It’s all systems go for the 21st TravelTour Expo 2014 on February 14 to 16 with local tour operators, airlines, cruise lines and travel agencies expected to roll out fantastic discount programs for travel destinations here and abroad.
A total of 53 travel agencies and tour operators (inbound/outbound); 27 airlines; five cruise lines; 96 hotels and resorts; 14 embassies and national travel organizations; and six theme parks will be exhibiting in an area of over 11,000 square meters at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
As in previous years, the 21st TTE is expected to see jam-packed halls and long queues of travellers wanting a piece of the discount pie for their individual or group sojourns this year. In 2013, more than 76,000 visitors came to the event.
With major sponsors including the Department of Tourism, Philippine Airlines and Citibank, it is expected to further whet the travel appetite of local tourists and foreigners.
The DOT and its accredited tour operators have been promoting Philippine travel destinations, both new and existing, to domestic tourists and travellers from abroad.
The DOT is projecting 2014 tourism revenues to hit P1.4 trillion, higher by P110.6 billion of the expected earnings from domestic tourism in 2013 due in large part to a forecasted increase in the daily expenditures by domestic tourists.
The DOT estimates domestic tourists to reach 47.7 million in 2014 up from 44.1 million in 2013. The average length of stay of local tourists remains at approximately five nights.
“The increasing number of local travellers may also be attributed to the promotions and expositions held annually since 1994 by the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) that have promoted both inbound and outbound tourism,” said TTE Executive Director Marciano “Nit” Ragaza.
The 21st Traveltour Expo will be held at Halls 1 to 4 at the ground floor and the Function Room 5 at the second floor of the of SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
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