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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Albay to feature local tourism at Phl Travel Mart

LEGAZPI CITY, Aug 30 (PIA) – The amazing local destinations, activities and culinary delights of Albay province will be featured once again in the biggest and longest running travel trade exhibition in the country.

This year’s 27th Philippine Travel Mart is a widely anticipated event of both local and foreign travelers as it showcase Philippine destinations and provide the best discounted tour packages. It will be held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, on September 2 – 4, 2016.

Albay Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Officer Dorothy Fernandez Colle said the inclusion of the province in the Travel Mart will serve as opportunity to invite more tourists and visitors.

“With the partnership with Department of Tourism Region V, the Provincial Government of Albay hopes that our inclusion in this year’s Travel Mart will extend our reach in delivering information about our beautiful province,” Colle added.

She added that their office is continuously creating programs and projects that are both sustainable and practical for the Albayano people.

“We will continuously be putting Albay in the tourism spot, making our province not only the hub for Philippine tourism, but also connect it to the rest of the world,” Colle said.

She noted that tourism will play a crucial role in developing jobs and income for Albayanos as witnessed in many highly developed countries and cities.

The Albay booth, clustered with the other provinces from the Bicol region, will be the lead participant to entice tourists and visitors with its amazing local destinations and activities and samples of local culinary delights.

Organized by the Philippine Tour Operators’ Association (PHILTOA), this year’s Philippine Travel Mart will feature around 400 booths manned by local government units, tour operators and other stakeholders like hotels and airlines offering great discounts for travel and accommodation packages.(MAL/SAA/PGA-PIA5/Albay)

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/2571472025397/albay-to-feature-local-tourism-at-phl-travel-mart#sthash.dJ4j39IM.dpuf

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