14/04/2014: Exciting Package Launched for the 9th Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors Tour

Exciting Package Launched for the 9th Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors Tour

NEWS RELEASE | 14 April 2014

The 9th Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors Tour (ACGTDT) was successfully launched on March 19, 2014 at the Social Hall of Philippine Center in San Francisco. Around 40 repeat and new interested participants together with the travel partners, community leaders and media people attended the event.

Around 500 participants from North America are expected to join this extraordinary tour organized by the Philippine Embassy, Consulates General and Philippine Tourism Offices.

As in previous years, participants will be treated to a special 6-night/7-day tour package consisting of two programs. Scheduled from July 28-31, 2014, the program of Basic Package covers exciting activities within Metro Manila, such as, historical wreath laying ceremony at Rizal Park, audience and photo-opportunity with President Benigno S. Aquino III with lunch and tour of Malacanang Museum, city tour of historic places and museums, and a day-tour to a nearby Villa Escudero in Laguna.

The Basic Tour is available to everyone at a rate of $1,950 which includes round-trip economy class ticket, San Francisco-Manila-San Francisco via Philippine Airlines, three (3) night, twin-sharing accommodation at Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati with daily buffet breakfast, two (2) lunches and two (2) dinners with cultural shows and entertainment. In addition, an eco-cultural village tour to Villa Escudero in Laguna is arranged for the participants. This special rate is offered to the first 50 participants, on first-come, first-served basis.

After the Basic Tour, participants have the option to join any of the Extension Tours from July 31 to August 3, 2014, wherein participants can engage in fun activities at the country’s top destinations like Boracay, Cebu, Bohol, Palawan, Laoag, Vigan, Puerto Princesa, Cagayan De Oro, Camiguin and Banaue. DOT has declared July as the Kulinarya month thus tour activities would highlight the Filipino culinary tours which form part of the Filipino culture and heritage.

Interested participants are encouraged to register early due to limited slots. For registration and more information, please contact the Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco (Tel. 415.433.6666 or email or Philippine Department of Tourism Office (Tel. 415.956.4060 or email Online registration can also be done at