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Published on : Sunday, July 23, 2017
The Chief Operating Officer of TPB said massive preparations had begun for the arrival of some 250 travel agents from North America, Europe, Australia and various parts of Asia for the Philippine Travel Exchange (PHITEX) scheduled in Manila on August 29 up to September 5, 2017.
PHITEX is now in its 16th year and is the country’s biggest travel-trade event, hosting key wholesale buyers from all over the world for one-on-one business meetings with accredited local tourism suppliers. In 2016, 201 buyers from 35 countries and 196 Philippine sellers joined PHITEX.
In 2017, PHITEX carries the theme Travel is our Business and is targeted at 250 buyers from Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, United States, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Canada, United Kingdom, Middle East, Russia, India, and other European and Southeast Asian countries.
Post-event tours will be held on September 1-4 in the Ilocos region, Tagaytay-Batangas corridor, Albay-Sorsogon, Iloilo-Guimaras-Bacolod, Puerto Princesa, Coron, Cebu-Bohol and Dumaguete-Siquijor-Sumilon island chains.