Monday, July 12, 2010
Rediscover the Wonders of the Philippines at the 21st Philippine Travel Mart
This year, everyone has the chance to experience the best travel destinations in the Philippines.
The Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA), the largest association of registered inbound and domestic tour operators together with the Department of Tourism, invites everyone to attend the much-awaited 21st Philippine Travel Mart (PTM). This event will be held on September 3-5, 2010 at Megatrade Hall in Megamall, Ortigas. Different tour operators, regions and provinces and various tourism sectors will be present to offer tour packages that cater to the travel needs of different organizations. These packages include some of the most must-visit places in the country, giving travel enthusiasts something to smile about. In addition to that, this lively and engaging event will have seminars and cultural performances showcasing the splendor of the Filipino culture.
Aiming for a Better Philippines
“In line with the new administration’s vision for a better Philippines, we are constantly finding ways to promote Philippine tourism,” said Cesar Cruz, President PHILTOA. “The 21st Philippine Travel Mart is the perfect venue for Filipinos to be aware of endless tourist attractions and destinations the country has to offer.”
One of the many things to look forward to at the event is the Local Corporate Buyer’s Program. Company buyers who are planning to organize fun teambuilding activities for businesses or any incentive travel for employees will want to take advantage of the great deals the travel sellers are offering. With plenty of options for travel adventures, trips, and tours, company buyers will find it easy to organize the perfect corporate outing and incentives.
To give guests a fun learning experience, there will be educational seminars for those who would like to know more about the travel industry. In addition to that, there will be a Tourism Quiz Bee, which encourages friendly competition among its contestants as they find an engaging way to learn more about the Philippines. A screening for the WOW Tour Guide contest will also take place as part of the advocacy to groom destination guides around the Philippines.
Showcasing the Beauty of the Filipino Culture
The Philippines is also known for its unique and wonderful culture, and the event also aims to pay homage to this by having a Cultural Dance Competition. This is open to high school and college students who will perform traditional dances with a contemporary feel to it, allowing the audience to appreciate the fusion of the old and the modern. Guests can also look forward to the Eco-Chorale, which is a group ensemble singing competition featuring the finest local talent from high school and college students. Lastly, local fashion designers will showcase their talent by recreating the traditional baro’t saya using untraditional and indigenous materials.
The most eye-catching booths at the PTM will be recognized at the event’s Best Exhibit Display awards. Participants of the PTM are encouraged to use their creativity in order to win amazing prizes from PHILTOA.
With so many fun activities and great travel deals in store for guests, the 21st Philippine Travel Mart is the perfect event to attend for people who want to rediscover the Philippines. Everyone is invited to come and show their support, appreciation, and pride for the numerous wonderful things the country has to offer.
The event is held in partnership with the Department of Tourism, Philippine Tourism Promotion Board, Philippine Airlines, Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), Primer Group of Companies, Resorts World Manila, Smart Communications, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, Tourism Infrastracture and Enterprise Zone Authority, Citibank, Jeepney Tours and San Miguel Brewery. Patio Pacific Boracay, Marco Polo Davao, Two Seasons Resort Boracay, Shangri-La Mactan, The Legend Palawan, Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort, Boracay Tropics Resort Hotel and Hilton Cebu Resort & Spa.
The Philippine Travel Mart will be held on September 3-5, 2010 at the SM Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall. For more details please visit www.philtravelmart.com.