PLDT lauds ‘unbreakable spirit’ of PH enterprises amid challenging times

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The COVID-19 pandemic has presented immense challenges to industries around the world. With mobility restrictions in place, business owners had to rethink their operations and adjust to navigate the uncertainties in the new normal. Although some companies were able to adapt and seamlessly shift to the new norm, the process was not easy with many struggling with financial losses and temporary business closures. A survey from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) released September last year reported that the Philippine economy experienced the worst impacts of the pandemic. The Philippines logged the highest number of business closures and layoffs among its peers in Southeast Asia. Despite that, Jovy Hernandez, ePLDT President & CEO and SVP and Head of PLDT & Smart Enterprise and International Business Groups, said that resilience is one of the core values that helped businesses conquer the challenges of the pandemic. This ‘unbreakable spirit’ of enterprises allowed them to embr

The 26th Philippine Travel Mart.


The biggest and highly awaited Philippine Travel Mart, organized by Philippine Tour Operators Association once again takes place last Sept 4 to 6, 2015 at SMX Convention Hall in Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.  With the theme “The Philippines, the Fun Capital of Asia” also open doors for tours outside of Philippines specifically ASEAN Economic Community due to its integration starting this 2015.


Hundreds of exhibitors from different Tour agencies, Hotels, Resorts, Tourism Product & Services, and Local Government Unit showcase their best in many colorful way and flavors that represent many destinations for all people who loves travelling. 

I must say it is one of the most attended so far and because of airfare promos offered by many participating airlines not only locally but globally.

Regarding the feedback, it’s a tie between Batanes and Coron that majority of visitors wants to visit, obviously the Coron tourist drowning issue didn’t affect its charm and beauty. Coron is an island Municipality in the Province of Palawan.  While Batanes found in the northernmost part of Philippine islands still a dream for everyone and was tagged as the New Zealand of Asia.


The usual programs of different schools and trivia quiz event is such a delight to watch, learning new things and finding more hidden information’s about many attraction is a sure fire knowledge blast, one part I like most is the mathematical computation for tours that was given to students as a challenge. Hourly raffles and discounts is a regular happening as well.

But one thing that disappoint some visitors who wish to avail of promo and discounted fares, is the limit set probably by participating airlines, most of it are already taken on its first day that’s why many are heartbroken on the remaining days wherein they got no avail of those promos. 






Still, it is one of the oldest and so far the most attended travel fair in the country, ill be happy again to visit this PTM in the next year to come.  Congrats again to PHILTOA. 


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