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Seat-in-coach tour of Clark zone now available by Go Tours
By Ashley Manabat

Sep 07, 2017

CLARK FREEPORT – Starting today (Friday), travelers and tourists can now avail of the first ever seatin-coach travel-tour coverage of this freeport’s historical, cultural as well as storied military past and present infrastructure development.

Go Clark Tours Co. Ltd. (Go Tours), which is a partnership between Ties that Travel of Gilda L. Padua and Omega Travel of Aurora Augustin, will launch its maiden seat-in-coach travel tour of Clark city starting September 8 which will run on a regular basis starting at 9 am to about 1 pm from Tuesdays to Sundays.

Padua said the tour package features a film viewing at the Clark 4D Theater and Clark Museum and a rolling tour at the Parade Grounds, Barn Houses, CDC Offices, Historical Buildings, White House, Mimosa Filinvest Leisure Estate, Bicentennial Park, Clark Sun Valley, Korea Country Club, Fontana Leisure Park and Resort, The Villages, Nayong Pilipino, Industrial Complex and Commercial Area, K9 Cemetery, and Lilly Hill area.

The tour will culminate with a buffet-lunch at either the Matam-Ih Restaurant or Amante Restaurant at the Riding Stables and Picnic Grounds.

“There’s nothing to offer by the hotels and they call us every now and then and asked us… so in order to address this issue we came up with a brand Go Tours and we developed a Clark city tour… so in the meantime, that’s our first product to launch on September 8 ,” Padua said during the “Talk Widus” media forum organized by the Pampanga Press Club in cooperation with Widus Hotel and Casino on Wednesday.

“We want to tell everybody of this milestone,” she added.

“It has been our dream, not just us but the whole tourism community, that we have this regular tour,” she said.

Padua said Go Tours already have partner hotels in this freeport like Fontana, Midori Hotel and Casino, Widus Hotel and Casino, Quest Hotel, Park Inn Hotel by Radisson, Royce Hotel, Hotel Stotsenberg and Xenia Hotel.

“So we have two routes. Two shuttles will meet up at Clark museum where the tour starts,” Padua said.

It costs a fixed rate of P1,200 per person including the buffet-lunch, she said.

However, an introductory rate of 10 percent off will be available, she added.

Agustin said Go Tours will eventually be launching the Angeles City tour, Pampanga countryside tour and a Subic tour.

She said optional tours will also be offered soon which will include the Puning Hot Springs, Mt. Pinatubo tours and even an excursion to Baler, Aurora and Hundred Island in Alaminos, Pangasinan.

Padua said Go Tours is also planning special interest tours like visiting seven Churches and seasonal tours like the Giant Lanterns Festival in the City of San Fernando and Binulo Festival in Porac.

“We joined together to collaborate, develop products, and operate the tours. It’s a bit difficult because there’s a huge investment not just money but time,” she said.

“We develop the product and we validate it through the help of tourism officers and we simulate it by doing a time and motion study and look out for the safety and security of our guests. So that’s the assurance we can give to our guests,” Padua said.

Cathy Forren will be in charge of Go Tours operations. The office is located at the Clark Hostel in front of PLDT Clark.

The formal launch of Go Tours will be on September 29 at the 4D Theater and Clark Museum.

Travelers and tourists can visit the Go Tours website at: www.gotours.com.ph or call 09053373864 or 09186407554 for bookings.



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