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Vanessa Merx

I am a half German/Filipina tourism management graduate. In my early childhood I travelled multiple times to the Philippines mainly visiting Southern Leyte and Central Luzon. After I have not visited the Philippines for a couple of years, I travelled to the Philippines in 2010. This vacation was one of the main reasons for me to study International Tourism Management. There, I specialized in sustainable tourism/destination development. Therefore, I want to create unique and sustainable experiences offside the main tourism spots and present the cultural diversity of the Philippines to travelers.

How did you get involved in travel?

"I travel since my early childhood. As I got older, it became a passion for me to explore and discover new continents, countries and cultures. Thanks to my studies in international tourism management, I was able to discover many more countries such as Cambodia, New Zealand, or Brazil. However, the Philippines always has, and always will have, a special role in my life. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"My first cock fight in Anahawan, the hometown of my mother. As 'disturbing' it may have been, seeing the referee remembering all the bets that were shouted into the ring, was truly impressive. In the end it is a huge Sunday event for Filipinos, comparable to a soccer afternoon in Germany bringing families and friends together. "

Vanessa is part of the following groups: Philippines Travel Agents
Puka Beach, Boracay
Philippines Beaches, Waterfalls & Lagoons - 15 Days

This 15-day itinerary offers the perfect combination of adventurous and relaxing activities. You will snorkel shipwrecks and aquamarine lagoons, visit secluded beaches, and climb and rappel slippery trails. Enjoy the Philippines as you island hop your way across the country, ending on the white sandy beaches of Boracay.

Hidden Lagoon in Coron
Philippine Honeymoon: Boracay, El Nido & Coron - 11 Days

Covering some of the Philippines' most desirable beaches, this 11-day tour offers the perfect romantic getaway for couples. Stay in luxury resorts in exotic locations from private islands to jungle hideaways. Enjoy customized private tours of nearby islands, snorkel shipwrecks, and lounge beachside with a cocktail in hand.