The Philippine Travel Exchange will be held in September 2 to 5 in Metro Manila, which participants will also be visiting Western Visayas’ premier tourism site, Boracay Island as part of their familiarization tour.
According to Department of Tourism (DOT) Regional Dir. Edwin Trompeta, even if the Philippine Travel Exchange will be held in Metro Manila, some 30 to 40 participants will be visiting Boracay Island during their familiarization tour as the tourism destination that they will be promoting.
"During the Philippine Travel Exchange, there will be international buyers and tour operators who will converge first in Manila for a seminar. Then they will proceed to their chosen tourism destinations for their familiarization tour," Trompeta revealed.
He said, this will be a good chance for the tourism stakeholders like those in Boracay because the participants to the Philippine Travel Exchange could greatly help market their resorts to the European, Japanese and other foreign tourists.
Simultaneous with the Philippine Travel Exchange will be the holding of the Philippine Travel Mart in Metro Manila.(PNA) /MP