Metro Pacific Tollways South (MPT South), in partnership with the Department of Tourism CALABARZON (DOT Calabarzon) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government Region 4-A (DILG IV-A), joins the celebration of National Tourism Month this September 2022 through the “Biyaheng South” experiential tour.
Co-presented by Millennial Resorts Corporation and with sponsors GAC Motor Philippines and The Adventure, MPT South presented its ‘Ka-Biyaheros’ consisting of online content creators (Explore With Chelo PH, Hungry Byaheros, Lakwatsero Caviteno, All About Cavite, The Hungry Traveler PH, GO Cavite, GO Tagaytay, GO Batangas, and GO Philippines) and Lifestyle Media Partners (TripZilla and Lifestyle Inquirer) for the ultimate two-day road trip experience to various travel destinations in progressive provinces del Sur, easily accessible through the toll motorway network of the Cavite-Laguna Highway (CALAX).
The group began the tour by visiting MPT South’s sustainable headquarters, the MPT South HUB, a 4-story LEED Gold certified building located in Imus, Cavite. They got a glimpse of its innovation and green technology: solar panel field, the building’s biophilic design, a dedicated electric vehicle (EV) charging station, and its highly advanced traffic control room.
Taking travel to the next level, the Ka-Biyaheros team boarded GAC Motor Philippines’ world-class luxury vehicles, ranging from SUVs to pickup trucks. He drove through CALAX’s operating segments heading for the Biyaheng South itinerary in Cavite and Batangas.
Cavite is home to not only historical sites, but also art galleries, museums, and even zoos. Biyaheng South took the team on a cultural trip and visited a secret garden, the Mountain Range-inspired “Living Museum” in Silang, Cavite, called Shambala Silang. The charming location allowed the Ka-Biyaheros to experience nature, local art, and authentic Filipino cuisine together. The team also investigated the main attractions of Yoki’s Farm in Méndez, Cavite, a ten-hectare farm, a zoo and a museum in one, where they had the opportunity to become young again by interacting closely with a variety of species from farm to exotic animals.
After exploring various art galleries and museums, Biyaheng South takes the trip to its “exciting part”. Less than two hours’ drive from Cavite, the Ka-Biyaheros squad headed to Calatagan, Batangas, famous for its picturesque seaside resorts and idyllic beaches. The squadron witnessed the beautiful golden sunset, overlooking the sea at the Cabo Santiago Lighthouse, which sits high on a cliff on the Calatagan coast and is one of the oldest lighthouses in the country that is still standing. working.
Just a few miles away, the entire team spent the night at Millennial Resorts’ Crusoe Cabins at Calatagan South Beach (CaSoBe), allowing them to relax, refresh and rejuvenate after a long day of travel. Crusoe Cabins feature sustainable recycled container vans transformed into innovative rooms that blend in with the rustic seascape.
This year’s Biyaheng South Experiential Tour ended the trip by taking part in a Tai Chi Gong class and indulging the Ka-Biyaheros team for ecotherapy, healthy food preparation classes such as juicing, at one of the “Most Relaxing Asia” named by CNN Go- the Nurture Wellness Village located in Tagaytay.
“We wanted to thank our partners, the Department of Tourism Region 4-A (DOT Calabarzon), the Department of the Interior and Local Government Region 4-A (DILG 4-A), our co-host Millennial Resorts, and our sponsors GAC Motor and The Adventure. for making this event possible. As we join in celebrating National Tourism Month, MPT South has high hopes for the rapid recovery of the tourism sector in Region 4-A by providing accessible roads and convenient travel for people, after the closures caused by the pandemic”, said Ms. Arlette Capristrano, Assistant Vice President of the Communication and Stakeholder Management Division of MPT South.
“Cavite and Batangas are fortunate to have many outdoor, nature, art and cultural tourism products that our domestic travelers would like to experience when traveling amid the pandemic. And best of all, these tourist destinations and attractions can be quickly and conveniently accessed from Metro Manila via land travel via the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX), which is the most ideal way to travel south. . It is with the hope that the partnership forged between DOT IV – A and MPT South will promote a dynamic tourism service and improve our economy through the inclusive and sustainable development of tourism with the Biyaheng South Program”, said Regional Director Marites Castro, Department of Tourism. Zucchini.
“By promoting domestic travel in Batangas through programs like the Biyaheng South Experiential Tour, Millennial Resorts and MPT South are helping the tourism industry recover from the challenges of the times,” said Patrick C. Gregorio, Senior Hospitality Consultant. and Landco tourism.
MPT South’s “Biyaheng South” is an award-winning toll road company tourism program that has been active on social channels like Facebook and TikTok to promote its Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX and CAVITEX C5 LINK) toll road network. and Cavite-Laguna Highway (CALAX) as a gateway to the sensational sites and attractions of the South. With over 20,000 combined followers for both digital platforms, Biyaheng South was able to generate over 1 million views on TikTok and gain a lifetime reach of 430,000 on Facebook, increasing vehicle counts along its highways and helping to boost economic growth in hampered provinces. for the pandemic.
MPT South is a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), the toll road development arm of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC). It is the largest construction company and operator of toll roads in the country. In addition to CAVITEX and CALAX, MPTC’s national portfolio includes concessions for the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), the NLEX Connector Road, the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), and the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) in Cebu. .