28 August 2019- The Department of Tourism and Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) conducted the Philippine Business Mission 2019 to Singapore on 16 August 2019 at Sofitel Singapore City Centre. This yearly event comprised a series of sales presentations, networking opportunities and business-to-business (B2B) activities. It aims to promote the Philippines as an ideal tourism and M.I.C.E. destination for incentive travel planners and event organizer in Asia Pacific.
The tourism promotions delegation comprised representatives of various Filipino Meeting, Incentives, Conferencing and Exhibition (M.I.C.E.) organizers, hotels, resorts, and travel agents. They met with Singaporean outbound tour organizers to market their unique packages and incentives for foreign visitors.
TPB officials in attendance were TPB Acting Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Marketing and Promotions Mr. Arnold T. Gonzales, Acting Head of International Promotions Department – Asia Pacific Mr. James Sy and Acting Head of MICE Department – Sales and Accounts Management Division Ms. Jasmin Parra.
Singapore has been among the top ten countries of origin of visitor arrival to the Philippines and a large potential market for M.I.C.E. Since 2015, an average of 174,500 visitors from Singapore arrived yearly in the Philippines.
International tourist arrivals to the Philippines rose by 7.7% to 7.1 million visitors in 2018.END