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Diving and Resort Travel Show aims to further boost tourism in PH

By Nestor Domingo Jr - 15 Sep 2017

Diving and Resort Travel Show aims to further boost tourism in PH

The Diving and Resort Travel Show took place over the past weekend at the Megatrade Hall of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City, and the Department of Tourism (DOT) showed its presence inside the expo for this three-day event.

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DOT participated by availing a booth occupying 270 square meters of space for the Philippine Pavilion which featured several of the leading dive destinations in the country, including a number of known and underrated beach spots in the country that offer diving as one of their top tourist services. They are promoted by their respective DOT Regional Offices.

Joining the event were international dive tour operators from selected opportunity markets from Eurasia who were invited to conduct business and build partnerships with local dive sellers through business-to-business (B2B) meetings and know-your-market seminars. Specifically, these countries are Italy, Russia, France, Switzerland, Spain, Netherlands, Middle East, India, Thailand, and the Nordic Region.

Visitors were indulged for a treat inside the virtual realities of the underwater world as a VR booth was also staged inside the DOT stalls of the expo featuring a Samsung Gear VR glasses.

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