SCENE CITY | Asia Premium Travel Mart foreign delegates’ post-tour in Davao

INTERNATIONAL delegates and buyers of the Asia Premium Travel Mart (APTM) visited Davao City and Samal Island for a four-day post-tour activity, hosted by the Tourism Promotions Board and the Department of Tourism-Davao Region on June 23-26, 2017.

INTERNATIONAL buyers of Asia Premium Travel Mart interact with the local tourist stakeholders of Davao during the Davao Product Update as an informal business-to-business exchange activity.

INTERNATIONAL buyers of Asia Premium Travel Mart interact with the local tourist stakeholders of Davao during the Davao Product Update as an informal business-to-business exchange activity.

 The group, which includes delegates from China, Russia, Malaysia, UK and Indonesia experienced Davao’s premier destinations including the iconic attractions of Malagos Garden Resort, Philippine Eagle Center, Hijo Resorts and Pearl Farm Beach Resort. The group was treated to a fruit tasting activity, cultural presentations and some exhilarating water sports activities at Pearl Farm.

 DOT 11 Regional Director Roberto P. Alabado, III commented: “We are glad to host them and showcase our diverse tourism offerings. I hope their tour will be an eye opener on the realities of Mindanao’s rich culture, biodiversity and friendly people”.

 During the Product Update Activity on June 23, 2017 at Seda Abreeza Hotel, the guests were formally welcomed and oriented on the various tourism products of the region which are available for different foreign markets, specifically those luxury and premier options for international buyers. This also served as an informal networking activity among the foreign buyers and local tourism stakeholders of Davao.

FOREIGN APTM Buyers enjoy snorkeling through Samal Island’s Coral Garden.

FOREIGN APTM Buyers enjoy snorkeling through Samal Island’s Coral Garden.

The foreign buyers attended the two-day travel trade and tourism show at the SMX Convention Center in MOA Pasay last June 21-22, 2017. Co-presented by TPB, APTM was organized by S8 Exhibition Inc. especially designed to highlight premium properties, luxury destinations and choice travel services in the Philippines. This unique travel show was aimed to provide greater opportunities for our country’s premium properties, luxury destinations, travel and tour operators and tourism professionals to showcase their respective products and services. It also served as a venue for exchanging of ideas, experiences and build cooperation among the world’s travel providers.

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