Don’t miss the ASIATRAVEL.COM Expo 2017 happening on March 31-April 2 at the Century City Mall, Makati. The event promises sales packages for up to 75% off on international and domestic travel bookings. If you’re planning to go island hopping this summer, you should check out the expo.
This is the first international travel expo by ASIATRAVEL.COM, but the company has been providing one-stop online travel solution for 20 years. The company has a global inventory of over 8 million travel products worldwide. With a big travel portfolio, I’m excited to learn more on the 3-day travel expo.
The ASIATRAVEL.COM Expo 2017 hopes to draw almost 10,000 travel enthusiasts. I’m pretty sure everyone from all walks of life will be able to snatch the best deals from the company. The online travel company is committed to continuously boost tourism promotion in the Philippines.
The expo will be participated by Citibank as its official bank partner. I learned that top properties have already pledged to participate in the event. Among them are The Manor, Hennan Boracay, Tugawe Cove Resort, Costa Pacifica, Azalea Group, Siargao Bleu, Bayview Park Hotel, Aziza Paradise Hotel Palawan, Siglo Suites, Island Cove, Thunderbird Resorts, Manila Hotel and Manila Ocean Park.
To showcase destinations both in the Philippines and abroad, guests will also be given the widest choice of over 200,000 hotels, 500 airlines and 8 million travel packages worldwide which they can book and pay instantly during the ASIATRAVEL.COM Expo 2017.
The National Tourism Development Plan 2011-2016 aims to enhance the competitiveness of the Philippine tourism sector. This is being accomplished by focusing on the diversity of its target market and improving the quality of Tourism destinations, products, access and connectivity.
The tourism industry has been considered as one of the fastest emerging economic sectors in the world. Apparently, more Filipino tourists aggressively explore new destinations in the Philippines and abroad. “Mapping the Future of Global Travel and Tourism in Asia Pacific,” a study conducted by Visa, Inc., showed that Filipinos visited more than five countries in a year. Because of this, we became part of an emerging “global traveling class.”
A data from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) showed that the Philippine Tourism industry has continuously contributed to the rise of domestic economy for the past five years. In 2015, a total of P1.43 trillion or 10.6 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) came from Philippine travel and tourism.
The industry’s direct contribution to the Philippine economy generated by travel agencies, hotels, airlines and other passenger transportation services produced P569 billion or 4.2 percent of total GDP in 2015. Direct contribution is expected to grow by 5.3 percent yearly to P1 trillion by 2026.
As one of the leading online travel agencies in the Philippines, ASIATRAVEL.COM has continuously established its competitive brand by participating in activities that upkeep the stream of Philippine Tourism. It was awarded as the Philippine Travel Mart’s Top Grosser for 2015 and 2016. Moreover, it was recognized for the 4th time as the Best Online Travel Agency by the TTG Travel Awards Asia Pacific for its contribution in the Tourism industry.
Judging from the online travel agency‘s performance, ASIATRAVEL.COM Expo 2017 promises to be a blast. It’s definitely an event that every travel enthusiasts should check out. I’m looking forward to attending and grab the best travel deals I can find.