MANILA, Philippines – The 20th Travel Tour Expo 2013 is on its final day today at SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia . It is the ultimate shopping destination for travel deals. The expo is co-presented with the Department of Tourism (DOT), Tourism Promotions Board – It’s More Fun in the Philippines. There were thousands of visitors who attended the event today. There were 257 participating companies and 532 booths. Forty two travel agencies & tour operators, 25 airlines, 23 national tourism agencies, embassies, government agencies, 100 hotels and resorts and 67 other tourism related companies participated in the event. There is an 8 percent growth of exhibits from 2012.
Some of the highlights of the expo are the exciting raffle from Asia Miles of 92,000 every event day, equivalent to a Premium Economy round-trip ticket for one to the West Coast or to Europe where Cathay Pacific flies; Discount coupon booklet featuring 74 companies with over 122 freebies offered; cultural presentations from participating national tourism organizations; a preview of the King & I courtesy of Resorts World Manila and special promos and rates from participating airlines, travel agents, hotels and resorts.
Great crowd drawers were the different promos from the different local and international airlines, travel agencies, hotels and resorts. The expo is open to the public for a general admission fee of 50 pesos and 20 pesos for senior citizens up to Sunday, Feb. 17.
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