Yes to more discounts with the Free VAT Campaign of Travelbook.ph!
Do you love traveling but feel that your earnings are never enough to cover the cost? Do you always feel worried about the continuous price hikes on commodities? Are you one of those who complain about the high tax rate charged in the items and services you need?
It wouldn’t be surprising if you answered “yes” in any of these questions. Because among our neighboring countries, we, Filipinos, are the highest-paying taxpayers.
While well-performing ASEAN countries like Singapore and Malaysia are able to tone down Value Added Tax (VAT) charges at the minimum, the Philippines remains as the South East Asian country with the highest VAT of 12% in the ASEAN. Apart from this, the Philippines also ranks second in corporate income tax and personal income tax. Now that almost all purchases made are topped with tax, many Filipinos are struggling so hard to earn enough just to cover all their expenses.
With that, Travelbook.ph, the leading online travel agent (OTA) in the country, wants to ease such burden.
Just this July, Travelbook.ph launched its Free VAT Campaign wherein they shoulder the 12% VAT on all hotel bookings made by their customers.
Taiwan reaffirms the strength of its trade relations with the Philippines, in its fourth annual Taiwan Excellence campaign.
Sponsored by Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), and organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), this campaign promotes Taiwan’s leading brands which have earned the Taiwan Excellence seal.
Many of these high-grade products are already well-received by the local market and part and parcel of the everyday lives of Filipino families. ACER, ASUS and MSI are popular choices for smartphones and laptops, while leading exercise equipment brand Johnson Fitness has gained ground over the years.
This year, the 2017 Taiwan Excellence campaign will feature more than 150 products from 52 accredited brands. TAITRA has expanded their events to further highlight the innovation, reliability, and durability of these brands, which continue to empower consumers toward leading more convenient and enhanced lifestyles.
The exhibition promises to bring a new layer of fun for visitors, offering something for everyone. Specific exhibits include: Swift 7, the slimmest laptop delivered by Acer; Zenphone 3 Live, the first smartphone with real time beautification technology by Asus; Trident 3, the smallest VR Gaming PC from MSI; Core P1 TG Mini ITX Wall-Mount Chassis by Thermaltake; home goods including the Tatung Fusion Cooker and the Vinaera Electronic Wine Aerator; bicycles including Term Cycles and Roxim Technologies Raptor X3 Bicycle Headlight; and sports equipment including Johnson Fitness S3+ Spinner Bike, and Hono YP 2009.
“Through product demonstrations and interactive activities, Filipinos will have the opportunity to experience the innovative quality of Taiwanese products, providing a source of fun and generating excitement surrounding consumer goods that have been developed and manufactured in Taiwan” says Tony Lin, Deputy Executive Director of the Strategic Marketing Department at TAITRA.
Activities slated for the 2017 Taiwan Excellence campaign include (among others): Experiential Zones in SM Megamall (June 2-4), SM Mall of Asia (September 29- October 1) and Glorietta (November 24-26). Taiwan Excellence will also feature in expos such as Systems Integration Expo (August 17-19), Taiwan Expo (September 29 – October 1), and Philconstruct 2017 (November 9-12).