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ATF 2013 (ASEAN Tourism Forum cum TRAVEX)
Date and Venue: January 17-24, 2013, Vientiane, Laos
ATF is a cooperative regional effort to promote the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region as one tourist destination. This annual event involves all the tourism industry sectors of the 10 member nations of ASEAN: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Laos will host ATF 2013 and is all geared up to welcome over 1,600 delegates which includes 400 international buyers and 150 international media. The theme for next year’s ATF is “Hand in hand, conquering our future.” DOT will have a 180-sqm Philippine Pavilion in which some 19 sellers / stakeholders from the industry could join. Invitation is open to DOT-accredited travel agencies, tour operators, hotels, and resorts including government sector with a maximum of 2 delegates. Participation is on a first-come-first-served basis. For further details, please contact DOT Team AsPac, Tel. No. (63 2) 524-2423 or 0915-186-7513 or email at [email protected] (attn: Jing Nieves)

New York Times Travel Show
Date and Venue: January 18 - 20, 2013, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City
New York Times Travel Show is acknowledged around the globe as one of the leading consumer and travel trade shows in the U.S. Celebrating its eighth anniversary in 2011, the show will offer a rare opportunity to reach more than 24,000 responsive travelers and travel professionals. For further details, log on to http://www.nyttravelshow.com

International Boat Show (boot Dusseldorf)
Date and Venue: January 18 – 27, 2013, Dusseldorf, Germany
With a history of over 40 years to look back on, boot Düsseldorf has become the world‘s largest watersports trade fair. More than 1,650 national and international exhibitors use this venue to show off their products and services, and each year it welcomes about 250,000 private and business visitors from over 60 countries. boot Düsseldorf is the stage for acting out maritime opportunities: In 16 lavishly designed theme worlds based on the motto “Experience 360° watersports”, emotional and interactive presentation forms engage customers. From fishing lines to large yachts, it provides the right backdrop for every product. For further details, contact DOT Team Europe (Dir. Verna Buensuceso), Tel. (63 2) 523-0934 / 524-1928 / 523-8411 loc. 256 or email [email protected] or [email protected] or log on to http://www.messe-duesseldorf.de/

Feria Internacional de Turismo (FITUR)
Date and Venue: January 30 - 03 February, 2013, Feria de Madrid, Spain
FITUR is the leading tourism tradeshow for the Spanish speaking market. It is the key to doing business with Spain, Mediterranean Europe and with buyers from Latin America. In 2011 there were 10,434 exhibiting companies from 166 countries / regions, 209,260 visitors (both tourism professionals and general public) and 7,726 journalists from 59 countries, a turnout that demonstrates the importance of FITUR in the international travel circuit. DOT will have a 31.5 sqm country stand that can accommodated 4-6 exhibitors. For further details, contact DOT Team Europe (Dir. Verna Buensuceso), Tel. (63 2) 523-0934 / 524-1928 / 523-8411 loc. 256 or email [email protected] For further details, please log on to http://www.ifema.es

Date and Venue: January 31 – 03 February, 2013, Zurich Exhibition Centre, Messe Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
FESPO is the largest holiday and travel fair in Switzerland. It’s an international event especially for those who love sports and various other activities like diving, rafting and lots of adventurous activities. Adventure and travel lovers can satisfy their thirst for adventure and get a whiff of holiday air at the biggest travel agency in Switzerland like nowhere else in the world. Some 650 exhibitors and 70,000 visitors flock to the fair each year. Countries from all continents, plus the entire spectrum of tour operators are represented at the Zurich Exhibition Centre on fair weekend. For further details, contact DOT Team Europe (Dir. Verna Buensuceso), Tel. (63 2) 523-0934 / 524-1928 / 523-8411 loc. 256 or email [email protected] or [email protected]



Moscow International Festival (Golden Dolphin)
Date and Venue: February, Moscow, Russia
Dubbed as Eastern Europe’s largest diving and water sports expo, the event brings together some 300 water tourism stakeholders such as dealers and equipment distributors, photographers and artists alike. It draws more than 23,000 visitors from all regions of Russia and abroad. It features sale of diving gear, travel tours, training programs, a wholesome festival of underwater photography and cinematography. Russia and the CIS has 650,000 certified divers, 670 dive clubs, with each diver spending an average of US$4,000 to US$6,000 per drive trip. For further details, contact DOT Team Europe (Dir. Verna Buensuceso), Tel. (63 2) 523-0934 / 524-1928 / 523-8411 loc. 256 or email [email protected]

OneWorld Travel Mart / Outbound Travel Mart (OTM)
Date and Venue: February 8 - 10, 2013, Mumbai (Bombay Convention Center) and February 14 - 16, 2013, New Delhi (Pragati Maldan), India
OTM is the biggest, longest running, and most reputable travel event in India focusing on outbound travel. It provides an annual opportunity for organizations around the world to showcase their products to a large cross-section of the travel trade industry and consumers in the two principal cities of New Delhi and Mumbai where the biggest outbound traffic is generated. OTM 2013, now on its 23rd edition, is scheduled on Feb 8 - 10 in Mumbai and Feb 14 - 16 in New Delhi. DOT is set to mount a 75-sqm pavilion which can house both the destinations and members of the travel trade. A Philippine Roadshow covering Kolkatta and Hyderabad is slated to be held to maximize the presence of the Philippine delegation. More than 1,500 exhibitors from thirty five (35) countries participated in OTM 2012. There were 941 exhibitors and more than 22,000 visitors from all over India. Activities include product presentation, sales calls, and developing new business ties. Participation is open to DOT - accredited destination - based tour operators that sell destination packages, as well as hotels, resorts and attraction representatives / sales managers from various regions in the country. For further details, contact DOT Team Europe, India & Middle East (Attn: Dir. Verna Buensuceso), Tel. (63 2) 523-0934 / 524-1928 / 523-8411 loc. 256 or email [email protected]

Our World Underwater Show
Date and Venue: February 15 - 17, 2013, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois
A celebration of its first 40 years, the event features trade exhibits, in-depth workshops and symposiums, children’s activity center, underwater photo competition, film festival, and many more. For further details, log on to http://www.ourworldunderwater.com/

Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show
Date and Venue: February 22 - 24, 2013, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California
From safaris to scuba diving, wind surfing to wine tours, archeology excursions to relaxing on a pristine beach, here’s where you’ll discover amazing travel destinations, attractions, activities, resorts, products, luxury goods and services and so much more! More than 500 exhibitors. Trip giveaways. Cultural entertainment. It’s everything you need to get far away from the every day. For further details, log on to http://events.latimes.com/travelshow/

NATAS Travel Fair (National Association of Travel Agents of Singapore)
Date and Venue: February, Singapore Expo, Singapore
NATAS is Singapore’s biggest consumer travel fair which brings together more than 95 exhibitors, most of whom are travel specialists, tour operators and national tourist organizations to present travel destinations around the Asia Pacific region and the world to over 75,000 show visitors. DOT reserves a 36-square meter booth space where the Philippine private sector delegation could promote their products. DOT holds a Philippine Tourism Roadshow. It includes product presentations and one-on-one business meetings. For further details, contact Department of Tourism (Aspac Team) Tel. (63 2) 524-2423 or email [email protected]

19th AIME (Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo)
Date and Venue: February 26 - 27, 2013, Melbourne Convention Center, Melbourne, Australia
Now on its 19th year and still the premier meetings and incentives event in the Asia-Pacific region, the event continues to be the must-attend event for the meetings and events industry and has won the prestigious 'Exhibition of the Year' award at the Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) National Awards for the past two years. The event is considered the best place to discover the latest ideas, network with the right people and place business. For further details, log on to http://www.aime.com.au/


20th Travel Tour Expo
Date and Venue: February 15 - 17, 2013, SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City
Organized by the Philippine Travel Agencies Association, this event is a showcase of the country’s top destinations and services offering attractive tour packages, travel discounts, and souvenir items from the biggest travel agencies, cruise operators, airlines, hotels, resorts, and shops. Top travel offices of foreign countries are on hand to buy local tour packages. For further details, please contact Fairs and More, Inc. (event organizer), Jenny Esmao or Meluz Malantic, Tel. No. (63 2) 759 - 6680 / 6690 / 845 - 1324 Email [email protected], or Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA), Tel. (63 2) 552-0026 to 29 / 0030 Email [email protected] or log on to http://www.ptaa.org.ph/



MATTA Fair Kuala Lumpur (Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents)
Date and Venue: March 15 - 17, 2013, Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
MATTA Fair is the premier consumer travel and tourism fair in Malaysia and is an established event widely recognized and supported by exhibitors and consumers. The event showcases a wide and comprehensive choice of travel and holiday products from all over the world in one venue. For further details, log on to http://www.matta.org.my

ITB – Berlin (Internationale Tourismus-Borse)
Date and Venue: March 06 - 10, 2013, Berlin, Germany
The largest travel fair in the world with over 11,163 travel wholesalers, resorts, hotels, airlines, cruises, tourism associations, national tourism offices and other tourism-related enterprises representing more than 180 countries and territories, with more than 169,295 visitors, among which were 110,791 trade visitors and 58,504 consumers. For further details, contact DOT Team Europe (Dir. Verna Buensuceso), Tel. (63 2) 523-0934 / 524-1928 / 523-8411 loc. 256 or email [email protected] or [email protected] For further details, please log on to http://www1.messe-berlin.de

19th Annual Honolulu Festival
Date and Venue: March 01 - 03, 2013, Honolulu, Hawaii
The Honolulu Festival is one of Hawaii’s premier cultural events, promoting, cooperation and ethnic harmony between Hawaii and the Asia Pacific region. The three-day festival, attended by an average 15,000 spectators including Americans from the US mainland, occurs every year in March. Dance performances and traditional art demonstrations are displayed by performers and craftsmen from Australia, Japan, Hawaii, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Tahiti and US Mainland. The festival culminates with a Grand Parade in Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki. For further details, log on to http://honolulufestival.com/

Cruise Shipping Miami 2013
Date and Venue: March 11 - 14, 2013, Miami Beach Convention Centre, Miami, United States
Launch new products, unveil exciting services, meet cruise industry buyers and attend conferences covering up-to-date topics at Cruise Shipping Miami 2013. No other event brings together the international cruise industry like Cruise Shipping Miami, conference and trade show. For further details, send email to: [email protected] Website: http://www.cruiseshippingmiami.com/

Beneath the Sea Travel Show
Date and Venue: March 22 - 24, 2013, Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus, New Jersey, USA
America’s largest consumer scuba and dive travel show, Beneath The Sea annual exposition features seminars and workshops, lots of great door prizes, a film festival showcasing the work of world-renowned underwater videographers, great parties, and exhibits and demonstrations by hundreds of manufacturers, dive clubs, dive shops, resorts, and much more! A travel fair to promote dive sites and destinations. For further details, log on to http://www.beneaththesea.org/

GITF 2013 (Guangzhou International Travel Fair)
Date and Venue: March 07 - 09, 2013, China Import and Export Fair Complex, Area C Pazhou, Guangzhou, China
GITF is the foremost trade show dedicated to the Chinese travel and tourism industry. It is regarded as the No. 1 international travel fair with the longest history in China. It is the only B2B travel fair in Southern China and is also recognized as the best way to get into the vast China market as well as a gateway to diversified international markets. The event will provide exhibitors an excellent opportunity to showcase the exotic travel destinations and services. For further details, please contact Team China Attn: Anabelle Gaye Apostol Phone (63 2) 523-3722 / 8411 loc 224 Email [email protected] or contact DOT - Shanghai Office Email [email protected] or visit http://www.gitf.com.cn/en/

LIDS 2013 (London International Dive Show)
Date and Venue: March 31 - 01 April, 2013, ExCel Center, London, UK
LIDS features a host of dive-related events and presentations: world-class diving speakers, state-of-the-art dive gears, latest diving holidays, try-dive and rebreather pools, and dive training advice. For further details, contact DOT Team Europe (Dir. Verna Buensuceso), Tel. (63 2) 523-0934 / 524-1928 / 523-8411 loc. 256 or email [email protected] or log on to http://www.diveshows.co.uk/

Korea Student Fair
Date and Venue: March, Seoul, South Korea
The bi-annual gathering is the biggest event dedicated to studies abroad. It is joined by hundreds of exhibitors from different countries and attended by thousands of local students eager to acquire first-hand information and professional, career-related advice from both domestic and foreign educators.


Philippine International Furniture Show
Date and Venue: March, SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
A annual gathering of furniture and furnishings retailers, wholesalers, importers; specifiers, interior designers, hoteliers; real estate developers; restaurateurs, spa developers, landscape architects. Organized by the Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines. For further details, please contact Global-Link MP Events, Tel. (63 2) 750-8585 / 844-2882 Email [email protected] or www.cfip.ph

MICECON 2013 (Meetings, Incentives, Exhibitions, Conventions)
Date and Venue: March 6-9, 2013, SMX Convention Center, Lanang, Davao City
A 2-day comprehensive educational program for M.I.C.E. and tourism practitioners. It consists of plenary sessions on MICE and tourism industry, talks on global meeting trends, brand strategy, the art of great events, the making of an incentive destination, M.I.C.E. technovations, and other topics on business and travel. A day of one-on-one business session between the invited buyers and suppliers of related products and services. Trade exhibition on Philippine destinations, MICE facilities, hotels and resorts, souvenir center and other related products and services. For further details, contact MICECON 2013 Manila Secretariat, M.I.C.E. and Business Development Unit – Tourism Promotions Board, 4/F Legaspi Towers 300, Roxas Blvd., Manila 1004 Phone (63 2) 525-6110 / 6635 / 9318 to 27 loc. 256 Fax (63 2) 521-6165 Email [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected] Website www.micecon.net



20th Marine Diving Fair 2013
Date and Venue: April 05 - 07, 2013, Sunshine City Convention Center, Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan
The MDF is an annual dive fair in Japan organized by the Marine Diving Fair Organization and Marine Arts Center Cp. Ltd. Supported by over 200 exhibiting companies from 49 countries and regions including dive resorts, tourism boards, airlines, hotels, and travel agencies. It is one of Asia’s biggest diving resort and consumer fair. Last year, it attracted 51,843 visitors comprising divers, travel trade practitioners, end-users, media and the general public. For further details and participation, please contact Renee Marie Reyes or Babette Sagudo (DOT Team Japan), Tel. Nos. (63 2) 524-6831 / 521-7560 or email at [email protected] or [email protected] Or log on to http://www.marine-web.com/mdf/index_e.html

ASTA International Destination Expo (American Society of Travel Agents)
Date and Venue: April 04 - 07, 2013, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
IDE is one of the largest travel trade shows and is the only travel trade show created and supported by several of the travel industry's leading organizations. Destinations, travel companies and travel retailers worldwide connect and establish new business relationships at this valuable travel trade show. In just three days one connects with thousands of travel sellers and suppliers from every segment of the industry--all in one convenient location. For further details, log on to http://www.asta.org/index.cfm

ADEX 2013 (Asia Dive Expo)
Date and Venue: April 19 - 21, 2013, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore
ADEX is the region’s longest running dive show and a must-attend event on the international dive calendar. For further details, log on to http://www.uw3some.com/index.php?adex

COTTM (China Outbound Travel & Tourism Market)
Date and Venue: April 09 - 11, 2013, National Agricultural Exhibition Center, Beijing, China
COTTM is the only business to business exhibition in China dedicated to the outbound travel market. The event is well established in the industry calendar as the most important B2B travel event in China. The travel show is a unique business platform for international countries to showcase their destinations and services to the increasingly mobile and expanding Chinese outbound market. Over 230 exhibitors from 55 countries are expected to participate during the event. For further details, log on to http://www.cottm.com/

Dive Expo and Exhibition Philippines (DEEP)
Date and Venue: April 18 - 21, 2013 The Marque, Shangri-La Mactan Resort & Spa, Mactan Island, Cebu
The Philippine Trench...once a World Deep, with 820 mile length and has a depth of 10,540 meters, was an international pride among underwater aficionados. In April 2013, the Philippines will have that prestige again when the Philippine Association on Underwater Activities (PAUA) with the Department of Tourism Philippine Commission on Sports Scuba Diving (PCSSD) hosts the world DEEP (Dive Expo and Exhibition Philippines) in Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines. Converging on the scenic Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa is the Confederation Mondiale des Activities Subaquatiques (CMAS), better known with its English name as the World Underwater Federation and its member federations worldwide. As host federation, PAUA sees this event as a unique platform for business collaboration between PAUA, global member federations of CMAS and the underwater activities stakeholders at large. World DEEP provides a venue for bilateral talks, business meetings, cultural exchanges and interactions between members as well as associate federations and entities. It will house exhibition booths and expo spaces for the different underwater federations, logistics suppliers, resort and diving destinations, and underwater lifestyle stakeholders. For further details, contact World DEEP, Room 319, Philippine Commission on Sports Scuba Diving, TM Kalaw St., Rizal Park, Ermita, Manila 1000 Email [email protected]

1st Annual Water, Sports & Travel Festival
Date and Venue: April 26 - 28, 2013, Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
This event encompasses a series of city-wide events for people interested in an active lifestyle and participate in water-based sports. By bringing together all water sports discipline - whether on the water, in the water or over the water - the festival will encourage future growth and interest in these areas. All water sports retailers, manufacturers, clubs / organizations, diving and travel destinations are invited to exhibit at the festival to showcase the latest products, gear, recruit new club members o inspire visitors with an active lifestyle message. For further details, contact Tel. No. (800) 322-9332 / (203) 622-7081 Email [email protected] or log on to www.wstfest.com / www.dema.org or contact DOT Team North America (Ms. Corazon Jorda - Apo), Tel. (63 2) 525-4683 / 1297 or email [email protected] / [email protected]



Arabian Travel Market
Date and Venue: May 06 - 09, 2013, Dubai Intl. Convention Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Arabian Travel Market is the travel and tourism event unlocking business potential within the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. Tourism destinations from the Middle East and around the world showcase a diverse range of accommodation options, breathtaking tourism attractions and new airline routes. The Middle East region is the world's fastest growing tourist generating region, with an average annual growth rate of 9.9% from 2000-2010. Visitors to the travel fair from the buyers club, hosted delegates, media and travel trade professional reaches about 17,575. For further details, please contact Francisco Lardizabal, Team Middle East, Tel. No. (63 2) 524-6831 / 521-7560 Email: [email protected] or log on to http://www.arabiantravelmarket.com/

Bahrain International Travel Expo
Date and Venue: May, Bahrain International Convention Center, Bahrain
An international exposition on current travel trends, new projects and emerging destinations. For further details, please log on to http://www.bahrainexhibitions.com

WTF (World Travel Fair)
Date and Venue: May 09 - 12, 2013, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Jing’An District, Shanghai, China
WTF is a business expo that one will not miss. As the most famous integrated travel resource expo in China, WTF has successfully built communicating bridge for business people to extend the social circle, build co-operation partnership, and expand new markets. As in the previous format, the first two days are dedicated for the travel trade and media representatives while the last day is for the consumer / general public. There are product presentations and networking sessions to give participants the opportunity to have business sessions with the travel trade and media. Accredited hotels, resorts and tour operators are invited to participate in the exposition. For further details, please contact Team China (Attn: Anabelle Apostol), Phone (63 2) 523-3722 / 524-2423 / 523-8411 loc. 224 Email: [email protected] or log on to http://www.worldtravelfair.com.cn/en/

IMEX Frankfurt (The Essential Worldwide Exhibition for Incentive Travel, Meetings and Events)
Date and Venue: May 21 – 23, 2013, Frankfurt, Germany
IMEX is the essential worldwide exhibition for meetings and incentive travel. In 2012, 3,500 exhibitors from 157 countries representing national and regional tourist offices, major hotel groups, airlines, destination management companies, service providers, trade associations and more participated in the fair. Some 4,000 hosted buyers from more than 60 world markets visited IMEX 2012, contributing to a total of around 9,000 visitors for the show's busiest three days ever. For further details, contact DOT Team Europe (Dir. Verna Buensuceso), Tel. (63 2) 523-0934 / 524-1928 / 523-8411 loc. 256 or email [email protected] or [email protected] or log on to http://www.imex-frankfurt.com/

International Exposition
Date and Venue: May - August, Yeosu, Korea
The Philippine theme for the Expo which is the “Islands of Diversity – Seas of Connectivity” will emphasize the value of ecotourism and feature the wealth of our seas as the source of our connectivity to the world. The Philippines stands to gain much from participation in this event which is estimated to generate 10 million Korean visitors. For further details, contact Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), Tel. No. (63 2) 525-1153 / 9318 loc. 231.

ASEAN Resort Holidays Travel Fair
Date and Venue: May, Mid-Valley Exhibition Centre, Mid-Valley City, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This exclusive event is specifically designed to meet the ever increasing interest of holiday makers for an enjoyable vacation in resort destinations in the ASEAN nations. The 3-day event brings together an exclusive selection of most popular resort holiday destinations from within the region, namely, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia and Lao. It showcases a wide selection of resorts that include island and beach resorts, mountain resorts, integrated family resort, theme parks, adventure resorts, tropical rainforest resorts, ecotourism resorts, lake view resorts, golf and spa resorts, and health resort, among others. It paves the way for both the government and private sector exhibitors to collaborate with more than 500 invited holiday planners, MICE organizers and tour and travel companies. Target number of visitors to the exhibition is about 25,000. A business – to – business matching session will be scheduled for buyers and sellers. For further details, please contact DOT Team AsPac, Tel. No. (63 2) 524-2423 / 523-1929 or email at [email protected] or [email protected]

26th KOTFA 2013 (Korea World Travel Fair)
Date and Venue: May 30 - 02 June, 2013, CoEx Exhibition Center, Seoul, South Korea
KOTFA is Korea’s biggest international travel trade exhibition with over 80,000 consumers and world-class cultural performances from participating NTOs and entities. The expo brings together leading professional, destination management companies, hotels and convention bureaus, under one roof, from around the world. Visitors will have the advantage to meet the experts and get exciting tips on how to find the best holiday destination, as well as try out new and wonderful flavors of food and drinks. The expo provides an ideal platform to exhibitors to showcase the latest products and services to qualified buyers. For further details, log on to http://www.kotfa.co.kr/main/main.htm



Scuba Show 2013 (America's Consumer Dive Expo)
Date and Venue: June 08 - 09, 2013, Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California
America’s largest consumer dive show with over 100 dive retailers and 11,000 attendees. For further details, log on to http://www.scubashow.com/

8th International Travel Expo Hong Kong (ITE MICE)
Date and Venue: June 13 - 16, 2013, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center, Hong Kong
ITE is a showcase of tourism products and services belonging to the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibition market. The Department of Tourism participates in the travel expo with a Philippine pavilion. A product presentation is conducted to maximize the Philippine presence during the event. For further details, please contact Team AsPac, Phone (63 2) 524-2423 or email [email protected] For further details, log on to http://www.itehk.com/ITEHK/

BITE 2013 (10th Beijing International Tourism Expo)
Date and Venue: June 21 - 23, 2013, China National Convention Centre, Beijing, China
Organized by Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development and Conference & Exhibition Management Services (CEMS), the event is Asia's leading exposition that caters to the business and leisure tourism sectors. Comprehensive activities are lined up to heighten its attractiveness such as destination presentations, culture tourism festival, Buyer-Meet-Seller session and tourism - focus seminars. BITE2013 promises to be an exciting show not to be missed in Asia! Reach out to the prospering and lucrative outbound China's travel and tourism market. For further details, contact Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd., #1 Maritime Square, 09-43 Harbour Front Centre, Singapore (099253), Tel. No. (65) 6278 - 8666 Fax (65) 6278 - 4077 Email [email protected] Website cems.com.sg

AIBTM 2013 (America’s Incentive Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition)
Date and Venue: June 11-13, 2013, McCormick Place, Chicago, USA
AIBTM is the first large-scale exhibition to bring together the world's entire meetings and events industry in one US location. The show offers buyers an opportunity to connect with exhibitors from around the globe. For further details, log on to http://www.aibtm.com/



C.I.T.E. 2013 (4th Cebu International Travel Expo)
Date and Venue: July 25 - 27, 2013, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino, Lahug, Cebu City
The only event to gain the exclusive support of the Cebu Association of Tour Operators (CATO) and the Cebu Tours and Travel Association (CTTA), CITE is designed for industry players to promote both inbound and outbound travels. The event that draws in major stakeholders, decision-makers, travel enthusiasts, corporate, government, organizational, and individual trade visitors to enjoy various opportunities to network and scout for just the right suppliers they need for their next travel destination. For further details, please contact Global-Link MP Events Intl., Inc. Tel. No. (63 2) 750-8588 / 8585 Email [email protected] Website www.globallinkmp.com

ITTE (International Tourism & Trade Expo)
Date and Venue: July, Skydome, SM North Edsa, Quezon City
ITTE has established itself as a premier exhibition for the travel, tourism and trade industry. It offers unlimited opportunities for everyone to Explore, Market and Publicize their destinations, products and investment opportunities in one place. It is being held simultaneously with the conduct of the Philippine Culinary Tourism Expo (PCTEX). For further details, please contact MediaWorx Intl., Inc., Tel. No. (63 2) 687-2456 / 687-4906 / 3690 Email: [email protected] Website: www.itte.com.ph


Philippine Travel Exchange (PhiTex)
Date and Venue: August, SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City
A travel expo for top international buyers of tourism products doing business with sellers from all sectors of the tourism industry. Some 200 foreign buyers from major target markets around the globe mark the prestigious event. Organized by the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) in cooperation with the Department of Tourism.



CIBTM 2013 (China Incentive Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition)
Date and Venue: September 2 - 4, 2013, China National Convention Centre, Beijing, China
Dubbed as Asia’s largest business travel and meetings industry trade show, CIBTM is one of the few travel exhibitions dedicated exclusively to the meetings industry. The event features a Hosted Buyer Program for international, regional and local buyers. It brings together over 300 exhibitors, 4,000 visitors and over 300 industry buyers worldwide for a 3-day exposition of business opportunities, networking and professional education. For further details, please log on to http://www.cibtm.com

BITF (15th Busan International Travel Fair)
Date and Venue: September, Busan, South Korea
The travel fair aims to promote travel and tourism in the region and at the same time encourage the sharing of information on current trends and products with the travel professionals and consumers. For further details, please log on to http://www.kotfa.co.kr/eng

MATTA Fair Kuala Lumpur (Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents)
Date and Venue: September, Putra World Trade Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
MATTA Fair is the premier consumer travel and tourism fair in Malaysia and is an established event widely recognized and supported by exhibitors and consumers. The event showcases a wide and comprehensive choice of travel and holiday products from all over the world in one venue. For further details, log on to http://www.matta.org.my

ITE HCMC (International Travel Expo - Ho Chi Minh City)
Date and Venue: September 12 - 14, 2013, Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The largest travel event in Vietnam offers an ideal platform for tourism businesses in the ASEAN countries to meet selected buyers from around the world as it brings together regional tourism operators and NTOs to promote out-bound travel in the growing Vietnam market. It is organized by the Mekong trio of Vietnam, Camdodia and Laos. The event draws crowd of 4,000 each day from promotion agencies, tour operators and service providers. For further details, please contact DOT Team AsPac, Tel. No. (63 2) 524-2423 / 523-1929 or email at [email protected] (attn: Annie Buenavente) or log on to http://www.itehcmc.com/

DOT-PAL Philippine Tourism Sales Mission to Australia
Date and Location: September, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane
The event consists of the following components: 1) Philippine product presentation (DOT and PAL); 2) Business Matching or Mini-travel Mart; and 3) Cocktail Reception. Special discounted fares offered by PAL for delegates. Contact Department of Tourism (Aspac Team) Tel. (63 2) 526-4955 or email [email protected]

IFTM TOPRESA Travel Trade Fair (International French Travel Market)
Date and Venue: September 24 - 27, 2013, Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
IFTM TopResa is France’s exclusive B2B international tourism exhibition and the leading event for networking, doing business, innovating and keeping abreast of market developments. ITFM TopResa welcomes more than 27,000 industry professionals and 160 tourist destinations/exhibitors to its 27,200 sqm exhibition space. For further details, contact DOT Team Europe (Dir. Verna Buensuceso), Tel. (63 2) 523-0934 / 524-1928 / 523-8411 loc. 256 or email [email protected] For further details, log on to http://www.iftm.fr/

Otdykh Leisure Moscow Fair (International Trade Fair for Tourism Otdykh LEISURE)
Date and Venue: September 17 - 20, 2013, IEC Crocus Expo, Moscow, Russia
The largest autumn fair in Russia and the CIS, Otdykh-Leisure features all sectors of the industry including leisure, spa, adventure and education travel. It is recognized as the premier tourism event in Russia for sun and beach long-haul and exotic destinations like the Philippines. The show covers an exhibition area of 23,000 sqm of space, with 1,550 exhibitors and delegates from 74 countries and 68,000 trade visitors. For further details, contact DOT Opportunity Market Devt. Group (Dir. Verna Buensuceso), Tel. (63 2) 523-0934 / 524-1928 / 523-8411 loc. 256 or email [email protected] or [email protected] For further details, please log on to http://www.tourismexpo.ru/en/

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart
Date and Venue: September, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
Established in 1951, PATA is the recognized authority on Asia Pacific travel and tourism. It provides leadership and advocacy to the collective efforts of nearly 100 governments, states and national tourism bodies, more than 55 airlines and cruise lines, and hundreds of travel industry companies. It has over 2,000 individual members from over 41 countries. PATA Travel Mart is the associations’ business contracting and networking event (B2B) for the travel and tourism industry aimed at providing a perfect opportunity to showcase and source out latest products and services, and updating the industry on tourism outlook and trends. At the Mart in Manila in 2012, some 454 seller delegates representing 233 organisations had booked almost 3,000 square metres of floor space. Of 233 seller organisations, 93 were first-time sellers to the Mart. In total, some 29 seller destinations (countries and territories) were present. PATA Travel Mart had also attracted 304 buyer delegates from 287 organisations across 52 countries and territories. There were 85 journalists attending from 14 source markets. Some 94 buyers were first-timers to the Mart. The 500+ trade visitors on the last day of the mart kept the hall bustling with added business discussions and activities. For further details, log on to http://www.pata.org/events/

Philippine Business Mission to Japan (PBM)
Date and venue: September, Japan (Fukuoka, Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo)
The event features an annual sales mission to promote and sell new destinations, tourism facilities, properties and services to the Japanese travel trade. Activities include a seminar, travel mart and cocktail reception that provide the opportunity to transact business with Japanese agents. Back-to-back with PBM is the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) Forum and Travel Showcase. For details, contact Department of Tourism (Japan Team), Attn: Leona Nepomuceno, Tel. (63 2) 526-7653 / 524-6831 / 524-2103 Email [email protected]

JATA World Tourism Congress and Travel Fair 2012 (Japan Association of Travel Agents)
Date and Venue: September, Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan
The JATA Fair is both a trade fair featuring one whole day dedicated to exhibitors for one-on-one meetings with over 100,000 participants from the Japanese travel trade, and a consumer travel show where destinations and suppliers showcase their travel offerings and appeal directly to the Japanese travelers. It features one-whole day dedicated for the exhibitors to meet one-on-one with their Japanese counterparts and a consumer fair where destinations and suppliers can showcase their travel offerings and appeal directly to Japanese tourists. For details, contact Department of Tourism (Japan Team), tel. (63 2) 524-2103 / 526-7653 / 524-6831 Email [email protected] For further details, log on to http://www.jata-jts.jp/


D.I.T.E 2013 (Davao International Travel Expo)
Date and Venue: September 5 - 7, 2013, SMX Davao Convention Center, Davao City
This event draws in major stakeholders, decision-makers, travel enthusiasts, corporate, government, organizational, and individual trade visitors to enjoy various opportunities to network and scout for just the right suppliers they need for their next travel destination. For further details, please contact Global-Link MP Events Intl., Inc. Tel. No. (63 2) 750-8588 / 8585 Email [email protected] Website www.globallinkmp.com

National Tourism Week Celebration
Date and Venue: September (3rd week), Nationwide
Annual celebration of the national tourism week with various activities nationwide, e.g. educational tours, quiz bee, photo exhibits, lectures and seminars, among others. Event coincides with the celebration of UNWTO World Tourism Day on September 27. Contact Information: DOT Regional Offices

World Tourism Day (UN World Tourism Organization)
Date and venue: September 27, 2011, Nationwide
World Tourism Day is to be commemorated on 27 September each year by appropriate events on themes selected by the General Assembly, on recommendation of UNWTO's Executive Council. It aims to foster awareness among members of the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic values. Celebration takes place in each member country. Contact Information: DOT Regional Offices or log on to http://www2.unwto.org/

Philippine Travel Mart
Date and Venue: September 6 - 8, 2013, SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City
A showcase of tourism products, services and top destinations in the country. It has a solid track record of bringing in thousands of local corporate buyers and consumers in a single venue for travel and tourism. It has also carved a niche in the international market. Foreign visitors from Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Hong Kong, North America, India, South Africa, Taiwan, China and Singapore regard it as a must-see travel trade exhibition. For further details, contact Philippine Tour Operators Association (PHILTOA), Tel. No. (63 2) 812-4513/817-4608/925-6265/822-6964 Email [email protected] Website www.philtoa.org/phil-travel.php or Global-Link MP Events, Tel. (63 2) 750-8585 / 844-2882 Email [email protected]



IT&CMA; and CTW (Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings Asia-Pacific and Corporate Travel World)
Date and Venue: October 1 - 3, 2013, Bangkok Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand
The so-called Asia’s only doublebill event brings together MICE suppliers and buyers in a 3-day exhibition showcase with more than 300 exhibiting companies and close to 500 MICE buyers coupled with intensive business appointments (over 13,000). Exhibition features include products, services and solutions relating to meetings, incentives, conventions and events. The Corporate Travel World (CTW) Asia Pacific is a conference driven by Corporate Travel & Entertainment (T&E;) content. Influencers, planners and decision-makers of Corporate Travel functions in their organization attend the annual conference to keep themselves abreast of the latest trends and knowledge that can enable them to get the most out of their (T&E;) decisions. Sessions are led by prolific industry veterans. For further details, please log on to http://www.itcma.com.

IT & ME / The Motivation Show (Incentive Travel & Meeting Executives)
Date and Venue: October, Chicago, Illinois, USA
The Motivation Show brings together buyers of promotional products and incentives with industry suppliers, and attracts an international audience of exhibitors and industry professionals. Most of the exhibitors promote travel destinations around the world. The show attracts more than 2,000 exhibitors. It features more than 30 seminars focused on industry best practices. For further details, please log on to http://www.motivationshow.com/

TTG Incontri
Date and Venue: October, Rimini Expo Centre, Italy
TTG Incontri is the most important B2B international trade fair in the tourism sector in Italy. It takes place every year at Rimini Fiera. Some 42,750 visitors were present in 2010 with more than 1,000 direct exhibitors and a total of 2,400 companies from 100 countries. For further details, contact DOT Team Europe (Dir. Verna Buensuceso), Tel. (63 2) 523-0934 / 524-1928 / 523-8411 loc. 256 or email [email protected] For further details, log on to http://www.ttgitalia.com


Travel Trade Shows

IMEX America (The Essential Worldwide Exhibition for Incentive Travel, Meetings and Events)
Date and Venue: October 15 - 17, 2013, Sands Expo and Convention Center at The Venetian and The Palazzo, Las Vegas, USA
Dubbed as America’s worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and event, IMEX is backed by the experience and resources of the IMEX Group of exhibitions. The show runs the largest hosted-buyer program ever held in North America with over 2,000 qualified buyers – the guarantee to exhibitors of genuine global buying power on the trade show floor the moment doors open. The comprehensive free education program and New Vision initiatives will set the news agenda – first with new thinking, new intelligence and new solutions. For further details, log on to http://www.imexamerica.com/

Dive (The International Sub-Aqua & Watersports Show)
Date and Venue: October, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom
With over 320 exhibitors, in-hall pools, dozens of top speakers, and diving related features, Dive is the showcase for the sport of sub-aqua diving and watersports show with international underwater films and photography. Over 300 companies are expected to participate in this event. For further details, contact DOT Team Europe (Dir. Verna Buensuceso), Tel. (63 2) 523-0934 / 524-1928 / 523-8411 loc. 256 or email [email protected] or contact The Diveshow Ltd., Tel. +44 (0) 208 943 4288 Email: [email protected] or log on to www.diveshows.co.uk

International Tourism and Travel Show
Date and venue: October 25 - 27, 2013, Montreal, Canada
The event is a dream opportunity to introduce new products and services to thousands of targeted consumers. This three day event offers will help to generate valuable contacts, make immediate sales, increase visibility and make solid connections that will translate into year-round sales. Exhibitors include airlines, hotels, serviced apartments, rail operators, car rental, online booking companies, credit/company cards, business travel agents, air charters and many more.

ITF (Taipei International Travel Fair)
Date and Venue: October, Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei
ITF, the biggest event in Taiwan, is host to more than 800 participating organizations from more than 58 countries with more than 1,200 exhibit booths. It attracts some 3,000 buyers, more than 200,000 consumers, 20,000 of whom are industry-related professionals and personnel. It is also the best place for travel agencies and local and international organizations to launch their newest products and services. For further details, contact Department of Tourism (Aspac Team) Tel. (63 2) 524-2423 or email [email protected]

Invest Develop Build Asia Pacific Conference (IDB-RSHM)
Date and venue: October, Singapore
A gathering of leading stakeholders in the hospitality sector in the Asia Pacific region, IDB is the most prominent landmark in the industry, offering an exclusive opportunity to engage investors, capital owners and key business partners in a highly dynamic and interactive environment. Concise, sharp and packed with exceptional networking activities, IDB is a three-day hospitality festival of content and deal making, making it the most influential and exciting event in the industry.


Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP National Convention 2013)
Date and Venue: October 2 - 5, 2013, Oriental Hotels and ResortsLegaspi City
A gathering of more than 1,000 provincial, city and municipal tourism officers all over the country to articulate issues and concerns affecting all sectors of the tourism industry and promote the welfare of its members and the tourism public. Awards for best tourism practices, best tourism events and festivals including outstanding tourism officers are at stake at the end of the convention. Post - convention tours are offered following the event. For further details, contact DOT Regional Monitoring Service, TM kalaw St. Rizal Park, Ermita, Manila, Tel. (63 2) 524-2421 / 536-1133 Email [email protected] or [email protected]

Health and Wellness Tourism Summit
Date and Venue: October, Manila
A forum on insights into the state of health care and wellness in the 21st century, and the benefits it brings to individuals, patients, companies, organizations, insurers, and providers of health care and wellness. It brings together experts and policymakers from the government and health and wellness sectors to identify areas of concern in establishing a world-class health and wellness infrastructure, present global opportunities for the industry, and reveal the country’s national branding and positioning vis-a-vis the strategic direction of global health and wellness tourism industry. For further details, please contact c/o HIM Communications, Inc., Tel No. (63 2) 437-7090 / 440-3354 Fax (63 2) 911-4045 Email [email protected] Website www.philippinehealthandwellnesstourism.com

Likha ng Central Luzon Trade Fair
Date and Venue: October 23 - 27, 2013, Megatrade Hall 2, 5th Level, SM Mega Mall, Mandaluyong City
A showcase of the best products and crafts of Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac and Zambales ranging from processed food, furniture and home furnishings, gifts and houseware, holiday decors, bags, fashIon accessories, jewelry, garments, footwear, leathergoods and organic & natural products. Highlight is the showcase of One-Town-One Product (OTOP) of Central Luzon. For further details, please contact Department of Trade & Industry - Region III, Tel. (63 45) 625-9530 / 9607 Email [email protected] Website wcorridor.com or www.otopphilippines.gov.ph



DEMA Show (Diving Equipment Marketing Association)
Date and Venue: November 06 - 09, 2013, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, USA
DEMA Show is an annual dive show and the only international trade-only event for the diving, action water sports and travel industries. About 10,000 professionals will gather to combine business, pleasure, education and diving. The official DEMA Show website – www.demashow.com, is the virtual home of the event. Visit the said site often for continuous news and updates on all that is DEMA Show. For further details, please visit www.demashow.com or contact DOT Team North America (Ms. Corazon Jorda - Apo), Tel. (63 2) 525-4683 / 1297 or email [email protected] / [email protected]

WTM 2013 (World Travel Market)
Date and Venue: November 04 - 07, 2013, ExCel, London, UK
A premier B2B travel trade event for tourism stakeholders and companies to meet, network, negotiate, conduct business and stay abreast with the latest developments in the global business, travel and tourism. In 2010, the premier global event succeeded in attracting an attendance of 5,044 exhibitor companies from 152 countries, including 47,719 industry participants. For further details, contact DOT Team Europe (Dir. Verna Buensuceso), Tel. (63 2) 523-0934 / 524-1928 / 523-8411 loc. 256 or email [email protected] For further details, please log on to http://www.wtmlondon.com

6th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress
Date and Venue: November 02 - 06, 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
The event features some of the upcoming growth areas of medical tourism in Russia, CIS Countries, China and the Middle East and GCC region. The conference aims to attract buyers of healthcare from these emerging regions and a specific track on these emerging regions. The event attracts more than 1,200 attendees from at least 84 countries – all in a sold-out exhibit hall with over 100 exhibitors and sponsors. For further details, please log on to http://www.medicaltourismcongress.com/

UFTAA Congress (United Federation of Travel Agents’ Associations)
Date and Venue: November 18 - 21, 2012, Putrajaya, Malaysia
The world congress of travel agents associations features more than one hundred delegates from across the world. The association represents 80 national and multinational travel agent associations spanning the globe. The event is devoted to business issues covering a wide spectrum of topics of concern to the world’s travel agents. Several informative presentations are made by members to illustrate how imaginative applications of new technologies offer opportunities for travel agents to position themselves more advantageously in a rapidly changing market place.

CITM (China International Travel Mart)
Date and Venue: November, Kunming or Shanghai, China
CITM is the largest professional travel show in Asia . Participants come from all sectors of the travel industry including international and domestic tourist organizations, travel agencies, hotels, airlines and related travel companies. It attracts buyers with strong competitiveness from China (including Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR, and Taiwan Province) and other countries and regions in the world. It offers business opportunities for more than 2,243 exhibitors from more than 95 countries. It attracts over 100,000 visitors, among them 35,000 professional visitors and 70,000 public visitors.

Gyeonggi International Travel Mart
Date and Venue: November, Gyeonggi, South Korea
This event is the biggest event of its kind in Korea. It attracts more than 200 business organizations and 570 businesses from 26 nations with over 135,000 visitors. It provides some unique pleasures for visitors offering a variety of interesting events, including Korea's noodle festival, a Korean Wave-wood promotion event, and a UCC festival related to culture and tourism.

BIMP-EAGA Community-based Ecotourism Conference
Date and Venue: November, ASEAN
A conference to sow awareness and appreciation of the benefits, costs and approaches to developing community-based ecotourism in the region, including key constraints to the development of ecotourism projects. BIMP-EAGA stands for Brunei Indonesia Malaysia and the Philippines - East ASEAN Growth Area.


North Philippines Tourism and Travel Expo
Date and Venue: November 15 - 17, 2013, SM City Clark, Pampanga
A showcase of multi-faceted tourism products and top destinations of each of the four regions in the North Philippines: Ilocos Region I), Cagayan Valley (Region II), Central Luzon (Region III) and Cordilleras (Region CAR). Activities include regional exhibits, cultural events, travel exchange and travel trade fair. For further details, please contact Philippine Exhibits and Themeparks Corporation (PETCO), Tel. (63 2) 832-9303 to 05 Fax (63 2) 556-2723 Email: [email protected] Website http://www.northphilexpo.com/


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For further information, please contact the following:

Department of Tourism - Tourism Planning and Promotions
DOT Bldg., Agrifina Circle, T.M. Kalaw St., Rizal Park, Manila 1000
Tel. No. (63 2) 523-8411 (trunkline)
Tel. No. (63 2) 400-1993
Fax No. (63 2) 536-0497
Website www.tourism.gov.ph
Note: always ask for the TEAM associated with the country venue of the event

Tourism Promotions Board (TPB)
Formerly Philippine Convention and Visitors Bureau (PCVC)
4/F Suites 10-17 Legaspi Towers 300 Roxas Blvd. Metro Manila P.O. Box EA-459
Contact Assist. Secretary Chicoy Enerio - Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Phone (63 2) 525-9318 to 27 / 524-2131 / 525-0372 / 525-6322
Email [email protected]
Travel Trade Promotions Office
Contact Andy Pagaduan
Phone (63 2) 525-7320 / 521 - 6165 / 525-3314
Phone (63 2) 525-7320 / 9318 loc 270 / 240
Conventions and Incentives Travel Unit (CIT)
Phone (63 2) 525-6110/1153/9318 to 27 loc. 236
Fax (63 2) 521-6165/525-3314
Email [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected]
Website www.dotpcvc.gov.ph

Note: Dates and venues may change without prior notice. Please check with the organizers for further details. Revised as of February 2013


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