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World’s best island! Over 25 exhibitors join Palawan’s travel trade expo 2018

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Over 25 exhibitors have participated in the ongoing Palawan World’s Best Island Tourism, Travel and Trade Expo 2018, which opened yesterday at the Robinson’s Mall Activity Center in Puerto Princesa City.

The participants include airlines, tour operators, travel agencies, accommodation facilities, resorts from San Vicente and Balabac towns.

Provincial Tourism Officer Maribel Buñi said that the three-day trade fair is their way to boost Palawan’s market in domestic tourists.

“Basically it’s one way of promoting Palawan domestically among our local stakeholders,” Buñi said.

“We do not put aside ‘yung strength ng foreign market but basically since ang strength natin ay yung domestic and local ‘yun ‘yung gusto nating mas palakasin.”

Those who will visit the trade expo can get discounted packages and products from the exhibitors.

“We also have cultural entertainment at mayroon din tayong mga lecture, product presentations and then we’ll have raffle para doon sa mga stakeholders natin na pupunta,” Buñi said.

Meanwhile, the exhibitors thanked the provincial government for the activity, which aims to promote Palawan as the “World’s Best Island.”

“In fact, ‘yung mga exhibitors natin they have been with us ever since we launch this [in 2014] – which means they sell. Bumibenta rin talaga sa ating mga stakeholders,” said Buñi.

The trade expo is part of the Baragatan sa Palawan Festival 2018 festival.