Tuesday, September 21, 2010

First packaged tour to Spain’s Santiago de Compostela now available in the Philippines

The Spain Tourism Board, Thai Airways, and 10 local travel agencies have partnered to form a consortium that will promote the Santiago de Compostela Pilgrimage tour in the Philippines.

The Spain Tourism Board sees this as an opportunity for Filipinos to visit Santiago de Compostela in Spain, one of the three most sacred Roman Catholic sites in the world after Jerusalem and Rome.  For many a century, millions of pilgrims have walked along the road to Santiago de Compostela.  Traveling the breadth of Northern Spain, the road to Santiago stretches from the scenic Pyrenees Mountains of France all the way to Galicia, where Santiago de Compostela is located.

This year also marks the Holy or Jubilee Year wherein the door of St. James Cathedral is opened — an occasion that happens only when the feast of St. James, July 25, falls on a Sunday — and will be walled up again a year later.  The next Holy Year will be in 2021, 11 years from now.

Participants can choose between a walking tour and a bus tour.  The Pilgrimage tour is scheduled by batch on the following departure dates: September 29, October 13, and October 27.

For booking and inquiries, you may contact Donnette Sison of Thai Airways at tel. +63 (02) 816-7017.
For more details, visit us in Facebook: “Walk the Way of St. James: The Philippine Expedition.

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