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Philippine Tourism Promotion Board conducts 2016 sales and MICE mission to Singapore

25 May 2016—The Tourism Promotions Board of the Department of Tourism (DOT), through its Representative Office in Singapore, conducted a sales and MICE (Meetings, International Conventions and Exposition) mission to Singapore on May 24, 2015. The highlights of the sales event included the business matching session in the morning and the MICE one-on-one meeting in the afternoon at the Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre. The Guest of Honor for the sales event-Philippine Ambassador to Singapore H.E. Antonio A. Morales, delivered the welcome address.
The Philippine delegation was composed of fifteen (15) companies that included travel agencies, tour operators, hotels and resorts and two (2) airlines—Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and Silk Air. Delegates from the government side included, Mr. Domingo Ramon ‘Chicoy’ C. Enerio III, Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Chief Operating Officer; Mr. Roberto P. Alabado III, DOT Regional Director, Region IX; Atty. Helen J. Catalbas, DOT Regional Director for Region VI; Mr. James A. Sy, Officer-in-Charge, ASEAN and Pacific Division, International Promotions Department, TPB. The Marketing Director of the DOT Representative Office in Singapore, Mr. Charles Leong, co-organized the event.

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Some members of the Phildel pose for a souvenir photo after the morning session. In the middle is H.E. Ambassador Antonio A. Morales. To his right is Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Doming Ramon ‘Chicoy’ C. Enerio III and to the back of Amb. Morales is Mr. Charles Leong, Marketing Director for Singapore of the DOT. Also in photo are Atty. Helen J. Catalbas, DOT Regional Director for Region VI(beside Mr. Enerio), First Secretary and Consul Mersole J. Mellejor (second to the right of photo), First Secretary and Consul Edna May G. Lazaro (leftmost) and Philippine AirlL’s Country Manager Ms. Marie Jemma B. Saranilla.

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Philippine travel agencies and representatives of hotels and resorts conduct one-on-one business matching sessions during the sales mission.
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Amb. Morales together with TPB and DOT representatives pose for a souvenir shot with the latest Philippine tourism advertisement as backdrop. This as was made possible through the efforts of the Tourism Promotion Board of the Philippine Department of Tourism, through its Representative Office in Singapore headed by Mr. Charles Leong, in cooperation with three (3) Singaporean Travel Agencies–PriceBreaker, Jetabout Holidays and MISA Travel.
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The giant posters on various sites of the Philippines- Cebu, Cagayan De Oro, Albay, Banaue and Boracay-were proudly displayed in Dhoby Ghaut Station, a major interchange station on Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit network. The posters will run for six weeks.