SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City
14 February 2014

President Benigno S. Aquino III expressed his full support on the 21st Travel Tour Expo 2014 when he graced its opening day at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

In his speech, he made it a point that events like this truly unleashes the potential of Philippine tourism, making the country one of the best places to visit in the world.

“We cannot be satisfied with what we have achieved so far. The goal now is not merely to maintain our growth, but to cement our position as one of the world’s vacation hot spots,” he said.

The President also gave a challenge to everyone to go beyond what has already been done, saying that the true measure of a successful tourism program is in the hands of the Filipino people as advocates of the country.

“The possibilities ahead are limitless now that the world knows that it is more fun in the Philippines – and each one of us is asked to do his part to realize these possibilities,” the President said.

The annual event is spearheaded by the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA). It has been organizing the Travel Tour Expo for the past two decades, which features everything related to the travel and tourism industry like travel agencies, airlines, hotels, and resorts.

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