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Gardens and skyscrapers at Greenbelt Park, in Ayala, Makati, Metro Manila, The Philippines..
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PSA: This airline is offering flights from Melbourne to Manila for just $300

Snap up tickets to this bustling metropolis in the Philippines before the sale ends

Adena Maier
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Adena Maier
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If Manila in the Philippines isn't already on your travel bucket list, here's your sign that it should be: for a limited time, Cebu Pacific is offering $300 direct flights to the country's capital. Commonly referred to as the Pearl of the Orient, Manila is a bustling metropolis packed with things to see and do, and that's a huge part of why it came in at 34th place on Time Out's 2022 ranking of the best cities in the world

Travellers can visit popular attractions like the Walled City, which is the cobblestoned remnants of Spain's former colonial empire; the San Agustin Church, the country's oldest and most important church; Bonifacio Global City, an urban oasis packed with shopping, eating and drinking experiences; and the Manila Baywalk, a palm-lined promenade perfect for catching the sunset. 

"We know we have an expansive Filipino community in Melbourne and we are pleased to be able to offer both them, as well as local Australians looking for somewhere new and exciting to explore, the opportunity to fly direct to Manila," said Carmina Romero, the director for corporate communications at Cebu Pacific. 

From January 16 to 31, you can book a direct one-way flight from Melbourne to Manila between January 16 and June 30 of this year starting at $299AUD. To learn more details and to book your flight, head to the Cebu Pacific website.

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