Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Great U.S. Sale


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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Friday, September 28, 2012

Pre-Christmas Promo Fares to Vancouver


Philippine Airlines once again brings you a set of affordable roundtrip airfares to Canada. Fly via business or economy class at very affordable prices. Hurry – seats are limited! Call Mango Tours today and don’t miss the chance to enjoy your next trip to Vancouver right before the holidays!

Christmas is definitely just around the corner with these low-priced round-trip airfares to Vancouver! 

For bookings and inquiries, call us today at our 24/7 U.S. toll-free number 1-866-2-MANILA or (02) 893-0002 if you’re in the Philippines. Please visit www.mangotours.com for more of our amazing travel deals.
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Current Airfares to Manila (as of September 28, 2012)


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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Introducing Non-stop Flights from Toronto to Manila



Travelers can now book and buy their flights to Manila with Philippine Airlines and Mango Tours starting
November 30, 2012 . Just visit www.mangotours.com and look for affordable airfares with our booking engine for flights from Toronto to Manila. You can also book with your iPhone through our mobile application. Flights from Toronto to Manila are available on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

    So leave the snow behind and spend the holidays in the tropical paradise of the Philippines. Come and
discover the islands of fun and the warmth of Filipinos. Whether it’s for business or leisure, trust Mango Tours to get the best deal for you.  

    Visit our website at www.mangotours.com and book your low priced airfare from Canada to the Philippines today!



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Mango Mix: Getting there


Mango Mix is a weekly column of Mango Tours in the Asian Journal. The column celebrates Filipino culture--from must-see travel destinations and advice, social events, culinary delights, arts, and everything interestingly mixing under the Philippine sun.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

LANDMARK LEGENDS: Indonesian Landmarks (Bali)

Legends and myths are not just simple stories; they contain lessons and morals passed on from generation to generation. These tales may also include valuable historical facts and data about the culture and lifestyle of people or race involved. 



A myth on the origin of famous landmarks in Bali, indonesia

STORY:
Long time ago, there was a powerful king who ruled over a vast area in Indonesia; his name was Mayadenawa.   Mayadenawa possessed such great power to transform him into anything he desired. Sadly, he misused his powers and became a warlock who practiced the dark arts. So consumed of the so-called dark power, the king destroyed all of Bali's temples to stop the Balinese from worshipping their gods. There came Mpu Kulputih; a priest blessed with ancient good magic powers. He decided to stop the king from his wrong doings. He went to a sacred temple to pray and meditate for guidance and motivation.

Soon after, warriors from above led by the god Indra were sent to destroy the king. In the end, the king’s troops fled, leaving King Mayadenawa almost without defense. The night came when Indra’s forces slept; Mayadenawa took advantage of the opportunity by sneaking into Indra’s camp and creating a pool of poisoned water. He walked on the side of his feet as to leave no footprints and that gave Tampaksiring its name. A Balinese word meaning “without imprints” the next morning, Indra’s forces woke up and discovered the pool of water; they drank from it and got poisoned. When Indra found out what happened, he created Tirta Empul, a well of water that cured his forces.



The water flowed from this well later became known as the river Pakerisan. As soon as the Indra’s forces got back in shape, they started to hunt for The king. Mayadenawa transformed himself into a stone to hide but Indra couldn’t be tricked. soon after, the king was found and shot by Indra’s arrow. A stream of blood flowed from the stone, forming a river now called as Petanu. The cruel king died and the peace was restored over the land.

Rekindle this fantastic myth by visiting the famous landmarks in Bali, Indonesia


Note: Prices depend on travel dates and are subject to change without prior notice. Rates are applicable for double occupancy per person, based on standard (lowest category)room and inclusive of government tax and service charge. Group rates and other arrangements are available upon request. Valid until March 30, 2013 only. Tipping is compulsory.

For bookings and inquiries, we would be happy to assist you. Call our 24/7 U.S. toll-free number at 1-866-2-MANILA or (632) 893-0002 if you’re in the Philippines. Please visit www.mangotours.com for more of our amazing travel deals.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pretty Paradise of Pagudpud; Mango Tours in Balitang America



Aside from powdery beaches and sumptuous Ilocano cuisines, Pagudpud also boast of its magnificent natural and man-made wonders. One will surely be amazed of the invigorating clear and cold waters of the Kabigan falls, the majestic wonders of the Bangui windmills and the amazing natural rock sculptures of the Kapurpurawan rock formations. For accommodations, there’s Hannah’s beach resort and convention center that provides its guest the comfort of like staying at home with the full amenities and services of a resort. 

Here's an affordable Pagudpud Tour Package:

From USD 399.00 
per person based on double occupancy

Package Inclusions:
· Three (3) nights accommodation on Deluxe Villa based on double occupancy
· Full board meals
· Use of four (4) swimming pools and gym facilities 
· Guided Whole day Pagudpud Tour
· Tour Guide
· Travel Insurance
· Taxes and Service Charge
· Round-trip airport transfers

NOTE: Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Subject to change without prior notice. Rates may vary depending on check-in date and valid until March 31, 2013. 

For bookings and inquiries, we would be happy to assist you. Call our 24/7 U.S. toll-free number at 1-866-2-MANILA or (02) 893-0002 if you’re in the Philippines. Please visit www.mangotours.com for more of our amazing travel deals.



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Monday, September 24, 2012

Jersey City Raffle Winner


Mango Tours, in its commitment to provide only the best travel products and services to its clients opens a new branch in Jersey City, New Jersey. Thus, allowing nearby residents to avail of its affordable travel services and promos!

And, continuing with our tradition, Mango Tours held another raffle for our loyal customers! Jersey City customers got the chance to win a round trip ticket to the Philippines, for free!


Raffle entries are given to those who purchased a ticket in our Jersey City Branch from February 20 to August 20, 2012.  Also, everyone who purchased a ticket from our Jersey City branch from March 7 to August 20, 2012 combined with any of our tour packages are given two raffle entries. The raffle draw was held last September 5, 2012.

Here's the lucky winner:


Stay connected to know more of our latest promos, discounts and more....


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For bookings and inquiries, we would be happy to assist you. Call our 24/7 U.S. toll-free number at 1-866-2-MANILA or (02) 893-0002 if you’re in the Philippines. Please visit www.mangotours.com for more of our amazing travel deals.





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Mobile App Advisory




To all Mango Tours’ Mobile Users:

We would like to announce that we are doing some improvements to our Mango Tours Iphone App to cope with the iOS6 upgrade. Please bear with us as you may encounter problems particularly with the calendar feature of our mobile app found on the iPhone. Nonetheless, you can always search for our low fares to the Philippines on www.mangotours.com. You can also call us at our U.S. toll-free number 1-866-2-MANILA.

We thank you for your patience to date and ask for a little more while we move towards the completion of this upgrade.

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Around Asia: Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a mixture of many cultures. In the mid-19th century, the county was colonized by the British Empire -- turning this calm, laidback fishing village into a modern, vivacious kind of city. Amidst its fast-paced lifestyle lies a city full of contrast, life, and abundant culture. Its rich colonial past and the British culture and values occupy its heart and soul.

Photo credit: citiesintheworld.com

Today, the country stands as one of the top tourist destinations in the world. It has become one of the world’s leading financial centers. It is home to many old and futuristic wonders.

The city landscapes are mostly influenced by Chinese and British architectural styles. The city is dotted with colors, towering skyscrapers, panoramic skyline, and state-of-the-art landscapes. Remarkable attractions include the following:

Victoria Harbour

Be captivated by Hong Kong’s expansive skyline view by visiting one of its famous attractions – the Victoria Harbour. Soaring skyscrapers beam magnificently during the night boasting such wonderful sight that provides visitors with an awe-inspiring experience.

Victoria Peak
Photo credit: siteonearth.com

A full panoramic view of Hong Kong is yours to take in when you visit the Victoria Peak. Around seven million tourists come here every year making it among Hong Kong’s most visited places.

Avenue of Stars
Photo credit: urban-outdoors.com

The Avenue of Stars is a HK$40 million project built and opened for public and visitors to pay tribute to exceptional actors in the film industry of Hong Kong. Located at the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade in Kowloon, some of the most anticipated attractions include movie memorabilia, a life-size statue of the famous kung fu action hero Bruce Lee, celebrity handprints, plaques, and more.

Aberdeen Fishing Village
Photo credit: travellingtara.com

Amidst Hong Kong’s hustle and bustle is a wonderful floating village known as the Aberdeen Fishing Village. This place has been one of the most visited places in Hong Kong offering nothing but abundance of seafood and beautiful scenery. It perfectly presents the other side of Hong Kong that is so rich and captivating.

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For bookings and inquiries, we would be happy to assist you. Call our 24/7 U.S. toll-free number at 1-866-2-MANILA or (02) 893-0002 if you’re in the Philippines. Please visit www.mangotours.com for more of our amazing travel deals.
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Thursday, September 20, 2012

2-day Roundtrip Airfare SALE to Manila



For bookings or inquiries, please call our 24/7 U.S. toll-free at 1-866-2-MANILA or (02) 893-0002 if you’re in Manila. Visit www.mangotours.com for more of our cheapest travel deals.

Note: Rate is subject to change without prior notice.



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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

FANTASTIC FESTIVALS: October


Masskara Festival

October 1 - 22 | Bacolod City


Watch out for our Bacolod Tour Package

Held each year in the capital of Negros Occidental, the Masskara Festival is known to be the biggest annual event in the province. Aside from the celebration of Bacolod City's founding anniversary, this festivity serves as the town’s expression of gratitude for the abundance of blessings life brings them.

Happening in the town known to be the City of Smiles, this event is perhaps the happiest festival in the country. It features an array of activities from sports competition, cultural programs, beauty contests, carnivals to a street dancing competition of mardi gras styled masked dancers and a lot more.



Ibalong Festival

October 19-22 | Legaspi City



Ibalong festival is a weeklong festivity which commemorates Bicol’s early beginnings. It is a celebration which depicts the “Ibalong” epic that tells the story of superheroes Handiong, Batlog, Oryol, villains and wild animals that roamed within the area during the ancient times. The festival is marked with a pageantry of music, dances and parade of town locals wearing masks of these heroes and villains. Other activities include trade fairs, exhibits, beauty pageants and contests.



ASWANG FESTIVAL
October 29- 30 | Roxas City

Watch out for our Roxas Tour Package

A culturally significant and controversial celebration in Roxas City, the Aswang Festival is an event intended to alter the negative connotation attached to the province popularly known to be the domain of Aswang. It converts the negative impression by using aswangs as the province’s premier attraction. This festival highlights a parade of town locals wearing costumes of the most horrifying mythical creatures like tikbalang, wak-wak, kapre, manananggal and other human-eating monsters. This event also features a trade fair showcasing the world-class Capiznon sea food products and other local delicacies. 


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.

Credits to photo owners
collegelyfintsu.wordpress.com
capizportal.blogspot.com
ibalon.wordpress.com
skyscrapercity.com
bicoltoday.com
themasskarafestival.com
kamisulat.blogspot.com



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Mango Mix - Fil-Am Stories: Nic Belasco

Mango Mix is a weekly column of Mango Tours in the Asian Journal. The column celebrates Filipino culture--from must-see travel destinations and advice, social events, culinary delights, arts, and everything interestingly mixing under the Philippine sun.



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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Homey Hannah's; Mango Tours in Balitang America


Situated along the shores of the famous blue lagoon in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Hannah’s Beach Resort and Convention Center is one paradise that will definitely invigorate every tourist’s mind, body and soul. Aside from being a beach resort and convention center, Hannah’s is also a theme park; life size action and famous cartoon figurines are scattered all over the resort. This property also boasts of its accommodation options, facilities and services; everything perfect for either a honeymoon, friends bonding or family gathering.

Experience true relaxation in a wonderland enshrouded in forest greenery and turquoise seas.


From USD 399.00 
per person based on double occupancy

Package Inclusions:
· Three (3) nights accommodation on Deluxe Villa based on double occupancy
· Full board meals
· Use of four (4) swimming pools and gym facilities 
· Guided Whole day Pagudpud Tour
· Tour Guide
· Travel Insurance
· Taxes and Service Charge
· Round-trip airport transfers


NOTE: Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Subject to change without prior notice. Rates may vary depending on check-in date and valid until March 31, 2013. 

For bookings and inquiries, we would be happy to assist you. Call our 24/7 U.S. toll-free number at 1-866-2-MANILA or (02) 893-0002 if you’re in the Philippines. Please visit www.mangotours.com for more of our amazing travel deals.



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Picture, Picture! Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner


Top: Jayson Aquino, Picture, Picture! Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner
Bottom: Mango Tours’ Marketing Supervisor Ling Gomez (right) hands the grand prize to  Mr. Aquino


Congratulations to Jayson Aquino, winner of the grand prize in Mango Tours and Choose Philippines' Picture, Picture! Photo Contest. Mr. Aquino goes home with a trip for two to Palawan courtesy of Airphil Express, Microtel, Choose Philippines, and Mango Tours. Look out for more fun promos and contests in the near future!
 
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