PHILIPPINE EMBASSY UNVEILS 2017 WINTER ESCAPADE PACKAGE FOR CANADIAN VISITORS
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Clockwise: Ambassador Garcia welcomes guests to the launching of Winter Escapade 4; Minister Flerida A.C.P. Mayo presents the group tour package and answers questions from the audience; and guests register on the spot for the tour.
10 August 2016 – Team Philippines-Canada unveiled in Ottawa today its much-awaited group tour program targeting snowbirds and the balikbayan market in North America.
Now on its fourth year, the annual tour known as Winter Escapade will take participants to Laoag, Vigan, Coron and Manila from 6 to 14 February 2017. Ambassador Petronila P. Garcia led the presentation of the nine-day, eight-night itinerary before an audience of 50 interested parties from Ottawa and Montreal.
Winter Escapade 4 (WE 4) destinations were selected on the basis of a survey conducted among WE 3 participants in February this year. Consistent with the pricing of previous tours, next year’s program packs value for money with rates starting from CAD 1,699 per person in a package that includes de luxe hotel accommodations, two roundtrip domestic flights, land and boat transfers, travel insurance, porterage fees and guided tours.
On the first day of registration in Ottawa, around a dozen participants registered on the spot for the tour. Many more registrants are expected in the coming weeks from the Atlantic Provinces, Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. Interested parties are invited to attend WE 4 presentations by Philippine Consulates-General as follows:
Toronto: August 11
Vancouver: August 12
Calgary: August 13
Edmonton: August 14
Winnipeg: August 18
Further information on the tour will be found on www.philembassy.ca and www.winterescapadeph.com which also features an online registration page. The Philippine Embassy and Consulates General will be happy to extend booking assistance or reply to related queries.
“Every year, Winter Escapade participants enjoy an extraordinary travel experience that make them return to the Philippines for more. The rich cultural, topographical and bio diversity in our 7,100 islands plus our famed Filipino hospitality make for a truly priceless stay. I look forward to again leading Filipinos, Canadians and visitors from other parts of the world in touring the Ilocos Region and Coron in February 2017,” Ambassador Garcia said. END