The TPB once again asserted the Philippines’ stature as a top diving destination at the 51st International Boat Show Düsseldorf (BOOT Düsseldorf) held last 18 – 26 January 2020 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Together with some of the country’s dive associations, luxury resorts, airlines, and travel agencies, the TPB showcased the best of underwater life across the archipelago to more than 250,000 water sports enthusiasts, including quality dive buyers and wholesalers, from 106 countries who took part at the world’s leading water sports trade fair and boat show.
Apart from maritime holidays and exotic options, the Philippine contingent highlighted top dive destinations such as the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, the crown jewel of Philippine diving and a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its rich and diverse marine life. Non-divers, meanwhile, were made to experience “life above water” through the visually captivating Philippine booth featuring the paradisiacal landscape of Philippine islands. The end of the event saw the Philippine team garner a total of 1,737 sales leads including actual bookings negotiated on-site.
The TPB is expected to once again participate at the next installment slated to be held on 23-31 January 2021 to attract more dive aficionados and provide an optimal experience both on and off the water. The agency is also looking forward to the participation of more diverse dive activity providers that will not only put emphasis on the country’s popular dive destinations but also the overall experience of staying in the Philippines.