The Island Garden City of Samal (aka Samal Island) by means of the Samal Island Tourism Council, and in conjunction with the Mindanao Tourism Council (MTC) has announced a series of events with the purpose of promoting the wonder and beauty that is Samal Island.

I thought that was my job, but I suppose I could use a little help from time to time ;-) Really though, it is great to see that the importance of promoting the island is more of a priority than in the past. The events have started already, so get your plans together before it’s too late.

  • 19 March (Saturday) – 3pm onwards:

    Grand Launching of Visit Samal Island
    Press Presentation of Miss Tourism Samal Island Official Candidates
    Holiday Ocean View

  • 21-22 March (Monday & Tuesday) – 8am onwards:

    Photo Shoot for Miss Tourism Samal Island CandidatesTalikud and Kaputian District:
    Isla Reta, Leticia by the Sea, Babusanta, Kaputian Beach Park, Capt. Hook’s Red Parrot Inn, Pearl Farm Beach Resort, Hof Gorei Beach Resort, Bandera Botanical Garden, Coral Garden

  • 26 March (Saturday) – (TBA):

    Concert (more details later!)(TBA)

  • 29 March (Tuesday) – 8am onwards:

    Swimsuit Presentation and PictorialsHagimit Falls

  • 6-7 April (Wednesday & Thursday) – whole day:

    Milo Summer Camp
    Samal Gym: Basketball
    Fernandez Beach: Swimming

  • 11-15 April (Monday to Friday):

    Beach Volleyball – Elimination RoundFreedom Park

  • 15 April (Friday):

    Miss Tourism Samal Island 2011
    Talent Show, Fire Dancing, Jingle Writing, Photo Exhibit
    Camp Holiday
    PPA Wharf (Babak)

  • 16-17 April (Saturday & Sunday):

    Frisbee FinalsKaputian Beach Park

  • 18-19 April (Monday & Tuesday):Resort Visit / Pictorials
    Miss Tourism Samal Island 2011

    Samal and Babak Districts:
    Fernandez Beach Resort, Maxima Aqua Fun Resort, Bluewaters Village Resort, Mayumi Disney Sea Resort, Punta del Sol Resort, Golden Bay Resort & Spa, Paradise Beach Park, Bluejaz Beach Resort, Camp Holiday Resort & Recreation Area, Rainbow Breeze Resort, Mahan Garden Resort, Precious Garden, Club Asiano Beach Resort, Ilihan Beach Resort, Ocean View, Island Ridge Mountain Resort, H5 Princess Tropical Inland Resort, Florenda Beach Resort

  • 29-30 April (Friday & Saturday):

    Miss Body BeautifulSea Grass Beach Resort

  • 1 May (Sunday) – 8am onwards:

    MotocrossProposed Public Market Site

  • 3-4 May (Tuesday & Wednesday):

    Resort Visit / Photo Shoot of CandidatesResorts and Tourist spots:
    May 3 – Talikiud & Kaputian
    May 4 – Samal & Babak

  • 7 May (Saturday):

    Kite-Flying ContestVillarica Wharf

  • 9-13 May (Monday to Friday):

    Beach Volleyball ChampionshipKaputian Beach Park

  • 14 May (Saturday) – (TBA):

    Miss Tourism Samal Island 2011
    Grand Coronation Night
    Samal Gym

  • 19 May (Thursday):

    Culinary Festival
    Food Display Competition, Table Skirting Competition, Table Settings Competition, Fruits and Vegetables Carving, Waiters Relay, Bartending Competition, Table Centerpiece Competition
    Samal Gym

A Visit Samal Island facebook page has been set up for those that like to follow and comment about their experiences. For further information, including details about the new passport program:

Grab a Visit Samal Passport this summer and make Samal your summer trip! Enjoy the discounts, promos and freebies participating resorts have in stored for passport holders. Campaign will last from March to May 2011. For more details dial 221 0070 or email to [email protected]

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