Thousands trooped to the SMX Convention Center to avail of great travel deals and offers at the biggest, most-anticipated travel fair in the country—the 23rd Travel Tour Expo (TTE) 2016.
Organized by the Philippine Travel Agencies Association, Inc. (PTAA) and supported by Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), the TTE 2016 showcased various international and local tour packages from 334 exhibitors from different sectors such as airlines, resorts, hotels, domestic tour operators, national tourism organizations, travel agencies, and other stakeholders.
Opening the event were PTAA President Maria Michelle Victoria and TPB Chief Operating Officer Domingo Ramon Enerio 3rd. Joining them were Senator Sonny Angara with wife Tootsie and Philippine Airlines President Jaime Bautista with VP for Marketing Ria Domingo, VP for Ancillary Business Kevin Hartigan-Go and SVP for Commercial Group David Lim, Citibank Consumer Business Manager Bea Tan with Credit Payment Products Director David Stoughton and Saudia Philippines and Japan Manager Abdulrahman Alabdulwahab.
“We would like to congratulate PTAA for successfully organizing the biggest travel fair in the country. The 2016 TTE is truly commendable as it brings together the various players in the travel and tourism industry, and in helping sustain the remarkable growth of Philippine tourism. For 2015, we have breached the 5 million international tourist arrivals. This would not have been possible without the continuous help and cooperation from each and every stakeholder,” concludes Enerio.