20 years of 'Follow your heartbeat’: RAKSO Travel's Anniversary Night

In photo: Rakso Holdings & Rakso Travel happily sharing a toast to celebrate the 20th anniversary (from left to right): Ms. Rica Ojas - Branch Management Manager,  Ms. Vivian Lunas - Finance Manager, Ms. Evelyn Herrerra - Accounting Manager, Mr. Dongseol Kim President & COO of Rakso Travel, Mr. Jinwoo Jung - President of Rakso Holdings, Mr. Ok Jung - Chairman and CEO of Rakso Holdings and Chairman of Rakso Travel,  Mr. Juman Park - Vice President & General Manager of Rakso Travel, Ms. Rosella B. Sotelo-Gabutan - Director & Head General Admin & HR of Rakso Travel, Ms. Maria Luz P. Reyes – CFO of Rakso Travel, Ms. September Ape - Sales Manager, Ms. Genelyn Bonto - Tours & Operations Manager Division 2,  together with the trade partners and the entire Rakso Family.

November 20, 2019 - RAKSO Travel one of the largest travel agencies in the Philippines celebrated its 20th anniversary in Fairmont Hotel, Makati City. The event is joined by RAKSO Group, RAKSO Holdings, RAKSO Australia, RAKSO CT, AVIA RH, and Philippine Airlines. Five tourism organizations such as the Philippines’ Department of Tourism (DOT), Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), Singapore Tourism Board (STB), and Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) also joined the event, including 18 trusted partners worldwide.

Founded in 1999, RAKSO Travel pioneered in promoting Philippine tourist destinations like Cebu, Boracay, Bohol, and Palawan to the elite Korea market, and since then developed and supplied international and domestic tourism throughout the Philippines and worldwide as a premium agency, may it be through the land, air or sea travel. Two years later, in 2001 it became the first Korean travel agency in the Philippines to become an accredited member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). In 2011, another milestone in Rakso Travel’s continuing commitment to provide services that meet global quality standards as ISO 9001:2008 QMS compliant certified.

Chairman and CEO of Rakso Holdings and Chairman of Rakso Travel, Mr. Ok Jung (3rd from left), President of Rakso Holdings, Mr, Jinwoo Jung (2nd from right) together with the trade partners of Rakso Travel

RAKSO Travel continues to offer destinations in Asia and Oceania now expanding its horizons to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas. With the continuous successful outbound operations in the Philippines, RAKSO is making efforts to expand new tourist destinations for travelers who love adventure and experience new things thus developed an online booking system and carrying out various projects for continuous online travel business. Also, the company operates a head office in Makati along with 8 branches in Binondo, Boracay, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Ilo Ilo, Manila, and Pampanga which are major areas in the Philippines.

About 500 guests attended the anniversary party, including Chairman & CEO of Rakso Holdings Co. Ltd. (Korea) and Chairman of Rakso Travel (Philippines) Mr. Ok Jung; President of Rakso Holdings Co., Ltd. (Korea) Mr. Jin Woo Jung; RaksoTravel President and COO, Mr. Dong Seol Kim; and Rakso Travel Vice President and General Manager Mr. Ju Man Park. Executives and employees attended the event with various performances and a dinner to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its foundation.

Earlier the program President and COO of Rakso Travel, Mr. Dong Seol Kim also delivered in his speech “First of all let's glorify our Lord for 20 years of success and for making us realize that travel is a blessing of God and we also thank our industry partners and Raksonians for supporting each other to brighten this very remarkable moment, especially our Chairman, Mr. Jung Ok, we greatly appreciate his endless trust and inspiration.”

Chairman and CEO of Rakso Holdings and Chairman of Rakso Travel, Mr. Ok Jung delivering his speech

“There were trials and there were also memorable victories and achievements. For that, I thank a lot of you who had been an instrument to this Rakso journey… The journey is ongoing, global demand for travel has been robust as ever, new destinations are being introduced today. Every day the travel aficionados look for new and exciting things… I promise you Rakso will never settle for a reason. I promise you that we would definitely sharpen ourselves into an entity that adapts and adepts. I envision a bright future in which Rakso Travel and its partners will be a benchmark, industry drivers, and trailblazers. I invite you all to join us in this journey as we move into the future.” said Chairman Ok Jung in his congratulatory speech inspiring many Rakso employees and partners.

President & COO of Rakso Travel, Mr. Dongseol Kim (1st from left), Rakso Travel Tours & Operations Manager Division 1 Ms. Carlota Rembamba (2nd from left), Vice President & General Manager of Rakso Travel, Mr. Juman Park (1st from right), Rakso Travel Tours & Operations Manager Division 2, Ms. Genelyn Bonto, together with the trade partners of Rakso Travel.

Rakso Travel will continue to soar higher 20 more years in the future, break all barriers and follow the ‘heartbeat’ and deliver new experiences to those who share the ‘heartbeat’ to travel.

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