In an effort to inspire and educate Canadian travel agents, Asia Now – a group of national tourism bodies for Korea, Philippines, Singapore, and Taiwan – has launched a first-of-its-kind series of Virtual FAMs to push international travel across its 4 different countries. Hosted on Facebook Live, this campaign is designed to inspire awareness and consideration of the partnered countries, through highlighting unique experiences, customized itineraries and interactive video footage.


On Thursday, Nov. 18 the Philippines Department of Tourism will host Asia Now’s third Virtual FAM Tour.

The Philippines, a country of islands, is popular for its water and land activities. Checking out the surfing and scuba diving is a must – and for those who want to take in the rich land with its verdant landscape, don’t miss all of the islands’ lavish forests, beaches and tropical hotspots. And if not for the land and sea itself, visit the Philippines for its overwhelmingly welcoming locals who’ll make your vacation even more pleasant.

Boasting one of the longest coastlines in Asia, the Philippines is also known for its serene beaches and crystal clear waters.

Explored in the third Asia Now Virtual FAM Tour will be the renowned island of Siargao, a teardrop-shaped small island located at the northeastern coast of Mindanao, also known as the Surfing Capital of the Philippines. In 2019, Siargao was named by Conde Nast Traveler readers as the Best Island in the World as well as the Best Island in Asia in 2021. Apart from surfing, Siargao is also open to other activities such as cave explorations and rock climbing.

The live tour will take place Thursday, Nov. 18 starting at 6 p.m. PST / 9 p.m. EST.

Here are 3 simple steps to RSVP and enjoy the live tour:

Step 1 – Join the Asia Now Facebook Page
Step 2 – RSVP ‘Going’ under event page
Step 3 – Join live on Nov. 18  (Facebook Live)

Sit back, relax and enjoy the live tour!

Canadian travel agents can register for the other virtual FAM tours via Facebook and receive important updates and notifications.

Following the four Virtual FAM tours, Asia Now will be hosting a virtual game night to quiz and test participants’ knowledge of the 4 different countries. The Virtual Game Night will be on Nov. 24 at 1 p.m. EST. Agents can register here to play.

1st place – $1,000 in cash + one roundtrip economy class ticket from Canada to Korea, Philippines, Singapore or Taiwan

2nd place – $500 Visa gift card

3rd place – $300 Visa gift card

4th place – $200 Visa gift card

5th place – $100 Visa gift card

ASIA NOW

Asia Now is a group of National Tourism Organizations, comprising Korea, Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan, that has banded together to create learning experiences and selling techniques for the Canadian travel industry

www.VisitAsiaNow.com

AIR CANADA

Air Canada operates daily nonstop service to Seoul Incheon Airport aboard the 787 Dreamliner. Flights are available from Vancouver and Toronto. Numerous partner airlines conveniently connect customers via Seoul and other Asia gateways to the Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan. Safety is always the top priority. Air Canada’s CleanCare+ program offers enhanced health and safety measures. Customers are permitted unlimited free flight changes, subject to availability, plus added flexibility in case of cancellations.

www.aircanada.com