The Travel Tour Expo (TTE), considered as the country’s biggest annual travel and tourism event, was initially held so that Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) members could have a platform to offer discounted domestic and international travel deals along with other travel related products and merchandise.
The TTE for 2018, celebrating its silver anniversary will have 335 exhibitors covering 16,000 square meters of floor space at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City with visitors expected to reach more than 140,000 over its three-day run.
Participating companies now include travel and tour agencies, airlines, hotels and resorts, theme parks, national tourism organizations including the Philippine Department of Tourism, and travel insurance companies.
The TTE started 24 years ago in one of the halls of Megatrade in SM Megamall in Pasig City, then occupying 1, 348 sq. meters of space. Every year it grew that by 2005, it has occupied all the halls of Megatrade measuring 3,878 square meters.
In 2006, it was moved to SMX Convention Center and used an initial 4,565 square meters of floor space. By 2014, it occupied the whole ground floor and another exhibition hall at the second floor totaling 11,030 square meters of floor space.
In 2015, it occupied the entire SMX Convention Center saved for one hall on the second floor. The total space was equivalent to 13,880 sq. meters.
By 2016, the International travel trade Expo (iTTE) was introduced to the TTE. It is a business-to-business travel trade mart devoted towards tapping the growing The philippine market for overseas travel.
For more information, please visit: http://traveltourexpo.ptaa.org.ph/