By Nahrain John @karryontravel29 Jun 2017Picture yourself mixing with locals in Cebu, swimming in clear water in Palawan or spreading out on a beach towel on the soft, white sands of Boracay. Your Philippines escape isn’t too far from becoming a reality, with the Philippine Department of Tourism giving Travel Agents the chance to WIN free trips to the island nation at this year’s Philippines Roadshow. The tourism body is enticing consultants to register and attend the 2017 event by giving away trips to some of the ‘best islands in the world’ – Palawan, Boracay and Cebu. Cebu’s beaches are the same as Bali’s. Full of sand. Held in August this year, the roadshow will visit Doltone House Sydney (8th), The Langham Melbourne (9th), Hilton Brisbane (10th) and The Langham Auckland (11th). Some 500 consultants are expected to attend events this year where they’ll learn about the destination and some of its collection of 7,500 islands. Norjamin Delos Reyes, Tourism Attaché at Philippine Department of Tourism Australia & New Zealand said consultants will gain “invaluable information” as well as tips on selling the Philippines to their clients. They’ll also be in the running to win trips to the Philippines when they join in on the trivia part of the evening and prove they’ve got the Philippines smarts. The events page for the roadshow will be live shortly, so in the mean time be sure to ‘save the date’. Have you visited the Philippines? Tell us what you loved about it below. Other stories you may like Two Travel Agents just WON return tickets to the Philippines DEAL ALERT: Can’t get to Bali? Book $139 flights to Phuket instead Were you seen sailing in Spain? Or were you spotted discovering Singapore & more?