Philippine Travel Mart 2015

phil travel mart

The country’s longest-running travel trade exhibition had its 26th staging from September 4 to 6 this year at the SMX Convention Center. Organized by the Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA), it aims to promote domestic and inbound tourism to local and foreign travel enthusiasts through attractive tour packages covering the entire archipelago.

I went there on closing day. It didn’t help that I only had one hour to spare to take in everything that the exhibit had to offer. That gave me very little time to gather more info and take more decent pictures. Still, my whirlwind look-see provided some exciting possibilities from Batanes to Tawi Tawi.

Bicolandia Beckons

Explore AlMaSor for unlimited fun both on sea and land

Explore AlMaSor (Albay, Masbate, and Sorsogon) for unlimited fun both on sea and land

Heed the call of The Three C's : Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, and Camarines Norte

Heed the call of The Three C’s : Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, and Camarines Norte

Discover what makes Catanduanes

Discover what makes Catanduanes “The Happy Island”

Come to Camarines Norte (and Cam Sur, too) for adventure trekking and island hopping

Enjoy surfing and visit many scenic attractions in Catanduanes during its Catandungan Festival in October. For updates, please visit https://www.facebook.com/catanduanestourismpromotion?fref=ts.

Don’t leave Catanduanes without trying its latik

hot ice cream

…and try Albay’s “hot” ice cream

Elsewhere in the Philippines…

Be enchanted by Bohol

Be enchanted by Bohol

the Moriones of Marinduque

the Moriones of Marinduque

palawan

the pristine beauty of Palawan

the beaches of Boracay

the beaches of Boracay

Get healed in Siquijor

Get healed in Siquijor

and wowed by Leyte

and be wowed by Leyte

Go farther south…

Bask in the diversity of SOCCSKARGEN (South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, and Gen. Santos City)

Bask in the diversity of SOCCSKSARGEN (South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, and Gen. Santos City)

and the vibrant colors of ARMM (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao)

…and in the vibrant colors of ARMM (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao)

When in Manila…

Let this jeepney take you to the best places in Manila while having a videoke party on board

Let this jeepney take you to the best places in Manila while having a videoke party on board

A few hours from Manila, there’s Quezon Province…

You don’t have to go very far to discover why Philippines is “The Fun Capital of Asia.”

This province has it all:

Beautiful beaches

Colorful festivals

Historical structures

World-class crafts

Heritage and culinary tours

Don’t miss Quezonarya, a gathering of the biggest and best names in the culinary, tourism, hospitality, and related industries. It sizzles in October. For details, please visit https://www.facebook.com/quezonarya, or call 0919 483 8599.

quezon booth

quezon booth2

(Photos of Quezon Province booth grabbed from the Facebook page

 of Mr. Alberto San Agustin Bay)

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