Join The Year-End Holiday Travel + Dining Deals Expo At SM Aura On 18-20 November

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Christmas season is indeed around the corner when all these expos and bazaars are mushrooming everywhere. Before everything starts to get hectic in time for the holidays, take advantage of the APEC holiday {in NCR, at least} to check out the back-to-back holiday travel and dining deals expo, happening at the SMX Convention Center Aura, at the 3rd Level of SM Aura Premier in Taguig City on 18-20 November, 2015.

Enjoy numerous book-and-buy promo and take advantage of up to 50% discount from various travel partners, including hotel accommodation, them park, leading restaurants, as well as new travel destinations. In the same manner, it is also our chance to shop for dining gift vouchers and hotel gift certificates which can be perfect Christmas presents for the family, friends, and even for some important people and clients. A great way to avoid the Christmas rush, won’t you agree?

The Holiday Travel and Dining Deals Expo will be held together with the Coffee, Chocolate and Ice Cream Expo, which primary focuses on the finest local and international coffee, chocolate, and ice cream products, as well as bar and cafe equipment and technology.

So whether you are a traveler, a foodie, or a coffeeholic, there will certainly something that will interest you at the back-to-back expo.

Organized by NEO CCM ENT EVENTS CORP., the event is supported by Filipino International Franchise Association, Young Entrepreneurs Society, Hacienda Macalaunan, Econex Ideas and Events, Philippine Daily Inquirer – Lifestyle, Hinge Inquirer Publication, F&B Report Magazine, Malaya Business Insight, One Mega Group: Travel Now, Apetite, Franchising Magazine,,, Metro Manila Bazaar, annd

For more information and inquiries, call NEO-CCM Enterprises Events Corp. at {632}938.0839, 938.08737 or visit  You may also follow NeotradeEvents on Facebook,

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Exciting Halloween Surprises Await At Sky Ranch Tagaytay

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Halloween is one of the most opportune time to play dress up and make lasting memories with our children. Jared absolutely enjoys dressing up as his favorite superhero and playing with other children also dressed up in awesome costumes. We have not decided on which character he will be this year and which Halloween activity to check out and be part of, but this Halloween event at Sky Ranch Tagaytay sure sounds like a great one to check out. Read more about the Chills + Thrills Halloween Costume Party in the brief below.

Over the years, Halloween has shed its forbidding reputation and transformed into one of the most celebrated events of the year. It is that one time when ghost stories are welcomed, when spooking people can get you a bag of candies as a reward. In the Philippines, Halloween has become a favorite occasion of people of all ages.

The spookiest season of the year takes an exciting, family-oriented turn with Sky Ranch’s Halloween event, Chills and Thrills! Scary, funny, spooky, or magical, everyone is sure to find something enjoyable in this exciting pre-Halloween celebration hosted by one of Tagaytay’s most famous tourist destinations.

Exciting activities await parents and children alike on Sunday, October 18 at Sky Ranch Tagaytay. Everyone is encouraged to come in their best Halloween costumes and join the interactive trick-or-treat prepared by some of Sky Ranch’s partners.

The pre-Halloween event promises a day filled with fun, games, and food with just the perfect twist of spook! Marching bands and a majestic fireworks display will open and close the day.

Kids will definitely enjoy participating in these exciting games “Pop goes the pumpkin” sponsored by Kenny Rogers Roasters; “Hotdog eating contest” by Dogs in D’ Ranch; and “Pin the Wart on the Witch” by Krispy Kreme.
Go all out and join the Scary, Funny, Spooky, and Magical costume categories and get a shot at bagging the grand prize of the day. Of course, everyone can also enjoy the 19 heart-pounding rides and picturesque view only Sky Ranch can offer.

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5 Best South Pacific Islands for Family Travellers

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Manono Island in Samoa

A holiday in the south pacific is perfect for Aussie families, you’ve never got far to go, you’ve always got lots to do, and you’ll always find a warm welcome. Here are our top 5 picks for South Pacific family-friendly holidays.


Many Tahitian hotels have fantastic family programs and kids clubs. Many Aussie families are choosing Tahiti as their new favourite destination, with activities to keep kids busy and parents relaxed and carefree.

Kids can go horse riding through the lush rainforests, snorkelling with tropical reef fish nand swimming with dolphins or sea turtles. Parents can enjoy exploring the islands on scooters with kids riding on the back seat, or take the young ones on their first helicopter ride to see the incredible islands and oceans by air. Air Tahiti Nui flights run year-round from many Aussie cities.

Cook Islands

To the east of Samoa and Tonga you’ll find the Cook Islands, a group of 15 beautiful islands that see Aussie families enjoying happy holidays all year round. Rarotonga, one of the two main islands, is surrounding by beautiful coral reefs that are a paradise for any kid interested in marine life or snorkelling.

Kids can go pony trekking, play mini golf, go on 4WD safaris, and swim in the crystal clear lagoon waters while parents stretch out on a white beach to catch some sun rays and relax. Captain Tama’s lagoon cruise is a must-do for families, a glass bottomed boat will take you through the lagoon waters to an island where you’ll be entertained and fed in traditional Cook Island style, and snorkelling is included.


The Fijian locals are always happy to meet new travellers and introduce them to their island home. With over 300 islands making up Fiji there’s so much to explore, and you’ll have no trouble enlisting the help of a local to guide you and your family through all the best ways to help you do it.

Fiji is only about 4 hours flight time from Australia’s eastern coast, so lots of Aussie families are making their way across to discover this neighbouring paradise. There are so many activities for kids and all sorts of water sports that are bound to keep kids entertained and tucker them out after a long day of play. Being such a family friendly destination, many of the resorts have kids clubs that will allow you to relax while the kids are off exploring Fiji and learning about its culture, the history and the natural environment.


Vanuatu is a group of over 80 islands, renowned for its stunning coral reefs and thriving tropical wildlife, from exquisite bird life to the spectacular reef fish that inhabit its crystalline waters. For any kids with a keen interest in wildlife, Vanuatu is a must-see.

There’s a wealth of local culture to be discovered, kids will love learning traditional songs and dances and enjoy elaborate feasts of local cuisine. They can also learn about traditional hunting and fishing methods, and even watch fire walking ceremonies. It’s a destination for wild little ones that will educate and entertain at once.


Samoa consists of only ten islands, but each one has something unique to offer. There’s wild rainforest, volcanic peaks and sandy beaches to suit all sorts of family activities and tastes.

Kids will marvel at the To Sua Ocean Trench, a huge natural hole in Lotofaga with deep crystal-clear sea water at the bottom that makes the perfect swimming hole. Not far from To Sua there’s a lava field with a geyser and tide pools that are perfect for kids. There are natural caves and waterfalls too, and on Savai’i kids can swim with and feed turtles.

With any of these destinations you can’t go wrong, you’ll love the island life and your kids won’t want to leave. A South Pacific holiday is sure to impress the whole family and as soon as you’re the kids will be begging you to start planning the next one.

image credit goes to Sonja Pieper, Flickr

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