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Cebu Pacific and Tourism Philippines send Aussie Adventurers on the ‘Ultimate Philippine Getaway’!

March 1, 2017 Accolades No Comments Email Email

The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), and Tourism Philippines are making two Aussie adventurers’ dreams come true by naming them the winners of the ‘Ultimate Philippine Getaway’ competition. 

Hosted on Tourism Philippines’ Facebook page, the competition gave Australian travel enthusiasts the chance to win an adventure holiday in the Philippines. Sarah Gallagher, from Penshurst, NSW, was announced as the winner and will now be flown to the Philippines with her best friend, Lauren Cambitzi by Cebu Pacific.

Reaching over 2.96 million people, across Facebook and Instagram, The Ultimate Philippine Getaway was a joint commitment between Cebu Pacific and Tourism Philippines, to continue to grow tourism between Australia and the Philippines. The campaign promoted six top tourist destinations – including Boracay, Cebu and Siargao – across the country, with the winners now set to visit the top three adventure spots as voted for by the competition audience.

This will see Sarah and Lauren explore the hidden lakes and lagoons of Palawan, swimming with the whale sharks in Sorsogon and relaxing on the beaches of Bohol.

Speaking about the competition, Ms. Candice Iyog, Vice President for Marketing and Distribution for Cebu Pacific, said: “There was an overwhelming response to the competition, especially as the Philippines grows in popularity as a luxury-budget destination.

“We’re approximately an eight hour direct flight away from Sydney, meaning more and more Australians are becoming aware of what’s on offer, from the white sand beaches, dive sites and crystal clear waters – all of which Sarah and Lauren will be able to experience.”

A passionate snorkeler, Sarah says she’s thrilled to have won and is most looking forward to fulfilling her dream of swimming with the whale sharks.

“I can’t believe I won the competition,” she exclaims. “This is the trip of a lifetime and I’m so excited to be taking my best friend, and travel buddy Lauren with me, to experience all the incredible islands and activities on offer. In particular, I’m looking forward to jumping into the clear waters and ticking off my bucket list swimming with the whale sharks!” she said.

Ms. Norjamin Gallardo-Delos Reyes, Tourism Attaché for ANZ for Tourism Philippines, said: “The Philippines is located within easy reach of Australia so it offers the perfect holiday experience.

“Our competition winners will be able to experience for themselves what makes the Philippines such a fantastic destination. Visitors can discover our award-winning beaches, explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites, experience vibrant festivals and see our unique, local wildlife including tarsiers. The Philippines also caters to everyone’s needs with a wide range of accommodation options available, making it the ideal destination for every traveller.”

Ms. Iyog for Cebu Pacific also added: “Travelling to the Philippines has never been easier and more budget friendly. Cebu Pacific connects Sydney to its Manila hub, and from there multiple destinations across the country, to explore the array of activities on offer.”

The prize includes return economy airfares from Sydney to Manila with Cebu Pacific, five nights’ accommodation, airport transfers, a daily meal allowance and all domestic interisland flights.

In March, Sarah and Lauren’s adventure dreams will become a reality and generously Tourism Philippines has extended their trip to eight days instead of five. The duo will fly from Sydney and to all destinations across the Philippines with Cebu Pacific.

To plan your own holiday or for more information visit Tourism Philippines at

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