Philippines Tourism conducts its India Sales Mission in Ahmedabad and Kolkata

Tourism Promotions Board Philippines recently held its India Sales Mission in Ahmedabad and Kolkata to promote the destination in the Indian market.

Apart from the Tourism Promotions Board Philippines, Shroff Travels, Philippines Airlines and Singapore Airlines was part of the sales mission.

Held at the Novotel Ahmedabad and The Park, Kolkata, the sales mission began with a destination presentation by Philippines Tourism followed by B2B meetings and networking lunch.

In the past five years, tourist arrivals from India increased by an average of 18.2%, prompting Tourism Promotions Board to include India in its 2019 work programme.

The Tourism Promotions Board is also strengthening the country’s presence in the market in line with the revival of direct flights between New Delhi and Manila by the end of the first quarter.

The country’s pristine beaches remain as the main draw for Indian visitors. India is among the top 12 source markets of the Philippines, with a total of 121,124 Indians visiting the country in 2018 alone.