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September 21, 2018

DIY or Packaged Tours + Klook Travel Fest 2018


DIY or Packaged Tours + Klook Travel Fest 2018

One of the things I love about traveling is the planning stage - that includes searching for the best flights, accommodation, and places to see and things to experience. Most of our travels are DIY because it gives us time to plot the schedule and insert church duties in between (the most important thing!). 




I haven't experienced booking group tours, where in a certain travel agency would arrange all the details of your travel from flight to accommodation and itinerary. I think it limits us to only seeing a portion of a place. For some people it works, but for me I still want to enjoy and really experience the destination.

However, there are instances when a group tour is a life-saver especially when the destination or attraction is too far, or when you just have one free schedule on your travel itinerary. That was when I fell in love with Klook. 



Klook is an online site where you can book and join tours for one day trips (or depending on packages or your free time) to different attractions, museums and experiences. It is very convenient to use and avail as you only need to choose your preferred destination/tour and select the date, and voila, you are set to explore. I love that it gives us a feeling of being "pampered" without the worry of getting lost in a foreign place. The bus usually picks us up at our hotel (or nearest hotel) and drop us off after the tour. And we get to enjoy the view (or sleep) en route to our destination without the worry of missing our stop. 

DIY vs Packaged Tours:

DIY

It gives you more time to explore the place (and take many photos!)
DIY leads to discovery of new places. 
It is fun and exciting!
You explore at your own phase. 

Packaged Tours

More convenient and safe.
You can get to far destinations without worries.
You get best deals and destinations at the right price
You get to meet new friends!

During our travel in Taiwan, we thought of booking a packaged tour going to Yehliu; however, the slots had been sold out. We had to DIY:


My Klook Travels 

Here are some of the photos of our tours that we booked from Klook.


We booked a two-day trip to Meteora and spent an evening in Kalambaka. The destination is 8-hour drive from Athens and would involve different transportation transfers. 

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The tour that we booked via Klook was very convenient and informative.

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We had a free time after the New Year, so we decided to book a day-tour cruise to Hydra, Poros and Aegina Islands. 

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Book Your Travels at the  Klook Travel Fest 2018

Now I am excited to book tours again for our upcoming event! The 2018 Klook Travel Fest: The country’s 1 st evermobile-led travel fair is happening on September 29-30, 2018 at SMX Convention Center, SM Aura.

DIY or Packaged Tours + Klook Travel Fest 2018


The vision of Klook Philippines is to be the first online travel agency to organize a large scale, mobile-led, experiential travel fair that will bring together both local and regional partner attractions, airlines, tourism bodies and key opinion leaders from the travel industry to a weekend of exhibitions, workshops, and of course, app-solutely crazy deals.

Expect unbeatable site wide deals, exclusive discounts only available on-site, unique
merchandise from our partners, and experiential activities to further excite you with your travels!

Here are the exciting things you need to watch out for during the fair!

EXPLORE

Hunt for exclusive Klook Travel Fest deals by interacting with exhibitors:
Attractions: Universal Studios Japan, Resorts World Sentosa, Ocean Park Hong Kong, Ngong
Ping 360, Taipei Fun Pass, Big Bus Tours, Madame Tussauds, Legoland Malaysia, Skytrek
Adventures, Dessert Museum, Sanrio Odakyu

Tourism Boards: Thailand Tourism Board, Singapore Tourism Board, Korea Tourism
Organization
Partners: Carousell, Agoda, BPI, Shopback, GetGo, Globe, Samsung, Coke

ENGAGE
Enjoy mobile traveling at its best. Book now and travel later with Klook:
Airlines: Cebu Pacific, EVA Air, China Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Jetstar

EXPERIENCE
Join games, listen to live music, and meet new travel buddies throughout the festival. Since this
is not your typical travel fest, we are expecting mini-workshops from the following speakers and
performances from the following bands:


Day 1:
 What It Takes to Become a Travel Influencer with David Guison, Deegee Razon, and
Vina Guererro
 How to Travel in Style with Nicole Andersson, Camille Co, and Kryz Uy
 Staying Healthy before your Trip with Vince Velasco
 Travel on a Budget with The Poor Traveler
 Performances from Mayonnaise, Dane Hipolito, and IV of Spades

DIY or Packaged Tours + Klook Travel Fest 2018


Day 2:
 Traveling with Kids with The Mother Show DJs Andi Manzano, Delamar Arias, Riki
Flores-Reyes
 Mastering Creative Night Photography with Janina Manipol
 Eat Your Way Through Singapore with Our Awesome Planet’s Anton Diaz
 #StrongIndependentTraveler with Sam Oh, Issa Pressman, and The Pinay Solo
Backpacker
 Exploring K-Drama Locations with Ana Gonzales
 Full Time Corporate Employee, Part Time Traveler with Colleen Vidal
 Occupation: Traveler with Wil Dasovich and Jako De Leon
 Performances from Reese Lansangan, Sud, and Autotelic

DIY or Packaged Tours + Klook Travel Fest 2018


Join Klook's newest ambassadors,Alex Gonzaga and Luis Manzano!
Admission is app-solutely FREE! Just download the app and claim your
mobile voucher online. For more information, visit our official Klook Travel Fest website at:

For a special birthday treat celebrating Klook’s 1 st year, get 8% off all Klook activities
(maximum discount of Php500.00 when you use the promo code KLKGETSLIT. 
Promo runs until September 30, 2018.