2G0 Travel unveils Palawan destinations

May 7, 2013 10:11 pm 

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, May 7 — The newest shipping line 2GO Travel is redefining sea travel experience in Palawan to boost domestic cruises and the tourism industry by launching Tuesday its two key destinations: Coron and Puerto Princesa.

Marianne Shuaib, general manager of 2GO Travel,said the country’s cruise tourism potential is big.

"Our country is an archipelago, thus sea travel should be innate within us island dwellers. That is why we have opened the Manila-Coron-Puerto Princesa route. Our accommodation is like a hotel. The guests won’t be bored when they are onboard the ship. It’s nice to look at and it’s very comfortable,” she said.

In 2011 Aboitiz Transport System (ATS) and Negros Navigation Co. Inc., saw their integration, which is the 2GO Group Inc., Shuaib explained.

Since then, 2GO’s vessels were refurbished to make them look like "floating hotels", and have undergone renovation of the interior designs, modernization of furniture, amenities and suites, she said.

Passengers have six types of accommodations, the stateroom, cabin, tourist, mega value, super value and airline seat.

“We want more students to take our ships, we want more peers, families and for them to hold special events. Our ships can be used for different venue and for various activities,” she said.

She added that aside from Palawan's capital Puerto Princesa City, Coron is the hot destination of the moment.

It already has a few resorts, ranging from the backpacker variety to the more upscale, barefoot-luxury type. It’s the destination of choice for travelers, who prefer more secluded holidays, away from the crowds of Boracay.

2GO Travel offers leisure travel and entertainment while on-board the vessels. It also has hotel partners as well as bus company partners in selected routes to better serve the passengers.

2GO Travel has also opened the 2GO TraveLink service for customers, who opt to purchase bus or boat transfers along with their ferry tickets issued in one e-ticket for a hassle-free and seamless transportation service.(PNA)

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