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iBooknow.com Announces Deep-discount Room Rates For The Popular Philippines

Press release October 24, 2012

iBooknow.com invites all travellers to take advantage of their discounted room rates and instant booking confirmation with no hidden fees for the Philippines. Book this sunny tropical destination now and enjoy some island fun this winter season 2012-2013.

Phillipine

iBooknow.com loves the ASEAN nation the Philippines which is officially known as the Republic of the Philippines. The Philippines are big part of Southeast Asia and they lie in the warm tropical waters of the western Pacific Ocean. Across the Luzon Strait to the North is Taiwan, to the West is Vietnam and the South China Sea. Borneo is to the southwest across the Sulu Sea and the island nation of Indonesia is South across the Celebes Sea.

Similar to Indonesia the Republic of the Philippines is an archipelago and it is made up of 7,107 islands, has three main geographical areas. The two largest islands are Luzon in the north and Mindanao in the south. Over sixty percent of the population lives in these two areas that make up over sixty-five percent of the Philippine’s land mass. The Visayas Islands comprise the rest of the island nation.

The Filipino people are a warm and welcoming bunch, all 92 million of them, and they are well known for their generous brand of hospitality. They also have two national languages, the Filipino language Tagalog, and English. So travelers need not worry about a language barrier when traveling among the Philippine islands as they may in similar exotic locales.

The Philippine climate is quite hot year-round and the islands are cooled by buffeting sea breezes during the winter season between November and February and the annual rainy season has also abated by mid-November making the island a premium world destination for those who enjoy the tropics, beaches, and watersports. The holiday high-season is from January to May and iBooknow.com encourages travelers to book now for the 2012 – 2013 season. So be sure to pack plenty of casual lightweight cotton and possibly a pullover for the evenings.

Cuisine of the Philippines

Although you will find a wide variety of expertly prepared fresh international foods wherever you may be in the Philippines, the local cuisine is well worth tasting. The cuisine is a unique amalgam of Hispanic, Chinese, American, and other Asian influences that have been adapted to local ingredients and it moderately spiced in most areas, however the Bicol region is known for using a lot of chili and coconut milk. Most dishes are comprised of pork, chicken, fish and seafood, calamondins, coconuts, saba, mangoes, milkfish, and fish sauce, and it’s all served with rice.

Most tourist class hotels restaurants have traditional table service and wait staff, but many of the local eateries which are called carenderias, have a unique Filipino version of buffet; large pots filled with prepared dishes that guests can choose from. If you wish to eat the local food in the style known as kamayan, with your hands instead of utensils, this is still a socially acceptable way in less urbanized areas. Remember, many establishments do not add the tip to the bill, so it’s considered good etiquette to tip 10% in full service restaurants.

Favorite Filipino Foods:

  • Adobo - braised pork and chicken in a tangy soy sauce with vinegar and garlic;
  • Kare-kare - oxtail stew in peanut sauce served with fermented shrimp paste;
  • Lechon - roasted whole pig;
  • Seafood - grilled, boiled, fried or steamed and served with kalamansi a local lemon, bagoong a fish paste, or vinegar with labuyo a fiery native pepper;
  • Sinigang - meat or fish in sour broth.

Islands, Beaches, and Tropical Forests

Because the Philippines is an island nation some of the best beaches in the world are here. Places like Boracay and Hundred Islands have become world renowned for their beautiful expanses of sand, clear warm waters, fun activities and water sport. This is a place for a romantic couple to hide away on their honeymoon, as well as for families to enjoy days that will hold unforgettable memories for years to come. If you tire of the beaches, or simply wish to spend the day exploring the islands are lush and filled with natural wonders. While either trekking or white water rafting the surrounding natural environment will overwhelm you.

Things To Do in Philippines:

  • Bacuit Archipelago
  • Baguio
  • Banaue and the Rice      Terraces - UNESCO
  • Bantayan Island - Beaches
  • Bohol Island - Chocolate      Hills
  • Boracay Island - Beaches
  • Cagayan de Oro - White      Water Rafting
  • Calamian Islands - Diving
  • Camarines Sur -      Watersports
  • Carcar Town
  • Casa Manila
  • Cebu City
  • Coconut Palace
  • Cordillera - Rice      Terraces
  • Calamian Islands
  • Donsol - Snorkel with Whale      Sharks
  • Hundred Islands - Beaches
  • Manila
  • Mount Apo
  • Paco Park
  • Palawan Islands
  • Pujada and Waniban      Islands - Davao Region
  • Puerto Princesa -      Eco-tourism
  • Sagada
  • Santa Ana - Game Fishing
  • Santa Cruz Island
  • South High Hills &      Osmena Peak
  • Siargao - Surfing
  • Tagaytay City
  • Vigan - Colonial Heritage
  • Zambales - Watersports -      Diving

Notable National Parks and Nature Reserves:

  • Apo Reef
  • Balbalasang-Balbalan      National Park
  • Banaue Rice Terraces
  • Baroque Churches of the      Philippines
  • Batanes Islands
  • Biak-na-Bato National      Park
  • Chocolate Hills
  • Hundred Islands
  • Lake Balinsasayao
  • Loboc River
  • Mayon Volcano
  • Mount Apo
  • Mount Kitanglad
  • Mount Pinatubo
  • Mount Pulag
  • Pagsanjan Falls
  • Puerto Princesa      Underground River
  • Quezon Memorial Circle
  • Sagay Marine Reserve
  • Taal Volcano
  • Tabon Cave
  • Tubbataha Reef

Popular Beaches and Islands:

  • Apo Island
  • Bantayan Island
  • Bohol
  • Boracay
  • Buena Suerte
  • Camaya Coast
  • Camotes Islands
  • Caramoan Peninsula
  • Coron Island
  • El Nido
  • Great Santa Cruz Island
  • Laiya Beach
  • Mactan Island
  • Malapascua Island
  • Manamoc
  • Pagudpud
  • Palawan
  • Pamalican Island
  • Panglao Island
  • Patar Beach
  • Puerto Galera
  • Sangat Island
  • Santa Ana, Cagayan
  • Siargao Island
  • Siquijor Island
  • Tingko Beach
  • Tuka Beach
  • West Nalaut Island
  • White Island, Camiguin

Major Philippine Cities:

  • Angeles
  • Baguio
  • Cagayan de Oro
  • Cebu City
  • Davao City
  • Dumaguete
  • General Santos
  • Iloilo
  • Laoag
  • Legazpi
  • Manila
  • Naga
  • Puerto Princesa
  • Tagaytay
  • Vigan
  • Zamboanga City

Nightlife Areas in the Philippines:

  • Alabang
  • Alaminos
  • Antipolo
  • Bacolod
  • Baguio
  • Baler
  • Banaue
  • Bantayan Island
  • Bohol
  • Bolinao
  • Bontoc
  • Boracay Island
  • Cagayan de Oro
  • Camiguin Island
  • Camp Clark
  • Caramoan
  • Cebu City
  • Cebu Island
  • Coron
  • Coron Island
  • Corregidor Island
  • Davao
  • Donsol
  • El Nido
  • Guimaras Island
  • Kalibo
  • Laoag
  • Los Banos
  • Lucban
  • Makati
  • Malapascua Island
  • Manila
  • Nasugbu
  • Pagudpud
  • Palawan
  • Panglao Island
  • Paranaque
  • Pasig
  • Puerto Galera
  • Puerto Princesa
  • Quezon City
  • Sagada
  • Samal Island
  • Santa Rosa
  • Siargao Island
  • Subic
  • Tagaytay
  • Taguig
  • Vigan

 About iBooknow.com

iiBooknow.com was established in 2008 as a one-stop destination for people wishing to book holidays and business trips around the globe. iBooknow.com offers a wide range of services to our customers, including discounted hotel bookings, car hire and exclusive promotional pricing not found anywhere else through our industry network and partnerships.

From the start, iBooknow.com has always been more than just a travel site. The staff at iBooknow.com care deeply about the reputation of the company, and they will always go the extra mile to ensure that you have a great stay as you travel around the world.

Unlike other travel sites, the prices that iBooknow.com offers include all fees and charges up front. With iBooknow.com, what you see is what you get. iBooknow.com will always make sure that you are getting the cheapest possible room rates, so there is no need to trawl through dozens of sites to find the best available deal.

iBooknow.com has continually grown and progressed to servicing a worldwide clientele who travels globally, but they still treat every customer as if they were a guest in their home. iBooknow.com’s experience servicing traveler’s needs and requests is philosophically local, but global in scope. Travel and Hospitality are their passions.

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