INBOUND NEWS

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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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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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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PHILTOA 4th General Membership Meeting 2016

#TheFunContinues at one of the most awaited events in Philtoa‘s calendar. For this year’s teambuilding, we all headed to Laguna. First stop was Calle Arco. A turn of the century home turned restaurant located along the highway in Pagsanjan, it’s an ideal venue breakfast before proceeding to our destinations in Laguna. Second stop was to visit local stores in Lumban. …

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PHILTOA Basketball Tournament 2016

The annual Basketball Tournament of PHILTOA ended the season with Team Asia Travel retaining its Championship title. The Final showdown between Asia Travel and PHILTHOMA was held last July 16, 2016 at Dumlao Basketball Gym.

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Lunch hosting of Secretary Ramon Jimenez

Our heartfelt thanks to Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. for this luncheon meeting with PHILTOA Board on June 16, 2016 held at The Bellevue Hotel, Alabang. Mr. Secretary, thank you for bringing the country together on this exciting and colorful campaign #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines. Indeed, we have reached new heights on this campaign locally and globally. Rest assured that PHILTOA will extend …

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Appointment of the Department of Tourism Secretary

It’s official! Ms. Wanda Tulfo Teo has been appointed as the new Secretary of Tourism. PHILTOA welcomes the news and we are delighted to note that for the first time, we have a person coming from our ranks to head the Department of Tourism. We wish all the best to the incoming Secretary of Tourism and will be happy to …

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