Bohol, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines, participated in the 34th Philippine Travel Mart (PTM) held on September 1-3, 2023, at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. The event was attended by hundreds of exhibitors from different regions of the country, offering various travel packages and deals to the public.
The Bohol delegation was led by Governor Aris Aumentado, who joined the ribbon-cutting ceremony with other officials, such as Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco, Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA) president Fe Abling-Yu, Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Chief Operating Officer Margarita Nograles, Philippine Airlines president Capt. Stanley Ng, BPI Vice President Stephanie Faye Celorico, and Aliw Broadcasting Corporation McNeil Rante.
The Bohol booth featured the municipalities of Anda, Panglao, and Loboc, as well as local travel agencies and resorts. Visitors were able to experience the Loboc River Cruise and the Rio Verde Floating Resto, as well as learn more about the attractions of Carmen and LV Travel and Tours.
The booth also showcased some of the notable products of Bohol, such as the Antequera handicrafts, Aproniana souvenirs, CocoBerry chocolates, Tan Inong’s Asin Tibook salt, JZAKI rice wine, and Tubigon loomweaving.
Some of the exhibitors from Bohol included Ramyer Travel and Tours, Amorita Resort, Bohol Beach Club, Mithi Resort and Spa, Parklane Hotels and Resort, South Palms Resort Panglao, The Bellevue Hotels and Resort, Bohol Shores, BE Grand Resort Panglao, Bluewater Resort Panglao, and Ecotravelers Travel & Tours.
The PTM was organized by the PHILTOA and supported by the DOT and TPB. It aimed to promote domestic tourism and showcase the diverse offerings of the Philippines. The event also featured a schedule for the UNESCO Global Geopark Program at 1:25-1:55 PM on September 3.