The Philippines has made a major impression on the New York Times Travel Show.
The show attracted Tourism Councils from Australia, Asia, Europe and from across the Americas. It included numerous seminars which covered budget travel, train travel, cruise deals, unique destinations, photography tips and blogging for travel professionals.
The Philippines had a massive display manned by the Philippine Department of Tourism Office of New York staff and volunteers from the Philippine Consulate General Office of New York. It showed off top destinations featured in the website ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines.com.
For Filipino-Americans and their guests seeking packaged pricing, the annual Ambassadors, Consul-Generals, Tourism Directors (ACGTD) Tour is the best way to go, as the hotels and all land arrangement are included, several events are hosted by Philippine businesses, and additional tours are available from carefully selected vendors only.
This year, the ACGTD Tour is slated for July 6-10, with a segment of travel to Cebu. The official launch will be announced soon at Boston. Also, starting this year, a Winter Escapade is launched for the Canadian market. The NY Tourism Officer-in-Charge Mitchelle Dy accompanied the tour group currently in Manila, Siquijor, Dumaguete and Cebu.