It’s all system go for the Philippine Travel Agencies Association as it is set to open its 25th Travel Tour Expo on Feb. 8 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
“Preparations have started in April and we have been very meticulous at every step of the way. This will be the silver anniversary of Travel Tour Expo and we want it to be something really special,” PTAA president and TTE organizing committee chairperson Marlene Dado Jante said.
Instead of the usual three-day expo, Jante said this year’s event will run for four days.
“This will give all the exhibitors participating the chance to meet with members of the PTAA, our partners in the expo, government officials, and the diplomatic community,” she said.
Jante said the additional day will also give the PTAA and all the exhibitors a chance to do a test run on the technical aspect of the event.
“We want to ensure that there will be no glitches during the expo, specifically on all the exhibitors’ Internet access. Transactions have to be seamless during the expo and the public must be able to book their travels with ease,” Jante said.
Close to 400 exhibitors will be participating, including the biggest airlines, hotels, resorts, theme parks, cruise lines worldwide.
It will also feature all the tourism stakeholders in the country, embassies, and national tourism organizations.
“Over the years, the Travel Tour Expo has prided itself as the one-stop-shop for all the travel needs of our countrymen. We intend to keep and even exceed that commitment in February,” Jante said.
The upcoming edition of the TTE is being supported by the Department of Tourism, Tourism Promotions Board, Philippine Airlines, Mabuhay Miles, and Citibank.