Teacher’s Adventure Time: Get Christmas Adventure More Convenient at Rakso Travel

Prepare for an Instragram-worthy trip as Rakso Travel brings you to South Korea’s Jeju Island and Japan’s Okinawa. 

This coming 2018, you are now inches closer to achieving your ultimate feed goals as Rakso Travel offers affordable chartered packages to Korea and Japan’s off the beaten destinations.

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Aside from the ever favorite travel escapades such as Seoul and Tokyo, you can now step into the settings of Jeju Island and Okinawa, just like what you see in the movies. 

Jeju Island, the largest island off the coast of the Korean Peninsula, boasts of its stunning resorts and pristine beaches. The adventurer can also choose to hike mountain trails or bask in the beauty of volcanic landscapes. 

On the other hand, Okinawa Island prides itself with its rich history as you can marvel on the beauty of Shuri Castle, found in Ryukyu Kingdom. After this, you can know more about the place by spending a day at the Okinawa Prefectural Museum for it natural and culture heritage. 

Reap point with R-POINTS 

Rakso Travel’s loyalty program called R-POINTS lets you reap the rewards you deserve, after you avail their amazing chartered packages. 

While loyalty program among tour companies is a common thing, Rakso Travel’s special program not only lets you earn points through your travels. Referring a friend can also earn you more points. You can also redeem valuable points, for a minimum of 500 points, through your points like gift vouchers for amusement parks and more.  

So here’s to give you a glimpse of their pointing system:
UPON REGISTRATION – 200 pts.
INTL TICKET –  10 pts.
FREE&EASY/ CRUISE – 20 – 50 pts
GIT PACKAGE – 10% of the Price per person
REFERRALS  – 100 pts for every first transaction of referrals

Your account is also for lifetime, as long as you make transactions within three. 

So what are you waiting for? This 2018, it’s time to tick off that bucket list early and be mesmerized by Korea and Japan’s off the beaten destinations. 

Pack your bags, and be ready to conquer the world with Rakso Travel. For more travel deals, just visit their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/raksotravel/

Teacher’s Adventure Time: Cebu Pacific Kicks off surfing season with direct Manila-Siargao flights

An island with lush forest covers, trimmed with fine white sand and a crown of gleaming blue waters—Siargao is indeed another gem in the Pearl of the Orient that both surfers and beach bums dream about. And as more travelers chase the breathtaking giant waves of Siargao, this island paradise becomes more within reach with Cebu Pacific’s special additional flights to the Surfing Capital of the Philippines.

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Starting December 17, 2017, up until March 24, 2018, the Philippines’ leading carrier will be flying direct between Manila and Siargao, six times a week. For as low as PHP2,370, vacationers from the country’s capital may leave the hustle and bustle of the Metro and fly in to Siargao’s haven of cozy resorts and warm and hospital locals.

Perfect for backpackers and adventure enthusiasts, the island of Siargao boasts of exciting roads that lead to many different spots for a quick dip, snorkeling, sight-seeing and world-class surfing. Traveler favorites are the famed Cloud 9 and General Luna, where beginners learn to paddle then stand on a board, and pro-surfers get to hang ten.

Nearby islets like Guyam, Daku, and Naked Islands also draw a crowd for an unbridled experience of nature in the South. In these parts, travelers can discover Siargao’s natural heritage and the various facets of local culture as it evolves with the foreigners who now call the island their home.

The island also boasts of an effervescent food scene and night life, enriched by the fusion of local and foreign influences. With fresh catch of seafood and baskets of fruits readily available in the destination and the positive outlook in the community, Siargao serves the most delectable and satisfying experience from dusk to dawn.

“There is a clear surge of interest in Siargao, and we’ve seen its great potential for tourism since we began offering flights in 2009. With our special direct Manila-Siargao flights, we are positive that more tourists will discover what Siargao has to offer. Cebu Pacific is glad to make it easier for everyJuan to visit this dreamy island paradise more often, where surfing and sustainable living are a way of life,” says Alexander Lao, President and CEO of Cebgo.

Aside from Manila, Cebu Pacific also flies direct to Siargao from Cebu twice daily, with the lowest year-round fare of PHP 2,104. Travelers also visit the island by taking a connecting flight from Manila via Cebu to Siargao.

Discover the mesmerizing beauty of Siargao, the elusive coast for surfers and beach lovers, by flying in with Cebu Pacific. Checking in sports equipment like surf-boards are also available in these flights, and can be added to flight bookings up to four hours before scheduled times of departure. For more information on the most convenient flights to Siargao, visit www.cebupacificair.com/.

Teacher’s Adventure Time: New Getgo Partners Make Daily Spend, Hotel Stays, Adventure Trips Even More Rewarding

Flying for free will become much easier for more GetGo members as Cebu Pacific’s lifestyle rewards program welcomes its newest rewards points earn and conversion partners.

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Stay at the deluxe rooms of the Holiday Inn Manila Galleria  or Crowne Plaza Galleria to earn 250 GetGo points for every qualifying stay.

Now, everyday transactions with Bank of Commerce and EastWest Credit Cards, as well as a stay at Holiday Inn Manila Galleria, Crowne Plaza Galleria or SM Hotels, or a hiking trip with Trail Adventours or Klook can bring GetGo members closer to their rewarding dream destinations, for free!

Turn rewards to GetGo points!

Bank of Commerce Mastercard cardholders can look forward to flying for free when they start earning and collecting GetGo points by converting a minimum of 3,000 Rewards Plus points for Platinum and 6,000 Rewards Plus points for Classic and Gold to 500 GetGo points (Platinum: 6 Rewards Plus points = 1 GetGo point and Classic and Gold: 12 Rewards Plus points = 1 GetGo point).

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EastWest Gold Visa/Mastercard and EastWest Classic Visa/Mastercard cardholders can also start planning their next local or international vacation when they convert a minimum of 1,200 Limitless Rewards points to 500 GetGo points (2.4 Limitless Rewards points = 1 GetGo point).

The more you relax, the greater the rewards!

Aside from experiencing wonderful accommodations at Holiday Inn Manila Galleria or the Crowne Plaza Galleria, guests can look forward to turning hotel nights into free flights as they earn 250 GetGo points for every qualifying stay in a Deluxe Room. All they have to do is present their GetGo cards or proof of membership upon check-in to avail of the promo.

 

Outside of Manila, GetGo members can enjoy amazing experiences and up to 500 GetGo points when they stay at Taal Vista Hotel, Radisson Blu Cebu, Park Inn by Radisson Davao, Park Inn by Radisson Clark, or Pico Sands Hotel.

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Adventures can be rewarding!

GetGo members can also look forward to flying for free and conquering the great outdoors locally and abroad as every hiking adventure with Trail Adventours earns them 1 GetGo point for every P100 spend.

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Travellers can also earn 1 GetGo point for every P100 spent on Klook, Asia’s leading in-destination travel services booking platform. Simply visit www.klook.com/getgo, choose the destination and adventure to experience, and provide the GetGo membership number. Newly registered GetGo members can also earn an extra 250 GetGo points on their first booking with Klook. Promo runs until November 20, 2017 only.

As more partners join the program, earning GetGo points truly becomes much easier so members can redeem free flights sooner! Turn everyday transactions into new travel experiences. Watch out for more exciting partners to be added to this growing lifestyle program.

Not yet a member? Simply visit www.GetGo.com.ph, click JOIN, fill out the application form, and for only a P150 membership fee, have your personalized GetGo card delivered to your doorstep.

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For more information on memberships and partners, visit www.getgo.com.ph, or call +632 71-GETGO (43846). Stay updated on the latest promos by liking GetGoPH’s official pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Teacher’s Adventure Time:GetGo partners with SM Hotels for rewarding stays and free getaways

Spending a relaxing day or a week at some of the country’s luxurious hotels is now even more rewarding as GetGo, the lifestyle rewards program of Cebu Pacific, partners with SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. to bring its members closer to free flights to their dream destinations!

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GetGo members can earn rewards points when they call Taal Vista Hotel at (02) 917-8225, Radisson Blu Cebu at (032) 402-9900, Park Inn by Radisson Davao at (82) 272-7600, Park Inn by Radisson Clark at (45) 598-7000, or Pico Sands Hotel at (02) 464-7800, to book a stay based on qualified room rates. Members need to mention their GetGo number when booking and present their cards upon check-in.

“We are very excited to launch this partnership with SM Hotels as it offers more relaxing and rewarding ways for our members to earn GetGo points, towards availing of free Cebu Pacific flights,” said Nik Laming, GetGo Loyalty Division general manager.

“We are excited to partner with Cebu Pacific through its loyalty program, GetGo. Cebu Pacific is heralded as the leader in innovation and creativity in the country’s aviation industry. Since its foundation more than two decades ago, it has been one of the stalwarts in the promotion of Philippine tourism, a passion shared by our hotel properties,” said Peggy Angeles, SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. executive vice president.

For more information on memberships and partners, visit www.getgo.com.ph, or call +632 71-GETGO (43846). The latest updates are also on GetGoPH’s official pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Teacher Adventure Time: Davao Team wins Cebu Pacific Backpacking Challenge

Three graduating college students from Davao City won the Juan For Fun (JFF) 2017 Backpacking Challenge, each taking home a Cebu Pacific Travel All-You-Can pass for unlimited local and international short-haul destinations for one year, plus pocket money from co-presenters GetGo and Union Bank. The three students—18-year-old Gloria Andrea Mendoza; and 19-year-olds Christian Dominic Ang and Chyn Ira Crisostomo, comprised Team Juanton in the annual event presented by Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ leading carrier.

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A WHOLE NEW ADVENTURE. Juan for Fun Team Juanton members Geia, Dominic and Chin take home the grand prize of one-year travel-all-you-can passes to Cebu Pacific’s local and international short-haul destinations.

Now on its sixth year, the Juan For Fun Backpacking Challenge brought teams of young adventurers on an epic, seven-day fun race across the country, with P40,000 in pocket money, Boreas backpacks, and Oppo camera phones. This year’s JFF run had the final five teams locked in over 300 activities, done in over 25 locations, in just seven days—the most number of activities registered in Juan for Fun history.

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OVERJOYED. After seven days of setting off to an adventure of a lifetime, Team Juanton of Davao is named Cebu Pacific’s Juan for Fun 2017 Ultimate Backpackers.

Team Juanton beat four other teams—Team Phun of Bacolod City; Team Malackai of Baguio City; Team Patsada of Cagayan de Oro and Team Barbie from Metro Manila, with an adventure travel itinerary that covered Dumaguete and Siquijor—destinations never before visited by JFF contestants. They ventured to the waters with island-hopping and scuba diving before proceeding to Cebu and then to Legazpi.  They also took home minor prizes for the Chippy Kada Challenge and Smart Challenge. The Davaoeño team is also the youngest among all the competitors.

Throughout the seven day-adventure travel challenge, the top five JFF 2017 sought to experience the Philippines’ vibrant cultural tapestry as seen in the regions’ different modes of transportation, specialty dishes, and local practices, transporting their followers on social media with enthralling images.

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YOUNG AND WELL-TRAVELED. Juan for Fun 2017 finalists rejoice after seven days of experiencing the best of the Philippines.

“The Philippines is a beautiful country and many Filipinos have not had the opportunity to explore their own country. Juan For Fun is our way of advocating travel within our own country—especially for young Filipinos. There is much to see and do in the country and this one of the reasons why we continue to expand and offer flights to destinations in the Philippines. We want to make air travel easy, affordable and accessible for everyJuan,” said Charo Logarta-Lagamon, Cebu Pacific Air corporate communications director, as she congratulated the finalists.

Team Patsada of Cagayan de Oro came in second, with friendship nurtured on the road, after visiting Coron, Cebu, Bacolod, and Davao. Team members Ron, Rene, and James are now intent to see more of the Philippines by travelling. In third place was Team Barbie, with members Marlou, Adonis, and Carl posting photos and videos frolicking along the shore of Puerto Princesa. Donning their signature straw hats, the team paddled their way to Siargao and Boracay before heading back to Manila. On the other hand, Team Phun of Bacolod City and Team Malackai of Baguio City shared fourth place. TeamPhun members Bryan, Alfed, and Josh boosted their team work as they made their way from Cebu to Davao and Camiguin. They wowed their followers with Amsterdam-like views, creative lighting effects on a field of roses, trick eye exhibits and natural wonders, showing travelers they don’t need to wander far to see delightful views. The boys of Team Malackai—Kahel, Ian, and John—were pumped up with their “great outdoors” itinerary. After winning the Coaches’ Choice Award, they went off to Bohol, Cebu, Surigao and Surigao del Sur to find the best experience whether in the air, on land, or at sea.

This year’s travel content expert coaches also rallied the teams with their travel tips and backpacker challenges. YouTube Vlogger Wil Dasovich, Becoming Filipino advocate Kyle Jennermann, Beautiful Destination Social Media Strategist Ren Sapitan, international blogger of JustOnewayTicket.com Sabrina Iovino, and returning coach and travel writer Jude Bacalso were onboard, urging the five finalists to have the most epic ride with Cebu Pacific.

The Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge 2017 has Boreas Gear as the official travel gear and Oppo camera phone as the official camera. The challenge is also endorsed by the Department of Tourism.

Find out the best way to travel across the Philippines with Cebu Pacific. Retrace the adventures of the Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge 2017 teams by visiting www.facebook.com/cebupacificjff and stay updated on the airline’s new and exciting programs by following Cebu Pacific’s official Facebook and Twitter (@CebuPacificAir) pages.