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Getting to know more about Visit Guam 2016


 Aside from being a great vacation destination, awesome shopping experience, touristy spots, etc., we still have a lot of things which we should know and discover if we are going to Guam, a tropical island similar to the Philippines and is only 3.5 hours away from Manila. First, to be able to visit Guam, we must have a valid US visa (non-immigrant (tourist) visa is the most easiest to obtain) which we can all apply at the US Embassy in Manila, pay the visa fee $160, and schedule the appointment online to be able to proceed to the next step, […]


Singapore Airlines and MasterCard Travel Madness Alert: Singapore USD180; Japan, Korea USD 450; Brazil USD1500 and more!


 Remember our January article about our travel tips to Brazil for this year’s Summer Olympics? We know that a lot of people will be traveling to Rio de Janeiro to catch the Olympics in action to cover the event and to be there as spectators. But the high cost of travel expense deters a person and even those well-seasoned travelers to decide whether to pursue or not their Brazil trip. Fret no more. Singapore Airlines is offering a round-trip all-in airfare travel fare to Brazil for as low as $1500 only for individual booking of two passengers. Or if you’re traveling solo, it’s […]


“Taiwan Excellence” strengthens Taiwanese brands’ awareness in the Philippines


 This early morning event that we covered highlighted Taiwan’s government to strengthen Taiwanese brands’ awareness in the country by introducing “Taiwan Excellence” products that are innovative and with high quality that have seen greater acceptance in the market and have become an integral part of the Filipino lifestyle – from appliances that provide convenience in managing households, gadgets that complement hectic schedules, and equipment that makes committing to a healthy goal easier. Taiwan Excellence, the symbol of superiority of products from Taiwan, will have more exciting and more comprehensive activities in 2016. Through experiential activities to be staged throughout the year, […]


Prepare yourself for the long lines at the 23rd PTAA TravelTour Expo 2016


 Whether you’re just window shopping or bent on buying travel and tours packages, this year, the 23rd PTAA TravelTour Expo 2016 is insanely crowded and you should better be prepared of the long lines inside the SMX Convention Center in Mall of Asia when you got there today, Feb. 6 and tomorrow, Feb. 7. Prep up your pockets and cards as well because you just don’t know how many great deals you might just end up scoring at the Expo. Long lines await those who are buying airline tickets since yesterday, Feb. 5 when we covered the Opening Ceremony and […]

Travel Mall Online team at the NAITAS Travel & Trade Show (James T. Austria)

NAITAS launches 1st Travel and Trade Show at SMX Convention in Mall of Asia


  The National Association of Independent Travel Agencies held their Travel & Trade Show at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia in Pasay for the first time in promoting the tourism in the country and these independent and newly established travel agencies in the country. In partnership with the Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines (TPB), NAITAS features almost a hundred of exhibitors both in the field of travel and trade. In addition, NAITAS Travel & Travel Show helps in promoting the tourism in the Philippines with Department of Tourism – TPB’s newest theme or campaign called “Visit Philippines […]


The search for the first Virtus Awards awardees is now open


 Last May 28, the Hotel Sales & Marketing Association (HSMA) launched its first-ever Virtus Awards, the biggest and most prestigious sales and marketing competition in the travel and tourism industry in the Philippines. The announcement of the opening for the search of nominees and launching of the official website happened at Diamond Hotel and witnessed by HSMA and Virtus Awards officers together with special guests General Managers and Directors of Sales and Marketing of members of world-class properties, hotels and resorts in the country. The maiden competition launching also invited the presence of Tourism Promotions Board (TPBPHIL) COO Domingo Ramon ‘Chicoy’ […]


NAITAS Travel & Trade Show 2015 helps Kalesa tourism with On The Move design contest


 Today, the kalesa, a mode of transportation used int eh 18th century,  remains undeniably a tourist attraction more than a means of conveyance. Antiquated by the passing of time and inattention for its tourism potentials, this transport system that traces its roots to Spanish colonial rule will be given a life anew. Kalesa and its role in our country’s history or even its economic impact at some point in time is the focus of the National Association of Independent Travel Agencies (NAITAS) when it holds its first “NAITAS Travel and Trade Show“. Part of the proceeds of the event will benefit […]


10 Awesome reasons why you should visit Guam


 No. 1 Beautiful sunrise According to a Vimeo video, Guam is the first place in the United States to see the sun each calendar day. The East coast of the United States will see the same sunrise 14 hours after locals on the Pacific Island do. Good Morning America: Sunrise over Guam from Austin Groupp on Vimeo. No. 2 Closest U.S. destination from the Philippines Located West of the Pacific, in the Mariana Islands, Guam is the closest United States destination from the Philippines, only 3 1/2 hours away from Manila. Guam is also home to more than thousands of fellow […]


19th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival happens on Feb. 12-15, 2015


 Last year, there were no celebrations of Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival (PIHABF)… What we meant, officially there was none. The last Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival was staged in 2013, the 18th year. It was supposed to be followed in 2014. Hence a break and needed preparation were done, skipping 2014, to present the BIGGEST ans comeback of the Philippines’ first, foremost and longest-running gathering of aviators and aviation enthusiasts from around the globe is back for another Weekend of Everything That Flies! Yes, Philippines! This year’s Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Festival is set on February 12 to 15 […]

DELTA AIR TICKET GIVEAWAY. Win round-trip ticket to the U.S. by Delta Air through 'America in 3D: A Roadshow in Diplomacy, Development and Defense' activity happening at SM Mall of Asia.

Win round-trip ticket to the U.S. by Delta Air through ‘America in 3D: A Roadshow in Diplomacy, Development and Defense’ activity happening at SM Mall of Asia


 The U.S. Embassy invites you to celebrate American culture and traditions at “America in 3D: A Roadshow in Diplomacy, Development and Defense.” Each year, we take the U.S. Embassy on the road to select cities across the Philippines and invite the public to free musical and dance performances, film screenings, food tastings, sports clinics, car shows, information sessions about U.S. services, and so much more. The U.S. Embassy’s major event called “America in 3D: A Roadshow in Diplomacy, Development and Defense” happens on March 1 & 2, 2014 at SM Mall of Asia. Everything is FREE! Theye also have several giveaways including […]

LOVE LIFE, LOVE TRAVEL. President Aquino delivers speech at the PTAA Travel Tor Expo 2014 as they turned 21 this year.

President Aquino delivers speech at the PTAA Travel Tour Expo 2014 as they turned 21 this year


 This year, Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) Travel Tour Expo 2014 is the biggest and the most-awaited event of all from those in the travel industry, tour operators, travel junkies and tourists. If you want to get a load of what Guam, Japan, Korea, Taipei, China, Malaysia, Thailand or what our favorite vacation places like Palawan, Boracay, Marinduque, Cebu, among others has to offer, you still have until today to join and see what this year’s PTAA Travel Tour Expo 2014 has to offer. This year is also PTAA‘s 21st Travel Tour Expo. Entrance is only Php 50 (regular). Airlines […]

CULTURAL CHAMORRO DANCERS. See and experience Guam through this year's 2014 PTTA Travel Tour Expo at the Mall of Asia SMX Convention Center.

See and experience Guam through this year’s 2014 PTAA Travel Tour Expo at the Mall of Asia SMX Convention Center


 Guam is what most travelers and tourists claim to be an island paradise as it is also known as the largest island in the Mariana island chain and is also the largest island in Micronesia.  Guam has a tropical climate – perfect for Filipino visitors as well as those who comes from cold continents looking for summer escapades.  Guam has a large ethnic group that are native Chamorros. This time, a relaxing island experience is set to hit Philippine shores as Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) gives fair goers and frequent travelers a taste of what the US island paradise has to offer as they participate […]