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Our Story

About Getaway Tours

GETAWAY  TOURS INTERNATIONAL INC., (GTII) is a duly licensed travel agency and one of the pioneers in the travel agency operations in the Philippines. It started in November 1979 and has acquired its accreditation as an IATA member in October of 1984.
Our Vision

In order to complete our travel commitments, we at Getaway Tours International Incorporated, have flown friends and clients to the different corners of the world, providing the most competitive rates, delivered on time and utmost confidence for the best quality in our products. Overseeing this, we visualize to always be at your service.

Our Mission

Inasmuch as Travel is our market, we work very hard and strive to continuously and consistently provide quality travel services that we hope to exceed the expectations of our clients. We aim to constantly provide equal satisfaction for money airline tickets and other travel related matters.

Maximizing to the fullest our abilities and capabilities to maintain and build on our substantial assets based on a clear and steady focus, we look forward to grow biggest and most successful.

GTII CORE COMPETENCE

In 1998, the former owners of GTII sold the agency to a group of young professionals who are all achievers in their respective fields of business. The new team was headed by Mr. Joel G. Silvestre whose expertise having been in the travel business for almost 25 years. GTII has 53 full time employees most of whom are seasoned professional staff who are geared to provide quality and personalized services.

The group of officers of GTII come from wide ranging backgrounds as corporate executives and entrepreneurs in the fields of telecommunications, audit, management consulting, real estate, and law.

Corporate Achievements

In the span of 21 years (1998 – 2019), GTII has successfully met its clients’ requirements and surpassed past sales performances set by our industry partners and airline companies operating in the Philippines. This resulted to numerous citations and special awards given to GTII.

2019

Emirates Airlines
Eithad Airways
Pioneer Safe Trip
Air Asia
Royal Brunei Airlines
Scoot Tigerair Ltd

EXEMPLARY SUPPORT
PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION
CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE – GOLD
REDSTAR AGENT
TOP AGENT’S AWARD
CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION

2018

Kuwait Airways

PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION

2017

Turkish Airlines
Royal Brunei
Tours R Us

PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION
TOP AGENT AWARD
TOP PERFORMANCE AWARD

2016

Sky World Travel Insurance
Royal Caribbean
Profil Holidays & Tac Tours & Travel Corp

PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION
OUTSTANDING SALES CONTRIBUTOR
PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION

2015

Oman Air
APG Philippines World Rep Inc
Philippine Airlines

TOP TRAVEL AGENCY AWARD
RECOGNITION AWARD
BRONZE & SPECIAL AWARD

2014

AIG Philippines

BRONZE AWARD

2013 – 2014

Korean Air
ABACUS

ELITE PLUS AWARD
PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION

2012 – 2013

South African Airlines

PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION

2010 – 2011

ABACUS
CBL Insurance
Philippine Airlines
Air France/KLM
Emirates Airways
Eithad Airways
Saudie Arabian Airlines
South African Airlines
Royal Brunei Airlines

TOP TRAVEL AGENCY
CUSTOMER RESPONSIVE EXCELLENCE AWARD
BRONZE & SPECIAL AWARDS
OUTSTANDING SALES PERFORMANCE
TOP TRAVEL AGENCY PERFORMER
TOP TRAVEL AGENCY PERFORMER
OUTSTANDING SALES PERFROMANCE
TOP TRAVEL AGENCY PERFORMER
TOP TRAVEL AGENCY PERFORMER

2009 – 2010

Qatar Airways
Air France/KLM
Philippine Airlines
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Eithad Airways
Royal Brunei Airlines

SILVER AWARD
PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION
SILVER AWARD ACHIEVEMENT
OUTSTANDING SALES PERFORMANCE
TOP TRAVEL AGENCY PERFORMER
TOP TRAVEL AGENCY PERFORMER

2008 – 2009

Air France/KLM
Singapore Airlines
Philippine Airlines
Royal Brunei Airlines

PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION
AWARDEE PASSENGER SALES
SILVER AWARD
TOP TRAVEL AGENCY PERFORMER

2008

Continental Airlines

OUTSTANDING PASSENGER SALES ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

2007 – 2008

Qatar Airways

BRONZE AWARD PASSENGERS SALES

2006

Asiana
KLM Royal Dutch

TOP TRAVEL AGENCY AWARD
PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION

2005

Philippine Airlines
Northwest Airlines
KLM Royal Dutch
Gulf Air

BRONZE AWARD
TOP PRODUCER
PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION
BRONZE AWARD

2004

Saudi Arabian Airlines
Gulf Air
Northwest Airlines
Philippine Airlines
Asiana
Qatar Airways

OUTSTANDING PASSENGER SALES ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
SILVER AWARD
TOP PRODUCER
SILVER AWARD
TOP TRAVEL AGENT
TOP PRODUCER

2003

Continental Airlines
Continental Airlines
Northwest Airlines
Philippine Airlines

OUTSTANDING PASSENGER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION
TOP PRODUCER
SILVER AWARD

2002

Philippine Airlines
KLM Royal Dutch
Korean Airlines
Northwest Airlines
Continental Airlines

SILVER AWARD
PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION
PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION
TOP PRODUCER
OUTSTANDING PASSENGER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

2001

Philippine Airlines
Continental Airlines
Qatar Airways
Gulf Air
Northwest Airlines

SILVER AWARD
PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION
PASSENGER SALES ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
VALUABLE SUPPORT AND REMARKABLE PASSENGER SALES PERFORMANCE
BRONZE AWARD
TOP PRODUCER

2000 – 2001

Philippine Airlines

GOLD AAR

Accreditations

International Air Transport Association (IATA)
Department of Tourism (DOT)

Associations

Philippine Travel Agency Association (PTAA)
Philippine Tour Operator Association (PHILTOA)

Major Clients

Since 1979, GETAWAY TOURS INTERNATIONAL, INC. has handled the travel requirements of the following industries:

  • Local Government Units
  • Recruitment Agencies
  • Travel Agencies
  • Foreign Embassies
  • Manufacturing
  • Commercial Establishment
  • Construction companies
  • Shipping and Manning Agencies
  • Marketing and Distribution Network
  • Hotels and Restaurant
  • International Organization
  • Local Government Units
  • Recruitment Agencies
  • Travel Agencies
  • Foreign Embassies
  • Manufacturing
  • Commercial Establishment

  • Construction companies
  • Shipping and Manning Agencies
  • Marketing and Distribution Network
  • Hotels and Restaurant
  • International Organization

GETAWAY TOURS INTERNATIONAL, INC., managed to get a substantial share of the travel industry market, due to its fully complimented seasoned professional manpower support group going beyond the set industry standards.

Our Services

Our services include EVERYTHING related with tourism, such as:

  • Domestic and International Airline Reservations & Ticketing
  • Worldwide hotel reservation
  • Ground handling services
  • Documentations (new passport and renewal, visa filing, PSA Certificate, facilitate Immigration extension and other related matters).
  • Incentive, Special interest groups
  • Conferences & MICE
  • Domestic and International Airline Reservations & Ticketing
  • Worldwide hotel reservation
  • Ground handling services
  • Documentations (new passport and renewal, visa filing, PSA Certificate, facilitate Immigration extension and other related matters).
  • Incentive, Special interest groups
  • Conferences & MICE
  • Domestic and International Airline Reservations & Ticketing
  • Worldwide hotel reservation
  • Ground handling services
  • Documentations (new passport and renewal, visa filing, PSA Certificate, facilitate Immigration extension and other related matters).
  • Incentive, Special interest groups
  • Conferences & MICE
  • All over the year excursions and itineraries (Adventures, Eco-Tours, Biblical Tours, Cruises, Diving, Sea Resort Holidays, Ski Holidays, Relaxation & Spa Treatment Packages, & Tailored Made Tours
  • Cruises
  • Travel insurance
  • Free Ticket delivery and pick-up documents

Professional customer oriented consultation providing hassle free travel. Email capabilities for convenience and prompt booking and information. Creative but persistent approach to search for the most appropriate travel arrangements and identifying the best possible value. Our travel consultants are friendly, professional, and experienced in accommodating both the seasoned traveler and those new to the world of travel.

We pride ourselves in customer satisfaction. A large percentage of our bookings are from repeat clientele while much of our new business is from word of mouth recommendations.

GTII OFFICES

GTII has 4 offices in Luzon Island. Its Head Office is in #576 San Andres Street near corner Adriatico Street, Malate, Manila. Contact telephone numbers are as follows:

Parañaque City Branch:

Ground Floor WSCT 026 Waltermart Brgy. San Isidro, Dr. Santos Ave. Sucat, Parañaque City

  • Telephone numbers: (+632) 8820-1504; 8820-1707; 8820-4238;
    Fax number: (+632) 8820-3985
  • Email Address: sucat@toursgetaway.com

Dasmariñas Branch Office:

UGF 156, SM City Dasmariñas, Sampaloc I, Dasmariñas City, Cavite 4114

Robinsons Place –  General Trias Branch Office:

Level 2 – Unit 200 A Robinsons Place General Trias Brgy Tejero General Trias Cavite

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OUR OFFICES

MAIN OFFICE
Address: 576 San Andres St., Near Corner Adriatico St., Malate Manila
Email address: packages@toursgetaway.com
Telephone number: 8524 2202 | 8524 2252 |  8354 4268 | 83530100 | 83544763
Fax number: 8354 5090 | 8567 0908

DASMA BRANCH OFFICE
Address: UGF 156, SM City Dasmariñas, Sampaloc I, Dasmariñas City, Cavite 4114
Email address: dasma@toursgetaway.com Telephone number: (046) 432 3387
Manila Line : (02) 8843 5902

SUCAT BRANCH OFFICE
Address: Ground Floor WSCT 026 Waltermart, Brgy. San Isidro, Dr. Santos Ave., Sucat, Parañaque City
Email address: sucat@toursgetaway.com Telephone number: 8820 1707 | 8820 1504 | 88204238
Fax number: 8820 3985

GENERAL TRIAS BRANCH OFFICE
Address: Level 2 – Unit 200-A, Robinson’s Place, General Trias, Cavite
Email address: gentri@toursgetaway.com
Telephone number: (046) 436 2112
Manila Line : (02) 8703 2612

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Columbia

90 days can be extended for another 90 days

Taiwan

14 days (extended until July 31, 2020)

Viet Nam

21 days. Single entry eVisa is valid for 30 days

Myanmar

14 days visa free, need to apply for eVisa for 28 days stay, visa holders, must arrive via Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw or Mandalay airports

USA

General Requirements

  1. DS-160 Online Visa Electronic Application
  2. Original Old and Valid Passport( 6 months Valid)
  3. 2 pcs picture 2×2  colored with white Background
  4. Proof of Funds (Original passbook with bank certificate, Original 6 months Bank Statement, Time Deposit Certificate(if any) and 3 months credit card Billing Statement)
  5. Proof of Assets (Original Land Title Certificate, Car Registration and any property documents)
  6. PSA Marriage Certificate (If traveling with spouse)
  7. PSA Birth Certificate(If traveling with Family)

Specific Requirements

IF EMPLOYED:

  1. Original Certificate of Employment
  2.  Approved leave of absence

IF BUSINESS:

  1. Copy Business or Mayor’s Permit
  2. Copy DTI or SEC Registration
  3. Copy of Income Tax Return

IF STUDENT:

  1. Original School Certificate
  2. Copy of Registration Form

IF RETIREE:

  1. Retirement Documents or Copy of Senior Citizen I.D

IF INVITED:

    1. Invitation Letter
    2. Copy of Sponsors Passport
    3. Proof of Relationship
United Kingdom

General Requirements

  1. Original valid passport
  2. 2 passport size colored with white background
  3. Completed online  application form  
  4. Latest Income Tax Return 
  5. Bank Certificate, last 6 months bank statement and last 6 months credit card statement 
  6. PSA Birth Certificate
  7. PSA Marriage Certificate – for married) 
  8. Proof of assets such as; Land Title, Car Registration, or any property documents
  9. Previous passports (within 10 years) 

– All documents submitted should be original and with one (1) set of photocopy. 

Specific Requirements

IF EMPLOYED:

  1. Employment Certificate
  2. Approved Leave of Absence
  3. Last 6 months payslips

IF BUSINESS:

  1. Business documents such as; Mayor’s Permit, DTI/SEC

IF STUDENT:

  1. Proof of Enrollment and School Certificate

IF RETIREE:

    1. Copy of Senior Card or Retirement Documents
    2. Copy of Pension
Schengen Countries

General Requirements

  1. Schengen Application Form (A4 Size)
  2. Old and Valid Passport (6 months Valid)
  3. 2 pcs 2×2 size colored with white background
  4. Cover letter stating the purpose of visit and Itinerary
  5. Flight Booking
  6. Proof of accomodation
  7. Travel Insurance confirmation of minimum 30,000 Euro coverage entire Schengen Area
  8. Proof of sufficient Financial means  (Bank Certificate, Bank Statement and Passbook)
  9.  Day to day itinerary with transfers
  10. Copy of credit card (just the front), land title, car registration (if applicable)

Specific Requirements

IF EMPLOYED:

  1. Original Certificate of Employment showing Date Hired, Position, Compensation.
  2. Approved Certificate of Leave of Absence

IF BUSINESS:

  1. Full Copy of SEC
  2. Copy of Financial Statement
  3. Copy of General Information Sheet (GIS)

IF STUDENT:

  1. Proof of Enrollment and School Certificate

IF RETIREE:

    1. Copy of Senior Card or Retirement Documents
    2. Copy of Pension
New Zealand

General Requirements

  1. Original, valid and old passports
  2. 2 pcs passport size pictures, colored with white background
  3. Photocopy of Income Tax Return
  4. Original bank certificate
  5. Original latest 6 months bank statement

Specific Requirements

IF EMPLOYED:

  1. Original Certificate of Employment
  2. Original approved leave of absence

IF BUSINESS:

  1. Copy Business or Mayor’s Permit
  2. Copy DTI or SEC Registration

IF STUDENT:

  1. Original School Certificate
  2. Copy of School ID

IF INVITED:

  1. Invitation letter if invited
  2. Copy of passport with visa of inviter
South Korea

General Requirements

  1. Application Form
  2. 1 pc. Passport size colored picture
  3. Passport Original(6 months Valid)
  4. Copy of Passport First Page
  5. Original & copy of valid visa and arrival stamps
  6. Original Bank Certificate
  7. Original Bank Statement 
  8. Copy of Income Tax Return
  9. Copy of PRC or IBP Card (If applicable only)
  10. Birth Certificate (If traveling with family)
  11. Marriage Certificate (If traveling with spouse)

Specific Requirements

IF EMPLOYED:

  1. Original Certificate of Employment

IF BUSINESS:

  1. Copy Business or Mayor’s Permit
  2. Copy DTI or SEC Registration

IF STUDENT:

  1. Original School Certificate
  2. Copy of School ID

IF RETIREE:

  1. Retirement Documents or Copy of Senior Citizen I.D

If personally invited by Korean: Invitation Letter & Copy of Inviter’s Passport

If invited by Company in Korea: Invitation letter & Copy of Korean Company Business Permit

Japan

General Requirements

  1. Application Form (A4 Size)
  2. Old and Valid Passport (6 months Valid)
  3. 2 pcs Picture 2×2 size colored with white background
  4. Latest Income Tax Return
  5. Original Bank Certificate
  6. PSA Authenticated Birth Certificate (Issued within a year)
  7. PSA Marriage Contract (Issued within a year, if married)
  8. Authorization Letter (for Visa Filling and Pick-up)
  9. Daily Schedule in Japan
  10. Original Letter of guarantee with passport copy of sponsor (If the applicant sponsor by other person)

Specific Requirements

IF EMPLOYED:

  1. Original Certificate of Employment

IF BUSINESS:

  1. Copy Business or Mayor’s Permit
  2. Copy DTI or SEC Registration

IF STUDENT:

  1. Photocopy of School I.D
  2. Original Affidavit of Support of parents/Guardian

IF RETIREE:

    1. Copy of Senior Card or Retirement Documents
    2. Original Marriage Certificate (if traveling w/ Spouse)
    3. Affidavit of Support if Senior is dependent.
China

General Requirements

  1. Application Form (Form V.2013A)
  2. Old and Valid Passport (6 months Valid)
  3. 2 pcs passport size colored with white background
  4. Flight Booking
  5. Hotel Voucher

Specific Requirements

IF EMPLOYED:

  1. Original Certificate of Employment
  2. Copy of Company I.D

IF BUSINESS:

  1. Copy Business or Mayor’s Permit
  2. Copy  DTI or SEC Registration

IF STUDENT:

  1. Original School Certificate
  2. Copy of School I.D

IF RETIREE:

  1. Copy of Senior Citizen I.D or Retirement Documents

IF SPONSORED:

  1. Sponsorship Letter of Affidavit of Support
  2. Marriage Certificate for Spouse
  3. Birth Certificate for Children
Canada

General Requirements

  1. Completed Filled out set of Application Form
  2. Original Old and Valid Passport
  3. 2 pcs Passport size colored w/ white background
  4. Bank Certificate
  5. Copy of Income Tax Return
  6. Original PSA Birth Certificate
  7. Original PSA Marriage Certificate

Specific Requirements

IF EMPLOYED:

  1. Original Certificate of Employment

IF BUSINESS:

  1. Copy Business or Mayor’s Permit
  2. Copy  DTI and SEC Registration

IF STUDENT:

  1. Original School Certificate

IF INVITED:

    1. Invitation Letter from Canada
    2. Copy of Sponsors Passport
Australia

General Requirements

  1. Application Form ( Form 1419 and Form 956)
  2. 2pcs Passport size w/ with background
  3. Copy of Passport (6 months Valid)
  4. Proof of Funds (Original passbook with bank certificate, Original 3 months Bank Statement, Time Deposit Certificate (if any) and 3 months credit card Billing Statement)
  5. Proof of Assets (Original Land Title Certificate, Car Registration and any property documents)
  6. PSA Marriage Certificate (If traveling with Spouse)
  7. PSA Birth Certificate (If traveling with Family)
  8. Copy of PRC or IBP I.D (If applicable only)

Specific Requirements

IF EMPLOYED:

  1. Original Certificate of Employment
  2. Approved leave of Absence
  3. Copy of Company I.D.
  4. Copy of Income Tax Return

IF BUSINESS:

  1. Copy Business or Mayor’s Permit
  2. Copy DTI or SEC Registration
  3. Copy of Income Tax Return

IF STUDENT:

  1. Original School Certificate
  2. Copy of School ID
  3. Copy of Registration Form

IF RETIREE:

  1. Copy of Senior Citizen ID
  2. Retirement Certificate for early retiree.

IF INVITED:

    1. Invitation Letter
    2. Copy of Sponsors Passport
    3. Proof of Relationship
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