available by using the services of Microsoft
available through the internet for free.
From the US or Canada
and to look at or book online, go tohttp://expedia.msn.com.
Another best deal can be purchased through LBC Mabuhay Travel (in USA). You
can call them at 1-800-241-1304 to get a rate quote and buy your ticket. Philippine
Airlines offers non-stop service to Manila from San Francisco or Los Angeles.
Nobody else does. LBC Mabuhay has a web page but doesn't have any fare information
in it. It's at http://www.lbc-usa.com/lbc/travel.htm.
Flight time is
anywhere from 12 hours (Philippine Air Lines) to 18 hours (Northwest Air Lines w/ stop
Philippine currency is
the official tender while in the Philippines. You'll need a passport. No
visa is required for stays of 21 days or less. The US State Department Consular
Information Sheet for the Philippines is at http://travel.state.gov/philippines.html.
Tarlac City is
approximately three hours from the Manila International Airport (now known as Ninoy Aquino
International Airport). Arrangement should be made for the Hotel Resort to pick you
up from the airport. Rentals are available for approximately:
car. . . . . . .
Van. . . . . .
P1700 - P1800 ($45)
Local buses are
available also for those who are used to the Philippine Transportation System, then get
off in Tarlac City and call the hotel to be picked up. Tel: 982-4788/ 6120,
You may try your
chance, if you're on a tight budget, to fly to the Philippines by using courier
flights. Go to:
http://www.courier.org or http://www.aircourier.org
While in Manila, you