London, United Kingdom – DOT Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo led a delegation to London to promote the Philippines at the World Travel Market at ExCeL London on 7-9 November 2016. The delegation included Senator Maria Lourdes ‘Nancy’ Binay, chair of the Senate Committee on Tourism and Congresswoman Lucy Torres-Gomez, chair of the House of Representatives Committee on Tourim, as well as other Filipino lawmakers who oversee government’s support for the Philippine tourism industry.
Courtesy Call at Philippine Embassy London
Ambassador Evan Garcia received a courtesy call from Senator Lourdes ‘Nancy’ Binay and Congresswoman Lucy Toress-Gomez prior to the opening of WTM 2016.
Kapihan sa Pasuguan, 6 November 2016
Prior to the opening of the WTM 2016 , the Philippine Embassy London hosted a Kapihan sa Pasuguan on 6 November 2016. The event was attended by the Philippine officials delegation, Embassy officials, representatives of the Filipino community and media organisations. DOT Secretary Teo, Senator Binay and Congresswoman Torres-Gomez discussed the government’s programs and initiatives to support the tourism industry. They also encouraged Filipinos in the UK to help in promoting Philippines as a travel and tourist destination.
- “Teo exhort UK Pinoys to be tourism ambassadors” from PDOT London website
London Waterloo Station | Station Domination Series – 6 November 2016
The Philippine Department of Tourism in London returned to Waterloo train station to bring a bit of Philippines to London as part of their Station Domination series, which ran from October 17 to November 10. DOT Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo, together with the delegation to the WTM 2016, paid a special visit to see one of the DOT London’s promotional events.
- “PHL travel destinations Featured at London’s Waterloo Station” from the PDOT London website
World Travel Market 2016, 7-9 November 2016
The Philippine Pavillon at the World Travel Market 2016 exhibition held at ExCel London. The Philippine Department of Tourism office in London collaborated with Philippine travel agencies, resort and hotel owners, tour operators who participated in the annual travel marketing event.
WTM is held annually in London and it is the leading global event for the travel industry . It is generally attended by more than 50,000 senior tourism industry professionals, government officials, and international media representatives.
- “Philippine Tourism highlighted at World Travel Market in London” from The Philippine Embassy London website
- “DOT positions PHL as diving hub in new book“from PDOT London website