Safe Travels Philippines

Safe Travels Stamp for The Philippines

Great news for The Philippines as the Department Of Tourism (DOT) has achieved the #SafeTravels stamp granted by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and becoming the 100th destination in implementing the global protocols to restore confidence to travelers and reinforce the sector.


With this stamp, it will be easier for travelers and tourism stakeholders to identify those destinations and companies that are complying and have implemented the health and hygiene protocols providing consistency to ensure the safety of travelers.


Qualified companies including airlines and airports, attractions, car rentals, cruise lines, hotels, outdoor shopping, short term rentals, restaurants, tour operators and transportation that will use the stamp as sign of the commitment to offer the best standards of hygiene and sanitation for the visitors.


It is important to highlight that this stamp will gradually help the economic recovery of the tourism industry, increasing the demand of destinations and generate jobs and  opportunities within the Philippines.


We cannot wait to travel again and experience all the tourist spots in the country.


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Convening Asia Pacific: Global Recovery Forum by PCMA

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) will host the Global Recovery Forum, one day event having a hybrid format available online and face-to-face on 10th November and it will be held at the ICC Sydney the Australia’s first fully-integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment venue. 


The four hour education program includes case studies, workshops, training and discussions giving the opportunity to event professionals in the Asia-Pacific Region to learn, acquire new skills and adapt to the new market. The Forum aim to support the events industry and help to drive new business value to recover with the latest updates.


PCMA is a professional organization and the largest platform for business events strategists, with more than 7,000 members with 17 chapters in 30 countries. PCMA APAC has a strong presence in Australia, New Zealand, South-East Asia and North Asia.


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44th Anniversary of IPCC

44th Anniversary of PICC

The Philippines became one of the first international meeting destination in Southeast Asia when the country surprised the world by being the first to build an international convention center.


The Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) is located in the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex in Metro Manila. PICC was inaugurated on September 5th in 1976 hosting the International Monetary Fund Meeting  (IMF-World Bank Meeting) with 4,650 delegates.


The world-class and iconic building is more than a convention center due to its brutalist architecture designed by the National Artist for Architecture Leandro V. Locsin. It took two years to build, $65 million to make it a reality and consists of five building modules to translate it into 70,000 square meter of floor space.


Just to mention a couple of events held in PICC

  • Concerts of international artist like Luciano Pavarotti in 1994, Il Divo 2007, Janet Jackson 2011 and the Filipino artist and singer Lea Salonga celebrate her 40th Anniversary in 2018.
  • Miss Universe in 1994.
  • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 1996 and 2015.
  • DigiCon holds their events here since 2016.
  • The Russian Classic Ballet with the Starts of Bolshoi Ballet in 2018.
  • 37th PCHRD Anniversary International Conference on Health Research and Industry 2019.
  • PhilMICE Forum 2019.
  • PATA The Philippines Chapter 5th Edition Pinoy Chikka Forum 2019and many more.


With 44 years of cultural heritage, the PICC remains as the most flexible and versatile venue to host national and international conventions, meetings and events of all sorts in the Philippines.


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Light it up on Red Philippines

Global Red Alert for the Live Events Industry

The Live Events Industry has never been so well united in the Philippines. 1st September will be remembered for the night where event venues, outdoor spaces, iconic buildings and landmarks shined red to support the campaign “Light it up in Red” by the National Live Events Coalition PH.


Our industry is facing uncertainty and experience a drastic hit, but the history has shown us how resilient the Events Industry truly is. We adapt and learn from the actual challenges and as many other circumstances we have been through in the past, we will bounce back stronger than ever.


It is important to continue showing support and we at M&SE would like to say Thank You to NLECPH for this great initiative and for being the voice of thousands of people during this critical times.


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Philippine Travel Exchange 2020


This is the month for the 19th PHITEX (Philippine Travel Exchange) edition and this year the event will implement its first hybrid format, having the virtual component and being held on the island of Panglao in Bohol from the 22-24 September. The program including pre-scheduled business appointments, educational webinars and post-tours.


PHITEX is organized annually by Tourism Promotion Board (TPB) and it is the biggest travel trade event in the country providing a business-to-business platform where encourage local accredited sellers and qualified international buyers around the world to exchange and explore new opportunities on the travel and tourism market opening doors to business and relations.


Not to mention that PHITEX give the exclusive opportunity to showcase key attractions and destinations. Last year, 162 international buyer from over 28 countries joined the event together with 127 local sellers.


More information here


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