Mobile Monday Manila: FREE Event for Mobile Industry and Enthusiasts

Dubbed as a “woman of events” by my friends because there is no single weekend or sometime on weekdays that I do not roam around the metro joining activities hoping to find people I can collaborate with, I   finally tagged the Mobile Monday Manila event as Done in my Events To-do list. 

I have been very curious to be part of this for sometime because I want to know how  local mobile industry is doing in terms of app creation, advertising, payment solutions and  the influential people in this space,  etc. Why? I wanna know how I can utilize the mobile space for business or advocacy purposes.

The moment I got inside, I hear people introducing to each other as app developers, web designers, programmers, marketers, founders / co-founders of a startup etc. I suddenly told myself “Jeeez, what am I doing here?” Then I reminded myself, “Rona, you are here to learn.” 

Bangkok Tour Package 3D2N P5, 000 / Pax for Twin Sharing Room


3D2N Bangkok Package P5k/pax in a Twin Sharing room ( July 1 -  Sept. 30, 2013)

Inclusions:
• Hotel Accommodation
• Daily Hotel Breakfast
•  Half day city tour on  SIC
• Round Trip transfer based on SIC (0800 to 2200 hrs only)

For INQUIRIES you may email mariarona.beltran@yahoo.com or contact 0919-893-7236


Summer Is Over

Summer is over. Thanks God. The last summer was a blast to me since I started offering local tour packages and slots for festivals around the country. When I started last year I did not expect the massive influx of clients all I got from the combined SEO (search engine optimization) and SEM (search engine marketing) I experimented in my blog.

No, I did not started a blog to be famous then have a mini-celebrity status nor be ambassador of big brands, all I want is money. While most of the travel bloggers have chosen to write about the do-it-yourself way, I chose the road less-traveled... YET,  one who advocates tours.  

And I made quite a little for the past six months. It funded my birthday getaway last February to El, Nido Palawan and this July I will be going to Singapore then Malaysia all because of this. 
Come July I will post the figures as my mid-year report to make everything transparent. But you know not everything is a walk in a park.  I have been sleepless and tired all throughout these past months. I have had full body massages almost every week just to compensate the muscle pains that come with it. I have also sacrificed my 7-year full-time job for a few absences whenever I need to. 

How to Start a Home or Office-based Travel Agency







































It was in February of 2012 when I took my very first whole-day seminar and paid a thousand peso on how to set up a travel agency. That time everything was new to me so I never really digested the information at all but it was not a waste because it challenged me to keep learning along the way. I had no one to turn to even up to now when it comes to help and advices so I learn from my mistakes and experiences alone. It is never easy I tell you.   

Before I finally closed my first ever major sale of a tour package, I remembered a few dozen that I lost previously because I literally don’t know the ropes of this business. I work with 2 freelance tour guides, 1 tour operator and I deal with 6 accredited travel agencies so far: 5 of them I have active engagement until now and 3 seasonal. I am still looking and hoping to collaborate to a lot more also.  Out of these 8 travel agencies, only 2 of them I have met in person. I  talk to them over the phone, send emails, exchange text messages and close thousand bucks thru online transactions. 

3D2N Cheapest Cebu Tour Package



Join our Cebu tour! 

Inclusions:
3 Days 2 Nights Accommodation at Hotel Pier Cuatro or any accredited/partner hotel 
Daily Buffet Breakfast
Roundtrip Airport Transfers
Whole Day Mactan and Cebu City Tour with Buffet Lunch
Entrance fees

For more information please contact 0919-893-7236 or email mariarona.beltran@yahoo.com anytime. 

Let us know how many persons are joining and your flight details (time + date of arrival and departure)





NAGA EXCURSIONS: Get To Know Naga’s Newest Brand of Tourism

“If not because of the international reality show Survivor series that were shot in Caramoan Islands, Naga won’t be given much attention by DTI nor be included in their road map for tourism campaign.” says John Bongat mayor of Naga in a press conference to promote their tourism.  And since tourism is one of the many engines for driving the economic progress, the local government of Naga does not want to just wait for outside help but did every effort to prove they have what it takes.

Truly as I listen to their presentation, Naga has a lot of reasons to be proud of in terms of heritagey, spirituality, culinary, natural wonders and  one person that is an epitome of good governance admired by many Filipinos.  Naga Excursions or Naga X, is Naga’s newest brand of tourism that offers a myriad of choices to meet all types of adventures to anyone visiting their place. Let me tell you the ways: