Discover the Philippines with Southwest Travel & Tours

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Explore the sun-soaked island of Boracay with a tourist transport service company you can trust. Southwest Travel & Tours offers land and sea transfers to local and foreign tourists, from the moment they step foot at the Kalibo International Airport or the Caticlan Airport, to the time they feel Boracay’s powder-white sand between their toes.

Started in 1991, Southwest Tours has become the pioneer tourist transport service company in the Philippines serving the paradise island of Boracay. It provides transfer services to guests of most hotels and resorts in Boracay, as well as over 200 travel agencies from all over the Philippines, and individual travelers booking online.

Over the years, it has forged partnerships with airline companies that offer regular daily flights to and from Boracay, where Southwest transfer tickets are sold on-board international and domestic flights. It has also invested in a pontoon, making cruise arrivals possible and the island of Boracay more accessible to the world. With this, Southwest now serves as the exclusive shore ground handler for all the cruise ships that visit Boracay.

Aside from Boracay, Southwest Travel & Tours develops and markets tour packages for other major destinations in Western Visayas — among them are Iloilo City, Roxas City in Capiz, Kalibo in Aklan, San Jose in Antique, Guimaras and Negros Occidental. The company currently has offices in four major locations, managed and run by over 500 personnel, for easier booking and assistance.

Environmentally-inclined tourists will be pleased to know that Southwest is doing its part in conservation and finding ways to minimize any negative impact on the environment. It has recently shifted its island vehicles to solar-powered vehicles. It is also pioneering a cashless system in the island of Boracay with the use of carbon neutral cards. This is an initiative born out of the company’s mission to provide easy, enjoyable and fully integrated services with the use of state-of-the-art technology in line with the the sustainable development goals of the government.

Transportation has always been a key aspect in a tourist’s experience. As of 2017, Southwest Travel & Tours has buses, minibuses, coasters, vans, taxis, and speedboats readily available for use. It also provides 24/7 online booking and customer assistance.

Accredited by the Philippines’ Department of Tourism (DOT), Southwest Travel & Tours is registered with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). It is also a member of the Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA), the Philippine Travel Agency Association (PTAA), and the Network of Independent Travel and Allied Services (NITAS).
(02) 625-0098
Kalibo: (036) 268-5100
Caticlan: (036) 288-7623
Boracay: (036) 288-2026
Iloilo: (033) 321-1113
Bohol: +38 427-1758

Ritchel Mendiola
Ritchel Mendiola

Ritchel Mendiola is a feature writer based in the Philippines. In addition to writing for Balikbayan Magazine, she is a news correspondent for Asian Journal News-Manila.

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