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PHILTOA-SMART MOA Signing

In a bid to further expand its services for tourists, leading mobile services provider Smart Communications has teamed with the Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA), the  largest association of accredited tour operators and allied members in the country. Under the partnership, Smart will make available the Smart LTE Tourist SIM to foreign tourists served by PHILTOA’s over 400 member tour …

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DESTINATION UPDATE: ILOCOS NORTE

Tan Ok Festival, considered to be the mother of all festivals in Ilocos Norte was one of the main reasons for this tour. With the gracious invitation of Governor Imee Marcos of Ilocos Norte, PHILTOA organized this update trip to  Ilocos Norte last 23-28 November 2016. On board the a private coach, the group left early morning using the extended …

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Destination Update: Is Boracay still the Paradise or the lost Paradise?

The Last Quarter activity of PHILTOA was to run the series of Destination Updates starting off with BORACAY held last 13-15 October 2016.   The destination update program aims to provide the association and its membership with the latest inventory on tourism accommodation, access, activities and manpower in a tourist destination that has been included in the list of tourism offerings …

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PHILTOA Update Seminar 2016

Are graduates of Grades 11 and 12 ready for hiring? Should instructors of National Certification (NC) courses be industry practitioners? What are the requirements to be an instructor? Is there a demand for instructors and assessors of NC courses? Is the NC a clear advantage for them to be recognized abroad? How will the travel industry respond to the availability …

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PHILTOA 5th General Membership Meeting 2016

PHILTOA leaps @30 was the main theme to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the association. It was held at the Manila Diamond Hotel located along the picturesque Roxas Boulevard last 12 October 2016. Usec.  Alma Jimenez laid out some of the concrete plans of the Department of Tourism on capacity building and product development. Her talk was followed by a …

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PHILTOA Seminar Update

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Destination Update: Palawan, the Last Frontier

In partnership with the Department of Tourism Region IV-B (MIMAROPA) Destination Update: Palawan, the Last Frontier took off last 08 November 2016 for a 5 day program of Puerto Princesa. The first part was an update on the MIMAROPA festival, an annual event of the region where stakeholders of its island provinces: Mindoro Oriental and Occidental; Marinduque; Romblon and Palawan, …

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27th PTM – Press Conference

We’re all set for the big event! Press conference and partners meeting at the Makati Diamond Residences for the 27th Philippine Travel Mart. See you on Sept. 2-4, 2016 at SMX MOA.

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28th PHILIPPINE TRAVEL MART LIST OF EXHIBITORS

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8th Tourism Quiz Bee Eliminations

Congratulations to the 7 outstanding students who topped among 23 students from different colleges and universities during the PTM 8th Tourism Quiz Bee NCR Elimination Round. Support your school as they compete with other students from Regions 2, 3 and 4A on September 3, Saturday for the Final Round during the 27th Philippine Travel Mart at Halls 1 to 4, …

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