The Philippine Tour Operators Association (Philtoa) is set to stage the 34th Philippine Travel Mart (PTM), the biggest annual fair focused on promoting popular and emerging tourist destinations in the country.
The event will take place September 1-3, 2023, at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. With nearly 300 exhibitors from all 17 regions of the Philippines. PTM brings together hotels, resorts, travel agencies, tour operators, and tourism offices under one roof.
“The 34th Philippine Travel Mart is not only a showcase of our country’s emerging destinations but also will also serve as a platform to travel enthusiasts and industry professionals to connect, explore new opportunities and rekindle the spirit of wanderlust that unites us well,” PHILTOA president Fe AblingYu said.
Yu also mentioned that domestic market remains the strong driving force behind tourism in the country especially with the demand for packaged tours to popular destinations.
“Domestic tourism has played a pivotal role in our recovery from the pandemic. Now, as borders reopen worldwide, it is crucial to support our local stakeholders in sustaining the momentum of travel interest within the Philippines.” Tourism Promotions Board COO Marga Nograles said during the press launch recently.
PHILTOA aims to broaden the horizons and showcase lesser-known destinations at the PTM, encouraging travelers to venture off the beaten path. The travel show entices Filipinos to uncover the hidden gems such as the Zamboanga Peninsula, Quirino, South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangan, and General Santos, offering unique experiences waiting to be discovered, appreciated, and enjoyed.
The one-stop set-up makes it easy for travel fair patrons to explore vacation packages from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. There will be exclusive discounts and deals for on-the-spot bookings.
The event’s success is attributed to the continued support from major partners such as the Department of Tourism, Tourism Promotions Board, and Philippine Airlines, contributing to the resurgence and revitalization of the country’s tourism sector.
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