Give the gift of travel from Deal Grocer

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Whenever Christmas comes around, traffic in Metro Manila gets even worse than it already is. Traffic is especially bad this year (even before the holidays), and I am scared at how much worse it would get closer to Christmas. After getting stuck for hours waiting for a cab a couple of times now, I’ve resolved not to go venture out of Quezon City until after the 25th, or at least made sure I’m back home before nightfall.

Picture yourself relaxing at the Misibis Bay Luxury Villa

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Get ready for the 20th Philippine Travel Mart!

20th Philippine Travel MartAre you interested in seeing more of the Philippine’s many wonders? Then prepare your wallets for the Philippine Travel Mart happening on September 4-6, 2009 at the Megatrade Halls in SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

Philippine Travel Mart (PTM) is the biggest travel, tourism and trade show in the country. It is spearheaded by Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA), the biggest association of tour operators and agencies that promote exclusively domestic and inbound tourism. Through the years, the PTM has carved a niche in the international market as a prime venue for foreign buyers as a must-see, must-be event held in collaboration with the Department of Tourism.

The highlight of the event is the Grand Vacation Sale ng Bayan, where exhibitors and participants will offer attractive discounts and special offers to consumers during the 3-day event. Reservations for travel and tour, hotel, transport (sea and air) can be purchased at lower rates and should be availed of or completed on or before November 15, 2009.
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Back from the Travel Mart

I just got back from the Philippine Travel Mart at Megamall. I really like this year’s exhibits better than last year’s. I can’t remember much of last year’s actually, but the exhibitors this year really made and effort to showcase their province/service/property.

Anyway, since my brain refuses to churn something coherent, instead of writing two different posts about this year’s Travel Mart, I am just going to refer you to the post I made for the Manila Metroblog.

If you have the time this weekend, I suggest you check out the Travel Mart, specially if you’re planning on going on a trip before the year ends. Some packages and discounts are only offered during the Travel Mart.

Oh, and it was Air Philippines who was offering the Php18++ fares. I can’t recall seeing a Cebu Pacific exhibit, but Dyan tells me they’re offering Piso fares once again. Crafty, eh?