Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Experience the astonishing white-sand beaches and lively spirit of Boracay!

This award-winning island has touched the world with its astonishing white sand beaches and its lively atmosphere that fascinate visitors of all ages.

This island paradise can be found in north-western tip of Panay, in the western Visayas region. Thousands of people go there especially during summer just to be part of the exciting activities waiting for them. The island is jam-packed with exciting events that include different water activities such as wakeboarding, swimming, kayaking, Jet Ski and many others.

The sunrise and sunset of Boracay will definitely blow one’s mind because of its lovely and peaceful light that can be perfected with a romantic date and cocktails. And after sunset, the island of Boracay turns itself around from its utopian image to nights of non-stop parties with overflowing drinks and dancing. Those who want to spend their time in peace and tranquillity are much likely to enjoy the island of Boracay since numerous establishments are available to offer different kinds of wellness services.

Bask in comfort as you watch breath-taking views of the island and delight yourself with its eclectic cuisines. For as low as $299 per person, one can enjoy this island paradise that offers variety of options for adventures and exciting activities.

Our Bocaray Tour Packages:

  • Boracay Ocean Club - $299

  • 357 Boracay -$339

  • Boracay Mandarin Resort -$349

  • Golden Phoenix -$299

  • Le Soleil de Boracay -$329

  • The Tides Resort - $339

  • Microtel Boracay - $319

  • Two Seasons Resort -$359

  • Seawind Resort -$419

For more information about this amazing tour package, visit us at www.mangotours.com or call our toll-free number at 1-866-2-MANILA.



Monday, August 30, 2010

Mango Tours in Balitang America: Graceland Country Club




Located in the heart of Tayabas, Quezon, delight yourself with exciting activities at Graceland Country Club where nature-inspired place awaits you!

For more information, call our toll-free number 1-866-2-MANILA or visit us at www.mangotours.com.




Friday, August 27, 2010

Choosing the right luggage for the right trip

It goes without saying that what you bring with you on a trip matters as much as the luggage you carry them in. Luggage choice is an often overlooked detail amongst travelers these days. It all simply comes down to picking a suitcase that’s suitable for your travel needs.

Here’s a checklist to keep in mind before you pack your bags:

  • TRANSPORTATION. Your travel mode will dictate your choice of bags to an extent, as different kinds of transport provide you varying amounts of space for your belongings. Space restrictions vary between land, sea and air travels. Be sure to know how much space you’re allotted and how much weight you’re allowed to carry in your luggage to avoid paying for excess baggage fees and baggage loss or damage when you travel.
  • DURATION. How long you are going away for should also be another obvious deciding factor in what luggage to take. A weekend trip may only require a small overnight bag as you will not be taking anywhere near the amount of belongings you would if you were going away for three weeks or so. Packing light is always the safe bet regardless of the duration of your trip.
  • ACCOMMODATION. Where will you be staying when you get to your destination? You will have to store your bags when you get there so this is something you need to think about in advance. You will need bags which lock and are not so easy to get into if you are staying at a place where security measures are inadequate. Do your homework when researching for places to stay at in your destination of choice. Keep your belongings safe by staying somewhere safe.
  • WHY BUY WHEN YOU CAN BORROW? Thinking about how often you go on your travels is necessary as buying new bags can be costly nowadays. If this is your first journey and you are not planning to go away again in the near future, simply borrow a bag from a friend or family member. However, if you intend to continue to do a lot of traveling, you may find it more convenient to have luggage of your own.
  • QUALITY MATTERS. You should always think about the quality of your luggage as well as the size. Bags can sometimes take a bit of a beating when being thrown around in the handling process of travel. Choose the more durable kind of luggage which will be able to cope with any conditions it may be subjected to throughout your many journeys.

Keep these tips handy the next time you drive, jet set or sail away to your next destination. At Mango Tours, we offer the best and cheapest travel deals to Manila and beyond, as well as traveler-friendly tips and tricks. For more information, call our toll-free number 1-866-2-MANILA or visit us at www.mangotours.com.




Thursday, August 26, 2010

Current Airfare to Manila (as of August 27, 2010)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Rates are correct at time of release, includes all taxes, and are subject to the following: Change without notice, availability, ticketing deadlines, blackout dates and travel dates.

For more information, please call our TOLL-FREE number at
1-866-2-MANILA or visit www.mangotours.com and avail of our affordable travel deals!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

How secure are you when you travel?

Travelers are abuzz nowadays about the amount of information they need to provide when they travel. Though providing your personal information to your travel agent may seem inconvenient and risky, these are mere safety measures to ensure accuracy for a safe and comfortable journey wherever in the world you and your family choose to travel.

Airlines are now collecting additional passenger information as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) implements the Secure Flight Program (SFP). Passengers making a reservation are required to provide their full name (as it appears on the identification document used when traveling), date of birth, and gender. TSA matches this information against government watch lists to:

  • Prevent individuals on the No Fly List from boarding an aircraft.
  • Identify individuals on the Selectee List for enhanced screening.
  • Facilitate passenger air travel.
  • Protect individuals' privacy.

As with all implementations in the travel industry, the SFP will be in launched in phases to assess how the public will perceive it. Passengers need not worry about being requested to provide the required information as it will not impact their travel dates and reservations. This additional information improves pre-flight security process and helps passengers clear their names to avoid misidentification in the event of a match on the watch list. More importantly, the SFP measures utilize state-of-the-art technology to ensure passenger information remains private, reassuring the safety of passengers and their families no matter where they decide to travel.

For more information about the Secure Flight Program, visit http://www.tsa.gov/what_we_do/layers/secureflight/.

At Mango Tours, we offer the best and cheapest travel deals to Manila and beyond, as well as the latest and relevant travel news. For more updates on what’s buzzing in and around the travel industry, call our toll-free number 1-866-2-MANILA or visit us at www.mangotours.com.





Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The basic techniques of capturing picture perfect shots using your digital camera

By: Teresa Gomez


Traveling is not complete without having a camera. It becomes our companion whenever we go on a trip. It allows us to capture the moments we spend on a particular destination and leave us memories that we will heartily treasure for the rest of our lives. There are a lot of wondrous places we can see and capture using this device. One important thing to know is that, you don’t need to hire photographers or hassle yourself anymore whenever you want to take satisfying photographs because learning these basic techniques will make you realize that taking photos are really not that complicated and confusing.

There are different scenes that need different techniques:

People shots

The common mistake:

· Not knowing the perfect position before capturing the shots.

What you can do:

· Prepare your shot. Before pressing the shutter release, try to experiment on focusing different angles because this will allow you to capture photos on a higher level.

· Move your subjects closer. Moving your subjects closer will help you focus on their right angles. Avoid cutting their body parts especially their heads since it will result on an unpleasant photo.

· Be creative. Always strive for something unusual yet very pleasing photos. This will help you appreciate photos beyond what you capture.

Landmarks

The common mistake:

· Just snapping the usual shots as everyone else does without thinking the right shooting.

What you can do:

· Move yourself from the crowd. Most of the time, capturing a landmark need not to have people in it. As much as possible, move yourself from the crowd before taking a shot since it will let your camera focus on the landmark and not on other distracting elements.

· Move closer to the landmark. If you are planning to shoot a towering building, move closer to it and arrange your camera with a perfect angle. This will allow your camera to capture the loftiness of your subject and will give you dramatic result.

Sunset Scenario

The common mistake:

· Confused whether to use or not to use flash.

What you can do:

· Turn off the flash. You don’t need to activate the “night flash” setting since it will only focus on other addling elements and not on your main subject. Turning off the flash will capture perfectly the rich orange light of the horizon.

Night Photos

The common mistake:

· Not giving yourself enough time to focus.

What you can do:

· Plan your photographs before you shoot. Studying the place first before you shoot will definitely help you find the right angles and lightning.

· Bring a tripod. This device will allow you to shoot photos in a stable way since most cameras when taking photos at night tend to have sensitive effect on shaking, resulting on blurry shots. Activating the “anti-shake” settings will also help you prevent this event to happen.

· Turning off the flash will give way to spectacular city lights. Capturing the city lights has always been one of the favorites. Turning off the flash will help you capture a dramatically beautiful scene and all you need to do is find the right angle.

So the next time you travel, make sure to learn all these helpful techniques on capturing picture perfect photos by your own digital camera. We at Mango Tours believe that we are all photographers, we are capable to immortalizing our memories through capturing it. All we have to do is to learn, focus, and be creative.



Monday, August 23, 2010

5 Tips on how to enjoy yourself in a destination

Like the old saying goes, ‘A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.’ So for you who have now packed your bags and have since taken that single step beginning the mark of your journey, you might want to pack these tips along with you, too. Like getting bumped up to first class or getting a free hotel room upgrade, packing a little extra attitude with you will take your trip to the next level, at no extra cost. Here are some tips that you could put to good use:

· Have a map on hand or have a GPS attached to your car or mobile phone. These are powerful tools that will help you get to where you want to go without asking anybody for directions and will save you enough time to explore your destination. So if these tools can help you go wherever you want to go, it will also help you go back to where your hotel is located.

· Make sure to carry sufficient amount of cash in your pocket. Always try to tuck enough cash in your pocket or purse since there is no assurance that the stores or other establishments that you will go to allow other payment modes such as credit cards and travelers cheques. Smaller bills help, too, when it comes to shopping.

· Leave your travel documents at the hotel. You don’t need to carry your passport around when you travel around your destination. Leave it at your hotel where it will be safe and just bring a photo copy of your passport since that will be enough in it needs to be presented as a for of identification.

· Be aware at all times. It goes without saying that you shouldn’t easily trust people you’ve just met. Some people, especially when they know that you’re a tourist tend to take advantage of you and are tempted to mislead you into getting into risky situations. Be cautious and observant especially if you are travelling alone. Common sense and street smarts are your best allies when travelling.

· Having a copy of your travel agent or hotel’s number will keep you on the right track. Having the contact number of your travel agent and/or the hotel you’re staying at is very important in case problems occur when you’re out and about. Usually, business cards from hotels have directions on how to get to the hotel printed in the back portion, and are more often than not translated in the country’s local language. In case you are lost or being inconvenienced in your destination, your travel agent or hotel can resolve the situation for you and prevent it from happening again.

Travelling is all about attitude. Whether you’re just going out of town or taking an 18-hour flight, the little details along the way make all the difference in making your trip the best experience that it can be. For more information, call our toll-free number 1-866-2-MANILA or visit us at www.mangotours.com.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Korean Air awards its passengers with enhanced Mileage Policy

Ranked as “The Best Airline in Asia” for the 3rd consecutive year by Business Traveler Magazine, Korean Air further develops its unparalleled services and products. The flag-carrying airline has found ways to extend their gratitude to their loyal frequent flyers by rewarding them with top-notch service and an exceptional travel experience.

Skypass members can now avail of the following privileges:

- Extended mileage validity to ten years

- Increased seats for award travelers

- Diversified ways to utilize mileage

- Family Plan extended to include more family members

With this enhanced mileage policy, Korean Air establishes itself as one of the world’s best airlines, going well above and beyond than just transferring passengers from country to country. Focus remains on building a relationship with its passengers and making traveling as convenient and enjoyable for them as possible.

For Korean Air bookings, call our toll-free number 1-866-2-MANILA or visit us at www.mangotours.com.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Current Airfare to Manila (as of August 20, 2010)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Rates are correct at time of release, includes all taxes, and are subject to the following: Change without notice, availability, ticketing deadlines, blackout dates and travel dates.

For more information, please call our TOLL-FREE number at
1-866-2-MANILA or visit www.mangotours.com and avail of our affordable travel deals!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Come home to the world-renowned splendors of the Philippines!


The Philippines truly is an enchanting country to visit --- it is home to some of the best coral reefs in the world, pristine white sand beaches, locals whose warmth and hospitality are unrivaled in the region, unusual geographical wonders and various adventures as one continues on his journey. Our Balik Bayan™ Tour Packages is a collection of all the best things that a vacation to the Philippines has to offer: the best destinations, resorts, activities and sightseeing tours at the best attractions. Fly to Palawan, Laoag, Boracay, Marinduque, Cebu, Bohol, Davao, Banaue or Baguio today!

For more information, call our toll-free number 1-866-2-MANILA or visit us at www.mangotours.com.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Current Airfare to Manila (As of Aug. 13, 2010)


IMPORTANT NOTE: Rates are correct at time of release, includes all taxes, and are subject to the following: Change without notice, availability, ticketing deadlines, blackout dates and travel dates.

For more information please visit www.mangotours.com and avail of our affordable travel deals!

A world-class experience at Hotel PonteFino: Mango Tours in Balitang America



Mango Tours invites you to feel the one-of-a-kind experience waiting for you at the Hotel PonteFino located in the heart of Batangas City. Guests will be amazed with its world-class accommodations.

For more information, call our toll-free number 1-866-2-MANILA or visit us at www.mangotours.com.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Witness a once in a lifetime event showcasing the power of devotion and faith of the Filipino people!


The patroness of the entire Bicol Region, Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia, is celebrating its 300th feast day this year. Mango Tours invites you to be part of the biggest Marian Festival in the Philippines. Celebrated on the third week of September, the Virgin of Peñafrancia is welcomed with such devotion and excitement by millions of devotees from all over the world. Witness a once in a lifetime event that showcases the power of devotion and the faith of the Filipino people.

For only $1499 (airfare included), our customers can now avail of and participate in this spiritual celebration and witness the natural and historical sites of two of Bicol’s culturally rich cities.

Tour Inclusions:
• Roundtrip airfare from San Francisco/Los Angeles/Las Vegas to Manila via Philippine Airlines
• Roundtrip airfare Manila/Legaspi/Manila on Philippine Airlines
• Two nights stay at Intercontinental Hotel with daily breakfast
• Two nights stay at Venezia Hotel Legazpi with daily breakfast
• Albay City Tour (Albay Cathedral, Our Lady of the Gate Church, Pili Nut Factory, Cagsawa Ruins – the site to view Mt. Mayon) with dinner
• Whole day Peñafrancia City Tour in Naga with lunch (Witness the Peñafrancia Fluvial Procession on Naga River, attend masses in honor of our Lady of Peñafrancia, pass by CWC on the way back to Legazpi City)
• Transportation from Legazpi/Naga/Legazpi
• Roundtrip airport transfers in Manila and Legazpi
• Services of an English Speaking Guide
• Government Tax and Service Charge

Tour Restrictions:
Rate is based on double occupancy and may vary depending on travel dates. Airfare is valid from August 11, 2010 to September 20, 2010. Surcharge applies on any other travel dates. Rate is good for 60-day stay. Good for weekend and weekday departure. Common rates from SFO/LAX/LAS to MNL. Rate is subject to tax and fuel surcharge. Credit card payments are subject to 5% surcharge. Group rates available upon request. Limited slots only.

For more information, call our toll-free number 1-866-2-MANILA or visit us at www.mangotours.com.


Monday, August 9, 2010

Customers tell their stories in their own words!

For several years, Mango Tours has stood out among other travel agencies and has continually impressed its customers with the amount of travel services that it offers. We at Mango Tours are more than thrilled with the outpour of positive feedback we are getting from our highly regarded customers.

Whether you're planning a romantic honeymoon, family reunion, vacation, group tour or cruise, you can depend on getting expert advice from our knowledgeable and experienced staff. As a way of showing our appreciation to all our satisfied customers, we at Mango Tours are now more driven than ever to give you access to the best and latest travel deals available while making it easy for our customers to fully customize their trips and assure them of safe and reliable transactions online.

Your itinerary is our priority here at Mango Tours; we don’t just treat our customers at Mango Tours as passengers, but as partners, too. So here’s to a long and lasting partnership and to the start of many more journeys to come! Let’s explore the world together – Mango Tours and you!

For more information, call our toll-free number 1-866-2-MANILA or visit us at www.mangotours.com.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Current Airfare to Manila (As of Aug. 6, 2010)


IMPORTANT NOTE: Rates are correct at time of release, includes all taxes, and are subject to the following: Change without notice, availability, ticketing deadlines, blackout dates and travel dates.

For more information please visit www.mangotours.com and avail of our affordable travel deals!


Uncover the spirit of adventure in you with our Island Escape Package!


Mango Tours invites you to experience firsthand the different corners of the Philippines that will take you on an amazing escape to fuel the spirit of adventure in you.

The 13 Days/11 Nights tour package is everything that you need in a tour that will show you the beauty of the Philippine islands. Inclusive of round trip airfare from the US, hotel accommodations, airport transfers, daily breakfast and island tours, the 13 Days/11 Nights tour package will take you from the bustling city of Manila to the amazing geographical landscapes of Tagaytay and Palawan and to the culturally rich provinces of Cebu and Bohol.

To avail of this amazing package, call our toll free number at 1-866-2-MANILA OR visit us at www.mangotours.com for more information.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Need car transfers? Give us a call!

Whether its airport transfers or road trips you're after, we at Mango Tours make traveling easy for you! Choose from our fleet of cars and vans to take you around Metro Manila or to any point in Luzon! All you need to do it sit back and enjoy the view! For more information, call our toll-free number 1-866-2-MANILA or visit us at www.mangotours.com.