Ilocos Norte to join PHL travel mart expo

LAOAG CITY — The Ilocos Norte Tourism Office (INTO) along with at least 14 local establishments here have confirmed participation in the upcoming 27th Philippines Travel Mart to show why it’s more fun to visit this premiere destination of the north.

Held from September 2-4 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, Metro Manila, the event showcases products like airways, tourism packages, travel care services, resorts and transportation facilities associated with travel and tourism industry.

Like in previous years, Ilocos Norte’s strong participation in the 3-day event continue to draw tourists in the province’s top destinations while tourism stakeholders here continue to innovate new products and services particularly among returning visitors.

According to Xavier Ruiz of INTO, he said most of the travel agencies and hotels joining this year are come back participants.

Organized by the Philippine Tour Operators in association with the Department of Tourism, Ruiz said the event is a good venue to present the province as a major tourist destination.

Featuring Ilocos Norte’s natural attractions and all new products and services, the Ilocos Norte booth will include the magnificent white rocks formation of Burgos and the sand dunes of Paoay.

Other new attractions such as the Ilocos Cordillera tour will be showcased and the presentation of the Taoid museum right at the heart of Laoag City, including other tourism activities courtesy of the private sector.

Ilocos Norte is among the top 10 tourist destinations in the country, favored for its pristine beaches, rich culture and heritage, gastronomic delights, water and land sports adventure and geological wonders which can be easily reached by land or by air. PNA/