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Friday, September 3, 2010

Philippine Travel Mart: Opening Day


Arranged by the Philippine Tour operators Association (Philtoa) in partnership with the Department of Tourism, Philippine Travel Mart is the country's biggest travel and tourism trade show. This year, the fair will be promoting the Philippine's must see islands, thru booths offering regional delicacy samples, local handicraft displays and programs for cultural immersion.
I was able to go on its opening day and it sure was a success! And with still  two days left, here's a glimpse of what to expect on the said event.

What to see?
  • travel agencies
  • airline and shipping companies
  • resorts
  • local art and culture displays
  • native delicacies
  • travel gears

What you could get?
  • discounted bookings
  • free membership cards
  • maps
  • leaflets and brochures
  • travel packages
  • bags/paperbags
  • freebies
  • raffle items
  • privelege cards
  • free tastes
  • free magazines

What to expect?
  • crowds of people
  • Philippine's best of the best travel photos
  • exhibit displays
  • P50 entrance fee
  • be ready to carry a bag full of papers and brochures

The Philippine Travel Mart is the best time to...
  • ask first hand info from the local and tour operators themselves regarding your chosen destination
  • book a plane and lodging
  • try win some cool stuffs
  • to buy travel must haves
  • check out newest travel destinations in the country
  • festivals
  • activities (eco-tour, cultural, sports, barkada, family activities in mind)
  • meet fellow travel enthusiasts
  • probably apply for work?
  • be inspired by the beauty from the country's 7,107 islands!

Here are some photos taken during the opening day of the 21st Philippine Travel Mart 2010
Western Visayas booth

DOT, Region 1
DOT, Central Luzon
DOT, CAR
South Central Mindanao booth
Eastern Visayas booth
Cebu Pacific and Zest Air booth

Philippine Airlines booth
Superferry booth

free taste from South Central Mindanao booth
stage area
artists from Laguna
CAMSUR booth

What are you waiting for? Check out the Philippine Travel Mart today at the SM Megamall from September 3-5, 2010.

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