Sunday, February 28, 2010

17th Travel Expo at the SMX

The biggest and the grandest travel fair in the Philippines featuring the largest number of companies in the tourism industry joined together in celebrating the 17th Philippine Travel and Tour Expo last February 19-21 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

The event is sponsored by the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) in cooperation with the Department of Tourism and other travel tour operators and agencies, which carried the theme “Ready, Jet-set, Go”.

It was noted that there were two hundred thirty exhibitors in 416 booths and 70,000 visitors participated in the expo which are composed of 39 travel and tours agencies and 68 hotels and resorts, 32 airlines and cruise liners, 19 government, embassies and national tourism offices, 37 travel shops, 14 lifestyle and food, and other tourism establishments and allied services.

The expo is the best marketplace for the best deals, new destinations and expert guidance on where to experience an extraordinary experience when travelling. It stimulates new travel, acts as clearing house for new ideas and a base for networking.

The committee in charge in organizing this event is headed by Mr. Pat Alberto, Mr. Jose Clemente III, Ms. Annette Feliciano, Mr. Marciano Ragaza, Mr. John Paul Cabalza, Ms. Ma. Bella Cantada, Ms. Maucie Cuna, Ms. Marlene Jante, Mr. Paul So, Mr. Raymond Tee and Ms. Lulu Velasco with Ms. Ched Maglinte as secretariat head.


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