How To Get To The Philippines
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How To Fly To The Philippines

 
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How to fly to the Philippines: there are international airlines that fly to the Philippines, from almost all international airports worldwide; airlines that fly to the Philippines will arrive at one of (currently) six Philippine airports that have full customs and immigration facilities: two airports service Metro Manila; and, one airport each for Laoag City, Cebu City, Iloilo City and Davao City. The majority of international flights to the Philippines arrive at Ninoy Aquino International Airport ("NAIA"; IATA code "MNL") -- Manila's main international airport; increasing numbers of travellers seeking the best value holiday destinations, flying on budget airlines around Asia, arrive at the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport ("DMIA"; IATA code "CRK") at Clark Field, Pampanga, about 75Km North of Manila. The Mactan Cebu International Airport ("MCIA"; IATA code "CEB"), on Mactan Island, is the second busiest airport in the Philippines for the best value holiday destinations and travellers seeking vacations in paradise. Numerous domestic airlines provide a network of onward connections, from airline hubs at NAIA, DMIA and MCIA, to the best value holiday destinations around the Philippine archipelago, making most of the beautiful bays, luxury hotels and beach resorts easily accessible by air. If your travel agent is unsure of which airport is the most convenient for your chosen Philippine holiday destination then check out the How To Fly To The Philippines Holiday Destinations page or participate in the MyCam Asia Travel Forum and ask the experts.

Regions of The Philippines

Getting to the Regions of the Philippines: The Philippines is divided into three primary regions: Luzon (deriving its name from the large island that occupies the North of the Philippine archipelago), the Visayas (the central region, containing a menagerie of smaller, diverse island communities); and, Mindanao (the large island that dominates the southern islands, defines it). The Philippine national capitol, Manila, is located in Luzon; Cebu City, on the island of Cebu, is the de facto capitol of the Visayas; and, Davao is the capitol of Mindanao. All three regional capitols act as vacation destination gateways to their respective regions through their own international airports. All Regions of the Philippines are accessible by air and by inter island ferries. Click on the Philippine map regions above to discover a Philippine vacation destination to suit you.

Tourism Infrastructure

Philippine holiday tourism infrastructure is sometimes rather basic but it is undergoing dramatic upgrades to open up more best value holiday destinations. Before the end of this decade, new highways and freeways will have been opened, domestic airport runways will have been extended and more international airports will have started operations, bringing more best value holiday destinations within an hour or two of an airport. Airlines are offering low air fares on many popular and pioneer routes as low as Php750 (about US$15), if you book on-line. By 2010 almost every popular Philippine vacation destination - historic cities, best beach resorts, luxury hotels, beauty spas, etc. - will be very easy to get to plus, the adventurous Philippine explorers on holiday will enjoy greater access to the currently inaccessible rain forests and mountain areas.

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Getting Around the Philippines

Getting around the Philippines is relatively easy and inexpensive, and the minimal state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure only add to the local colour and charm, and the ultimate enjoyment of every Philippine vacation destination. Whether you choose to fly, travel by land or sea transportation around the Philippines, there are numerous options available. The Philippine air conditioned express bus services are very efficient and prolific, mostly operating on 24/7 schedules. In the Philippines, a nation of 7107 islands, ferries are a major form of transport between the larger islands, providing a less expensive and more scenic alternative to air travel, and, in many cases they go where nothing else can. If your Philippine vacation destination is already popular then the ' how to get to ' challenge is solved; if your Philippine vacation destination is relatively undeveloped then plan ahead, sit back and enjoy the journey. Up to date ' how to get to ' travel guides can be found on each Philippine webcam page; choose a location and go . . . or, for more information: go to Getting Around The Philippines.

Tourist Visas & Immigration

tropical paradise beach   Before you fly to the Philippines you will need to check whether you need a tourist visa. Tourist visa & immigration procedures in the Philippines are quite straight forward: most nationalities are given a 21-day tourist visa (that can be extended up to six months at immigration offices located in major centres around the Philippines) upon arrival at one of the international airports. Alternatively, visitors to the Philippines can apply for a 59-day tourist visa at their nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate, before leaving to travel to the Philippines. Philippine immigration regulations are currently undergoing a review process, for the latest Philippine Tourist Visa & Immigration information please visit: http://dfa.gov.ph/main/index.php/consular-services/visa

 
 
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