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Schengen Visa Requirements for Filipinos

This post lists the requirements for Filipinos who want to tour Europe along with several tips for their embassy interview

What to pack for your trip

Don't know what to bring on your next trip? Read this post for the travel essentials that you NEED

No Visa? No Problem!

A list of countries with Visa free entry for Filipinos / Philippine Citizens

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Travel Tips: Seoul, South Korea with Sample On-Your-Own Itinerary

Most people that inquire about Korean Tour Packages/ Airfare and Hotel Rates usually ask us these follow up questions:

"What can we do there?"
"Are things expensive in Korea?"
"What mode of transportation should we use?"

So to make it more convenient for YOU, our clients, we decided to do this blog post.  This will address the said questions plus bonus information to make it easier for YOU to enjoy and see Seoul!

Question 1: "What can we do there?"

A. Visit Historical Sites 

Korea is filled with cultural treasures! They've got several UNESCO heritage sites to satiate history buffs. The Jongno Area, specifically, is one of the most convenient destinations for cultural tourism as it has the Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung and Changgyeonggung Palaces. Plus, you can also visit Insadong-gil , where you can buy cheap souvenirs and eat Korean ice cream!

For Changdeokgung/Changgyeonggung - Take the LINE 3 Metro and get off at Anguk station, Exit 3
For Gyeongbokgung/National Palace Museum - Take the LINE 3 Metro and get off at Gwanghamun station, Exit 5
For Insadong- Gil - Take the LINE 3, Anguk Station, Exit 6 OR You may take the LINE 1 Train and get off at Jongno 3 (sam)-ga, Exit 1

Changdeokgung Palace 
Korea Travel Tip: There are free English Tours in the most popular palaces - be sure to check out their website prior to your visit!

Insadong - Tourist Area
Korea Travel Tip: You can buy cheaper souvenirs along Insadong- Gil than in the big malls. (Coex etc)

B. Taste the Local Cuisine!

Korean food is well known all over the world for their spicy - vegetable centered cuisine! You can try out different Korean dishes like Sam Gye Tang (Chicken and Ginseng Soup) , Jajangmyun (Black Noodles), Odeng (Flat "Fishballs") , Tteokppokgi (Rice Dumplings in Chili Sauce) etc. 

Tteokppokgi - Rice dumplings in chili sauce & Rolled Fish Cakes

Korean Travel Tip: You can see these type of food everywhere in Korea, but to be safe, you can buy from the Myeong-dong shopping area stalls.

C. Go to Korean Drama Shooting Locations

For Korean Drama fans, you can always take Korean Drama tours! Jewel in the Palace, Boys over Flowers, Full House and Princess Hours all have dedicated tours. Choose one and geek out!

Question 2: "Are things expensive in Korea?"

When comparing Korean and Philippine prices, YES, things in Seoul are more expensive than in the Philippines. That said, you can ALWAYS find relatively cheap food and finds there. For example, Namdaemun market is cheap - it's like the Korean version of Divisoria. Shops in Dongdaemun also sell trendy shirts/dresses which may cost more here in our country.

Korean Won (KRW)

Korean Travel Tip: 1,000 KRW is roughly equivalent to 38 PHP or .90 USD (in 2010), You can round up the numbers, just to be sure.

1,000 KRW = 40 PHP / 1 USD

Question #3: "What mode of transportation should we use?"

The Korean metro + your feet = cheap transportation, though some stops are a bit far from tourist areas. But if you have a lot of luggage and want to feel secure, you can always book your transfers with us - You only need to go out to the airport's arrival hall and our Korean Representative will be there with a sign bearing your name, he/she will then bring you to your hotel and help you check in.

Seoul Metro Map

Here's a sample on-your-own 4D3N itinerary:

Day 1:  Arrive Korea, Transfer to Hotel, Go to COEX Mall/ Myeong-Dong Shopping Area
Day 2:  City Tour in the morning and Korean Drama tour in the afternoon.
Day 3:  Free day for shopping / Watch shows (Fantasticks / Nanta Theater) 
Day 4:  Check out early,visit local parks/ shop and wait for your airport transfers.

1. Koreans are very helpful, though older citizens might not be able to converse in English, the best option would be to ask younger Koreans - Elem. students/ College students.

2. Subway/Metro Signs are in English; But, above ground is a different matter. Most street signs, off the tourist areas, do not have English translations. 

3. Always be careful/mindful of your belongings. There are robbers in ALL countries, no exceptions.

Want to check out Seoul Hassle-Free? Call us about our Affordable Travel Packages / BEST VALUE Packages to KOREA - with airfare, tours, meals and insurance!

If you have other questions and concerns, you may call our office at 6613917 or follow us on Twitter for Updated rates and Like us on facebook:


Monday, August 23, 2010

Cheap Travel Package: Hong Kong Budget Hotels - Till Dec 2010

Updated Hong Kong Budget Hotelsl Rates - Please see the pictures below

Hong Kong Budget Hotels - List 1
Dorsett Seaview
Dorsett Fareast
Ramada Kowloon

Hong Kong Budget Hotels - List 2
Evergreen Hotel
Shamrock Hotel
Marco Polo Gateway/ Prince

Other Hotels are also available. To know more about us, please go to Budget Travel Deals
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Travel Tips: New Sentosa, Singapore Attractions

Most who have traveled to Singapore have probably been to Sentosa, a one-stop destination for those wanting to take in the sights and unwind in this small country. 

image from: integratedresorts

Sentosa is continually being developed to attract thousands of tourists and new developments are now being marketed to travel companies in different parts of the globe. With these in mind, Summit Travels International is pleased to present the following Singapore attractions for the benefit of our valued clients.

List of Sentosa's newest sights/destinations:

1. Sentosa Nature Discovery - Features natural habitats of rare heritage trees.
2. Megazip - A Zip line which will take you from Imbiah Lookout to an islet off Siloso Beach.
3. Azzura - A multi-level Hydro Sports, entertainment and events facility.
4. Wave House - Features wave machines which can reproduce barrel waves - indoor surfing arena
5. Resorts World at Sentosa - A family resort which features Universal Studios, Hotels, Shows and various Shopping options.
6. IFly - the World's largest skydiving simulator - 5 storeys high!

Happy Traveling!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cheap Travel Package: Hong Kong Budget Packages - for Sept 2010

Hong Kong  has always been one of the most popular destinations in Asia. A bustling, tourist-friendly city with relatively cheap shopping options, there has always been a high demand for a cheap travel package to this destination.

Summit Travels International continues to bring you the best travel deals in the market today, as 
"We work HARDER to find the BEST travel deals for you!"

cheap travel package with airfare and hotel!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Discount Airfare: Taipei / Kaohsiung , Taiwan

Taiwan, also known as Formosa (from Portuguese: Ilha Formosa, "Beautiful Island"), is an island situated in East Asia in the Western Pacific Ocean and located off the southeastern coast of mainland China.

(from Wikipedia)


Taipei RT Tickets starts at $220

Rates are subject to change without prior notice
Seats are subject to availability
Rates DO NOT include taxes 

ticketing: Till Aug 31, 2010
Travel on: July 6- Aug 31, 2010

Summit Travels International
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Cheap Travel Package: Uber Affordable Bangkok Hotels

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Uber Affordable Bangkok Hotels!

starts @ $50  or  P2,350

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 Transfers, Hotel Breakfast, City Tour, Insurance 

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Rates are subject to change without prior notice
Hotels/Air Seats are subject to availability


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Affordable Cruises: 7 Night Caribbean Cruise via Princess Cruises

Ever wanted to go on a Caribbean Cruise? But thought it was too expensive? Well, now is the perfect time! Avail of our

Cheapest 7N Caribbean Cruise

 (via Princess Cruises)

starts at $300 

(Puerto Rico, US/British Virgin Islands, Barbados, Antigua)
Sailing on: Oct 31, 2010

Other sailing dates are also available 

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For further questions on this promo and other inquiries, you may contact us at (632) 6613917

We work harder to find the best travel deals for you!

Other services and products offered:
Visa Assistance – International Ticketing – Domestic Ticketing – Boracay Packages – Bohol Packages – Budget Hong Kong Packages – Promo US and Canada Tickets – 1st Time Immigrant Airfare – Travel Insurance for SHENGEN Visa – Travel Insurance – Field Trips

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

European Tours: 2010 Cosmos Rates

European Tours valid for 2010

Discount Airfare: US Promo via Delta Airlines

Discount Airfare via Delta Airlines

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