TACLOBAN CITY- City Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez congratulates the team from the City Tourism Office for bagging 2nd runner up at the National Tourism Trade Booth competition during the 27th Philippine Travel Mart held Sept. 2-4, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center, Seashell Lane, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.
“I’m so proud of your achievement for bringing home the bacon, being the 2nd runner up tourism trade national booth placer next to Davao City (the Champion) is something we could be proud up. Congratulation!” the mayor said.
“We aim for the best next time, a better tourism trade showcase booth. We likewise wanted to show the country and the world, that the resilient Tacloban City is back on her toes from the rubbles of Yolanda’s wrath. Our tourism destinations are ready for our visiting tourists,” Mayor Romualdez added.
Tourism Officer Ruby Balayanto said that Tacloban’s booth had plenty of tourist stickers who personally graded Tacloban as best for them.
When asked what could have been the plus factor that ranked them as the 1st runner up best booth, Balayanto said “probably the way how Tacloban personnel entertained the booth guests”.
Tacloban City were among those 14 places in the country who joined the 27th Philippine Travel Mart, an annual Philippine Travel Trade exhibition which showcases the best of the country’s Tourism destinations, delicacies, aboriginal products, airway products, travel care services, its available resorts, transportation facilities and city tourism travel tour packages, which allows travelling consumers to book and buy promotional products holiday packages and accommodations.(GAY B.GASPAY,TISAT/