What Duterte’s Build, Build, Build Project Could Mean to Philippine Tourism

When it comes to getaways that pique the interests of many foreign travelers, Philippines does not have an unexciting or uneventful island from Batanes up north to Davao down south and with the current government’s Build, Build, Build Project tourism industry might just boom like never before.

Whilst the ongoing debate over Boracay’s island wide closure where approximately five billion pesos worth of gross would be lost, President Rodrigo controversial project, being called out as overspending with $180 billion as budget for the major and nationwide constructions. With the stable economy brought by his predecessor beginning the year 2011, Duterte intend to change former President Aquino’s under spending to give the Filipinos 75 flagship projects.

The government is looking at six airports, nine railways, three bus transits, 32 roads and bridges, and four seaports in the hopes of urbanizing rural areas. To improve local net worth buttering the local government units for his desire for a change to the democratic government to federalism where LGUs has the authority over its funds and freedom over their domain. Make provincial investments and make production and transportation of goods easier and create more options and jobs for the people.

On the other hand, tourism in the country has always been thriving although the Philippines has been lauded as the “Sick man of Asia” and Duterte wants to change that by creating new infrastructures that would serve as braces for the sick man to get back on his feet. Philippines has never had any major constructions since the time of President Ferdinand Marcos back in 1970s.

As of now the MRT-7 is being developed to lessen the current northern traffic congestion which resulted to even longer travel time around the upper part of Quezon City and the president strikes with the Build, Build, Build project at the same time targeting the year 2022 for a better country as a whole.

There is that bigger picture in Duterte’s mind which he is crafting to become real right now but that means would be of a paramount delay and hindrance to the usual everyday routine of the masses especially the commuters, even tourists that reside in the city. Business could be more sluggish than usual as the country wait for all of these pending projects to be done.

If Duterte succeeds, not only would he be remembered for the years to come as the Discipliner and the Builder who purged the country but the Philippines would develop internal and external growth. There would not be any tourism hesitancy with a fully functional country. However, if the president fails, the delay would only create longer dilemma and heavier chain reaction effect for the economy not just for tourism business.

Deals and Discounts at the Travel Madness Expo 2017

As eGetinnz expands we look to keep up with the travel trends being offered at events such as the Travel Madness Expo. It’s the  perfect place for travel lovers to take advantage of unbelievable discounts and sales. Their 6th year running the Travel Madness Expo co-presented by the Tourism Promotions Board offers a wider and growing opportunity unlike the traditional annual travel open-market sale.

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With major sponsors like Philippine Airplanes, TIEZA (Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority), Duty Free Philippines, Taiwan Tourism Bureau, the expo was sure to be a success and bring in plenty of visitors who love to travel and those that work in the travel business.

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It was a jam packed event which wasn’t any surprise. Walking through the expo deals and discounts were all around. With 23 international airlines, 28 top hotels and resorts, 4 theme parks, 8 cruise companies, and 13 national tourism agencies the aim to provide the travel industry more productivity during the low season.

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With all these deals you’ll need travel accommodations and eGetinnz can help you with just that. Giving you options for a home away from home

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(L-R) Head of Sales and Marketing Roselito Papa, Jr, President Charina Rosales, PR and Social Media Manager Louisa Mercado

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Our Sales and Marketing Head with staff Admin Carmi, and Sales Associates NJ, Jean and Jay

eGetinnz Guests Live on DWDD Katropa Radio

eGetinnz had the pleasure of guesting on DWDD Katropa Radio with Digital Filipina hosts Karina Ramos and Myrns Roman. As eGetinnz becomes known more and more we hope not only to share about travel booking and vacation rentals but being an all in one portal for your travel desires.

During the guesting we talked about the latest travel trends and destinations. As we see it these will be the popular destinations for 2017:

  1. Canada- travelers are exploring Canada especially because of PM Trudeau and the upcoming  150th anniversary
  2. Finland- World Figure Skating Championships and the Nordic World Ski Championships
  3. Havana, Cuba- boost in travel as more and more clamor to appreciate the colorful and cultural city
  4. Zimbabwe- a new $150 million airport in Victoria Falls with an expected 1.5 million people a year visiting

The best way to immerse yourself in any place you travel is to live amongst the local folks.  What better way than to stay in a local home.

Vacation rentals are cost effective allowing you to pay for only a fraction of the cost you would have spent at a hotel. You won’t have to miss those creature comforts when you’re traveling.

eGetinnz also provides you a guide of recommended places from attractions to dining options.
Discover what the city offers with our suggestions.

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eGetinnz Supports the Mommy Bloggers Philippines Christmas Party 2016

eGetinnz supported the mommy blogger community by sponsoring a staycation raffle prize at the Mommy Bloggers Philippines Christmas Party. We introduced the newest travel accommodation booking site and the mommies found eGetinnz to be a new and exciting travel option.

Congratulations to Mommy Serene for winning!

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eGetinnz Goes to Travel Madness Expo 2016

eGetinnz was at the recently concluded Travel Madness Expo 2016 held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

It’s the 5th Travel Madness Expo and the 3 day expo featured various travel related companies offering discounted flights and travel packages for local and international destinations. 

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The expo is the perfect opportunity to create travel plans and get significant discounts and savings.

There were package tours for dream destinations such as Europe, New York and more. Even discounts on travel visas.

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From discounts on flights to accommodations and package tours the travel expo madness has plenty to offer.

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Watch out for the next one!

Entrance:

General Admission Php50.00
Senior Citizen & PWD Php40.00