As the tourism strongly recovers from its pandemic slump, we are now seeing more Filipinos and their families, groups of friends, business trips, and solo travelers hitting the road, taking the skies and seas to reach different destinations.
Driven by the anticipated long weekends in 2023, travelers respond by planning their trips early and take advantage of these extended holidays for more quality recreation and leisure during travel.
To be held on February 3 to 5 at the SMX Convention Center Manila in Pasay City, the 30th Travel Tour Expo 2023 and the 8th International Travel Trade Expo 2023 is the most opportune event for travelers to seek bigger and better deals for their travel needs. As much as 70 percent discount on air fares and other exciting promos will be made available during the three-day expo, mounted by the Philippine Travel Agencies Association Inc. (PTAA), the largest and most prestigious travel agency association in the country.
Under this theme, “A Better and Stronger Future of Travel is Here,” the upcoming grand expo is expected to further invigorate and push the tourism activities of Filipinos travelers in their domestic and international trips exclusive deals and amazing discounts await those who will and book their trips early during the expo.
For those looking for something new adventures, visitors are encouraged to try the new and exciting destinations that will be unveiled by the participating tours and travel agencies. While for those looking best deals to fit their travel budget, the expo promises and will deliver a wide choice of affordable tours, transportation options, and accommodations as well as different payment options for the utmost convenience for travelers.
This year the 30th Travel Tour Expo 2023 will be bigger and much more exciting as it will occupy two sprawling floors of the SMX Convention Center in Pasay that can accommodate more than 300 participating exhibitors with 700 booths as well as a projected number of 80,000 to 100,000 visitors are anticipated during as the expo’s attendance, the biggest number yet since 2020.
This year the list of exhibitors is composed of airlines, travel agencies and tour operators, hotels and resorts, food concessionaires, government, national travel operators, travel and tour, association, embassies, theme parks and entertainment, cruise liners, shipping, insurance, travel essentials, travel-related entities, foreign-based travel agencies, and tour operators.
With the valuable support of the Tourism Promotions Board, the expected visitors include travel and tourism trade practitioners, corporate and business travelers, holiday travelers, incentives convention planners, government and business leaders, direct buyers, and investors can expect exciting raffle draws, corporate game shows, entertainment, exhibitors and sponsors presentations, cultural dance competition, and a conference that will brief the attendees on the latest updates and recent issues in domestic and international travel industry.
As the first post pandemic Travel Tour Expo, we expect a revenge travel that can greatly boost the travel industry and encourage the tourism stakeholders to open their businesses and try to recover lost opportunities. As the tourism industry recovers, it will highlight the important role it plays in the economy as a top dollar earner, generate employment opportunities and spur infrastructure development.
On February 3, the PTAA 30th Travel Tour Expo 2023 and 8th International Travel Trade Expo 2023 will formally open at 10 a.m. The expo hours start as early as 9:30 a.m. Entrance tickets are priced at P70.00 for general admission and P50.00 for seniors.
The event sponsors are Department of Tourism, Tourism Promotions Board, Unionbank, Philippine Airlines, Airswift, United Airlines, PLDT, Hotel 101, Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) Guam Visitors Bureau.
For more information, please go to www.traveltourexpo.ptaa.org.ph and contact organizers at tel. nos. 8831-0124, 8997-2063, 8846-8373, 09178071514.