Friday, February 29, 2008

travel expo

i attended the opening ceremony of the International Tourism and Trade Expo at SM Megamall's Megatrade Hall 3 this morning. it was really good to see the different regions displaying their travel offers although not all the region joined the expo. but what made it extra special was the speech of senator Dick Gordon who urged and challenged the Filipino entrepreneurs to invest in the tourism industry. the former tourism chairman said we have 7,100islands to boast out to the world and also mentioned about the newly opened Manila Ocean Park which holds the most number of species compared to all the other oceanariums. he was really encouraging the people to help one another to boost the Philippline tourism.one of my favorite booth was that of the Cordilleras. it displayed the beautiful rice terraces of Banaue.

here are some other booth from the different regions of the Philippines.
also at the expo was the former Ms. International Melanie Marquez.
i will never forget when senator Gordon recalled when they promoted the Philippines in Europe and displayed only one beautiful island with the line "if you will not love this island, you still have 7,100 islands to discover".
definitely the Philippines can offer 7,100islands to travel in its special tropical setting.

you can still visit the expo which runs until March 2 (this Sunday).

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