Thursday, September 30, 2010

Current Airfare to Manila (as of October 1, 2010)

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Current Airfare to Manila (as of September 24, 2010)

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bacolod: More than just a City of Smile

There are countless of activities and adventures waiting for you in the City of Bacolod. It’s simply one of the greatest places to visit because of its culturally-rich heritage sites, festivities and cuisines. Bacolod’s worldly-known Masskara Festival has put its name in the map and is one of the happiest events in the Philippines. This City of Smile has both the charm and beauty that will definitely captivate you and fuel your thirst for upbeat celebrations.

Food has become one of the main allures of the city. For all foodies out there, Bacolod is the perfect place to taste real food with real goodness. There are plenty of restaurants and food corners where you can explore and dine. Their Chicken Inasal (Grilled Chicken), which is known throughout the Philippines, has become one of the all-time-favorite foods of the Filipinos. Its unique blend of flavors and spices distinguish itself among other chicken cuisines.

Sweets and other delicacies such as piaya and napoleones are two of Bacolod’s subtle confectioneries. Napoleones, which can only be found in Bacolod, is a must taste for every tourist who visits the City. This layered puff pastry has a delicate sweetness that can satisfy the cravings of your taste buds. Piaya on the other hand can be bought and seen in some of the corners of the Philippines but what they have in Bacolod are more delicious and addictive.

Bacolod is also known for its numerous heritage sites. The combination of Bacolod's past and modern life has formed the magnificent culture that Bacoleños have today. Some of the antique establishments that can be seen in Bacolod include San Sebastian Cathedral which is a masterwork of a baroche architecture and other historic wonders like Fort San Juan, Theodore Vinther Monument, Palacio Episcopal, and Negros Museum.

So aside from the vivacious celebrations and delicious cuisines, one can also relish the serenity and brilliance of Bacolod's historical places.



For inquiries and bookings, call our U.S. toll-free number at 1-866-2-MANILA (1-866-2- 626452)or (02) 893-0002 if you’re in Manila. Visit www.mangotours.com for more amazing travel deals.


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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bacolod’s Masskara Festival: a celebration of the Bacoleños' dashing spirit and culture

Mango Tours invites you to be a part of one of the biggest and happiest festivals in the Philippines --- Bacolod’s 31st Masskara Festival. This world-renowned festival starts from October 1 to 19, days full of exhilarating activities that include its much-awaited street dance competition, beauty pageant, carnivals, food festivals, sports events, musical concerts and other exciting activities.

Celebrated each year, Masskara Festival symbolizes the sprightly spirit of the Bacoleños for being strong willed and kind-hearted ones. With the booming sound of music and their characterful costumes, the people of Bacolod dance their way to appreciate the beauty of life. The smiling mask, which is the primary symbol of the Festival, represents their positive outlook in life that despite all the distress and difficulties, Bacoleños will succeed and continue to live a happy life.

Not only does the festival help promote the tourism of Bacolod and the Philippines as a whole, but also provide inspiration and high hopes to its people.

So come and experience firsthand the perfect symmetry of festivity and culture through our Masskara Festival tour package. For as low as $339 and $359, one can enjoy and be a part of this much-anticipated festival with 2-night accommodation at either Sylvia Manor Hotel or Luxur Place Hotel in Bacolod.

Package inclusions:
• Round-trip airfare Manila-Bacolod-Manila via Philippine Airlines
• Round-trip airport transfers in Bacolod City
• Two-night accommodation in a hotel in Bacolod
• Daily breakfast
• Half-day Bacolod Heritage Tour with Lunch

Notes:
1) Packages are based on promotional rates and may be subject to space availability;
2) Transfers and incidental expenses to MassKara Festivities are on personal account.

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.


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Monday, September 20, 2010

A relaxing escape to Bohol's Panglao Island Nature Resort

By: Teresa Gomez

Loosen yourself and relax at Bohol’s Panglao Island Nature Resort & Spa where captivating views and never-ending fun activities come your way in every stay. Located in the heart of Bohol’s Panglao Island, an hour air travel from Manila, one can escape from the hustle and bustle of the city to this paradise resort where the brilliance of nature awaits.

Panglao Island Nature Resort & Spa has a lot to offer and is gifted with nature’s fascinating wonders such as its pristine white sand beach, rich and beautiful flora and fauna and thick greeneries. The eye-catching manmade mini island that can be found beside the beach is perfect for different occasions like engagement, wedding celebrations and other special events.

Every room is nature-inspired and has comfortable and tranquil atmosphere that is perfect for the honeymooners and family stay. The breath-taking view of the beach can be seen inside every Sea view Bungalow room and the guests staying at the Superior room and Forest Bungalow will be one with the beauty of nature.


All rooms, including their Superior Room, Seaview Bungalow and Forest Bungalow are designed with a veranda or patio and are furnished with the following:

· remote-controlled air conditioning · cable television

· IDD/NDD telephone facility · refrigerator, coffee & tea making facility

· hairdryer, personal safe · 220V electrical points

· transformers (110V) upon request · key-card security lock system.

This word-class resort is equipped with high-class accommodations and has amenities that will provide comfort and entertainment to its guests.

Varieties of activities are waiting for guests of all ages to enjoy such as swimming, diving and other water activities.

Likewise, if guests want to dedicate their day for relaxation, the resort’s spa is available where awe-inspiring view of the beach will take stress and worries away.

Aside from spending time at the resort’s extensive pool, they can also wander around the entire resort where the Cabagat Cave awaits for some underground adventure.

So visit this amazing Island Nature Resort & Spa where once in a lifetime happens all the time!

Book now at this fantastic Island Nature Resort by calling Mango Tours today at its toll free number 1-866-2-MANILA or visit us at www.mangotours.com for more amazing hotel and tour packages.

Photos by: Teresa Luzon Gomez



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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Current Airfare to Manila (as of September 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 visitwww.mangotours.com and avail of our affordable travel deals!



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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Filipino culture comes alive in Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar (Part 1 of 2)


Not only does the Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar unveil the authenticity and richness of the Filipino culture, but also has activities to offer that would surely be enjoyed by everyone. Aside from the day tour inside Las Casas Filipinas and its scrumptious dishes available at their restaurant, visitors can also spend the day at the beach and do fun water sports activities such as skim boarding or just hang out in the pool and enjoy the fantastic view of the place.

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Bacolod's Masskara Festival greets you with a smile

The Philippines is known to be home to many festivities that are culturally filled with distinct and ravishing activities that symbolizes the heart of every Filipino. Bacolod City, also known as the City of Smiles invites you to witness firsthand their much-awaited festival, the Masskara Festival--- a celebration of the Bacoleños' dashing spirit and culture.

The festival first began in the year 1980 that symbolizes the happy and lively spirit of the Bacoleños.Celebrated each year from October 1 to 20, Masskara Festival is a 20-day festivity that comprises street dance competition, beauty pageant, carnivals, food festivals, sports events, musical concerts and other exciting activities. Thousands of tourists, both local and foreign, flock in Bacolod City every year to feel the exhilarating experience brought by non-stop activities and vivacious events.

Using their masks made from molded clay or papier-mâché matched with their colorful and promising costumes, the Bacoleños fascinate their tourists with their flashy smiles and the sprightliness of their dancing. Not only does the festival help promote the tourism of Bacolod and the Philippines as a whole but also give inspiration and high hopes to its people. Bacolod is just an 1 hour and 5 minute air transport from Manila.

Watch out for more of Mango Tours' Philippine festival updates!

To witness and experience this vigorous Festival, fly with us and avail our cheapest and most affordable airfares by calling us at our TOLL-FREE number 1-866-2-MANILA or visit www.mangotours.com for more of our travel services.

Photos taken from : http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/9rz3_6elzP2Pe9L1NzQWHA


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