About Us

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Marilyn Lacson,

Founder & Manager

I was born and raised in the beautiful Pampanga province of the Philippines. I have always been fascinated with travel and tourism and wanted to become an air hostess for as long as I can remember. After visiting a few countries for better career prospects and life opportunities, I ended up in Canada. Back then, I never imagined that one day, I would be the proud owner of a successful travel agency!

The main reason why I started the agency was because in Toronto, there was no world class Filipino owned travel agency. I wanted to offer my people the absolute best when it came to their travel needs to the beautiful Philippines or anywhere around the world. From this realization, the choice to open up my own establishment was an easy decision.

Empireone Travel is a young business that has experienced tremendous love and appreciation in the last few years from both the Filipino community as well as others. We still have a long way to go, but with some of the most talented people on my team, I am confident that we will reach boundless heights in the many years to come.

As you can see, my passion for travel has led to the establishment of Empireone Travel, where my dreams come true. It has been an exciting journey, and one that we take pride in sharing with you. So come on over or give us a call and get to know us. You'll find us on the other end waiting to make your travel experiences your dream-come-true as well!

Meet the Team

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Here at EmpireOne Travel, Inc. we are proud to offer our customers the absolute best in travel services. We are certified by the Travel Industry Council of Ontario Tico #50021990, and nothing gives us more of a thrill than being able to get a great deal for our customers on the route of their dreams. Specializing in routes to and from the Philippines, we want our customers to have the best experience from picking up the tickets at the airport, to landing on the sunny beaches and enjoying a once in a lifetime vacation.

We can find you the best airfares from Toronto to Manila and back, and even our least experienced agents have over five years of experience negotiating better rates and getting their clients the most bang for their buck each and every time. Our travel agents want to help you book an astounding vacation at a price that won’t bust your budget. Even if Manila isn’t at the top of your list, don’t fret! Our agents can help arrange any amazing trip you have in mind and make sure you get the best prices anywhere you go.


According to U.S. News and World Report, over 30% of travelers surveyed said it took over 5 hours online just to book some tickets. Five hours of stress, five hours of frustration, five hours that feel like the complete opposite of what a vacation should feel like. Who needs more stress in their life?

Let us handle the details. Not only do we take care of all these details but our experienced agents have the experience and tools to make sure you get the cheapest tickets available without losing one ounce of quality. We know how to get the absolute best prices out there.

We are staffed with travel agents who have many years of experience in the industry so we know how to speak the language. We also know every trick in the book for making sure you get the best possible rates, and we connect you with the lodging, tour groups, and vacation setup that best suits your individual tastes and needs.

While we specialize in roundtrips from Toronto to Manila, we can help you with travel to anywhere in the world. Don’t be afraid to tell us about that once in a lifetime trip you’ve been dreaming of. You might be amazed how affordable that dream could be.

  • Full all-inclusive travel packages
  • Travel and transportation arrangements
  • Hotel reservations
  • Guided tours
  • Travel Insurance
  • Customized and specialty travel packages
  • The absolute best prices available!


The golden sunset is shooting orange waves across the Pacific Ocean waters as you listen to the smooth, steady lapping of the tide against the beach’s warm inviting sand. Enjoy amazing nightlife where your dollars go far, and delectable local dishes at the best restaurants. Let your stress just slip gently away while you enjoy sunny beaches, fantastic food, and an open and wonderful hospitality that is second to none.

Visit ancient ruins, explore the city’s vibrant nightlife, enjoy world class fishing, or simply enjoy some of the finest beaches in all of Asia as you breathe in peace and happiness and breathe out all the stress and frustrations that would be bothering you from everyday life back home.

Manila is the perfect place to wait out those winter blues, or enjoy a more tropical look than what pine and birch trees are going to provide. Live like a king or queen, forget all your troubles, and take a few days or a few weeks to do what you all too rarely get to do: leave all the distraction behind and treat yourself without guilt. You can sip your coconut cocktail and smile because EmpireOne Travel, Inc. took care of you from the very beginning.

From the moment their courteous and professional travel agent told you just how cheap your plane tickets would be, you knew you were in good hands. The stress started evaporating from the moment you stepped onto your flight in Toronto and by the time you landed you were already on vacation.

They talked with you so they knew what style of hotel you wanted, what sights you really wanted to see. You have the freedom of choice and all the resources you could need right at your fingertips.

Car rental? Taken care of.

Did you get with that tour group that looked interesting? Yes – you are covered.

Hotel ready when you landed? It was!

Your only job? To enjoy a vacation that is indescribably better than you even imagined, and to simply live in the moment during each sensational sunset and awesome adventure.

Imagine where you could be in a month…and then call us to make it happen!


EmpireOne Travel, Inc. is on your side by offering the best in customer service. Some people love glitz and glamour. Others want to immerse themselves in the natural culture of an area. You will find that we listen to your specific needs to make sure you get the vacation that truly suits your specific desires.

You’re not working with amateurs here. Every single one of our agents has at least five years of experience in the travel industry. We’re TICO registered travel agents who know how to speak the language, search out the best deals, and make sure every one of our customers is taken care of.

If you’re really a tough cookie and still aren’t quite convinced, then take a look at why you want EmpireOne Travel, Inc. representing you:

  • We guarantee the lowest prices around
  • Amazing customer service
  • Well managed and well organized company who knows how to give you more options
  • Customizing the travel experience to your needs
  • Offering fully guided packages as well as open space vacation plans
  • Saving you the stress, hassle, and headache of having to plan everything out yourself
  • More money in your pocket for more fun abroad!