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Philtoa

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The Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA), Inc. is an organization of tour operators and allied members actively involved in the advocacy of responsible tourism. Founded on 12 June 1986, non-stock and non-profit organization. The membership includes travel agencies, hotels, resorts, transportation companies, handicraft stores, and other tourism-oriented establishments and association.

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Our Goal

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  • Encourage and foster nationwide extensions;
  • To pursue an active role in product development (emerging Destinations);
  • To strive for international recognition and affiliations;
  • Upgrade industry knowledge through education /workshop;
  • Conduct national information campaign on relevant issues;
  • Develop active members though participation and Involvement in team-building activities;
  • Develop and update database;
  • To revise and amend the By-Laws to conform to the needs of the times.
  • Encourage sales mission;
  • To address needs and concerns of members in a timely manner;
  • Endeavour for financial sustainability
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3rd General Membership Meeting

Philtoa Board of Trustees attending the launching of the Philippine Tourism Awards.

Philtoa’s 1st General Membership Meeting

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING OF THE PHILIPPINE TOUR OPERATORS ASSOCIATION SHOWCASING BASILAN PROVINCE AS A THRIVING TOURISM DESTINATION

CENTER OF FUN: FARM, FOOD, AND FAITH TOURISM FAMILIARIZATION TOUR

PHILTOA GOES TO DAVAO

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ITB Berlin 2024 assigns platform for the luxury travel industry

From 5 to 7 March 2024 the world of luxury tourism converges at the Home of Luxury during the ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel trade show. ITB Berlin will provide an exclusive business environment for luxury travel providers and buyers.

On the exhibition grounds, Marshall Haus serves as a platform for luxury products, services, negotiating business, and events. The exhibitors taking part in the Home of Luxury will be presented here from end of January.

The Home of Luxury comprises three exclusive, individually tailored exhibition areas: The Garden, The Nest and The Gallery. This is where luxury travel providers can present their company and products in a unique setting, meet luxury buyers in a secluded atmosphere, and conclude business deals. The Gallery is located next to a specially appointed lounge for handpicked members of the exclusive ITB Buyers Circle, to which only 1,000 senior buyers from the leisure, business travel and MICE sectors are admitted each year.

A comprehensive programme gives luxury travel providers and buyers an opportunity to exchange views on the latest developments in the luxury travel industry and take part in exclusive events.

In addition to lectures, get-togethers, networking and speed dating events, the programme also includes a ‘Meet the Media’ event

The ‘Meet the Media’ networking event gives luxury travel providers an opportunity to meet with media members covering luxury and lifestyle topics.

The event will take place on Tuesday, 5 March from 2 to 3 p.m. and on Thursday, 7 March from 10.30 a.m. to 12 noon in the three Home of Luxury areas at the Marshall Haus.

Luxury travel buyers can register using the following link: buyerscircle.messe-berlin.de.

As members of the ITB Buyers Circle, luxury travel buyers have exclusive access to the Home of Luxury travel segment and many other benefits. For additional information on this segment visit www.itb.com/luxury-travel.

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𝗟𝗢𝗢𝗞: The New And Enhanced Travel Philippines App Is Now Officially Available For Download!

Designed to be the ultimate digital companion for exploring the country, Travel Philippines is developed by the Tourism Promotions Board Philippines, the marketing arm of the Department of Tourism (DOT).

This feature-rich app is accessible on both Apple and Android devices, offering an invaluable resource for travel enthusiasts and serving as virtual passport to uncovering unexplored destinations.

Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco and TPB Chief Operating Officer Marga Nograles graced the unveiling of the Travel Philippines app on Thursday (Oct. 26) in Makati City.

Tourism Undersecretaries Mae Elaine Bathan, Shahlimar Hofer Tamano, and Shereen Gail Yu Pamintuan, as well as TPB officials, joined the event attended by travel influencers, celebrity chefs, and social media personalities.

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