PHILIPPINE TRAVEL MART (SMX Convention Center)

2020 Philippine Travel Mart
Just got home from a biggest Travel Mart at SM Mall of Asia Convention Center. I brought everything, like water and food, because already expected that this event will be a challenging one. I saw thousand of attendees at this travel convention because it will only last for three days (September 2-4, 2016).

Philippine Travel Expo
 I arrived at around 7 AM but a hundred of attendees were already on the line.

Skyjet Airline
The booth of SkyJet airlines.
Four of the largest airline companies in the Philippines have their own booths, like SkyJet Airline. I only have one reason why I attended this Travel Mart and that’s to book a flight from Manila to Batanes for a very low price. For as low as 727 pesos or 2,727 pesos you can experience the untouched beauty of Batanes. "Sayang ako na sana ang papasok ng booth ngunit hindi ako nakaabot sa first 400 people na i-aaccommodate nila for today. Hindi ko na pinilit bumalik dahil sabi ng management hindi pa raw nila sure kung makakapaglabas pa sila ng next batch."

Booth of Cebu Pacific Airline with their own Low Packages


The booth of AirAsia.

Booth of Philippine Airlines
The booth of Philippine Airlines.

There were several booths inside the convention center catering low travel packages and here are few:

Tourist spots in Aklan
Province of Aklan.

Tourist Spots in Palawan
Province of Palawan.

Province of Bohol.

This amazing booth is for Region 12 (SOCCSKARGEN); or my backpacking in 2017, I will be focusing on the provinces of North and South Cotabato, Sarangani, Sultan Kudarat. Then, I will also be adding Basilan, Lanao del Norte, Maguindanao, Sulu and Tawi-tawi. It’s really simple to plan and create itineraries but budget is the challenging part – I am looking for sponsors.

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