Travel Information

Congress Venue and Access

Venue: Edsa Shangri-la
Address: 1 Garden Way, Ortigas Centre, Mandaluyong City, 1650, Philippines 
Tel: (632) 633 8888 
Fax: (632) 631 1067
Email: Email EDSA Shangri-la Hotel
Website: http://www.shangri-la.com/manila/edsashangrila/
Hotel Reservation Promo Code: PHI250919
Instructions:
  1. Go to the Shangri-La website. http://www.shangri-la.com/manila/edsashangrila/
  2. Select the appropriate hotel and enter all the necessary stay requirements like check-in date, check-out date, number of rooms, adults and children.
  3. Under the "Special Rate" area, select "Group Code" and enter the Group Code: PHI250919
  4. Click the Check Availability button to continue.
  5. If all the search criteria are correct and rooms are still available for the group, the group rate will be returned in the availability search result. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to complete the online booking.

About the Philippines

The Philippines was host to a record high of 4.7 million foreign tourists in 2013, thanks to country's tourism brand, "It's More Fun In The Philippines." Among its top tourist drawers are Boracay Island in Aklan, Puerto Princesa Underground River in Palawan, Chocolate Hills in Bohol, Mayon Volcano in Albay, and the Banaue Rice Terraces in Ifugao, as well as the cities of Manila, Baguio, Vigan, Cebu, and Davao. Ref (https://www.gov.ph)


Currency

The currency used in the Philippines is the Philippine Peso. Unit of currency: Peso (P) = 100 centavos Bank notes: P10, P20, P50, P100, P200, P500 and P1, 000 Coins: 5c, 10c, 25c, P1, P5, P10


Credit Cards, Banks & Post Offices, ATMs

Accepted in major establishments are international credit cards such as Visa, Diners Club, MasterCard, and American Express Card.


Telecommunication Service

The postal system is well-organized. The country has international and national direct dial phone and facsimile services, mobile phone sites, internet and e-mail facilities, and worldwide express delivery service.

Most national dialects are in English. Foreign publications are sold at major hotels, malls, and bookstores in Metro Manila and key cities. There are 7 national television stations which broadcast mainly in Filipino. Cable TV is available in many hotels in Manila and in many parts of the country.


Shops

Here in the Philippines, visitors can choose from an exhilarating selection of great buys in a country known for export-quality items at reasonable prices: South Sea pearls, hand-woven cloths, embroidered fineries, fashionable ready-to-wear and haute couture clothes, terra-cota, porcelain, and home accessories. Artifacts, pineapple fiber shirts, prehistoric jars, native handicrafts, and footwear are interesting items, too. The Philippines also produces fine basketry, furniture, fresh and processed fruits, exquisitely crafted jewelry, and gift items made of wood and stone.

Located in Manila, Makati and EDSA are big malls, while at the Ermita District in Manila handicraft, antique and curio shops abound.


Health

In the Philippines, hospitals are operational with modern facilities to meet any medical need. In several remote towns and cities, clinics and health centers provide emergency medical attention. Nearly all hotels and resorts provide medical assistance.


Electricity & Power Supply

220 volts a/c is the common standard. 110 volts a/c is also used, especially in major hotels.

Bring adaptor for plugs