MEETING AND INCENTIVE TOUR PACKAGES
IN THE PHILIPPINES
Green Earth Tours and Travel is actively promoting the Philippines as a destination for incentive groups and corporate meetings. With the support of the Philippine Department of Tourism and the Tourism Promotions Board, our travel agency hopes to welcome to Philippine shores more executives who would like to have their meetings and inventive trips here.
SOME FAQs WHEN PLANNING M.I.C.E TRIPS TO THE PHILPPINES
How does one know who to talk to?
With the proliferation of online fly-by-night sites, it is hard to trust your funds to just about anyone. This does not only happen in the Philippines though. However, a good gauge would be to check on the travel agency’s business registration documents and credentials. Has your contact invested a lot to put up the businesses? Has it secured the appropriate business permits?
Green Earth Tours and Travel, Inc. is a Cebu-based travel agency and tour operator that is registered with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission and accredited with the Department of Tourism. We have our office in Mango Avenue, Cebu City, and are just a stone’s throw away from the Cebu Business Park, one of the city’s premiere business addresses.
Does your contact have a strong network of partners and affiliates to ensure seamless delivery of services?
The Philippines is an archipelago. While areas in Luzon are land-locked, a lot of the interesting destinations are also found in the central islands, most notably Boracay, Cebu and Bohol. Palawan, which is also a very popular destination, is reachable via 1-hour flights from Manila or from Cebu.
Make sure that your travel agency has the right network of partners and affiliates to help you get around the islands with ease. You need an expert in the field who can help pinpoint to you the proper itinerary and the various nuances to consider like travel time, tippings, porterage fees, getting a halal restaurant and the like.
Green Earth Tours and Travel has the right network and know-how to help you arrange your incentive trips to the Philippines. Our travel agency and our partners have strong presence in key Philippine M.I.C.E. destinations like Manila (including its environs like Tagaytay), Cebu, Bohol, Boracay, Palawan and Davao. Whether you need a bus or a coaster for your transportation, or vans to shuttle your group from your hotel to your dinner place; whether it be team building activities; whether it be themed parties in the island, or at some posh hotel; or whether you feel like giving back and engaging in CSR and green initiatives, you can rely on Green Earth Tours and Travel.
Is it possible to make all arrangements on our own?
Honestly? You can, BUT with a lot of costs and uncertainties involved. The advantage of going through a professional business partner is that you have experience and local knowledge to help keep costs low and to minimize possible glitches during your activities. Contrary to the popular belief that you get things cheaper if you arrange your trips by yourselves, you can save more by going through travel agencies and operators who can provide you access to discounted hotel and resort rates, provide you with the best possible coaches, and direct you to dining places that will suit your objectives and budget. For big groups, we will have a travel agency representative (apart from the tour guide) to coordinate matters and see to it that everything is in order.
What kind of services can we look forward to if we partner with Green Earth Tours and Travel?
- Site selection/inspection
- Hotel negotiations and bookings
- Third-party supplier negotiations
- Itinerary arrangements and coordination
- Banquet arrangements
- Themed party arrangements
- Speakers, facilitators, entertainers
- Arrival coordination, transfers
- On-site support
- Tour arrangements, special tour desk during event
- Online registration
M.I.C.E. IN THE PHILIPPINES
The M.I.C.E. industry in the Philippines is alive and well. Cities like Manila and Cebu are very much capable of hosting meetings, incentive trips, conventions and exhibitions already. There are various convention centers that big groups can choose to have their event in and hotels and resorts also have function room facilities to serve the smaller groups. In the area of incentive travel, the Philippines is not wanting of places where people can unwind and have a good time.
Government agencies like the Philippine Department of Tourism and the Tourism Promotions Board are solidly behind the private sector. These bodies give support in terms of marketing and in some aspects logistics, and serve as a partner in linking the various event organizers, travel agencies and tour operators to potential partners abroad through sales missions. At the same time, concerns of the travel industry regarding infrastructure and the like are easily passed on to other government agencies which make for a healthy collaboration between the public and private sectors.
CONTACT GREEN EARTH TOURS AND TRAVEL
We’d love to hear from you. Let’s work on planning and executing your plans the best way possible:
Office Line: +63 32 2386625
Mobile: +63 922 8238662, +63 917 3166042
Viber: +63 939 9224533