The biggest travel tour expo is finally here!

The 27th Travel Tour Expo 2020, organized by the Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA), is the largest gathering of tourism agencies and stakeholders in the country held every February. It’s the biggest ever with 400+ exhibitors across different travel categories—operators, travel agencies, cruise liners, hotels, resorts, airline and insurance companies.

But going to the fair can be daunting with the long lines and can be confusing on what travel deals to buy.

So here are some expo hacks to help you navigate your way around and focus on the important destination deals…

First Things First

There are navigational banners on top, and the J banner is where the main stage is located.  This can be the common meeting point where the best booths are also located.

Travel Tour Expo Schedule

Travel Tour Expo Statistics


1). Crazy About Japan!

Japan is hot because the different prefectures are promoting in time for the 2020 Summer Olympics!

If you are going to Japan this 2020, don’t miss to visit each train, destination and attraction booth.

To know more about the Japan destinations, hang out in the JNTO stage and be guided by the schedule below:

Our Awesome Planet will be presenting the Central Japan destination Toyama – Nagano – Gifu:

Abi will be presenting Central Japan in Summer on the JNTO Stage on Friday 6.00 pm and on the Main Stage on Saturday 11.20 am.

Boom and Sean will be presenting Central Japan in Autumn on the JNTO Stage on Saturday 10.30 am and on the Main Stage on Sunday 11.20 am.

The best way to experience Japan is by traveling via ANA, the Japanese 5-star airline!

Book your rail way passes, your Japan visa and everything you need for an awesome Japan experience.

The only Disneyland open in the region, don’t miss to visit Tokyo Disneyland for the kids.


2). The Best Travel Airfare Deals

Turkish Airlines is the major sponsor and promises to offer the lowest airline deals specially to Europe.


3). Cool Travel Agency

If you are lost on which agency to buy from, go for one of our favorites, Jeron Travel located beside the stage.


4). Malaysia Truly Asia!

2020 is the year to visit Malaysia—Kuala Lumpur, Lego Land, George Town, Penang and much more!


5). Imagine Your Korea!

Korea is in full force and set to capitalize on Filipino love for K-Pop culture!


6). Fun Taiwan

Most Filipinos travel to Taiwan these days for its yummy food, warm hospitality and Chinese heritage.


7). Dream CruiseRoyal Caribbean

One of our favorite trips of 2019 was the Genting Cruise trip, one of the best in South East Asia.

For a luxurious cruise, check out our favorite Royal Caribbean cruise destinations as well.


9). Best Instagrammable Booth

Amazing indeed! And they get the award for best booth, enticing people to visit Thailand again.


10). Guam, Where America’s Day Begins

People visit Guam because it is a jump-off point to the US and American culture. So cool to visit.


Final Thoughts

Please support our local tour operators, hotel and resorts because #ItsMoreFuninthePhilippines!

Congratulations to the PTAA team for another successful Travel Tour Expo 2020!

Live an Awesome Life,
Anton
Founder, Our Awesome Planet

Disclosure: Our Awesome Planet is an official media partner of the 27th Travel Tour Expo.  I wrote this article with my biases, opinions and insights.

P.S. For Citibank holders, you get a 1 hour opening head start and free roundtrip to Japan!