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iconAUSTRALIA
Australia International Dive Expo (AIDE) 02-06 August 2018 Australia

Running since 2014, AIDE has very quickly grown to become a well-respected event and useful platform for divers and non-divers alike to discover and learn about the fascinating marine world.

The key objective of the Expo is to better engage with existing divers and newbies to keep them inspired and curious about life underwater, while updating them with cutting-edge technologies and important ongoing conservation practices and other marine interests.

This is a world-class platform not only useful for industry players to network with each other, but for suppliers to connect with directly with existing divers and newbies as well.

 

Participation Fee: USD500.00

Micaela Ochoa

Email: micaela_ochoa@tpb.gov.ph

Tel: +632 5257320

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China Outbound Travel and Tourism Market (COTTM) 28-31 March 2017 National Agricultural Exhibition Center, Beijing, China

China Outbound Travel and Tourism Market (COTTM) is regarded as the industry’s most important platform to promote travel and it remains to be the only business to business event focusing purely on the Chinese outbound tourist market. The Philippine Department of Tourism Beijing office has reserved a 75 square meter booth space in the said venue.

 

Participation Fee: US$500

Jaime A. Sy

Email: james_sy@tpb.gov.ph

Tel: 4042641 / 5259318 loc 203

 

Gemma S. Isic

Email: gemma_isic@tpb.gov.ph

Tel: 5259318 loc. 203

Diving Resort Travel (DRT) Expo Date: TBA Venue: TBA

The DRT Show is considered to be the largest gathering for diving enthusiasts, marine conservationists and anyone with a passion for the underwater world. The DRT Show has been met with an overwhelming response as an important regional event. We truly promote diving brands and we are supported by top-level exhibitors; we also lead many of dive equipment manufacturers, water sport equipment manufacturers, dive resorts, tourism boards, marine conservation and diving organizations in the industry.

Participation Fee: US$500.00

Jaime A. Sy

Email: james_sy@tpb.gov.ph

Tel: 4042641 / 5259318 loc 203

 

Gemma S. Isic

Email: gemma_isic@tpb.gov.ph

Tel: 5259318 loc. 203

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Internationale Tourismus Borse (ITB) 09-13 March 2016 Berlin, Germany

The ITB-Berlin is the world’s leading travel show where companies and organizations’ top decision-makers, experts, buyers and young professionals in the travel trade industry meet under one roof to network, negotiate and do business.

 

Christie Navarro

Email: christie_navarro@tpb.gov.ph / christie.navarro502@yahoo.com

Tel: 632 5257320

Boot Dusseldorf 21-29 January 2017 Dusseldorf, Germany

The biggest annual trade and consumer fair organized by Messe Düsseldorf GmbH which attracts both, dice and water sports enthusiasts. The event is being attended by major scuba diving associations like PADI, SSI, IAC and the German Scuba Divers (VDST).

 

Participation Fees:

USD 1,200.00 / 1 delegate

USD 1,500.00 / 2 delegates

Annie Buenavente

Email: annie_buenavente@tpb.gov.ph

Tel: 632 5259318 loc 265 / Telefax: 632 5257320

 

Michael Malonda

Email: michael_malonda@tpb.gov.ph

Tel: 632 5259318 loc 265 / Telefax: 632 5257320

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DRT Show Hong Kong 09 – 11 December 2016 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)

The DRT Show is considered to be the largest gathering for diving enthusiasts, marine conservationists and anyone with a passion for the underwater world. The DRT Show has been met with an overwhelming response as an important regional event. We truly promote branding and are supported by top-level exhibitors and leading dive equipment manufacturers, water sport equipment manufacturers, dive resorts, tourism boards, marine conservation and diving organizations.

 

Participation Fee: USD 500.00

James A. Sy

Email: james_sy@tpb.gov.ph

Tel: 632 5257320

 

Micaela B. Ochoa

Email: micaela_ochoa@tpb.gov.ph

Tel: 632 5257320

Diving Resort Travel (DRT) Expo – Hong Kong 14-16 December 2018 Hong Kong

The DRT Show is considered to be the largest gathering for diving enthusiasts, marine conservationists and anyone with a passion for the underwater world. The DRT Show has been met with an overwhelming response as an important regional event. We truly promote diving brands and we are supported by top-level exhibitors; we also lead many of dive equipment manufacturers, water sport equipment manufacturers, dive resorts, tourism boards, marine conservation and diving organizations in the industry.

 

Participation Fee:  USD 500.00

 

Joram Ng

Email:joram_ng@tpb.gov.ph

Tel: +632 5259318 loc. 203

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Tourism Expo Japan 20-23 September 2018 Tokyo Big Sight, Japan

JATA Tourism Expo is Japan’s flagship tourism and travel show. In 2017, it received the highest number of visitors with 191,577 attendees, with exhibitors from various companies and organizations from different countries, regions and prefectures.

 

Participation Fee:  USD 500.00

Francine Roca

Email: francine_roca@tpb.gov.ph

Tel: 632 5257320

Marine Diving Fair 06-08 April 2018 Sunshine City Convention Center, Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan

Considered among the largest dive resort and consumer fairs, MDF is an annual dive show organized in cooperation with the Marine Arts Center Co., Ltd., publisher of four major dive magazines. The previous year’s attendance reached 50,115 visitors.

Participation Fee:  USD 500/company

Francine Roca
Email: francine_roca@tpb.gov.ph
Tel: 632 525-9318 loc 269

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Malaysia International Dive Expo (MIDE) 12–14 May 2017 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

MIDE is strongly focused on the business of diving to attract trade as well as industry brands. The expo is internationally recognised and well received by industry players globally. MIDE expo is one of the fastest growing market shares in South East Asia.

 

Participation Fee:  USD 500.00

James Sy

Email: james_sy@tpb.gov.ph

Tel: 632 5257320

 

Joram Ng

Email: joram_ng@tpb.gov.ph

Tel: 632 5257320

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2018 Winter Escapade 03-11 February 2018 Manila and Davao

Winter Escapade is an annual project of the Philippine Foreign Service Posts in Canada and is a banner tourism project under Balikbayan Program of TPB and in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs.   In 2016, a total of 305 delegates participated in the tour and visited Bicol Region and Puerto Princesa, Palawan.

MICHELLE S. ALCANTARA
Domestic Promotions Department

Tel Nos.:+63 2 5259318 to 27 loc 244 / 5251255

Email:michelle_alcantara@tpb.gov.ph

Ambassadors Tour Date: TBA Venue: TBA

Started last 2004 where all Foreign Service Posts in the U.S. and Canada and the Department of Tourism (DOT) conceptualized the flagship project, the Ambassadors, Consul Generals and Tourism Directors’ Tour (ACGTDT) to the Philippines.

The first ACGTDT Tour to the Philippines was launched in 2005 with more than 500 participants coming from all over United States and Canada.

In July 2011 ACGTD has been designated as a banner tourism project under the Department of Tourism Pinoy Homecoming Program.

The 10th Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors Tour to the Philippines was held from July 06-10, 2015.

MICHELLE S. ALCANTARA
Domestic Promotions Department

Tel Nos.:+63 2 5259318 to 27 loc 244 / 5251255

Email:michelle_alcantara@tpb.gov.ph

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ITB Asia 25-27 October 2017 Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

ITB Asia is a annually held three day B2B trade show and convention for the travel industry; it is designed to become the primary event for the Asia Pacific travel industry, much like its parent event – ITB Berlin. Today, ITB Asia is the premier meeting place for the travel trade industry and a forum for establishing high-quality customer contacts and conducting businesses. This is where international exhibitors of all sectors within the travel-value chain commerce, and Asia Pacific’s leading travel companies and emerging small and medium-sized enterprises meet with top international buyers from the MICE, Leisure and Corporate Travel markets.

 

Participation Fee:  USD 1,250.00 (max of 2 pax)

James Sy

Email: james_sy@tpb.gov.ph

Tel: 632 5257320

Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) 2018 Date: TBA Venue: TBA

ADEX is the longest running and the largest dive expo in Asia celebrating its 22nd year in 2017. A must-attend event for anyone interested or involved in the world of diving, the event has seen a continuous increase in visitors over the past few years, with ADEX 2016 attracting a total of 57,793 visitors over three days!

 

Participation Fee: US$500

James Sy

Email: james_sy@tpb.gov.ph

Tel: +63 2 525 9318 to 27 loc 203

 

Monica Sta Ana

Email:monica_staana@tpb.gov.ph

Tel: +63 2 525 9318 to 27 loc 203

ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF 2018) 22-26 January 2018 Thailand

The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF 2017) is a cooperative regional effort to promote the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region as one tourist destination. It took place at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands last 16-20 January 2017. It is organized by Singapore Tourism Board and supported by Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau.

Each year, the hosting of ATF is rotated among the member countries (Brunei, Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam).

In 2017, the ATF was held and hosted in Singapore. This was the 36th edition of ATF since it’s inauguration in Malaysia in 1981 and the third time in Singapore.

James A. Sy

Email: james_sy@tpb.gov.ph

Tel No.: +63 2 525 9318 to 27 loc 203

 

Monica Sta Ana

Email: monica_staana@tpb.gov.ph

Tel. No.: +63 2 525 9318 to 27 loc 203

 

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Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA) Date: TBA Venue: TBA

The biggest international travel fair in Korea with the participation of both international and domestic tourism-related organizations.  Participated by 5,584 exhibitors from 55 countries in 2017 with 900 booths.

 

Jojo De Veyra

Email: jojo_deveyra@tpb.gov.ph

Tel: 632 5257320

 

Doris Aparejado

Email: doris_aparejado@tpb.gov.ph

Tel: 632 5257320

Busan International Travel Fair 08-11 September 2017 BEXCO, Busan, Korea

Busan International Travel Fair is organized by KOTFA Co. Ltd. It is the biggest and the only travel exhibition in Busan, the 2nd largest source of Korean outbound travellers.

 

 

Participation Fee: USD 300.00

Jojo De Veyra

Email: jojo_deveyra@tpb.gov.ph

Tel: 63 2 5257320

 

Doris Aparejado

Email: doris_aparejado@tpb.gov.ph

Tel: 63 2 5257320

Hana Tour International Travel Show (HITS) Date: TBA Venue: TBA

The biggest international travel show in Korea for B2B and B2C business engagement hosted by Hana Tour, Korea’s largest tour wholesaler with 1,200 exclusive sales offices and selling 14,000 tourism products through 7,000 partners nationwide.

Participation Fee:  By invitation of Hana Tour

Jojo De Veyra

Email: jojo_deveyra@tpb.gov.ph

Tel: 63 2 525 7320

 

Doris Aparejado

Email: doris_aparejado@tpb.gov.ph

Tel: 63 2 525 7320

Mode Tour Travel Mart 30 August-02 September 2018 COEX, Seoul, Korea

The annual travel mart organized by Mode Tour, the first wholesaler and second biggest travel agency in Korea with 33 direct sales offices and 1,200 personnel all over Korea and overseas branch offices in London, Paris, Tokyo, Beijing, and Zhangjiajie. Partner properties of ModeTour from all over the world participates in it. In 2017, there were 370 booths in Mode Tour Travel Mart and it attracted 73,800 visitors.

 

Participation Fee:  By invitation of Mode Tour

Hannah Sarmiento

Email: hannah_sarmiento@tpb.gov.ph

Tel: 632 525-9318 loc 269

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Diving Resort and Travel (DRT) Taipei 22-24 June 2018 Taipei Flora Expo Dome, Taiwan

Taiwan is considered the most suitable business trading HUB in Asia Pacific, with friendly and high educated residents, large populations of ocean sport lovers, high quality of financial service and distributor. The DRT Show is considered to be the largest gathering for diving enthusiasts, marine conservationists and anyone with a passion for the underwater world. The DRT Show has been met with an overwhelming response as an important regional event.

 

Participation Fee:  USD 500.00

Monina Valdez

Email:moninca_valdez@tpb.gov.ph

Tel: 632 5257320

iconUNITED KINGDOM
Dive Birmingham October 2017 London, United Kingdom

Organized for more than 25 years by DIVER, Britain’s best-selling diving magazine, DIVE along with LIDS attracts hundreds of exhibitors offering the latest diving holidays, training courses, and dive gear – on display and to buy –and is visited by thousands of experienced and aspiring divers from UK, Europe and beyond.

 

Participation Fee: USD 600.00 (max of 2 pax)

Christie Navarro

Email: christie_navarro@tpb.gov.ph / christie.navarro502@yahoo.com

Tel: 632 5257320

World Travel Market with MICE Presentation 06-08 November 2017 London Excel, United Kingdom

Staged annually in London, World Travel Market (WTM) – the leading global event for the travel industry – is a vibrant must attend business-to-business event presenting a diverse range of destinations and industry sectors to UK and International travel professionals. It is a unique opportunity for the whole global travel trade to meet, network, negotiate, and conduct business.

 

Participation Fees:

USD 800.00 / 1 pax

USD1,000 / 2 pax

Christie Navarro

Email: christie_navarro@tpb.gov.ph / christie.navarro502@yahoo.com

Tel: 632 5257320


Nerissa Cruz

Email:neri_cruz@tpb.gov.ph

Tel: 632 5257320

iconUNITED STATES
Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) Show Date: TBA Venue: TBA

The DEMA Show is the world’s largest and most important trade-only exhibition and conference for the international diving industry.  Considered the “Olympics” of the scuba diving industry, it brings under one roof about 10,000 participants in a 4-day tradeshow that brings together a highly qualified audience of diving, water sports and travel professionals with product demonstrations, presentations and seminars affording networking opportunities for dive buyers and decision makers from around the globe.

 

Participation Fee:  USD 600.00 (max of 2 pax)

Hernan G. Narvadez

Email: hernan_narvadez@tpb.gov.ph

Tel: 5259318 to 27 loc. 265 / 5257320

 

Wendy A. Fajardo

Email: wendy_fajardo@tpb.gov.ph

Tel: 5259318 to 27 loc. 265 / 5257320

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