By Jennifer Catan-Tilos
NEGROS ORIENTAL (PIA) – Negros Oriental showcased its tourism destinations and products during the 27th edition of the Philippine Travel Mart (PTM) at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia in Pasay City.
Senior Tourism Operations Officer Myla Mae Bromo-Abellana said the 27th PTM featured colorful exhibits, Sale ng Bayan Tour Packages, and cultural presentations.
PTM is the biggest Travel Fair in the country.
Local government units (LGUs), resorts, hotels, and dive shops are among those that participated as exhibitors.
Abellana said the province’s delegation includes from the Provincial Tourism Unit, Dumaguete City Tourism Office, Sidlakang Negros Association of Tourism Officers (SINATO), Association of Travel and Tours in Negros (ATTIN), and the Negros Oriental Association of Tour and Travel Agencies (NOATTA).
The province’s continued presence in the annual Travel Mart has contributed to the growing increase of visitor influx in Negros Oriental, Abellana said.
In its 27th year, Philippine Tour Operators Association (Philtoa) has organized the biggest tourism and travel trade exhibition, promoting local and emerging destinations and properties, and featuring more than 5,000 products.
Over 219 exhibitors joined the event and offered discounted rates in tour packages for local destinations.
This is to ensure economic activities by boosting domestic tourism. (rmn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was originally published at PIA website on Sept. 26, 2016)