For those who plan to travel over the holidays, TAP-NY has you covered! KKday is an e-commerce travel platform that connects travelers with authentic local tours & activities. Visit the special TAP campaign site here and use promo code “TAPKKDAY” at checkout to get 5% off all products until January 6, 2018!

TAP-NY Vice President, Jessica Chen, recently went on a KKday tour adventure:

Wanting to get some sunshine before the cold winter weather sets in, last month I decided to pay a visit to Palawan, one of the 7,000+ islands in the Philippines — curious as to why Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast have ranked it the world’s best island the past few years.

Upon my arrival, I certainly was not disappointed. The island is surrounded by crystal clear aquamarine waters and powder fine beaches, complemented by breathtaking views of limestone formations, desolate lagoons, and rugged marble cliffs. Despite less than stellar weather due to tropical storms, I was still stunned by all the natural beauty encapsulated in the tiny island.

Palawan’s nickname is “The Last Frontier” because it’s considered one of the last undeveloped islands in the Philippines. The locals still use flip phones, we lost electricity almost every day, and Wi-Fi is pretty much non-existent, however, that rustic charm is what made it great, and a true escape from bustling NYC life.

At the recommendation of former TAP-NY social chair, Agnes Chiao, I booked an excursion through KKday, an e-commerce travel service that offers tour packages in over 50 countries. We selected the Honda Bay Island Hopping Day Tour , which was easy to book online, and the price point was comparable to other companies — if not cheaper.

Our English-speaking tour guide was cheerful and professional. The all-inclusive group tour consisted of water activities at two islands, round-trip ground and boat transportation, and a buffet lunch with regional Filipino dishes. All in all, it was a memorable trip and I even got a little bit of sunshine I was looking for.

KKday is offering an exclusive promotional code for TAP-NY members — perfect for those who will be travelling to Taiwan/Asia over the winter holidays. They offer over 6,000 travel experiences, so you’ll be sure to find something that suits you.

Visit the special TAP campaign site here and use promo code “TAPKKDAY” at checkout to get 5% off all products until January 6, 2018!