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200 Tour Operators to join PHITEX to do business

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200 Tour Operators to join PHITEX to do business

'Some 200 travel agents from 18 countries are joining the Philippine Travel Exchange (PHITEX) 2011 to do business with the various sectors of the local tourism industry.'

www.wowphilippines.co.uk/archives/view/…

Should be a great way to get the word out there amongst travel agents and see what the Philippines has to offer and promote tourism in general in the Philippines.

I hope Australia has some delegates because of the close proximity to Australia and it offers an alternative to the usual places Australians go such as Bali and Thailand.

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1. Re: 200 Tour Operators to join PHITEX to do business

tommo, I agree, especially since Australia is one of the fester growing countries in terms of visitor arrivals to Philippines in 2011.

Other good performers include Korea (which after all is now the number one source of foreign visitors to Phils.), Canada, Taiwan and Singapore.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released its latest visitor arrivals and departures figures for June 2011 yesterday. It is pleasing that more than 11,000 Australians visited Phils. in June 2011 (or at least departed Australia to do so) while about 4,400 Filipinos came the other way. Both these statistics are way up on 20 years ago: what is even better is that Australia's two-way tourism with Phils. is growing faster than Australia's two-way tourism visitor numbers with say Malaysia.

The beauty of the Philippines, starting to shine through!

Edited: 12 August 2011, 23:14
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2. Re: 200 Tour Operators to join PHITEX to do business

But poor timing by the Secretary of Tourism !

…inquirer.net/40537/tourism-chief-alberto-li…

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3. Re: 200 Tour Operators to join PHITEX to do business

The Filipino Government needs someone who understands the private sector.

A Mayor Lim of Manila closed down the fairly successful restaurants along the Manila Bay side of Roxas Boulevard not long after they opened. As I recall, shabu-shabu use by visitors was blamed, yet the restaurants created employment, had a good ambience even if Manila Bay is not as clean as it should be, but the closure decision wrecked the hopes of entrepreneurs.

It is great to see new hotels opening in various parts of Manila. Clearly visitor numbers are increasing, so the private sector can 'do it.'

Edited: 13 August 2011, 16:37
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4. Re: 200 Tour Operators to join PHITEX to do business

Here is discussion about a possible replacement:

…inquirer.net/40751/advertising-exec-eyed-to…

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5. Re: 200 Tour Operators to join PHITEX to do business

From the link provided by Vetus it certainly show s that progress is slowing being made in increasing tourist numbers to the Philippines.

Tommo

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