Tourism

Farm Tourism

Luzon

Whether it’s food, fiesta, or people, all our islands are a work of art! Join us as we paint our journey in the CORDILLERA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION! (Abra | Apayao | Benguet | Ifugao | Kalinga | Mountain Province) #WakeUpInPH #TravelFromHome #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines

For more information and other tourist spots visit: https://philippines.travel/wheretogo

Allure, Action, Adventure! Enjoy the up and downs of this beautiful region with the perfect amount of spice, the BICOL REGION! (Albay | Camarines Norte | Camarines Sur | Catanduanes | Masbate | Sorsogon) #WakeUpInPH #TravelFromHome #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines

For more information and other tourist spots visit: https://philippines.travel/wheretogo

There is always beauty in serenity. Relax as you take in the scenic views and soothing sounds of CALABARZON! (Cavite | Laguna | Batangas | Rizal | Quezon) #WakeUpInPH #TravelFromHome #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines

For more information and other tourist spots visit: https://philippines.travel/wheretogo

Discover the secrets of our islands as you embark on your personal journey in MIMAROPA! (Mindoro | Marinduque | Romblon | Palawan)

#WakeUpInPH #TravelFromHome #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines For more information and other tourist spots visit: https://philippines.travel/wheretogo

Sometimes the best travel plan is to make no plans. Just let life happen when you visit CENTRAL LUZON! (Aurora | Bataan | Bulacan | Nueva Ecija | Pampanga | Tarlac)

#WakeUpInPH #TravelFromHome #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines For more information and other tourist spots visit: https://philippines.travel/wheretogo

Visayas

One deep breath is all it takes to wake up in another world. A world of calmness but still full of life that only nature can create. Take a dive with us in CENTRAL VISAYAS! (Bohol | Cebu | Negros Oriental | Siquijor) #WakeUpInPH #TravelFromHome #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines

For more information and other tourist spots visit: https://philippines.travel/wheretogo

Food! Glorious food! In the Philippines, we say ‘Let’s eat!’ as a greeting. Wake up to an abundance and variety of flavors in WESTERN VISAYAS! (Aklan | Antique | Negros Occidental | Capiz | Guimaras | Iloilo) #WakeUpInPH #TravelFromHome #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines

For more information and other tourist spots visit: https://philippines.travel/wheretogo

Mindanao

Ever wondered what it’s like to wake up inside a Kaleidescope? Today we feature an island of unique and colorful patterns and a symphony of sounds. Welcome to Asia’s Latin City of Flowers, ZAMBOANGA! #WakeUpInPH #TravelFromHome #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines

For more information and other tourist spots visit: https://philippines.travel/wheretogo#ZAMBOANGA

Imagine waking up embraced by the emerald ambience of nature. Lands rich with the gifts of nature be it from the land or the sea. This is SOCCSKARGEN! (South Cotabato | Cotabato | Sultan Kudarat | Sarangani | General Santos) #WakeUpInPH #TravelFromHome #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines

For more information and other tourist spots visit: https://philippines.travel/wheretogo#SOCCSKSARGEN

Travel Formalities

Customs

Currency

Travel Tax and Airport Fees

The following are allowed duty-free: reasonable quantity of clothes, jewelry, and toiletries; two (2) cartons of cigarettes or two (2) tins of pipe and tobacco; two (2) bottles of alcoholic beverages not more than one litter each.

All passengers arriving in international airports of entry shall choose between the following types of channels with regard to their accompanied baggage:

GREEN CHANNEL – For passengers of international airlines with NOTHING TO DECLARE or having with them no goods for purposes of import duties or taxes, or having with them only goods which can be admitted free of import duties and taxes, and not having with them any good which are subject to import prohibition, restriction or regulation – they need not accomplish a Customs Declaration Form for purposed of clearing their accompanied baggage.

RED CHANNEL – For passengers of international airlines WITH GOODS TO DECLARE for purposes of import duties/taxes, or having with then goods above the exempted Customs limits, or having with them any goods or articles prohibited, controlled or regulated by several statutes – present a duly accomplished Customs Declaration Form together with their Passport of the passenger before commencing an examination or clearance of the accompanied baggage. (Source: Customs Administrative Order No. 02-2014)

Local currency
Any individual (either Philippine residents or non-residents) is allowed to bring into or take out of the Philippines up to PHP 50,000 without prior written authorization from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). In excess of this amount, prior BSP written authorization should be secured.

Foreign Currency
There is no quantitative restriction as to the amount of foreign currency as well as other foreign currency-denominated bearer monetary instruments (such as travelers’ checks, other checks, drafts, notes, money orders, bonds) that may be brought into or taken out of the country. But if the amount exceeds US $10,000 or its equivalent in other foreign currency, this must be declared in writing (with information on the source and purpose of the transport of such currency or monetary instrument) using the Bureau of Customs’ (BOC) prescribed Foreign Currency and Other Foreign Exchange-Denominated Bearer Monetary Instruments Declaration Form.  The BOC declaration form is available at the BOC desk in the arrival/departure areas of all international airports and seaports in the Philippines. (SOURCE: www.miaa.gov.ph)

Visit the Bureau of Customs website at www.customs.gov.ph for more information.

The currency in the Philippines is the Peso (PHP) and the Centavo. 100 centavos = P1. Coin denominations are: 1, 5, 10, and 25 centavos, P1, and P5. Bill denominations are 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1, 000 Pesos. 

Foreign currency may be exchanged at your hotel, and in most of the large department stores, banks and authorized money changing outlets. Exchanging money anywhere else is illegal and the laws are strictly enforced. 

Most large stores, restaurants, hotels and resorts accept major credit cards including American Express, Visa and Master Card. Traveler’ s checks preferably American Express are accepted at hotels and large department stores. Personal checks drawn on foreign banks are generally not accepted.

SOURCE: www.tourism.gov.ph

Philippine Nationals are expected to pay for the Philippine Travel Tax upon departure from the Philippines. It is usually paid at the airport upon departure or; oftentimes, already included in the cost of the ticket when purchased. 

Who may be exempted from paying the Travel Tax? Find out here: www.tieza.gov.ph 

The Domestic Passenger Service Charge (DPSC – better known as the Passenger Terminal Fee) of PhP 200.00 for domestic travel has been incorporated in the airline tickets since August 1, 2012.

The International Passenger Service Charge (IPSC – better known as the Passenger Terminal Fee) of PhP 550.00 for international travel was also incorporated in the airline tickets starting February 1, 2015.

The integration of passenger service charge into the price of airline tickets was implemented simultaneously by all airlines. The integration will be by default for tickets purchased online or from ticketing offices and travel agents. Integration will be upon booking or ticket purchase, whether purchased in the Philippines or abroad. The scheme shall also recognize and honor all exemptions mandated by law.

SOURCES: www.tieza.gov.ph and www.miaa.gov.ph

Accessibility

By Air

By Sea

Transportation

Manila, Cebu, Davao, Clark, Subic, and Laoag are the international gateways, with the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila as the premier gateway. It is served by more than 30 airlines, which fly to different cities around the world. The Mactan International Airport (MIA) in Cebu handles regular flights from Japan, Singapore, and Australia as well as chartered flights from Hong Kong, the United States, and other major travel capitals. Davao International Airport handles regular flights from Indonesia and Singapore. The Diosdado Macapagal International Airport and Subic Airfield in Central Luzon service both chartered and cargo planes. Laoag International Airport in Ilocos Norte services regular flights from Taiwan and Macau. Website: www.philippineairlines.com 

Philippine Airlines (PAL), the national flag carrier and considered “Asia’s First Airline,” remains the country’s biggest airline company. It has the largest number of international flights to the Philippines as well as domestic flights. PAL links Manila to 14 cities in 8 countries, and flies regularly to 41 domestic destinations outside Manila. 

Cebu Pacific Air (5J), the low fare leader in the Philippines, is the country’s leading domestic airline with the lowest year-round fares, most number of destinations, most number of routes, most number of flights, most number of passengers flown in its domestic network and newest fleet of brand new Airbus A320s, Airbus A319s and ATR 72-100s. It links Manila to 21 domestic destinations and the Philippines to 12 international destinations with its direct flights. It also makes its international and domestic destinations virtually accessible to each other through its extensive connecting flight network. The airline currently operates hubs in Manila, Cebu, Davao and soon, in Clark. Website: www.cebupacificair.com 

Other airlines that presently fly the Philippine skies are Air Philippines, South East Asian Airlines, Laoag International Airlines, Zest Air (formerly Asian Spirit Airlines), and Pacific Airways – each serving popular tourist destinations at pocket-easy prices. For a more personal experience, chartered flights are available via small air companies such as Airspan Corporation (helicopters), A. Soriano Aviation, and Aerolift Philippines (small-to-medium-sized planes).

As the 7,641 islands of the Philippines are separated by different bodies of water, the sea plays an integral part in traveling to and within the country. A range of seafarers are available, from huge cargo ships to small ferry boats; take long trips that last for a day or two with regular ship lines or take shorter ones with ferries. Major cruise liners call on the port of Manila. 

 

You can go around the city in jeepneys, metered taxis, rapid transit systems like the Metro Rail Transit (MRT), tricycles or rent-a-car services.

Accomodation

Metro Manila, as well as key cities and towns throughout the country, offer a wide selection of deluxe, standard, economy, and pension-type accommodations. In island destinations, there are a variety of resorts ranging from deluxe to special interest categories.

 

 

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