Philippines’ Top Emerging Business Destinations

Top Emerging Business Destinations Philippines

Top Emerging Business Destinations Philippines

Planning your next trip to the Philippines for the next summer? Then the list unveiled by the Department of Tourism, in cooperation with Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA), will surely help — the Philippines’ “Top Emerging Business Destinations“.

Department of Tourism

Department of Tourism

In a joint project with a strong point of mixing business with pleasure, relaxation and adventure, the DOT and PHILTOA recently awarded this year’s most beautiful and popular cities and destinations in the Philippines, giving them the distinction of being “Top Emerging Business Destinations.”

PHILTOA

PHILTOA

The Top Emerging Business Destinations is a part of the 21st Philippine Travel Mart.

It is on their third day today at the Megatrade Hall in SM Megamall, Pasig City.

Top Emerging Destinations are:

  • Laoag and Dagupan (Region I) for its heritage sites and beaches
  • La Trinidad Valley (CAR), for its magnificent strawberry fields, vegetable terraces and  cut flower industry
  • Zambales (Region III), a multifaceted destination for beach holidays, Mango agri-tourism and sports adventure activities
Mt. Pinatubo Photo by Kindred Pasana

Mt. Pinatubo Photo by Kindred Pasana

  • San Juan, Batangas (Region IV-A)  can easily boast endless beautiful beaches and stylized type of resorts
  • Marinduque (Region IV-B)  with its world class resort and rich cultural traditions
  • Sorsogon of Bicol (Region V) which is synonymous to eco-tourism activities like whale interaction and firefly tour
  • Silay City (Region VI) Preserved Ancestral houses and rich culinary heritage and newly constructed world class airport
  • Danao in Bohol (Region VII), the new eco-adventure mecca  complemented by nearby  white sand beaches and the nature’s wonders of the “Chocolate Hills” and tarsier
  • The island destinations of Northern Samar (Region VIII) with its pristine beach areas, rich flora and fauna and iconic natural land formation
Underground River, Palawan

Underground River, Palawan

Down south:

  • Dapitan City (Region IX) of Zamboanga del Sur, holds one of the historical treasures of Dr Jose Rizal complemented by its rustic surroundings and thriving aqua culture industry.
  • Cagayan De Oro (Region X), not only as gate way to the northern part of Mindanao but  also caters to city based-adventure  activities
Bulusan Lake

Bulusan Lake

  • The Island Garden City of Samal (Region XI), for its paradise-like coves and beaches, eco-adventure sites and activities
  • Sarangani (Region XII) can always pull a surprise with its beautiful coastlines, diverse cultural  heritage and aqua tourism activities
Bangui Windmills

Bangui Windmills

  • Butuan City (Region XIII) of Caraga is historical mecca of the Philippines with good access to Agusan marshlands and surfing capital of Siargao
Mt. Kanlaon, Bukidnon

Mt. Kanlaon, Bukidnon

Criteria which guided them in selecting the tourist spots/destinations include good accessibility, communication network, availability of meeting facilities and standard accommodation.

Corporate incentive tours and meeting packages will be promoted during the 21st Philippine Travel Mart which is ongoing (September 3 -5) at the SM Megatrade Halls.

These places are perfect for corporate travelers and holidaymakers,” says Cesar Cruz, PHILTOA president. “Each place has something unique to offer, and we’re hoping that more and more people understand the fact that the Philippines has what it takes to be one of the world’s premier travel destinations.”

Maskara Festival, Bacolod (Photo by Enrico Dee)

Maskara Festival, Bacolod (Photo by Enrico Dee)

Biyahe Exchange Program

Corporate buyers are encouraged to attend the PTM to avail of great promos and deals to the top emerging business destinations in the Philippines today. The destinations are featured at the 21st Philippine Travel Mart as part of the Biyahe Exchange Program, a one-on-one business meeting between corporate buyers and travel sellers where travel adventures, trips, and tours are offered to companies for corporate outings and company incentives.

Pintados photo by Eric Dee

Pintados photo by Eric Dee

The Philippine Travel Mart is held in partnership with the Department of Tourism, Philippine Tourism Promotion Board (PTPB), Primer Group of Companies, and Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort, among others.

Do you have other “Top Emerging Business Destinations” desrinations of your own?

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