Company Name and Logo
LAS ISLAS TRAVEL AND TOURS™ is registered in the International Property Office of the Philippines.
The company name is a shortened version of the first name of the Philippines, which is “Las Islas Filipinas” or “The Philippine Islands”, given by the Spanish explorer Ruy Lopez de Villalobos in the 1500s to our archipelagic country in honor of Philip II of Spain. The logo depicts palm trees, ocean waves, the rising and setting of the sun, mountains/mountain range, and a red maya bird with its tail forming a semi-circle. The palm trees, the ocean waves, the rising and setting sun, and the mountains emphasize what the Philippines has to offer: beautiful islands, white virgin beaches, verdant highlands, rich biodiversity/flora and fauna, and majestic sunsets/sunrises.
The red maya (mayang pula in the native tongue) used to be the country’s national bird before the Philippine Eagle was declared as the new national bird in 1995. The red maya is a representation of the underserved and less promoted islands in the Philippine archipelago, given that it was out-staged by the Philippine Eagle as the country’s national bird. The red maya symbolizes flight and freedom; the freedom to take flight; taking flight to attain freedom; attaining a sense of freedom through travelling; the freedom to travel. The red maya differentiates Las Islas Travel and Tours from other agencies and tour operators. It is meant to project Las Islas Travel and Tours as a nationalistic travel agency and tour operator with deep appreciation and understanding of our very own rich and diverse history, culture, and heritage.