Puerto Galera
Travel trade & media inspection tour series

Two groups of travel agents and media supporters were sent last month to start another busy year for the PTO Invitational Programs: 1st group to Manila and Bicol region in partnership with Phil. Airlines (11-16 February), and 2nd group to Manila and Clark/Subic/Hundred Islands cluster in tandem with Cebu Pacific (14-18 February). The initial two groups were sent to cover new tourist destinations and facilities.

Clark/Subic cluster is a major leisure and business hub, which is very accessible from Manila. Fontana Resort in Clark draws many family groups with its various excellent service facilities and activity options from shopping, casino, big swimming pools to golf.

The Bicol Region is the fastest growing destination in the Philippines, anchored on the destination appeal of CamSur Water Sports Complex which boasts of the first world-class cable ski park in Asia; Legaspi with the majestic view of Mayon Volcano; and the whale shark interaction in Donsol, Sorsogon.

Legaspi is home to the luxurious Misibis Bay Resort.

Another high-profile media group is set to cover Cebu and Bohol on 13-16 March, in cooperation with Cebu Pacific. 

For next month, the Zest Air charter group plans to send a popular Shanghai TV show for on-location filming in Boracay, while Philippine Airlines sets its next inspection trip for top-notch scuba diving clubs and media for coverage of Bohol.  

Various inspection groups are also being organized out of Southern and Western China to generate more support from the travel trade and media partners.