CLARK FREEPORT -- North Philippines Tourism and Travel Expo themed “Tourism and Jobs: A Better Future For All”, is set to launch on November 15 until November 17 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily at the Event Centre in SM City Clark in Clark Freeport Zone.
Tourism has been considered as one of the most important sectors providing vast opportunities for economic growth and is fundamental in generating employment, boosting industry revenues, developing infrastructures, improving the Philippine brand of image, and increasing foreign exchange earnings.
The tourism industry is vital for the benefits it brings and due to its role as a commercial activity that creates demand and growth for many more industries.
It not only contributes towards more economic activities but also produces more employment, revenues, and even plays a substantial role in holistic socio-economic development.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) regional offices in Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, and Central Luzon, and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) together with the private sector united together in creating the North Philippines Tourism and Travel Expo (North Phil Expo).
For years, DOT partnered with the Association of Tourism Officers of Central Luzon (ATOCEL) and the Philippine Exhibitions and Trade Corporation (Petco) in organizing this travel show that has been boosting the tourism sector of the different regions of the country.
Included in what has become the largest tourism and travel show in the North are tourism exhibits and special events.
There will be a showcase of tourism and travel destinations, Philippine provincial pavilions, corporate and trader booths, tourism estates and properties showcase, corporate game shows, cultural presentations, and crafts and arts demonstrations.
In addition to the usual, and in partnership with Pampanga Agents Travel Society (PATS), contestants from different schools in Northern Luzon will be participating in the North Phil Expo Quiz Bee Challenge.
This feature excites both contenders and viewers as it aims to magnify the importance of knowing the historical, cultural, and tourism aspects of North Philippines.
North Phil Expo is the longest running travel trade because of the partnership of government and private sectors.
The expo is supported by the provinces of Aurora, Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac and Zambales, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, Clark Development Corporation, Philippine Retirement Authority, Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (Tieza), North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Corporation, Cebu Pacific Air, Business Mirror, Punto Central Luzon, and SunStar Pampanga. (PR)