Saturday, 3 March 2018

Ged Merino: Turning Thread and Fabric Into an Art Form

Ged Merino

Meet Queens, New York-based Gerardo “Ged” U. Merino, a Fil-American painter, printmaker and mixed media artist who works with repurposed textiles, who never thought of becoming an artist, does not join art competitions and yet has become a celebrated artist.  Ged was an elementary classmate of mine at Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati. As a child born and raised in the Philippines, his inclination towards the arts was developed at an early age, thanks to his parents.

His mother Virginia lived in a generation where they repurpose, recycled and repaired things.  Creative in her own way, the repurposing of fabrics and other things were just part of her daily life. His mother’s creativeness emerged when she reused materials like old cotton pig feed sacks from his father’s farm. She used various techniques to give the old fabrics new life, embroidering them, dyeing them and sewing them to make pajamas.  Virginia also did a lot of batik. In a similar note, my mother also reused chicken feed sacks sourced from the poultry of my grandparents (who lived just across the street from our old house in Malibay, Pasay City) and also transformed them into pajamas.

Ged, with his pet Basset hound Barnaby, at his studio

During weekends, Ged’s father, a natural storyteller, also took him and his siblings to the farm to explore. As Ged loved to draw, his father bought him art materials and his mother took him to art classes. His father's storytelling and his mom’s repurposing of textiles sparked his interest in the arts and his work and practice has its origins in textiles.

Creature in Green and Red (

Although he finished his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Philippine Women’s University in 1987, Ged wasn't initially interested in a career in art.  

That is, until he attended an open house held by Manuel “Boy” Rodriguez Jr., a multi-awarded artist who also worked with textiles and the son of Manuel Rodriguez Sr., the “Father of Philippine Printmaking.” 

He became very intrigued by the printmaking techniques his teacher learned during a recent trip to New York and, eventually, Boy asked Ged to work for him as an apprentice. Ged has found his calling. He then started to experiment with "collagraphs," silk screens, etching and other techniques.

Fish and Three Wishes, Mixed Media on Paper (

In 1987, Ged was among the Top Five in the ASEAN On the Spot Painting Competition and he joined the delegation to the ASEAN Youth Painting Conference in Singapore.  The next year, he was awarded the Jackson Pollock Memorial Scholarship to study at Arts Student League of New York

Day Dream in Red, Blue and Yellow, Acrylic on Canvas (

Break Glass in Case of
Emergency 1, 2014

Break Glass In Case of
Emergency 2, 2014

While studying, he apprenticed with Marcelino Rodriguez, Boy’s brother, who worked on mono prints. After taking a printmaking class, Ged started experimenting, painting and working with printmaking and textiles for quite some time.  

His plan was to stay for only a year in New York but, after four months, he met a gallerist in Chicago who picked his work from a competition, and decided to represent him. Later, he met another gallerist from in Soho (the meeting place of artists including Andy Warhol, who influenced the Pop Art movement) who also ended up representing him.  

Metamorphosis in Black, White and Burgundy, Mixed Media on  Fabric, 34 X 38 in. 2014 (

Ged decided to stay on, understanding the good and bad sides of the city and assimilating in the changing art scene in New York, made robust with various forms and disciplines by thousands of artists from all over the world, including local artists.  

Metamorphosis in Black, White and Gold, Mixed Media on Fabric, 35 X 49 in. 2014 (

Vestigial Bliss,
Acrylic on Panel
Day Dream in Gray
with Black, Red, White
and Yellow,
Acrylic on Canvas
After living in New York City nearly half of his lifetime, Ged has accumulated things and objects reminiscent of home. Spending several years in Manila working on projects also triggered an immediate reconnection with his roots and culture, most strikingly the contrast of poverty versus waste. 

He was fascinated by the questions of why people buy and hold on to things while some are thrown away.  Discarded materials eventually became his focus. As his subject matter, Ged currently uses personal belongings and objects discarded, forgotten or left behind, incidentally or intentionally, by other people, a way of collecting artifacts from people’s lives and repurposing these discarded materials into his artistic process, giving them a new life by wrapping them in recycled fabric and string, thereby changing their form or function. 

Recurring Dreams 2, 2014 (

Nothing is disposable for him. He has rubbed, hammered and scratched textures from flattened soda cans, soda bottle caps, old canvas, leather, manhole covers, sacks and other quotidian materials that can give life to his art. He uses these as part of the plates or silkscreen them and stitch them onto the fabrics.

Recurring Dreams 7, 2014 (

Ged was always attracted to color, textures and decorative details of fabrics and he has described working with textiles as an adventure.  His process is spontaneous, intuitive and improvisational. Though more of an abstractionist, he also likes working with different materials. He basically started off as a printmaker then started to paint when he was in New York. 

For many years, he switched back and forth, maintaining a day job for the most part (which took time away from his art). It was not until 2010 when he resigned his job and went back to textiles, collecting discarded objects and using them as materials. Ged is currently working on textile-based works augmented by painting and printmaking and sculpture, a medium that is not much explored yet. His work has been shown throughout New York, Chicago and the Philippines. 

Found, Bound, Rebound (

Around 2009, Ged started meeting a lot of local artists, including Pinoys who lived and worked around or near his studio. He realized that New York City, though an artists’ haven, does not really have many places where talented emerging artists, especially Filipino artists, could present their work. On September 21, 2011, Ged, with his Colombian wife Carolina Molina (from Bogota), launched the Filipino-centric and cross-cultural Bliss on Bliss Art Projects, an alternative art space in Sunnyside, New York, where emerging, mid-career and established contemporary artists can create and exhibit their works and interact freely with guests in an intimate space.

Metamorphosis in Gray, Mixed Media on Fabric, 28 X 37 in., 2014

Due to lack of funds, it was difficult from the start but, with support from family and the Filipino art community (among them prominent artists such as Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, Lav Diaz and New York-based writers Jessica Hagedorn and Ninotchka Rosca), money started coming in. 

To ensure that only quality works will be exhibited, Ged and a committee of artists evaluate the an applicant’s portfolio when an artist applies to hold an exhibit. When an artwork is sold, Ged does not charge the artists or ask for commission. He just asks them to be in charge of the reception and everything they need for their exhibits.

Prominent Filipino artists like Noel El Farol, Mervy Pueblo, Jeho Bitancor, Bob Nuestro, Eric Zamuco,  Mideo Cruz,  Luis H. Francia and Jojo Austria have done exhibits at Bliss on Bliss. Bliss on Bliss has also witnessed how some artists developed new work. Aside from artists, writers and musicians also meet up here and have dialogues, sometimes leading to collaborations.

Ged Merino with Aze Ong during their exhibit “Open Threads” at Topaz Arts, NY on September 16-October 28, with their collaborative piece called Open Threads.(

When he is not supervising exhibits of upcoming and established artists or in one of his exhibits in many parts of the world, he can be found working in his studio cum gallery. Lately, he divides his time between Manila, Bogota (Colombia) and New York City. Ged recently collaborated with Aze Ong, a Manila based visual and performance artist who creates and performs with her artworks (combining crochet with metal, wood, fibers and semi-precious stones), for the GedAze Project, a year-long collaboration exploring the medium of textile in expressing their art.  They exhibited in a group show at The Drawing Room Contemporary called “Common Threads.” In October 2016, they launched “The GedAze Project” with a show at Bliss on Bliss Art. In 2017, they had five collaborative shows, four in Manila and, last September 16-October 28, at Topaz Arts New York entitled “Open Threads.”

Ged with his  new works “Self Portait in NYC in Red ,Orange and Red Orange"

 Selected Exhibitions
  • The Garment District Public Art Space, New York City, New York, USA
  • Galeria Expreso Del Arte, Bogota, Colombia
  • The Drawing Room, Manila, Philippines
  • Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines
  • Las Vegas Center for Contemporary Arts, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 

Selected Group Shows
  • “Case Studies” (with Junko Yamada, Joseph Paul Fox and Roger Rothstein, March 12 to May 12) - Topaz Arts, New York, USA
  • Common Thread” (with Aze Ong and Raffy Napay, July 16 to August 19) - The Drawing Room Contemporary Art, Manila Philippines
  • "Papers and Layers" (August 27 to  September 25) - Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines
  • “Daang-Krus/Pomdi Archipelago” (ACAW 10ed.) - Bliss on Bliss Art Projects, New York, USA
  • “Promdi-Archipelago” (October 25 to November 23) - Bliss on Bliss Art Projects, New York, USA
  • “Re-use-Re-cycle Small Works” – Materials for the Arts, New York, USA
  • “Eco-Logic” (February 6 to March 1) - Las Vegas Center for Contemporary Arts, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

  • “In This Place We Live 2” - M55 Art Gallery, New York, USA
  • NYFA Bootstrap Festival - Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, New York, USA
  • “Conversations with Mars/Trans-Glocal” - Bliss on Bliss Art Projects, New York, USA
  • “In  This Place We Live” - M55 Gallery, New York, USA
  • “Eye of the Beholder” – Long Island City Artists (LICA), New York, USA
  • “VIA MAIL”- Capitana Gallery, Talisay City, Negros Occidental,Philippines
  • LEAP – La Mama La Galleria , New York, USA
  • “A Night of 1001 Prints” - M55 Art Gallery, New York, USA
  • “Return to Paradise” - ARIAS Artspace, Makati City, Philippines
  • “When You Say Nothing at All” - ARIAS Artspace, Makati City, Philippines
  • “Maynila to Williamsburg” - Goliath Visual Space, Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • “Mono-Print” - Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA                             
  • “A is for Abstract” - La Mama La Galleria, New York, USA
  • Printmakers Show - The Holland Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • “At the Edge....” – Cendrillon, New York, USA
  • “Continuing an Idea” - Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • “Repeated Surfaces” -  Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • “Applied Surfaces” - Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA        
  • “Developing an Idea”” - Miriam Perlman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • ASEAN Preview - Kulay- Diwa Gallery, Philippines
  • 5th ASEAN Youth - National Museum, Singapore
  • MALVAR Artists - Museum of Baguio, Philippines
  • Filipino Contemporary Artists - Ayala Museum, Makati City, Philippines

Selected Solo Shows/Art Fairs/Biennales
  • "Illuminati" (a collaborative project by  The GedAze Project at the Artfair Philippines 2017,  February 16 to 19) - The Drawing Room Contemporary Art, Manila, Philippines
  • "Prelude" ( a collaborative project by The GedAze Project, May 6) -  TDR Escolta, Manila, Philippines
  • "Existence" (a collaborative project by The GedAze Project, May 12 to June 13) -  The UP Vargas Museum, Quezon City, Philippines 
  • "Ripples and Layers" (collaboration  with works by Juvenal Sanso and The GedAze Project, May 18) - Fundacion Sanso, San Juan City, Philippines

  • Transitional Objects" (July 16 to August 9) - The Drawing Room Contemporary Art,  Manila, Philippines 
  • 2016 London Biennale Manila Pollination (September 16) - Metropolitan Theatre,  Manila, Philippines
  • "Sound in Our Head" (The GedAze Project, October 9) - Bliss on Bliss Art Projects, New York, USA.  In memory of Ged’s mother Virgina who, during her later years, suffered from tinnitus. 


  • “SueƱos Recurrentes” (May 15 to June 17) - Galeria Expreso del Arte, Bogota, Colombia
  • Metamorphosis” (October 11 to November 13) - The Drawing Room Contemporary Art,  Manila, Philippines
  • “Beneath the Structures, Surface and Scratches” (October 15 to November 23) - Bulwagang Carlos V. Francisco,  CCP Complex, Manila, Philippines
  • Prints and Paintings - Bliss on Bliss Art Projects, New York, USA
  • “New Works, New York” - Avellana Gallery, Philippines 
  • Recent Works MONO-Prints -  Avellana Gallery, Philippines
  • Self Portrait in NYC - Philippine Consulate, New York, USA
  • Textile Works - Helena Benitez Hall, PWU Fine Arts Gallery, Philippines

Bliss on Bliss Studio

Bliss On Bliss Studio: 4149 45th St. Ground Floor, Sunnyside, New York 11104, USA. E-mail: Website: and See map.

The Drawing Room Contemporary Art: G/F, Bldg. C, Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces Ave. Extn., Brgy. Magallanes, Makati City 1231 , Metro Manila, Philippines.  Tel: (632) 801 4397.  E-mail: Website:

Friday, 9 February 2018

25th Travel Tour Expo (Pasay City, Metro Manila)

It's More Fun in the Philippines 

The Travel Tour Expo (TTE), touted as the biggest annual travel and tourism event in the country, was held last February 9-11 at the SMX Convention Center.  This one-stop-shop for the travel needs of tourists and jet setters was held by the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTTA).  The expo will also showcase forums highlighting topics on travel and tourism. Their exhibitors list of 995 booths is composed of every travel-related entity one can think of. 

Singapore booth
Trafalgar booth
They include airline companies; travel agencies and tour operators; hotels and resorts; theme parks; local government units; cruise liners; insurance companies; tourist organizations; regional tourism offices; national tourism organizations from overseas; embassies; government agencies; food concessionaires; merchandisers and other travel related entities. 

Bluewater Resorts booth

Princess Cruises
Turkish Airlines
Since 1993, the PTTA has been bringing together stakeholders under one roof.  During the period 2011-2017, the number of exhibitors has grown by 30%. Now on its silver anniversary, there was a 21% jump in the number of exhibitors this year compared with 2017. The TTE will occupy the entire SMX Convention Center (Halls 1-4, Function Rooms 1-5, Meeting Rooms 2-10) and cover more than 16,000 sq. m. of floor space. 

Japan booth

South Africa booth
Guam booth
The PTTA prepared cultural presentations as well as fashion shows featuring Filipino tapestry and the creations of designer Rene Salud.  This year’s TTE, supported by the Department of Tourism, Tourism Promotions Board, Philippine Airlines, Mabuhay Miles, and Citibank, was joined by 335 companies including 29 airlines, 6 ship/cruise liners, 125 hotels and resorts, 83 travel agencies/tour operators (the highest in the history of the expo) and 7 theme parks.

SkyJet Airlines booth

Henann Resorts booth
2Go booth
In addition, Travel Tour Expo will also coincide with the 3rd International Travel Trade Expo 2018, a business-to-business (B2B) component of the TTE which allows members from the PTAA to have pre-appointed one-on-one meetings with executives from international tourism companies and national tourism organizations. The iTTE, which will again be located at the second floor of SMX, is expected to draw at least 50 international sellers and 300 local buyers.

Cebu Pacific booth

Among the countries and territories expected to participate in iTTE are Australia, Cambodia, China, Egypt, France, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United States, and Vietnam.

Philippine Airlines booth

Subic booth
Qatar Airlines booth
Throughout the three-day event, the travel expo certainly provided opportunities for the 140,000 visitors to scour the country or circle the globe but, before they could do that, they had to cover a lot of ground by foot first. People line up as early as 3 AM in the wee hours of the morning just to get hold of the cheapest but very limited (approximately 15 to 20 per offering)  travel packages.  Examples include the unbeatable price of PhP3,800/pax for a 3-day/2-night stay in Boracay including transfer and quad sharing accommodations; PhP15,000/pax for a 3-day/2-night stay in Hong Kong; and only PhP8,000/pax for a Taipei vacation. To ensure the legitimacy and value of the domestic tour packages, travel agencies and tourism boards that hold office in other regions will participate.

Air Swift booth

South Korea booth
City of Dreams booth
On February 9, the first day of the expo, Citibank credit cardholders were allowed to enter the convention halls from 8:30 to 9:30 AM (the rest entered from 9:30 am onwards). Travelers who will signed up for Mabuhay Miles, the frequent flyer program of Philippine Airlines (a major sponsor for the TTE), were given 500 bonus miles (almost the equivalent of the 700 Mabuhay Miles you’ll get for booking a one-way Economy Class flight to Hong Kong) just for signing up.

Corporate International Travel & Tours booth

Here is the list of participating exhibitors:

Cruise Liners
  • 2Go Group Incorporation
  • Princess Cruises (Cruise Professionals Inc.)
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Star  Cruises  PTE LTD
  • Sun Cruises, Inc.
  • Tuan Chau Five Star Yacht JSJ/Paradise Hotels & Cruises Vietnam

Travel Insurance
  • Asiam Insurance Agency Inc.
  • Assist Card (Wideworld Insurance Agency, Inc.)
  • FPG Insurance Co.
  • Liberty Insurance Co. 
  • Malayan Insurance Company Inc.
  • Pacific Cross Insurance Inc.
  • Pioneer Insurance & Surety Corp.
  • Standard Insurance Co. Inc.
  • Sun Life Grepa Financial Inc.
  • Universal Assistance - GSA / Euro

Tourism Boards
  • Advantage Austria - Austrian Embassy Commercial Section
  • Association of Laiya Resort Owners 
  • City Government of Zamboanga
  • Department of Tourism / Tourism Promotion Board
  • Guam Visitors Bureau
  • Hong Kong Tourism Board
  • Japan National Tourism Organization 
  • Kingdom of Lesotho
  • Korea Tourism Organization
  • Manila Office
  • Palawan Tourism Council
  • Philpost Corporation
  • Primer Lux Hotel/Amakusa, Japan
  • Primer Media Inc.
  • Province of Guimaras
  • Singapore Tourism Board
  • South African Embassy
  • Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau
  • Star Alliance CSMG Ph
  • Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority
  • Taiwan Tourism Bureau KL Office
  • Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Tourism Authority of Thailand
  • Tourism Infrastructure & Enterprise Zone Authority (0
  • Tourism Malaysia

Theme Parks
  • City of Dreams (MCE Leisure Phil. Inc.)
  • Enchanted Kingdom Incorporation
  • Kidzania Manila (Play Innovations Inc.)
  • Manila Ocean Park / H20 Hotel
  • The Mind Museum
  • Tree Top Adventure Phils Inc.
  • Zoomanity / Zoobic Safari

Hotels and Resorts
  • 88 Courtyard Hotel
  • Abanes Bosay Resort Corp.
  • Acacia Hotel Manila
  • Accor Advantage Plus Phils Inc.
  • Acuatico Beach Resort & Hotel Inc.
  • Acuaverde Beach Resort & Hotel Inc.
  • Aloha Boracay Hotel
  • Amorita Resort/One of Collection
  • Artstream Hospitality Management Group Inc.
  • Astoria Hotels & Resorts
  • Aureo Hotels (Ferenzo Holdings & Development Corp.)
  • Azalea Hotels & Residences (Fog Horn Inc.)
  • Aziza Paradise Hotel
  • Baguio Burnham Suites Hotel
  • Bai Hotel Cebu
  • Bayview Park Hotel Manila
  • Be Resorts/Enrison Land, Inc.
  • Berjaya Hotel
  • Best Western Boracay Tropics Resort Hotel
  • Blue Coral Beach Resort
  • Bluewater Resorts
  • Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel
  • Boracay Ocean Club Beach Resort
  • Busuanga Bay Lodge
  • Caliraya Resort Club
  • Canyon Hotels and Resorts
  • Caliraya Resort Club
  • Canyon Hotels & Resorts
  • City Garden Suites Manila
  • Ciudad Christhia Resort, Inc
  • Club Balai Isabel
  • Club Haven Resort Boracay Inc.
  • Conrad Manila
  • Coast Boracay Island
  • Coron Gateway Hotel & Suites/Boracay Eco Village
  • Coron Soleil Garden Resort Inc.
  • Costa Pacifica Baler (Sea & Sierra Vista Inc.)
  • Crimson Hotels & Resorts (Chroma Hospitality, Inc.)
  • Crown Regency Hotels & Resorts
  • Delfines Hotel Management Corp.
  • Diamond Hotel Philippines
  • Donsol Eco Tour Inc.
  • Dos Palmas Island Resort & Spa
  • DSNP Corp. (Skywaterpark Cebu)
  • Dumaluan Beach Resort
  • El Nido Bayview Resort
  • El Nido Resort - Ten Knots Development Corp. (ALI)
  • El Pinoy (World City Leisures, Inc.)
  • El Puerto Marina Beach Resort and Vacation Club
  • El Rio Y Mar
  • Estrellas de Mendoza Playa Resort
  • Eurotel Hotel/Icon Hotel
  • F & C Hotels & Resorts (Estacio Uno, Boracay Uptown)
  • F1 Hotel Manila
  • Feliz Hotel Boracay Inc.
  • Fairways & Bluewater Boracay
  • Flushing Meadows Resort & Playground
  • Greenmountain Philippines Corporation (Hotel Centro)
  • Hannah's Beach Resort & Convention Center
  • Henann Group of Resorts (Koniled Resorts Inc.)
  • Herald Suites
  • Hilton Manila
  • Holiday Inn Express (Travellers International Hotel Group Inc - Resorts World Manila)
  • Hospitality Innovators Inc.
  • Hotel 101 Management Corp.
  • Island Cove Hotel & Leisure Park
  • Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark Cebu
  • Kandaya Resort
  • La Carmela de Boracay Resort Hotel, Inc.
  • Misibis Resort and Hotel Management, Inc.
  • Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
  • Patio Pacific Boracay
  • Pearl of the Pacific Boracay (Pearl of Boracay Landholdings Corp.)
  • Pearl Farm Beach Resort (ANFLO Resort Development Corp.)
  • Pearl Palm Resorts
  • Plantation Bay Resort & Spa
  • Puerto del Sol Beach Resort
  • Resort World Manila (Belmont Newport Luxury Hotels Inc.)
  • Rio Grande de Laoag Resort
  • Savoy Hotel Boracay
  • Sheridan Beach Resort & Spa
  • South Palms Resort Panglao
  • Splash Mountain Resort
  • Taal Vista Hotel
  • The Bellevue Hotels and Resorts
  • The Discovery Leisure Co. Inc.
  • The Lind Boracay (Scottland Leisure, Inc.)
  • Two Seasons Resort
  • Waterfront Hotel & Casinos

  • Air China
  • Airesources Inc.
  • Airswift Transport Inc.
  • All Nippon Airways (TDG Travel) 
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd.
  • Cebu Pacific Air
  • China Airlines
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • EVA Airways Corp.
  • Gulf Air
  • Japan Airlines Co. Ltd.
  • Jeju Air/Island Resort Club 
  • Jetstar Airways (HT&T Travel Philippines, Inc.)
  • Korean Air
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Oman Air
  • Philippine Airlines
  • Philippines Air Asia Inc.
  • Qatar Airways Company
  • Royal Brunei Airlines
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines
  • Skyjet Airlines (Magnum Air)
  • South African Airways
  • Thai Airways International Public Co.
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Vita Travel Services Corp 

Travel Agents and Tour Operators
  • Aboex Travel  and Tours
  • Adams Express Travel Corp.
  • Aerial Travel & Tours
  • Air You Go Travels Experience
  • Airlite International Travel  & Tours Inc
  • Amity Travel
  • Amkor Travel & Tours Inc
  • Attic Tours Phils, Inc
  • Baron Travel Corp / Royal Caribbean International
  • Batanes Travel & Tours
  • Batanes Wakay Travel & Tours Inc
  • Cosmo Get-Away Chain Travel & Tours Inc
  • CV Travel & Tours Corp
  • Discovery Tour, Inc
  • Diwa Travel Agency
  • D'World Specialist Travel & Tours Corporation
  • Eastern Pacific Travel & Tours
  • Ellens Travel & Tours
  • Executive Resources, Inc
  • Express City Tours Travel Services
  • Expressmiles Travel and Tours
  • Far Travel Inc.
  • Fiesta Tours & Travel Services
  • Getaway Tours International Inc
  • Globetrotters Inc.
  • Golden Eagle Travel & Tours Inc
  • Guatson Travel
  • H.I.S. Philippines Travel Corp
  • Happy Sun Travel & Tours
  • Horizon Travel & Tours
  • Intas Destinations Management
  • International Journeys Inc.
  • Insland Paradise Tours & Convention
  • Jaera Travel & Tours Corporation
  • Jeron Travel & Tours Corp
  • JTB Asia Pacific International Travel & Tours
  • Las Palmas Tours and Travel Inc
  • Luxury Vacation Holidays and Tours
  • Jaera Travel & Tours Corporation
  • Jeron Travel & Tours Corporation
  • JTB Asia Pacific Phil. Corporation
  • Karilagan International Travel & Tours
  • Las Palmas Tours & Travels Inc.
  • Manejkom Travel and Tours
  • Mango Tours and Travel, Inc.
  • Manila Genesis Charters & Tours, Inc.
  • MTTS Travel Services
  • Multi Destinations Inc.
  • New Era Travel and Tours
  • Pan Malayan Express Inc.
  • Pan Pacific Travel Corporation
  • Panda Travel Service Inc.
  • Performance Travel & Tours International
  • Rajah Travel Corporation
  • Rakso Air Travel & Tours Incorporation
  • Ramyer Travel & Tours 
  • Regent Travel Corporation
  • Reli Tours & Travel
  • Richworld Travel & Tours 
  • Shar Travel Service Philippines Inc
  • Shroff International Travelcare Inc
  • Skynet Travel Corporation
  • Skywin International Travel Agency
  • Southwest Tours (Boracay) Inc.
  • Sparkle Holidays & Travel Corporation
  • Swire Travel Philippines Inc.
  • TDG Travel - Adventure
  • International Tours, Inc.
  • The Marvels of Travel
  • Thousand Miles Leisure Pro Travel & Tours Co.
  • Travel 101 Company Corporation
  • Travel Bounty
  • Travel Enterprise
  • Travel Scene Inc
  • Travel Specialist Ventures Groups Inc
  • Travel Warehouse Inc
  • Travelplus International Inc
  • Travelpros Inc
  • Trends Travelmart International Corp
  • Triple Eight Internatl Travel 7 Tours Inc
  • Trusty Travel & Tours Inc
  • U-Huat International Travel Inc
  • Ultimate Adventure Palawan Travel and Tours Inc
  • Uni Orient Travel Incorporation
  • United Travel Consultant Inc
  • Wintrex Travel Corporation