The Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA), organizers of Travel Tour Expo (TTE) the premiere travel show in the country, has revealed that they see a substantial increase in travel offers available to travelers as the 24th TTE will feature an expended number of exhibitors participating.
“Over the past years, we have seen how the TTE has grown to indisputably become the biggest tourism expo in the country. It has allowed more Filipinos to travel more, not just around the country but in many other countries worldwide,” said Travel Tour Expo 2017 Chairperson Michelle Reyes-Victoria.
Even if 311 booth exhibitors this year is less than the 331 last year, participation by companies has grown exponentially with many of last year’s participants increasing their booth space, and NTOs bringing in more sellers as they increased the sizes of their booths.
”We had to turn away 30 exhibitors because of lack of space — travel agents, NTOs, hotels, airlines, resorts,” said TTE Vice-Chairman Nit Ragaza, emphasizing that participation at said event is on a first-come, first served basis.
Increase in iTTE2017 foreign sellers a boon to outbound
PTAA’s second holding of the International Travel Trade Expo (iTTE )is set to enjoy a 100 percent increase in foreign seller participation during the three-day event from February 10-12 with 50 sellers already confirmed.
iTTE is the B2B portion of the twin bill event along with the consumer oriented Travel Tour Expo (TTE) organized by PTAA, an association of the country’s top agents and suppliers.
As practiced, foreign and some domestic sellers will meet local buyers to transact, close deals, and form partnerships that will boost Philippine outbound.
The 24th TTE will now occupy all nine halls of the SMX for its three-day event. The country’s biggest annual travel and tourism event is co-presented by the Department of Tourism and Tourism Promotions Board with Philippine Airlines, PAL’s Mabuhay Miles and Citibank credit card as major sponsors.