On behalf of the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), I extend my warmest welcome to all the participants of the country’s biggest travel trade event, the 14th Philippine Travel Exchange (PHITEX). It is indeed an honor to organize and host this annual event.

This year’s theme, “#PHITEX@360”, signifies all the elements that are put together to shape a culture of excellence for the Philippine tourism industry. PHITEX 2015 features M.I.C.E. CON, a 2-day power packed convention program for MICE industry practitioners with renowned speakers who are experts in their field; and the Travel Exchange (TRAVEX) sessions, a face-to-face interaction between the tour operators and foreign buyers to discuss and engage in business opportunities here in the Philippines.

Our foreign buyers will also experience the wonderful adventures the Philippines can offer as we bring you to some of the most captivating Philippine destinations like Palawan, Cebu, Bohol, Iloilo, Bacolod, Dumaguete, Bicol, Caramoan, and Siargao.

We hope that PHITEX 2015 cultivates an enduring and successful partnership and provide all the participants a productive and enjoyable experience. We thank you for your unrelenting support to our tourism initiatives, and for making Visit the Philippines Year 2015 campaign a success.


Domingo Ramon C. Enerio III
Chief Operating Officer
Tourism Promotions Board