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Juan for Fun Backpackers Explore Davao

Juan for Fun Backpackers Explore Davao Text and photos by Jojie Alcantara Five adventurous teams composed of 15 energetic college students with high self-motivation and thirst for exploration were selected through video auditions for the first Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge in the Philippines. Opening this wonderful opportunity to the youth is the country’s largest flag carrier, Cebu Pacific, which offers six destinations to explore in a budget travel competition from August 29 to September 2. Each team is given P30,000 allowance where the primary goal is to accomplish the most number of fun activities in Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Clark, Davao, Iloilo and Manila. The team who was able to spend the least amount of money wins 12 Cebu Pacific tickets to any domestic or international destination of their choice, 3 hotel accommodation packages and 3 Canon S100 cameras. During the Davao race as the 4th leg of the backpacker challenge, Team Bukidnon won the fastest crocodile relay, pomelo peeling and durian eating at the Davao Crocodile Park. Gracing the event opening …

Enjoying Davao on a budget

Enjoying Davao on a budget (published in November issue of Cebu Pacific’s SMILE Magazine, Shoestring Diaries) Discover all that Davao has to offer without breaking the bank.  Jojie Alcantara gives us a guide to time-crunching and penny-pinching in the southern city. View large pages here ACCORDING TO statistics, Davao City — at 2,443km² or 244,300 hectares — is the largest city in the country and the rest of the world in terms of land area. So how do you cover such a large sprawl with limited time and without emptying your pockets? Tagged by local tourism authorities as the “Island to Highland Destination,” Davao has a variety of things to offer — and the best way to get the most for less is to spend the day as I did: with a plan, and a mind open to welcome detours. Day 1 Be a culture vulture First rule of touring Davao: keep your itinerary flexible, and be prepared for a change of plans at any time. But when the day is bright and the weather …

Cebu Pacific eyes regional expansion

Cebu Pacific eyes regional expansion by Robert Stockdill Sent by Jil North Senior Inflight Media Manager – Smile – Cebu Pacific Air Inflight Magazine Cebu Pacific has reported a 21 per cent boost in international passenger numbers during the second quarter of 2011 as it continues to expand beyond a thriving domestic market. While the bulk of its business is still domestic – where it claims to have a 45 per cent market share by passenger numbers – the strongest growth is coming from international sectors as a steadily growing fleet allows it to expand its reach. In the latest quarter total traffic grew 14.8 per cent. Cebu Pacific (CEB) continues to post profits anchored on its successful low-cost model while its older rival Philippine Airlines struggles with an older fleet and a reliance on long-haul premium fare international routes to drive income. CEB’s largest hubs are Manila and Cebu, but it is now aggressively targeting a third hub, Davao, The Philippines’ second largest commercial centre. International growth was across the board during the last …

Cebu Pacific stays simple and scalable

Cebu Pacific Stays Simple and Scalable Source: written by Alexandra Wexler Sent by Jil North Senior Inflight Media Manager – Smile – Cebu Pacific Inflight Magazine Soaring competition in Asia’s low-cost airline industry is a sign that the model works, says Lance Gokongwei, chief executive of Philippines-based carrier Cebu Pacific. Résumé Education:B.S. in finance and B.S. in applied science from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania (1987) Career:Worked at various units of Cebu Pacific parent company JG Summit Holdings Inc., a conglomerate founded by his father. His current positions include president and chief operating officer of JG Summit. He is also president and chief executive officer of Cebu Air Inc. Extracurricular: Running and reading about history. Thai Airways, All Nippon Airways and Singapore Airlines have all announced plans for new low-cost carriers in recent months, while last week Australia’s Qantas Airways and Japan Airlines said they are planning a low–cost joint venture too. These new entrants will have to fight it out with the likes of Indonesia’s Lion …