100% Filipino-owned Profil Holidays, one of the Philippines’ leading travel and tours company, is celebrating the 25th year in the business as among the leaders in the industry. With this, they have recently unveiled 6 exciting new travel packages including budget travels that will suite the more tight on the budget yet adventurous type of traveler.
Profil actually stands for Professional Filipino, meaning they probably thought of the names 25 years ago to indicate how dedicated and determined they are in providing Filipinos the opportunity to travel around the world and see different tourist spots and destinations in the most affordable yet memorable package.
Profil Holidays had helped thousands of Filipinos explore more than 100 countries in five continents, giving them a lifetime’s worth of unforgettable experiences. True enough, they are also launching a mobile app they call Travel Scout that will also help travelers for added convenience in targeting their desired destinations. Soon the mobile app will undergo additional improvements and add-ons to make it a lot more better to serve more in seeing the world. The app is now available for download at Google Play for Android smartphones and at the App Store for iPhones.
From the media conference held at the iconic Manila Hotel on March 8, 2016, it is surprising to find out that many still perceive Filipinos as "babies" with regards to their attitude in traveling. Rosanna "Anne" Inchiong, General Manager of Profil Holidays, and Benilo "Bomg" Tabang, Sales Director of Profil Holidays both agree that Americans and Europeans are more mature in dealing and communicating with people around the world. Filipinos tend to expect more pampering while the said foreign customers are thrilled to travel backpacker style.
Filipinos do seem to want more from everything they transact with which is somehow also a positive trait as well because we tend to search for bargains at a price that's more rewarding for us. But somehow, the negativity lies on the fact that we tend to be abusive in some situations. I guess these will be in the age range of 30 and above since the new generation or what they call Millennials are more open to getting their hands dirty and walking the extra mile to experience the adrenaline rush.
Well, congratulations to Profil Holidays for a successful 25 years. You may not consider yourselves among the big leagues out there but you sure are getting there. After all, not every company can last up to so many years. I consider 10 years already as a milestones in my career, what more 25 years. That's a silver anniversary that is should be considered a momentous occasion.
I have prepared a video presentation of what transpired during the media event and it is currently uploading as I write this article so I will soon update this as it becomes available. Please do check our YouTube channel soon at http://www.YouTube.com/user/wazzuppilipinas
Below is the continuation of their official press release:
From an earnest dream that started in a single 20-square foot room at the height of the Gulf War, and fueled by the dream to provide Filipinos services that set the benchmark in the travel and leisure industry, Profil Holidays had since given Filipinos a chance to see the world through enriched experiences made possible by travel.
“I’ve had my fair share of travels. Seeing new ground helps one gain wisdom and perspective through the varying environment, mentalities, and cultures that broaden minds and help us think outside the box. This is particularly helpful in our quest to meet and surpass the current standards in the travel and leisure industry,” shares Rosanna Inciong, General Manager of Profil Holidays.
Profil Holidays had also pioneered tours never been offered by its counterparts, making it the top-of-mind choice for tour operators and travel companies when it comes to better itineraries with more exciting destinations. “Over the years, Profil Holidays was able to expand its network by having it built on strong relationship with more than 300 partners, 45 land handlers, 15 sightseeing firms, 10 hotel firms, 2 appointed general sales agents, and a fleet of partner airline companies,” added Ms. Inciong, who also shared that about 60 percent of the sales they have generated in the last years are mostly European packages, followed by Mediterranean packages, including Holy Land tours.
As they celebrate 25 years of committed service, Profil Holidays also introduced six new travel packages and a new and exciting tagline—Always, the best experience. “We will not be successful in this industry without the trust and confidence of our partners, so we want to always ensure that what they get from us will always be the best experience. In line with this commitment, we have also launched Travel Scout—a travel/utility mobile app available at both Appstore and Google Play that I’m sure our partners and every travel enthusiast would love to have,” she added.