.

Saffron Restaurant serves a wide array of delectable Filipino, Spanish and American cuisine. It is also a widely known fact among tour guides that although there are several resorts on the island that are more luxurious and much, much more expensive, their VIPs and guests would still come all the way to Saffron Restaurant to satisfy their culinary cravings.


The restaurant is open-spaced, lending its diners a breathtaking view of the sunset. This, along with its antique wooden tables, armoires, driftwood tables and furniture made by internationally-recognized craftsmen, contribute to an all-tropical ambiance. Topping it all off is an infinity pool located by the cliff where one can relax and enjoy the sunset at the end of a satisfying day in Panglao Island.


For bookings and inquiries on our Bohol Island Vacation Packages, you may contact Mango Tours through its 24/7 US toll-free number 1-866-2-MANILA. To know more about our vacation packages and inclusions, visit our website at www.mangotours.com.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Help the victims of Typhoon Ondoy

Its a sad day in our motherland as Typhoon Ondoy ravaged Metro Manila, flooding the streets and homes, leaving people without shelter and food. Every little bit counts and you can do your part by donating to help these flood victims.

Click on the following link and chose "Typhoon Ondoy":
http://www.redcross.org.ph/Site/PNRC/Default.aspx?S=48&SS=972

Its Red Cross so you know your donations are 100% accounted for. Mango Tours sends its prayers out to all the flood victims and rescue workers out there making a difference.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Exploring the Ancient South with Cultureight Travel

by Maricel Evangelista

Cultureight Travel's 6-day Ancient South Crash Tour was a great experience that was so full of adventure, tons of fun and above all, educational. It's not your typical tourist destination but more like a rustic and cultural tour that participants can fully immerse themselves in. Cultureight brought my group and I to the beautiful Region XII in Mindanao, namely, South Cotabato, Saranggani and General Santos.


The Ancient South tour, one of Cultureight Travel’s untouristy trips, was far different from any other tours I have gone with. It put aside my indifference and touched my heart. Every destination we visited was really memorable. The entire tour reminded me of the value of humility-- that being an urbanite doesn’t necessarily make one better in any aspect. In fact, it created a desire in me to be part of these communities and become vigilant in working together with the locals to preserve their culture, as well as their environmental surroundings. I wanted to help enhance their simple way of living without exploiting the resources that make the places so beautiful in the first place.


For participants to experience the "real" Philippines, accommodations are not in five-star hotels but in nipa huts and homestays with locals so that one can experience their way of living firsthand.


Visiting the T’boli community was quite an experience. These indigenous people gave life to culture with a night of entertainment dressed in their traditional tribal wear – the Tinalak – and amazed guests with dance and songs. Of course, the local cuisine was a feast and guests enjoyed and looked forward to every meal.




The scenery was even more breathtaking. The White Water Tubing adventure at Pangi River was unforgettable and the greeneries, mountain ranges and the calm Lake Sebu can surely soothe both the body and the mind.



Initially, I was uneasy and a little adamant to join the trip because of widespread news on terrorism. Mindanao, with all the past circumstances involving terrorist groups, has gained an ill reputation and was thought of as unsafe territory. But after my six day expedition, I just proved these impressions wrong. Besides, Cultureight Travel assured us of our safety and true to their words, the trip was anything but risky and perilous but instead a rewarding experience.


Cultureight’s Ancient South Tour is highly recommended for all young, vibrant, active, and adventurous individuals who are interested to explore not only the ancient beauty of Mindanao but other exciting places in the Philippines as well. Filipinos abroad should consider booking a trip and, while enjoying the beauty of the Philippines, help to further improve the country’s local economy and eco-tourism program.

Friday, September 4, 2009

ATTENTION: Special fare discounts for Iglesia ni Cristo members abroad

Attention all Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) members abroad:

Philippine Airlines is now offering discounted airfare to INC members who may wish to come home to pay their respects to the late Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister EraƱo “Ka Erdy” Manalo, who passed away on August 31, 2009 due to cardiopulmonary arrest.

His remains will be buried on Monday, September 7.

The said discounted fares are available at $788.00 round trip from SFO/LAX to MNL, inclusive of taxes and fuel surcharge. Applicable for a minimum stay of 3 days and a maximum stay of 14 days. Ticket is valid for sale and ticketing from September 2 to 9, 2009.

For additional information and to book a flight home to the Philippines with this discounted fare, call us at our 24/7 US toll-free number 1-866-2-MANILA.

Due to certain restrictions, online booking for this particular fare has been disabled. Bookings can be made only through our phone.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your INC membership will be validated, so be sure to provide the correct and accurate details needed from you in order to facilitate this process efficiently.

Book a flight to the Philippines and get a FREE Smart Pinoy Sim Card!

Starting on September 20, 2009, Mango Tours will be giving out FREE Smart Pinoy Sim Cards* to those who book a ticket to the Philippines!

This partnership between Smart and Mango Tours is aimed to provide Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the US the convenience of communicating with their loved ones back home in the Philippines through their Smart Pinoy sim card.

Soon, Smart Pinoy users will also be able to reload Smart Pinoy call and text credits online on the new Mango Tours website as well!

Book a flight home through the Mango Tours website or call our 24/7 US toll-free number 1-866-2-MANILA today!


*one (1) sim card per family

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Balitang America travel segment: Flying Premier Class

For most, the front cabin or upper deck of the large 747 aircraft is as taboo as eating rattlesnake. But for the few that can afford and see the value of flying business class, it soon becomes the benchmark. In our industry of international transpacific flying, an economy seat is expensive enough let alone a business class fare so that most people will never even consider flying business or premier class.


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In our most recent travel segment on Balitang America, we were fortunate enough to have exclusive access to the new refurbished business class cabin of Philippine Airlines. Gone is the old and outdated first class and business class seats; they have been transformed into the modern translation of flying luxury. One only has to sit in the new seats to experience the side of flying that is not dreadful, cramped, and leaves you with that "stiff neck" feeling.

Besides the larger seating area, fine dining and more legroom, there are other perks that come with flying premier class; many of which are even before you get on the plane. When flying internationally most know you have to arrive at the airport 3 hours before your departure time and wait in the long line of other travelers. When flying business class, there is an exclusive line that has short wait times if any, which enable you to arrive at the airport much later, giving you time to pack and get your things in order. The airline lounges (eg. Mabuhay Lounge, Philippine Airlines) serve as the mecca of waiting areas while the plane boards while you satisfy your taste buds to delectable snacks and a healthy stocked bar, if that's your cup of tea.

Watch our travel segment on Balitang America to see more benefits of luxury travel and to see the new Mabuhay Class of Philippine Airlines:

Monday, August 24, 2009

Mango Tours at the Migration Expo 2009

3 million in the United States. 500,000 each in Canada and Europe including the UK & EU states. 300,000 in Australia, New Zealand. One million OFWs yearly. 4,000 OFWs deployed daily. 10 million Filipinos worldwide. Filipinos MOVE the world... - 2009 MOVE Expo

Last July 31-August 1, 2009, Mango Tours participated in the first-ever Philippine Migration, Overseas Opportunities, Visas and Employment (MOVE) Expo at the SMX Mall of Asia.


A one-stop shop for Filipinos who want to work abroad, MOVE aims to help expo participants with topics such as migration, student or working visas, temporary or permanent residency, and employment opportunities.

Mango Tours, one of the many exhibitors at the expo, was there to lend a helping hand to hopeful migrants by coming out with special fares that are exclusive to first-time immigrants, contract workers and their dependents. These special fares fly out to destinations where most Filipino migrant workers relocate to such as the United States (San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York), Canada (Vancouver, Toronto), Australia and New Zealand, Middle East (Doha, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, Dubai, Kuwait) and Europe.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Travel and boxing??

by Japee Francisco


Last Saturday i was fortunate to witness yet again how great the Filipinos are. Being in Las Vegas is always fun however when watching a major pay per view boxing match to boot, makes it a wonderful weekend. And no i am not talking about watching our greatest athlete Manny Pacquiao fight, but another up and coming boxing champion Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire. And yes he is a champion, one who holds the WBA World Title at the Super Flyweight category.



One of Mango Tours' media and official partners FilAmNation.com had exclusive press passes for the fight and Manny Legaspi of FilAmNation.com was kind enough to take me to witness this great fight.



In attendance at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas was a large number of Filipino fans and supporters, over half of the audience to be exact. The fight had been cleverly dubbed as "Pinoy Power 2" being that there were a total of 3 Filipino fighters total on the card that night. The main event with The Filipino Flash started with electricity and even though the crowd did not see a spectacular knockout, Nonito Donaire was able to win in 12 rounds via a unanimous decision.


Photos courtesy of FilAmNation.com

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

C1C2 Fever: Low prices and savings that will make your head spin!


COMBO Package 1:
  • Round trip airfare to MNL from LAX/SFO/LAS via Philippine Airlines economy Fiesta Class
  • 2-night stay at luxury hotel of your choice with daily breakfast
  • One-way airport transfer
  • Intramuros Heritage Tour with Jeepney Tours
  • Taxes and fuel surcharge

COMBO Package 2:
  • Round trip airfare to MNL from LAX/SFO/LAS via Philippine Airlines economy Fiesta Class
  • Round trip domestic airfare
  • 2-night stay at island destination of your choice with daily breakfast
  • Airport transfers
  • Taxes and fuel surcharge
For C1: Choose from the following luxury hotels: EDSA Shangri-La, Intercontinental Manila, Diamond Hotel Philippines, The Peninsula Manila, Dusit Thani Manila, Crowne Plaza Galleria, Discovery Suites, Holiday Inn or The Heritage Hotel Manila.

For C2: Choose from the following island destinations: Palawan, Bohol, Boracay or Cebu.

Avail of this special limited offer for only $899.00 and $999.00 per person based on double occupancy. Ticket is valid for a 2-month stay and valid until November 30, 2009 travel only.


Book a flight with us today! Call our 24/7 US toll-free number 1-866-2-MANILA or book online through www.mangotours.com

Thursday, August 6, 2009

UGO2MNL, now!

The cheapest Philippine Airlines fare is back by popular demand!

UGO2MNL 3 now offers is round trip air fare from LAX/SFO/LAS to MNL for only $745! The fare is valid for September 1 to November 30 travel with a maximum stay of 1 month. Rate is inclusive of all taxes.

Promo is only valid until August 14, 2009. Call us at 1-866-2-MANILA now to book a trip home! Or book online at www.mangotours.com

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Enjoy our all-Korean $625 special!



Fly Korean Air to MNL from LAX and back for as low as $625, all taxes included! Plus enjoy a layover at Incheon International Airport, ranked the world's best airport! Read our article about Korean Air's ultra-modern main hub here.

Book a ticket now by calling our 24/7 US toll-free number 1-866-2-MANILA or by booking online through www.mangotours.com!

Things to try at Incheon Int'l Airport, Korea


Waiting several hours for your connecting flight can be a real drag. At Incheon International Airport (ICN), however, you might be surprised at how time flies over here with the endless list of activities that you can choose from!

In our previous article, we focused on how ICN, also a main hub for Korean Air, has undoubtedly been ranked as the world's best airport. Its world-class amenities and entertainment options for passengers will truly redefine a typical layover experience.

Aside from its awe-inspiring modern interior, excellent service and its computer and wifi areas being a "geek paradise" ICN also holds many options for the shopaholic, food enthusiast and spa junkie in you!

Here are some things that you definitely shouldn't miss:
  1. Beef meals at Beok Je Kalbi
  2. Noodles at Jang Teo Gook Su
  3. Bulgogi burger at Lotteria & Burger King
  4. Basement sauna
  5. Shop for BB creams (a Korean wonder blemish balm cream and a very hard-to-find product in the US, also perfect for Asian skin)
  6. Good-priced signature products like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, etc.
For more information, visit ICN's website.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tune in to the Mango Tours Channel

Stay tuned to Mango Tours at youtube.com/mangotoursandtravel


Missed our past travel segments on TFC's Balitang America?

With our new Youtube Channel, you can never miss out on our travel deals and tips!

Replay our past travel segments that tackle travel tips in general and in-depth coverage of traveling to the Philippines in Tips on airline baggage allowance, Tips on traveling with money in the Philippines and Traveling with children.

The recession ruining your travel plans for the year? Let Mango Tours help you out by letting you in on great deals that are available this season, as well as low season air travel or in other words, cheap and affordable airfare! Find out more on How to get great traevel deals this season.

And if you're much like that passionate traveler who is always searching for new experiences in new locations, prepare to be awed by our Philippine travel specials as well as travel to places beyond the Philippines in Mango Tours Special: Waikiki, Hawaii and Best of the Philippines: Swimming with whale sharks in Bicol.

To be the first to know about these awesome travel deals, tune in to our segment on TFC's Balitang America every Monday at 5:30PM PST.

Happy viewing!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Mango Tours goes green!

We're doing our part in contributing to the preservation of our country's natural wonders and unique culture--by promoting ecotourism destinations.

Join us in our advocacy as we tackle the importance of supporting green initiatives in tourism today, before it's too late.

www.mangotours.com/green

In order to help protect the environment, especially the Philippines' natural wonders and resources, Mango Tours has launched its Green initiative--a site that is dedicated to promoting tours and destinations that focus on ecotourism, a form of tourism that is responsible, with minimal impact to the environment, and where the natural beauty of a destination is preserved and protected by its community and local/provincial government.

It is in this site that you'll find the conservation efforts of El Nido resorts in Palawan, certain famous sites in the Philippines that we bet you didn't know where actually UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as the value of caring for the environment and protecting our very unique Filipino culture.

Visit our Green initiative at www.mangotours.com/green. To book a tour, simply call our 24/7 US toll-free number 1-866-2-MANILA.

Friday, July 10, 2009

We're about to go green!

Tune in to our travel segment on Balitang America (The Filipino Channel) this Monday, July 13, 2009, at 5:30PM PST.

Join us as we introduce our green campaign!