PHILIPPINES

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

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DID YOU KNOW?

#1

With about 183 languages currently spoken, the Philippines is one of the most linguistically diverse countries.

#2

Boxing star Manny Pacquiao’s fights are so popular they’re almost considered national holidays!

#3

The largest pearl in the world was found in Palawan, weighing 34kg and valued at $100 million! The previous title holder, the Pearl of Lao Tzu, at 6.4 kg was also found in Palawan.

QUICK FACTS

Useful information to help you decide if Philippines is the right destination for your event!

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Recommended group size

10 - 200 pax

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Best for...

Incentives with conferences, conventions

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Flight connections

The Philippines has 12 international airports and more than 20 domestic airports. The international airports in Manila and Cebu are the main international gateways to the Philippines.

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Best time to visit

Avoid traveling on...

Local currency

Dec - Feb, when temperatures are at their coolest and the rain generally stays away

The Philippines celebrate Holy Week or Semana Santa, beginning with Palm Sunday and continuing through Easter Sunday. During this time, travelers should expect restaurant and mall closures, as well as increased demand for accommodation.

The Peso (PHP) is the local currency. In major cities, ATMs are widely available especially in banks and shopping malls. Most major hotels and bigger restaurants accept cards, but smaller businesses and those off the beaten track are mainly cash based.

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Explore

Mention the Philippines and most thoughts go to the turquoise waters and white sand beaches, and with over 7000 islands, it’s no wonder! But this country has so much more - verdant rice fields graffiti-splashed jeepneys, active volcanoes, lush jungles, underground rivers, mammoth caves, tarsiers, spectacular waterfalls, fascinating colonial remnants and some of the best diving in Asia including UNESCO World Heritage dive site Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park. 

 

Colonized by Spain for over 300 years as a consequence of Magellan's voyage to circumnavigate the globe in the early 1500s, the archipelago was initially made up of of tribal kingdoms. It was taken over by the United States for another 40 years during the early 1900s, until it became independent in 1946. With its mash-up of Spanish colonialism and Southeast Asian tradition, it has a truly unique cultural heritage.  

UNLOCK PHILIPPINES' SECRETS

Jeepney
Sinulog Festival Dancers
Mayon ATV
Nagsasa Cove, Zambales 1
Nagsasa Cove Zambales
Sleeping Dinosaur Island, Mati, Davao Ci
Mayon Volcano
El Nido Palawan Kayak
Pochero Pork
Paoay Church, IIocos Norte
Kare Kare
Calle Crisologo Vigan