Naga City all set for 21st Philippine travel mart show in Bicol
by LS Macatangay
Naga City (21 June) -- As tourism industry in Bicol continues to soar high by posting positive growth, much as the fervor and spirit of tourism stakeholders as they gear up for the 21st Philippine Travel Mart Road Show set June 19 at the Avenue Plaza Hotel here.
Dubbed one of the biggest and most anticipated travel and tourism trade shows in the Philippines, Travel mart will not only showcase enticing travel and tour packages in the region but will also provide a wide array of opportunities for travel operators to closely work with other industry partners.
Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA), Inc., in partnership with the Bicol Regional Tourism Council (BRTC) and the Bicol Association of Travel and Tour Operators (BATTO), envisions a strong alliance with tourism-related associations that will work actively to promote domestic and inbound Philippine tourism.
PHILTOA, which led the one-day tourism expo, is an organization of tour operators and allied members actively involved in the advocacy of responsible tourism. Founded on 12 June 1986, non-stock and non-profit organization.
Danny De Leon, BRTC's dynamic Regional Chairman, stated that the event is open to all tourism industry players whose aim runs synonymous with their vision. "We are so privileged that the Philippine Travel Mart Road Show will be done here in Camarines Sur. This will give us a wider edge to showcase how rich Bicol Region is, in terms of resources and tourist destinations."
De Leon also pointed out that there are still a lot of unexplored and hidden destinations here in the Bicol Region waiting to be discovered. "These unseen resources are just behind the lush forests and green mountains, waiting to be unearthed. All we need are responsible caretakers who would develop it, without harming our Mother Nature."
The upcoming tourism event is expected to be flocked by tourism industry players, particularly travel agencies, hotel, resorts, transportation companies, handicraft stores, and other tourism-oriented establishments and associations. (PIA CamSur) [top]