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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.



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 2024

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SM and DOT launch thrilling Hop-On Hop-Off bus tours around Entertainment City

The Department of Tourism (DOT) recently launched the latest stop of the Hop-On Hop-Off (HOHO) tour, the Entertainment Hub, opening the door to vibrant attractions within Entertainment City in one go.

Promising diverse areas of Pasay and Paranaque, featuring modern complexes, bustling nightlife, and cultural landmarks, the HOHO tour offers tourists an exploration of these areas with multiple designated bus stops, including the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Main Drop-Off, MOA Music Hall Drop-Off, SMX Convention Center, and Luxe Duty Free. The adventure starts on Feb. 16 from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m., Tuesdays to Sundays.

“We take immense pride in being a part of this innovative venture. This signifies our commitment to creating memorable experiences and fostering a deeper connection between our guests and the dynamic cities we proudly call home,” said Tan in his speech.

The Metro-Manila Hop-on Hop-off, Travel by Hub, a collaboration between DOT-National Capital Region (NCR) and private stakeholders, provides a convenient and contactless travel experience. Strategically located hubs across Metro Manila offer guided tours to selected destinations, mirroring initiatives seen in global cities like New York, London, Madrid, and Singapore.

Guests have the convenience of checking the bus schedule and purchasing tickets through the “Philippine Hop-On Hop-Off” mobile app, accessible on both Google Play and the Apple Store.

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Look: Fair winds boost cruise tourism in the Philippines

Two international cruise ships –Norwegian Jewel and MV Westerdam – docked at Pier 15 of Manila South Harbour on February 26, 2024.

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Cebu Pacific Welcomes First New Aircraft Delivery of 2024

Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ leading carrier, continues to fortify its operational resilience while responding to rising travel demand as it welcomed its first new aircraft delivery for the year.

The latest addition to Cebu Pacific’s fleet, an Airbus A320ceo, touched down on February 9, 2024, at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila from Airbus’s facility in Chengdu, China. This delivery heralds the first of the 17 new aircraft scheduled for acquisition by the carrier this year, further amplifying its operational capabilities and enhancing its ability to cater to the evolving needs of travelers.

Xander Lao, President and Chief Commercial Officer of Cebu Pacific, expressed enthusiasm about the aircraft delivery, emphasizing its part in attaining the airline’s overarching mission. “This aircraft delivery is aligned with our commitment to provide safe, accessible, and affordable flights for every Juan,” said Lao. He further emphasized the airline’s excitement to accommodate more passengers across various destinations, facilitated by the continuous expansion of its domestic and international network and the ongoing fleet expansion.

With the arrival of this new aircraft, Cebu Pacific inches closer to attaining a fleet count of 91 by the end of the year and affirms its position as one of the carriers with the youngest fleets globally. The current fleet encompasses a diverse range of aircraft, including seven Airbus A330s, 35 Airbus A320s, 20 Airbus A321s, and 14 ATR turboprop aircraft, which not only highlights the airline’s commitment to providing extensive domestic connectivity but also reflects its proactive approach towards fleet modernization.

Closely related to its fleet expansion, Cebu Pacific has also embarked on a transformative journey towards greater sustainability, with a strategic focus on reducing its carbon footprint within the aviation industry.

In October 2023, the airline entered into a strategic partnership with Neste, the world’s leading sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producer, to establish a long-term supply of SAF across the Asia-Pacific region. This initiative is in line with Cebu Pacific’s goals to integrate SAF into its operations gradually, thereby mitigating carbon emissions and promoting sustainable practices in the airline industry.

In September 2022, the airline operated its first passenger flight powered by SAF, setting a precedent as the first low-cost carrier in Southeast Asia to embrace this sustainable aviation initiative. Building on this momentum, Cebu Pacific aims to integrate blended SAF across its entire commercial network by 2030, reaffirming its dedication to environmental stewardship and sustainable aviation practices.

In line with industry-wide efforts to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, Cebu Pacific remains steadfast in its commitment to driving positive change within the aviation sector. Through a combination of fleet expansion, sustainable fuel adoption, and operational efficiency enhancements, the airline continues to pave the way for a greener and more sustainable future while ensuring that flying remains safe, reliable, and affordable for everyone.

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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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