Starting today September 4th until the 6th of 2009 the Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA), in cooperation with the Department of Tourism, will hold the 20th Philippine Travel Mart (PTM) with the theme “Beyond the usual Philippines: Experience IT Here” at the Mega Trade Halls of SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.
Every year the PTM showcases various travel destinations in the country, as well as other parts of the world, offering a wide array of inbound and outbound travel packages at discount prices from top airlines, hotels, and resorts. The aim of the travel mart is to promote the country’s domestic tourism that, in turn will ultimately facilitate the promotion of the Philippines as one of the top tourist destinations in Asia.
Similar to last year’s travel mart, more than a hundred participants from the various sectors of the tourism industry are expected to join. Furthermore, one of the main attractions that the PTM is advocating this year is the Corporate Buyers Program – an activity that offers great adventures, trips and tours for company incentives and corporate outings that are affordable.
Make it a point to go see all the booths at the PTM as each booth has its unique gimmick for their guests such as freebies and giveaways. Aside form this, fun games and activities are also in stored for guests with prizes ranging from souvenir items to travel packages (gift certificates).