BIGGER Opportunity for Philippine sellers to meet foreign buyers all over the globe. TPB PHL (Tourism Promotion Board Philippines held their annual travel trade event today September 5th at the Marriott Grand Ballroom. With their 2016 theme #PHITEX2016: BIGGER BUSINESS the event is set to accommodate more than 200 international buyers from across 37 countries worldwide and 199 local sellers from 132 companies across the Philippines.
The Tourism Board gives the buyers an opportunity to meet Philippine sellers – hotels, properties, and other establishments. Sellers will introduce best offerings in terms of travel and tourism products and services in a one-on-one 10-minute presentation.
Buyers are from Norway, Italy, Denmark, United States, and many neighboring Asian countries such as South Korea, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Last September 3rd pre-tours has conducted a visit to Manila’s pride – The walled City of Intramuros to get a glimpse of our rich history during the Spanish colonization. Buyers visited the Fort Santiago, which houses the shrine of Rizal museum where memorabilia of the Philippines national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, are displayed. Some other historic churches in Intramuros – San Agustin Church were also visited by the buyers and watched a brief cultural show at Casa Manila.
The post-tours are just as exciting since it will feature the Philippines’ premier destinations including world class accommodations, business facilities, entertainment and convemtion venues. Bohol and Cebu are also included to the post-tour which also gives more opportunities for the buyers to see more of the Philippines potential.
Our country is very proud that we have El Nido Palawan as the best island in the world and also the New 7 Wonders of the World – Underground Subterranean River located at Puerto Princesa Palawan.
It only shows that Philippine tourism is growing strong from foreign tourists / travelers / retirees such as Koreans, Russians, and more Europeans are coming back again to our home country – Philippines. We should all take a time to travel more in our country because the Philippines is such a beautiful country with 7,000+ islands that gives us Filipinos and foreign tourist to come often to the Philippines.