The Philippines commences its Tourism roadshow in India with a highly successful event in New Delhi

The Philippines Tourism recently concluded its first city in the four-city India roadshow in New Delhi. The event witnessed an overwhelming response from the travel trade. The roadshow commenced with New Delhi on 7th August 2023 followed by the cities of Kolkata, Chennai, and Mumbai.

In attendance at the roadshow were 14 private players from The Philippines that includes Ark Travel Express, bai hotel Cebu, DOT Central Visayas, Dusit Hotels & Resorts, Gi Philippines, Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort and Spa, Okada Manila, Philippines Airlines, Plantation Bay Resort and Spa, Scoot, Shangrila, Shroff International Travel Care, The Farm at San Benito and Uni Orient Travel.

The well-attended event had the Indian travel trade conduct successful business interactions with Philippines Tourism officials. The Philippines were confidently marketed as a tourist destination, especially for its natural beauty, rich culture, and exciting activities.

Addressing the gathering, Mr. Shahlimar Hofer Tamano, Undersecretary for Tourism Regulation Coordination & Resource Generation, and concurrent Director for Regional office VII, says ‘’India has always been a significant ally for the Philippines, not only in terms of tourism but also due to shared values between the two countries. We take pride in India maintaining its position as a significant contributor of tourist arrivals to the Philippines and eagerly anticipate the country reaching new heights in terms of visitor numbers.’’

During the event, The Philippines Tourism showcased an array of captivating tourist experiences, including thrilling off-road adventures, visits to historic landmarks, and the opportunity to immerse oneself in the authentic Philippine village life. Attendees were also treated to the enchanting tale of the country’s rich history and cultural heritage. The presentation further highlighted the breathtaking beauty of the country’s natural wonders, from lush green landscapes during the monsoon season to pristine beaches that witness the annual migration of wildlife.

Commenting on the roadshow, Ms. Nerissa Jean B. Cruz, Market Specialist Tourism Promotions Board said: “The recent roadshow held in New Delhi for The Philippines Tourism was a tremendous success, leaving us elated with the positive response. Our interactions with agents indicated a strong and enthusiastic dedication to promoting The Philippines as a top destination for their clients”.

Among the many attractions, The Philippines’ historical sites, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and diverse marine life stood as a testament to the country’s deep-rooted heritage and natural beauty. Moreover, The Philippines boasts numerous opportunities for adventure enthusiasts, including water sports like surfing and diving, mountain trekking, hiking, and exploring fascinating caves. For the adrenalin-buzzed tourist, there are plenty of opportunities, from snorkelling the colourful coral reefs to camping under the stars in picturesque locations.

The evening would not have been completed without the mention of The Philippines’ commitment to ecotourism and sustainable development. The country has greenlighted new tourist investments, such as ecological resorts and adventure resorts, which will further enhance the overall tourism experience for visitors from India and around the world.

Sanjeet, Managing Director, Buzz Travel Marketing said, “Participating in the roadshow was an exhilarating  experience, witnessing the strong bond between India and The Philippines in the realm of tourism. I am truly impressed by the remarkable efforts put forth by The Philippine Tourism officials in showcasing the country’s diverse attractions and creating memorable experiences for travellers. The event has undoubtedly sparked a newfound enthusiasm among Indian travel agents to promote The Philippines as a must-visit destination, and I am confident that this partnership will lead to even greater success in the future”.


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