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Central Luzon Tourism Exchange with Eastern Visayas

May 17, 2018

THE CENTRAL LUZON Tourism Exchange is a program pioneered by the Department of Tourism Region 3 aimed to boost the tourist arrivals in region by connecting the business sectors of Central Luzon to other regions that are connected thru the Clark International Airport.

Now on its 9th leg, the Central Luzon Tourism Exchange with Eastern Visayas was held on April 22-25, 2018 after the successful outbound tourism exchange with them on March 16-19, 2018. The inbound tourism exchange is a continuation of marketing and promoting the different destinations in the country and this time, it featured Clark, Angeles City, and Bataan. Together with the partner airline, Air Asia, the project was successfully implemented.

The participants stayed at some of the best hotels in Clark such as Quest Hotel and Conference Center Clark, Midori Hotel and Casino, Royce Hotel and Casino, and The Oriental in Mariveles, Bataan. Their familiarization tours included Puning Hot Spring, Angeles City Heritage District, Mt. Samat National Park, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Aqua Planet, and Clark Dinosaur Island. The participants indulged themselves in exploring the diverse food offerings of the culinary capital of the Philippines, Pampanga, like sisig, tibok-tibok, and halo-halo among many others. The guests from Eastern Visayas provided nothing but positive feedbacks about their experience in Central Luzon.

B2B Session

The highlight of the tourism exchange is the business-to-business (b2b) session between the tourism stakeholders of Central Luzon and Eastern Visayas. There were 15 participants from Eastern Visayas who met with around 65 companies from Central Luzon composing of accredited travel agencies, tour operators, hotels, and resorts with the aim of building greater connections in making tourism a business.

Central Luzon is very promising as it is one of the leading regions in the country. In terms of tourism, it is once tagged to as Central Luzon - from A to Z, from the eastern coast of Aurora to Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, up to the western part of Zambales.

–Press release

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