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Record-high foot traffic expected at 26th Travel Tour Expo


The Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) is looking again to break foot traffic record when it holds the 26th edition of the Travel Tour Expo (TTE) next month.

Considered as the country’s biggest annual travel and tourism event, the TTE is set to open its doors on February 8 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City with more than 135,000 Filipinos expected to troop to the three-day event.

TTE 2019 organizing committee chairperson Marlene Dado Jante shared the TTE has already gotten the reputation as the one-stop shop for everyone’s travel needs.


“Over the years, the TTE has become synonymous with great travel deals and we aim to keep that as we open the expo in February. Everything that our countrymen needs for their travels in 2019 will be at the expo,” Jante noted.

Marlene Dado Jante, Travel Tour Expo 2019 chairperson (center) with Mukul Sukhani, Citibank cards and loans head (left) and Ritchie Tuano, newly-elected Philippine Travel Agencies Association president announce details to February’s much anticipated event.

She added, “We have always set the bar high for the expo. Every year, we try to come out with new innovations and push all exhibitors to come out with packages that are only exclusively available at the expo.”

More than 400 exhibitors will be participating during the expo in February including the biggest airlines, hotels, resorts, theme parks, cruise lines worldwide. It will all feature all the tourism stakeholders in the country, embassies, and national tourism organizations.

The expo will again cover the entire 16,230 square meters of floor space and will be open for a combined 32 hours during its three-day run.

“Travel is no longer a luxury among our countrymen. Filipinos now travel at least once a year. The expo will be the only time during the year that drop down travel services and packages to most destinations in the country and abroad will be available,” Jante said.

She said that with a potential record high number of foot traffic, the organizing committee will look at the possibility of still extending the TTE operating hours to for the expo to accommodate everyone.

Over the last three years, the TTE has seen at least a 10 percent increase in its foot traffic.


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