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Airline Review: Philippine Airlines

November 29, 2010 Mango Tours 0 Comments



Philippine Airlines (PAL), the national airline and the flag carrier of the Philippines, was founded in February 1941 by one of the country's top industrialists Andres Soriano together with a group of businessmen. The airline took its first flight on March 15, 1941. Philippine Airlines serves 32 destinations in the Philippines and 32 international destinations in Southeast Asia, East Asia, Canada, and United States. It’s the only Airline in the Philippines to be accredited with the IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) by the International Air Transport Association.
Current Operational Fleet:

Boeing 777-300ER

Commonly referred to as the “Triple Seven”, this world’s largest twinjet has seating capacity for over 300 passengers and has a range from 5,235 to 9,380 nautical miles (9,695 to 17,370 km) depending on model.
Power 2 General Electric GE90-115BL*
Speed 482 knots/ 555 mph*
Capacity 370 Passengers (2-class layout) and 28 tons Cargo*
Number 2*
Boeing 747-400


The Boeing 747-400 is the enhanced version of the 747-300 with better features: increased wingspan, winglets, revised engines and a glass cockpit that eliminated the need for a flight engineer.
Power 4 General Electric CF6-80C2B1F*
Speed 488 knots / 562 mph*
Capacity 391 / 425 / 433 Passengers (2-class layout) and 24 tons Cargo*
Number 5*
Airbus A340-300

Developed by Airbus, this long-range four engined commercial passenger jet airliner seats up to 375 passengers. Its distinctive features include four high-bypass turbofan engines and three bogie main landing gear.
Power 4 CFM Int'l CFM56-5C4*
Speed 480 knots/ 553 mph*
Capacity 264 Passengers (2-class layout) and 23 tons Cargo*
Number 4*
Airbus A330-300

The Airbus A330 seats up to 293 passengers. It has a large-capacity, wide-body, twin-engine, medium to long range commercial passenger jet airliner.
Power 2 G.E. CF6-80E1A2*
Speed 480 knots / 553 mph*
Capacity 302 Passengers (2-class layout) and 22 tons Cargo*
Number 8*
Airbus A320-200
The A320 is the founding member of the A320 family, the world's first fly-by-wire jetliner family. The wide, comfortable cabin makes the aircraft popular with passengers and crew alike.
Power 2 CFM Int'l CFM-56-5B*
Speed 458 knots / 528 mph*
Capacity 150/156 Passengers (2-class layout) and 7 tons Cargo*
Number 15*
Airbus 319-100
The Airbus A319 is one of the smaller members of Airbus' highly victorious single aisle airliner family currently in service.
Power CFM-56-5B6/P*
Speed 503 knots/579 mph*
Capacity 134 (2 class layout) and 6.7 tons cargo*
Number 4*
*Note: Some of the information are taken from the Philippine Airlines' website.


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Current Airfare to Manila (as of November 26, 2010)

November 25, 2010 Mango Tours 0 Comments


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.

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Booking Flights Made Easier with Mango Tours Mobile!

November 24, 2010 Mango Tours 0 Comments

Mango Tours, in its strive to continuously produce and deliver exceptional travel services, is proud to announce its newest innovation---the Mango Tours Mobile application. With just few taps on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch’s screen, you can now easily book, buy and save your flights anywhere, anytime with no worries. It’s a fun new way of booking flights!


Mango Tours has never stopped innovating in its more than 30 years of existence. Rapid research and development are being done for and applied to the company’s services to give and promote better customer satisfaction, especially to members of the Filipino-American community. Mango Tours has partnered with the biggest companies both in the U.S. and in the Philippines to deliver only the finest travel services and groundbreaking innovations, one of which is the development of its own iPhone/ iPad/ iPod Touch application.

Mango Tours Mobile is available for free on the Mango Tours website
(www.mangotours.com/iphone), can be downloaded from Apple’s iTunes, and also available in the App Store for your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Once you have successfully downloaded the Mango Tours Mobile, the latest Mango Tours promo flights and tour packages to Manila and beyond will be available for booking using your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. You can do this anywhere and anytime as long as your device has its Wi-Fi connection or cellular network.

The Mango Tours Mobile application was developed to take advantage of the refined capabilities and rich user interface of the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. It is conveniently designed to make booking flights as easy as 1-2-3. Through the application, you can reserve, book, purchase and search for the most affordable flights that are available in the Mango Tours booking engine. It can also give you on-the-go information about your flights details for future reminders so you will always be updated.

Mango Tours is strongly committed to give only the best travel deals available to its valued customers. Alongside with this strong commitment is the company’s promise to continue delivering the most affordable travel services in the quickest way possible, taking advantage of the latest advances of technology. The Mango Tours Mobile is one our company’s many ways to provide each and every customer the great travel experience he/she deserves.

Download Mango Tours Mobile for FREE!

For more information about the Mango Tours Mobile and other travel services, please call their US toll-free number at 1-866-2-MANILA or visit www.mangotours.com.


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Mango Tours Wishes Everyone A Happy Thanksgiving!

November 23, 2010 Mango Tours 0 Comments

Your loyalty and trust fuels us to strive harder and innovate more to keep the quality of service we are handing out for you. It is our company’s promise to continue delivering the best travel services in the most convenient way possible. We hope nothing but to keep and nourish the relationship we have for more years to come.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!



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Feel the Dashing Spirit of Cebu!

November 19, 2010 Mango Tours 0 Comments

By: Teresa Gomez

There's a lot more in Cebu than what you can imagine. So go, explore and experience!

A trip to the Philippines would not be complete without stepping your feet into the grounds of Cebu City. This land reigns as the Queen City of the South and is considered to be the oldest city in the Philippines. Cebu is among the fastest growing cities in the Philippines jam-packed with all the advancements of a modern city. It is a home to many historical wonders, thrilling activities, and delectable cuisines.

Like all parts of the Philippines, Cebu has its own background and history. The unforgettable colonization of the Spaniards has strongly influenced the religious faith of the land. It is when the people of Cebu first embraced and welcomed Roman Catholicism. To celebrate this event, Cebuanos held their annual festival famously known as the Sinulog Festival to honor and worship Señor Santo Niño de Cebú (Lord Holy Child of Cebu). Solemn procession, upbeat dance parade and exciting activities are done during the event. Thousands of tourists, both local and foreign, come to Cebu to witness this annual celebration.

So be part of this chromatic festival! Celebrate life’s rhythm and faith through Mango Tours’ Sinulog Festival 2011 Tour Package. Roam around the brilliance of Cebu, stay in a comfortable hotel and experience firsthand this blissful celebration for as low as $1,499 per person.

Package Inclusions:

• Roundtrip airfare San Francisco/Los Angeles/Las Vegas to Manila on Philippine Airlines

Roundtrip airfare Manila to Cebu on Philippine Airlines

• Two (2) nights hotel accommodation

• Daily breakfast

• Cebu Twin City Tour with lunch

• Transportation to and from Sinulog Festival (maximum of 6 hours)

• Taxes and fuel surcharge

For bookings and inquiries, please call our US toll-free number at 1-866-2-MANILA or visit www.mangotours.com for more amazing travel deals!

Note: Prices depend on travel dates and are subject to change without prior notice. Rates are applicable for twin occupancy per person. Surcharge applies during peak season. Credit card payments are subject to 5% surcharge. Group rates are available upon request. Valid until March 31, 2011 only.



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Current Airfare to Manila (as of November 19, 2010)

November 18, 2010 Mango Tours 0 Comments


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 24/7 US TOLL-FREE number at 1-866-2-MANILAor visit www.mangotours.com for more of our affordable travel deals!



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Mango Tours' Weekly Trivia and More!

November 18, 2010 Mango Tours 0 Comments

Be updated everyday with interesting facts about traveling!

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For inquiries and bookings, call our US toll-free number at 1-866-2-MANILA or visit www.mangotours.com for more amazing travel deals.



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Pure & blissul experience awaits in Astoria Plaza Boracay: Mango Tours in Balitang America

November 16, 2010 Mango Tours 0 Comments

Nothing could compare to the image Boracay has shown to its visitors. With its powdery white sand beach, this award-winning island paradise has been the all-time favorite getaway hub of both the local and foreign tourists. Boracay is home not only to many electrifying water activities and parties but it is likewise a home to relaxation and pure comfort.

Astoria Plaza, one of the newest 5-star hotels in Boracay, offers the combination of luxury, comfort and affordable experience in every stay. With its clean, pure and villa-like ambiance, everyone can enjoy his/her stay in this island paradise and take home the unforgettable, blissful experience brought to them by Astoria Plaza Boracay!

Book your Boracay vacation now and have this luxurious experience by calling us at our US toll-free number at 1-866-2-MANILA or visit www.mangotours.com for more amazing travel deals.



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Experience things the Pinoy way!

November 15, 2010 Mango Tours 0 Comments


Philippines, with its interesting mix of East-West cultures, has formed a unique culture of its own. Compared to other world cultures, Filipinos see and live their lives differently. They are strong-willed and never let problems take them down. The three words that can essentially describe Filipinos are hospitable, courteous, and cheerful. Known as one of the happiest nations on Earth, smiles never run out of Filipino faces especially when meeting tourists they consider as new friends. They make their best efforts to make visitors and tourists feel welcome and at home.

Filipinos, also called as Pinoys, have many things to be proud of. Aside from their rich culture and wondrous land, there are great numbers of activities, food, species and delights you can experience only in their land. Here are some of the many things that can be considered as uniquely Pinoy:

Jeepney




Jeepney is one of the many symbols of the Philippine culture. Your trip in the Philippines will never be complete unless you go on a unique jeepney ride. With its flashy, showy decorations and lengthy space, this 4-wheeled vehicle will take you on a unforgettable ride of your life.


Bahay Kubo


Bahay Kubo, a native house seen all throughout the Philippines, is perfectly designed for the tropical climate of the country. Built out of native materials such as bamboo and nipa, this absolutely unique national shelter of the Filipinos has been in existence even before the colonization of the Spaniards in the 15th century.


Philippine Mango



The place where you can only taste the sweetest mango on earth is in the Philippines—the Guimaras Mango. It is famously known for its sweet, pure and juicy taste that made it the all-time favorite fruit of the both the locals and tourists.

Barong Tagalog


Made from variety of Fabrics, ( piña, jusi and banana fabrics), this Embroidered formal dress is a common wedding and formal attire for both Filipino men and women. The Barong Tagalog is known for its lightweight design and worn untucked over an undershirt similar to a coat and dress shirt. The term "barong Tagalog" literally means "a dress that is Tagalog", from the word baro which means dress.

Bakya

This wooden footwear made out of local light wood such as santol and laniti, was very popular in the 1950s and was a famous souvenir for the Americans. Today, it is often seen in all sorts of Philippine cultural shows.

Tamaraw


Tamaraw is also known as the Mindoro Dwarf Buffalo because it was first found in the island of Mindoro. This unique, endangered specie is the largest native terrestrial mammal in the Philippines. It is somewhat hairier than a common carabao, with light markings on its face, and has shorter V-shaped horns.

So come and visit Philippines today and experience firsthand the Pinoy bliss! Discover its beauty, taste the most delectable delights and be part of a unique adventure you will never forget!


Photos taken from: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3326/3286744697_303f898e0a.jpg, flickr.com/photos/53567522@N00/458644715, www2.hull.ac.uk/.../october/csi.aspx, hubpages.com/hub/Filipino-Trivia---7, www.usefilm.com/image/1052086.html, www.barongatsaya.com



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It's not only humans that fly into Manila

November 12, 2010 Mango Tours 0 Comments

For those who travel to Manila frequently and the anywhere else in the Philippines for that matter know that great steaks and choice cuts of meat can be sometimes difficult to find. As you can imagine, the islands geography serve up an abundant array of arguably the best seafood in the world however its the same topography and location which make it hard to farm free range cattle and their primary resource ~ meat.

There is one place in Metro Manila which has been gaining notoriety for being an excellent steakhouse, and not just serving any meat but Wagyu specifically. Wagyu meat is famous for its intense marbling which produces a high percentage of oleaginous unsaturated fat. In other words; every bite is delicious! Wagyu cattle is the cousin of Kobe which originated in Japan. Aside from the normal feed, beer and sake is also given to the food regimen of Wagyu cattle, however it appears to have no effect on the meats flavor.


Melos Steakhouse which has locations in Makati, Alabang and Quezon City imports its Wagyu beef directly from Australia to give the local Filipinos here in Metro Manila carnivorous excitement. Any true steak lover knows its best to pair your meat with wine and Melo's also has a wide assortment to complement even the most sophisticated palette. The ambiance and service are up to par of even the best steakhouses in New York or Los Angeles, but with the warmth and hospitality of the Filipinos.

Be on the lookout for the Mango Tours special coupon page which is exclusive to Mango Tours customers. We will be featuring some of the best establishments in the Philippines for dining, staying, relaxing and enjoying.

Subtle hint ~ we have an excellent steakhouse that will also be found in our Mango Tours coupon page.

To know more about our travel offers, call us at our US toll-free number 1-866-2-MANILA or visit www.mangotours.com.

Current Airfare to Manila (as of November 12, 2010)

November 11, 2010 Mango Tours 0 Comments

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 24/7 US TOLL-FREE number at 1-866-2-MANILA or visit www.mangotours.com for more of our affordable travel deals!



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Be one with the invigorating natural wonders of the North!

November 11, 2010 Mango Tours 0 Comments


Start your discoveries in the North! Experience the dynamic life in the Metro, witness the brilliance behind the Banaue Rice Terraces and discover the past at the magnificent heritage found in Vigan and Laoag.

Collect new memories, gain new facts about life, nature and the past as you roam around the Northern beauty of the Philippines through Mango Tours’ 10 days/ 8 Nights Tour Package. Be one with the people, understand new cultures, savor the taste of the local’s delectable dishes and explore astounding places waiting for you to explore. Start your day touring around the historical villages and towns of Vigan, Laoag and Banaue and end your day in sophistication and comfort at Dusit Thani Hotel in Manila, Banaue Hotel and Fort Ilocandia Resort in Laoag City.

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11 Days / 9 Nights Northern Experience Tour Package from $2,459 + Tax per person
Package Inclusions:
 Roundtrip airfare Manila-Laoag-Manila
 Four (4) nights Ilocos Package including: 
- Three (3) nights accommodation at Fort Ilocandia Resort 
- One (1) night accommodation at Vigan Plaza Hotel
- Daily breakfast at the hotel 
- Roundtrip airport transfers in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte 
- Half-Day Laoag City Tour 
- Whole Day Vigan Tour with lunch 
- Whole Day Pagudpud Tour with lunch 
 Two (2) nights Banaue Package including:
- Private transportation to and from Banaue 
- Two (2) nights accommodation at Banaue Hotel with breakfast 
 Three (3) nights stay at InterContinental Manila with breakfast 
 Four (4) airport transfers in Manila 
 


Book now by calling us at our US toll-free number 1-866-2-MANILA or visit us at www.mangotours.com for more amazing and affordable travel deals.


Note: The price above depend on travel dates and are subject to change without prior notice. Rate is applicable for double occupancy. Surcharge applies during peak season. Credit card payments are subject to 5% surcharge. Group rates are available upon request. Valid until March 31, 2014 only.



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Rain or Shine: Mango Tours will always be there for you

November 11, 2010 Mango Tours 0 Comments

Sometimes when you’re traveling or on a vacation, there are things that you worry about like how much money is safe to travel with or about making sure you have the best itinerary planned for your trip. We all know when we use our vacation days or are simply just checking out a new place, it’s always best to plan ahead and make sure everything is accounted for to give you the best possible trip.

Traveling is about moving and exploring new places. Getting around while you’re on a vacation at times can be an uneasy process, and make you miss your car sitting in the garage at home feeling stuck. That’s why we at Mango Tours plan ahead for this and offer an array of transport options such as round trip airport pickups, or simply a car and driver to take you anywhere you would like to go. Even in the worse of seasons when it rains hard, the Mango Tours transport will always be there for you.

A passenger emailed this picture, she was so happy. It started to rain so hard and instead of walking without an umbrella and shorts, she was so relieved how easy it was to have the Mango Tours transport drive her to her next destination.

If you want to know more about our transportation and other travel-related services, we’re just one call away. Dial our US toll-free number 1-866-2-MANILA and we can assist you right away or visit www.mangotours.com for more amazing travel deals.


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Mango Tours' Weekly Trivia and More!

November 10, 2010 Mango Tours 0 Comments

Do you want to be updated everyday with interesting facts about traveling?

Like us on Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/MangoTours

Follow us on Twitter:

http://twitter.com/mangotours

Tell us what you think. For inquiries and bookings, call our US toll-free number at 1-866-2-MANILA or visit www.mangotours.com for more amazing travel deals.


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Café Ysabel's blend of exceptional cuisines and style: Mango Tours in Balitang America

November 09, 2010 Mango Tours 0 Comments

If you want to discover a fusion of new experience and great food, San Juan City’s Café Ysabel is the perfect restaurant for you. This award winning Spanish Ancestral home turned restaurant is among the best and exceptional places that serve great food, inviting ambiance with a Spanish Colonial touch and amazing displays of traditional paintings. Café Ysabel is serving excellent cuisines for more than 25 years now and has more than 240 choices in their menu consisting of their scrumptious dishes, refreshing beverages and delightful desserts that will satisfy the taste buds. First built as an ancestral home in the 1920s, this famous restaurant has been one of the cultural and architectural attractions in the Metro and has been featured in the TV show of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations making it known world-wide.

For bookings and inquiries, please call us at our US toll-free number 1-866-2-MANILAor visit www.mangotours.com for more details.


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