TRAVEL SALE FAIR
APRIL 26-28, 2019
Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall
OCTOBER 11-13 2019
World Trade Center
RECENTLY CONCLUDED EVENT
MANILA, Philippines - The annual Travel Sale Fair comes back remarkable on their fourth year as organizers partner with Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) last October 12-14, 2018 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila. Aside from its partnership with one of the nation’s biggest telco-Smart, another of the event’s highlights was the attendance of Senator Grace Poe and Departement of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat during the show’s welcome ceremony, held on October 12. The ceremony’s keynote speaker was Senator Poe where she cordially welcomed the visitors and exhibitors of Travel Sale Fair.
During her speech, Sen. Poe said, “Magbiyahe para lumawak ang mundo, habang bata, basta kaya.” According to her, travelling makes you discover a lot about the world, its different cultures, languages and people. In addition, she emphasized that as long as you have the capability and you your youth, then you must travel to be able to see the wonders of the world. That of course, with Travel Sale Fair being able to offer to a lot of affordable travel deals and promotions, it is no wonder that Filipinos have become truly fond of travelling these days.
"The first ever Smart Travel Sale Fair is a huge celebration of the Filipinos' growing passion for exploring the world and sharing all these memorable travel experiences with loved ones," said Kat Luna-Abelarde, FVP and Group Head of International Roaming; Carrier Business for PLDT and Smart.
Also, present at the show’s welcome ceremony were the following:
The event presented over 100 exhibitors from different travel industries such as airlines, travel agencies, tour operators, hotel and resorts, theme parks and travel accessories. During the event, Philippine Airlines was one of the crowd’s top choices for their roundtrip tickets to favourite destinations such as South Korea, Bali and the newly re-opened island of Boracay. Organizers reported an increase in per capita spending of show attendees this year compared to last. Moreover, with the Travel Sale Fair’s trademark set up of the Trendsetter’s Fashion Fair alongside it, visitors were able to cop not only discounted deals on their travel getaways but also the latest trends in fashion at very low prices.
With the positive turnout from this event and to celebrate its 5th year anniversary, organizers of the Travel Sale Fair made big announcements of opening 2 shows for 2019. The Travel Sale Fair 2019 two-part series will be held on April 26-28, 2019 at Megatrade Hall, Megamall and on October 11-13, 2019 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila.
RECENTLY CONCLUDED EVENT
TRAVEL SALE FAIR CEBU EDITION
April 21-23, 2018
CEBU, The Travel Sale Fair has officially launched its first show in Cebu City last April 20-22, 2018 at SM City Cebu Trade Hall. Due to the success of the show over the past 4 years, organizers decided to bring the show to the Queen City of the South. Nicole Go-Cedenio, Marketing Director of the show states: “It has always been our objective with each year, to grow the show. Since maxing out capacity in Manila, it was natural for us to branch out to a different location. Without a doubt Cebu came to mind. Being the central hub for not only commerce, but tourism as well, Cebu serves as a jump off point to many local destinations as well as international ones. Many of our exhibitors also came from the Visayas and Mindanao region so we thought it would be nice to bring the show to them instead.”
Part of the exhibitor roster included airlines, travel agencies, hotels and resorts such as Air Asia, Philippine Airelines, Klook, asiatravel.com, Two Seasons and Eskaya Resort & Spa.
The Visayas region has experienced continued growth in the tourism sector. In a tourism statistics released on the same day as the show, by DOT-7 Regional Director Shalimar Tamano, Central Visayas it showed that Central Visayas accounted for almost 3 million of the nearing 7 million tourists in 2017. He further stated that Cebu and other neighboring regions are preparing themselves and are well capable of absorbing the influx of tourists from Boracay bookings.
Event Organizer Vincent Bryan Co, Air Asia Sales Manager Grace Cipriano, Philippine Chamber of Commerce & Industry Tony Chiu, Cebu City Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella, former DOT-7 Regional Director Dawnie Roa, current DOT-7 Regional Director Shalimar Tamano, Philippine Airlines Sr. Asst. VP Visayas & Mindanao Mr. Harry Enoferio, SMX Branch Head Herley Broutin
TRAVEL SALE FAIR Mall Edition
APRIL 26-28, 2019
11AM - 9PM
Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall B