Ann Marie Cunanan

Ann Marie Cunanan

Purveyor of Purposeful Travel

Ann Marie Cunanan is the entrepreneur behind Meaningful Travels PH, a company that creates travel experiences for tourists. Ann encourages her clients to see the people they meet as they are, and give them an opportunity to give back to the local community. Meaningful Travels PH is an avenue for her to express herself and find joy in the work she does, especially when it aims to help others.

Despite the challenges she faced while starting out, Ann was able to forge a way to success. One such obstacle was her family’s disapproval of her venture. “When people you love don’t see that this is what you want and that you can make a living out of it, you use that as inspiration to prove to them that you can do it.” With grit and hard work, she pushed past her difficulties and used them to propel her to success.

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Ann Marie Cunanan is the entrepreneur behind Meaningful Travels PH, a company that creates travel experiences for tourists. Ann encourages her clients to see the people they meet as they are, and give them an opportunity to give back to the local community. Meaningful Travels PH is an avenue for her to express herself and find joy in the work she does, especially when it aims to help others.

Despite the challenges she faced while starting out, Ann was able to forge a way to success. One such obstacle was her family’s disapproval of her venture. “When people you love don’t see that this is what you want and that you can make a living out of it, you use that as inspiration to prove to them that you can do it.” With grit and hard work, she pushed past her difficulties and used them to propel her to success.

A lot of people end up doing work that is different from their passion, but Ann Marie Cunanan isn’t one of them. Many catch the joy and inspiration coming from her and the sheer amount of passion in creating travel experiences for others. She does this through her company, Meaningful Travels PH. She lets people really learn about and appreciate the culture of the Philippines, going beyond tours and sightseeing. Ann encourages her clients to see the people they meet as they are, and give them an opportunity to give back to the local community. Meaningful Travels PH is an avenue for her to express herself and find joy in the work she does, especially when it aims to help others.

Ann doesn’t see her struggles as roadblocks. Instead, she sees these challenges as opportunities to empower herself. When she was starting out, her mother Anita wasn’t very supportive and wanted Ann to take a more regular route to make a living. “When people you love don’t see that this is what you want and that you can make a living out of it, you use that as inspiration to prove to them that you can do it.” She pushed past her difficulties and used them to propel her to success.

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When people you love don’t see that this is what you want and that you can make a living out of it, you use that as inspiration to prove to them that you can do it.

The best part of all this is Ann’s ability to decide how she wants to live her life–something easier said than done. Between dealing with family pressure, financial considerations, and various obstacles, deciding that this is how you want to live your life–and being successful at it–is an incredible achievement in and of itself. Ann is right to be proud of it.