Travel opens the mind, especially that of students who can experience things beyond the walls of a classroom.
An important factor of travel in these modern times is through social media, where millennials have the power to contribute for the betterment of the world through positive posts.
This year, young travelers make a jump into a whirlwind adventure with Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge 2017. Now on its sixth year and on its biggest run yet, at stake is an unlimited, travel-all-you-can pass to any of Cebu Pacific’s domestic or international short haul destinations for one whole year.
Presented by Cebu Pacific, the annual Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge brings teams of young adventurers on a race of a lifetime across some of the country’s exciting travel destinations. This year, the teams compete in a seven-day thrill around the country—equipped with gadgets from Oppo; data plans from Smart; travel gear from Jake Bros; P40,000 in pocket money; and Cebu Pacific tickets.
This year’s teams are #TeamPhun from University of St. La Salle Bacolod City, #Team Malackai of St. Louis University, University of the Cordilleras and St. Paul University in Baguio City, #TeamPatsada of University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines, Cagayan de Oro, and #TeamBarbie of University of Southeastern Philippines, Davao and #TeamJuanton of Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City.
They are coached by YouTube vlogger Wil Dasovich, Becoming Filipino’s Kyle “Kulas” Jennermann, Beautiful Destination Social Media Strategist Ren Sapitan, international blogger Sabrina Iovino of JustOnewayTIcket.com, and travel writer Jude Bacalso.
“We want to enable everyone to experience traveling with their friends around this beautiful country. As we improve it every year, we add more elements to it. We want to make the experience richer for our students. This year we chose the top teams over a hundred video entries from all over the country and invited them to join the first ever Juan For Fun Academy,” Cebu Pacific Vice President for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog told members of the press on July 17.
“We will judge based on how fun, creative and adventurous their itineraries are and the winning team get the biggest prize ever which is one year travel all you can to all destination—domestic or international. We know that there is so much you can learn from traveling that is why we are here to continue this program for the students all over the country,” Iyog added finally noted.