Cruise, pilgrimage @ half-price via ‘Travel Catalogue
CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES — Drop jaw while drops of super dropped prices allow you to shop till you drop.
The “Cebu Travel Catalogue 2015,” a three-day affair gives travel enthusiasts the chance to avail of cruises, European pilgrimages, Asian and US tours at half the price.
The event at the Ayala Center Cebu from January 30 to February 1 will showcase an 80-booth spread for various travel agency, tourism offices, airlines, real estate and insurance firms. Booths will occupy the Terraces area and the connecting corridors.
According to the Cebu Travel and Tours Association, through its president Sheila A. Colmenares and event chairperson Aida L. Uy, that the event has garnered, so far, the support of the Malaysian Tourism Board, Citrineland Corporation, Innoland Retail Division (Serenitea, Hikay, Dong Juan, Sunburst).
Colmenares, in a recent media briefing, pointed out that the affair is in promotion of local and international travel. It “not only aims to kick off the trips to 2015’s hottest travel spots, but also goals itself in promoting new packages and promos offered by various airlines and travel companies worldwide.”
Cebu continues to be an “emerging powerhouse” in the national tourism country as it is only able to attract an average of two million international tourists annually. As implied by former resort and hospitality insider Bruce Bollozos of Innoland Retail Division that compared to Indonesia’s 60 million foreign tourists yearly, our share of the world tourism pie can be likened to getting only crumbs and morsel from a banquet table. Thus the need to invigorate more domestic and international travel by offering so-called shoestring packages.
“It is the essence of the event to allow travelers to get packages at prices they can’t get at any other time of the year. Through Cebu Travel Catalogue, they get better deals that they can use during summer travel,” CTTA said in a statement.
The association even dangles a chance for consumers to enjoy a super markdown of up to 75 percent for certain packages especially among traveling families.
Through Bank of the Philippine Islands, a zero-percent interest rate is offered, up to three months, so more avid travelers would savor the experience lightly on the pocket.#