2022 PHITEX moves to strengthen sustainability
Toneam Outoftown Blog Center (Outoftownblog.com) – The 2022 Philippine Tourism Exchange (PHITEX), hailed as the country’s largest government-organized business-to-business (B2B) travel trade event, kicks off today as a hybrid event at the Marriott Grand Ballroom at Newport World Resort, Oct. 19 day.
PHITEX is spearheaded by the Philippine Tourism Promotion Board (TPB), the marketing and promotion arm of the Department of Tourism (DOT), mixed with themes “Embrace Responsible Tourism: Creating Better Places to Live and Better Places to Visit.”
At the opening ceremony, Maria Margarita Montemayor Nograles, COO of TPB, stressed the importance of sustainability in the recovery of tourism,”We must go beyond money and find ways to positively contribute to the improvement of the entire tourism industry. Most importantly, let’s make sure we’re not just advocates for sustainable tourism; we must also embrace a regenerative tourism mentality, leaving destinations better than ever. “
now on its 21ststone For the third year in a row, PHITEX welcomes 132 Filipino sellers and 119 foreign buyers, both live and online, who will participate in a two-day Hybrid Travel Exchange (TRAVEX) to strengthen the country by showcasing various Philippine travel packages brand while establishing new business connections.
Educational Program Emphasizes Sustainability
This year’s staging session kicked off with the PHITEX Education Program (PEP) presentation, featuring a line-up of esteemed speakers from the travel and tourism industries advocating for sustainable tourism practices, discussing a range of topics to address in more normal circumstances Support responsible tourism.
The PEP talk begins with a roundtable discussion on slow travel as the fastest growing niche, featuring Dumaguete Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo; Nicky Gardner, Hidden Europe magazine travel writer; Donalito Bales Jr., founder of Explore Next Level.
In addition, Carlos Libosada of Pinoytourist.com presents some of the most effective ways in which key tourism stakeholders can manage Philippine tourism that meets the needs of destinations and communities for better destination management.
Completing the list of distinguished speakers is Arch. Felino Palafox Jr., founder of Palafox Associates, shares his thoughts on creating real estate in rural areas and empowering local communities through rural real estate development; Core Capital’s Carlo Delantar on how the pandemic is changing economic software by moving to a sustainable circular economy Provided the opportunity to give an insightful presentation; Billie Dumarian, Co-Founder and Managing Trustee of the Masungi Georeserve Foundation, discusses the concept of tourism social entrepreneurship and how it can lead to positive economic, social and environmental benefits Results; Sandra Carvao, Head of the Tourism Market Intelligence and Competitiveness Department of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), elaborated on the significance of data science for the tourism industry to open up new paths.
PHITEX foreign buyers will also be able to pass through the regional destination clusters held from October 21-25 in CALABARZON, Cebu and Bohol, Davao, Ilocos Norte, Negros Oriental and Siquijor and Manila Post-travel, sustainable exploration of Philippine destinations.
The 2022 PHITEX is made possible with the support of Philippine Airlines as its official event partner. Primer Group of Companies, Newport World Resorts/Holiday Inn Express Manila, Globe Business, Destileria Limtuaco & Co., Inc. and Hotel 101/DoubleDragon Corporation are official sponsors of the event.
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