My flight to the Queen City of the South was re-scheduled but I was not that disappointed… Why? Coz I finally got a chance to visit SMX for this years Travel and Tour Expo. After finishing several tasks for my Social Media client, I finally headed to SMX to meet some friends and checkout for some great travel deals.

incredible india
Incredible India Booth

India has a nice long space near Malaysia Truly Asia Booth but their booth is not that crowded earlier when I arrived. If India is also on your bucket list, then visit their booth and get free maps for your future reference.


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Free Tasting of Japanese Sweets
Free Tasting of Japanese Sweets

Its my first time to see Japan joining the Travel Tour Expo and I just want to say that I love their free tasting of Japanese Sweets:)

go visit Guam
Guam Booth at the Travel Expo Philippines

Just like last year, Guam’s booth is always crowded. Visit their photo booth and get the change to join their Facebook online promotions. Everyone enjoyed watching their cultural and musical presentation. Good Job Team Guam, I hope I can visit your beautiful country someday:)

Guam Cultural Dancers
Guam Cultural Dancers

Guam may not have the best designed booth but their booth is definitely a crowd drawer. One thing missing in other booths is Cultural Presentations just like what Guam has been presenting for the past years.

Cookie Chua at the Travel and Tour Expo 2012
Cookie Chua Performing at the Travel Expo

Unlike last year, the stage is now in the corner of the hall near the food stalls. If you are tired of roaming around and not finding anything, take some rest and tryout some food offerings from food related exhibitors in the hall.

Hong Kong Booth
Hong Kong Booth

Hong Kong booth is just too plain for me but they have so many flyers, maps and travel guides that you can grab for free if in case you are planning to visit Hong Kong soon:) Ocean Park also has small booth with their maskot and a clown where you can have souvenir photos.

korea booth at the travel expo philippines 2012
Korea Tourism Organization Booth

Korea has a huge booth but its located at the not so crowded part of the hall. Most people visiting the booth are just interested watching the KPop music videos available in a flat screen TV located in front of their booth.

free japanese tea
Japan Booth at the Travel Tour Expo

Japan Booth offers free cup of tea and free Japanese sweets to those who are willing to fall in line:)

Malaysia Truly Asia Booth
Malaysia Truly Asia Booth

This years Malaysia booth is definitely the best designed booth among the countries who participated in this years travel fair. Apart from their beautifully designed booth, they also have a unique cultural presentation for visitors.

Travel Club Booth
Travel Club Booth

Among the retailers who participated in the Travel and Tour Expo, Travel Club has the best designed booth with a lounge that looks like a first class seat in a world class airline… amazing booth:) BTW. They also sell bags with huge discounts.

wonderful indonesia
Wonderful Indonesia Booth

Indonesia’s booth is perfectly situated near the center but it looks like its not the crowds favorite:( The Philippines booth is also a crowd drawer because of a huge “It’s more fun in the Philippines” sign where everyone wants to have photos taken. I would love to see cultural presentations from the Philippines too:) or maybe I came late to witness it:(

The 19th Travel Tour Expo 2012 is organized by PTAA in partnership with the Department of Tourism. The event is also sponsored by Philippine Airlines as official carrier, Citibank as Platinum sponsor and official credit card partner, Icon Graphics as Silver sponsor and Globe and Tieza as Bronze sponsors.

Travel and Tour expo 2012 is open to the public from 10 am to 9 p.m. on Friday (Feb. 17) to Saturday (Feb. 18) and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday (Feb. 19) with an entrance fee of P50 and P20 for senior citizens.

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