April 20, 2024

Planning on going on a vacation or organizing a conference but without venue in mind yet?

The place might be in one of the frequently visited or emerging destinations in the Northern Luzon, which you can check by visiting the Northern Luzon Travel Expo (NLTE) in Baguio City that opened on Nov. 25 and will last until Nov. 27.

Hosted this year by the Department of Tourism-Cordillera and the Association of Travel and Tours Management in the Cordillera, the expo aims to converge existing and new tourism products, destinations, and services of North Luzon regions to the local and international market.

The expo also aims to promote Clark International Airport as the gateway to the north, increase tourist arrivals to North Luzon provinces, create a platform to link new clients, open potential business opportunities, and introduce new tourism trends.

The DOT aims to create an inter-regional circuit traverse in the Ilocos and Cordillera regions, Cagayan Valley, and Central Luzon and promote their products, Filipino tradition, culture, and customs.

Organized by the DOT of regions 1, 2, 3, and Cordillera, the first NLTE was held last year in Pampanga as part of the agency’s tourism recovery program.

Last year’s event concluded with a ceremonial turnover officially passing the hosting from Region 3 to the Cordillera.

Activities in the two-day event are the tourism and travel fair, music show, product display at the CAP Convention Center, Camp John Hay; art in the park at the Wright Park; business networking at the Laafayette Hotel; familiarization tour at key destinations in Baguio and Benguet in the Cordillera; San Fernando, Bauang, San Juan, and Luna in La Union for Region 1; and a fashion show featuring indigenous Filipino textile at the Manor at Camp John Hay. – Rimaliza A. Opina