The Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA), the official organizer of the annual Philippine Travel Mart (PTM) hosted the 28th PTM on September 1-3, 2017 at SMX Convention Center.
The 28th PTM offered the best platform for bigger opportunities to exhibitors, including the Province of Negros Oriental and the Local Government Unit of Amlan in showcasing their destinations and tourism offerings to local and foreign visitors. The regular main feature of the event included:
- Sale ng Bayan – a B to C meeting that allowed travelling consumers to “book and buy” promotional holiday packages, one time promotional deals on international and domestic airfares, accommodation and other tourism related services. The Philippines as host of the Visit ASEAN @ 50 Golden anniversary celebration highlighted not only Philippine destinations and packages but also ASEAN + 3 (China, Japan and Korea). Under the theme 50 Shades of FUN at Visit Asean @ 50, PHILTOA intended to present at least minimum of 50 tour offerings with the region.
- Cultural events on stage once again featured the Eco Chorale, Harana ng Kundiman, Patimpalak ng Kasuotang Pilipino, Cultural Dance Competition and the Philippine Tourism Quiz Bee Finals.
The Philippine Tour offerings under the “Sale ng Bayan“ included island fun tour caravan, and the latest bucket list destinations featuring the less travelled tour destinations in the Philippines.
ASEAN + 3 offerings ranged from special air fares to vacation packages to any ASEAN destination + 3 (China, Japan and Korea) and other exciting destinations to the rest of the world via ASEAN countries in support of the ASEAN Integration and ASEAN Economic Community.
Kudos to PHILTOA in bringing hundred of exhibitors under one roof!
- Original full text came from http://philtoa.com/philippine-travel-mart/