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Travel Authentic Philippines is a small company that specialises itself in customized, personalised travel for groups and individuals. We are a social enterprise.
We tailor our tours to your needs and interests. We also try to offer you a deeper, more meaningful experience than only photo opportunities. For us travel is as much about enjoying natural wonders, landscapes and sights as about encounters with people. We want to make your trip an enriching and, possibly, life-changing experience as well as fun and enjoyment.
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” (Mark Twain)
Travel Authentic Philippines started as an initiative of the WECAN program of AFOS, a German foundation for entrepreneurial development. We include other AFOS initiatives, such as in handicrafts and agriculture in our programs and are dedicated to support them.
Community-based activities, community development and nature conservation are important components of our trips. We want you to meet the people of the Philippines and enjoy the natural wonders of the region without leaving more than a footprint. We are dedicated to the protection of the Philippine heritage, natural as well as man-made, tangible and intangible. We respect nature and are dedicated to the protection of animals. We stand against the sexual exploitation of women and children.
Our tours are about immersion and active involvement. We see tourism as a tool for development , conservation and education but above all it’s about fun and satisfaction for all involved.
Finally, the safety of our guests is our top priority.

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Founded in 2014
Number of staff 8
Destinations served Philippines
Language(s) spoken in office(s) English
Target markets Europe, Australia, United States, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong

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We have a small selection of the tours we can offer on our website which can be found here. For more information about tours please contact us.

Authentic Philippines Team

1 How did you end up working in the tourism industry?
We have no CEO. I am one of the shareholders.

2 What inspired you to start this company?
The support of the German government and AFOS Foundation made the founding of the company possible. All the DMCs in the Philippines are rather mainstream.

3 Describe your first sale/customer:
Our first guest was Mr.Bouma from Namaste from the Netherlands. He travelled alone on a customized program.

4 What was your first tour like – and what has changed compared to your most recent?
It ran well. The tour was in November 2015. We now have so much more experience.

5 What part of the company are you most proud of and why?
Everything. No part in particular.

6 What do you feel sets your company apart from other DMC’s?
We offer experiential travel. Our itineraries are innovative and we understand the expectations of European and North American guests, in short western tourists (including Australia and other English speaking countries).

7 What does a standard working day look like for you?
Our office opens at 0900 and closes at 1730, every day except Sunday.

8 What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Passion for life and travel.

9 What keeps you up at night?
Nothing. I go to bed at 0900 and get up at 0430.

10 What other CEOs do you look up to and why?
Lee Kuan Yew, the prime minister of Singapore. He made really something out of nothing. Our favourite statesman and CEO!

11 Where do you see the company in 5 years?
Hopefully alive and kicking. It will be hard work.

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Travel Authentic Philippines
3/F Unit 312-A, Krizia Building, Gorordo Ave., Lahug,
Cebu City, 6000
Phone +63 (0)32 415 1553
Email: info@travelauthenticphilippines.com

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