Who Can Participate?

A. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS


Asia & the Pacific ASEAN Europe North America Australia & Oceania South Asia
China
Hong Kong
Japan
South Korea
Taiwan
Malaysia
Singapore
Germany
United Kingdom
United States of America

Canada

Australia
New Zealand
India

Participation of Buyers is by invitation only.

Philippine Travel Exchange (PHITEX) 2024 is open to Buyers who:

  1. Are selling Asia but not the Philippines;
  2. Are not selling the Philippines, but would like to expand and include the Philippines in their programs;
  3. Are already selling the Philippines, and still want to enhance their tour programs;
  4. Would like to renew their businesses with their Philippine counterparts; and
  5. Are potential buyers for the Incentive Travel Program;
  6. Qualified buyers’ position/designation should be equivalent to a Manager/Assistant Director, or higher.
  7. Priority is given to first-time Buyers and Buyers who have physically participated in PHITEX only once in the last four (4) years.

 

  1. Participation in PHITEX is open to qualified Buyers. Buyers are pre-qualified to ensure they meet the selection criteria.
  2. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis subject to the guidelines set by the Buyers Screening Committee.
  3. Registration is free for Buyers. Kindly accomplish the online pre-registration form through this link: PHITEX 2024 Buyer Pre-registration Form
  4. Confirmed participants will receive an email from the PHITEX 2024 Buyers’ Committee.
  5. Participation to the PHITEX 2024 is exclusive only for approved hosted Buyers. Accompanying persons are not allowed. Should there be an accompanying person, he/she will be escorted out of the B2B premises and will be grounds for disqualification in the succeeding PHITEX.
  6. Buyers will have the first opportunity to select their preferred Sellers, after which Sellers will choose their preferred Buyers.
  7. Buyers will have 44 official appointments for the two-day business sessions wherein there will be 20 meetings for Day 1 and 24 meetings for Day 2. Additional appointments are allowed during the B2B proper as long as there are available sellers.
  8. The B2B pre-arranged meetings are set at fifteen (15) minutes each. Participants will be notified three (3) minutes before the end of the meeting to wrap up the discussion and proceed to the next meeting.
  9. The program of activities will be accessible on the PHITEX website which is being updated regularly. Kindly refer to the PHITEX 2024 Program Schedule for more details.
  10. Bulletins will be sent via email from time to time to keep the participants updated on event details.
  11. Non-submission of post-event evaluation forms will be a basis for non- reimbursement of air tickets.

B. PHILIPPINE SELLERS

  • Travel agencies/tour operators
  • Accommodations
  • MICE operators
  • Health and wellness
  • Adventure sports providers
  • Travel trade associations
  • Tourist Transportation
  • Others (i.e. theme parks, attractions, museums)

  1. Participation Fees:
    STATUS FULL REGISTRATION
    PRINCIPAL DELEGATE Php 20,000.00
    CO-DELEGATE Php 10,000.00

    The registration fee for each delegate must be paid upon confirmation of participation by the PHITEX 2023 Sellers Committee on or the said deadline.

    Payment can be made through any of the following options:

    1. TPB Cash Office: 4th Floor Legaspi Towers 300, Roxas Boulevard, Metro Manila
    2. Deposit directly to Land Bank of the Philippines with the following details:
      • Account Name: Tourism Promotions Board
      • Account Number: Philippine Peso Account No. 1772-1034-13
      • Address: Century Park Hotel (Harrison Plaza) Branch G/F Century Park Tower, P. Ocampo cor. Adriatico Street, Malate, Manila
    3. A copy of the proof of payment should be emailed to the Sellers Committee at [email protected].
  2. Cancellation Policy:
    1. TPB reserves the right to withhold 50% of the Participation Fee if cancellation is made on or before the set deadline.
    2. Cancellation made beyond the set deadline gives TPB the right to withhold 100% payment of the participation fee and will be considered as no show which will affect future participation in TPB events.

  1. Sellers’ delegate kit which includes:
    1. Access Badge for the event per seller delegate;
    2. Digital Directory of International Buyers and Philippine Sellers; and
    3. Business Appointment Schedule.
  2. Attendance to official functions (PEP Talk, Welcome Dinner and Networking Cocktails)
  3. Other marketing efforts that will provide the private sector participants optimal advantage and benefit.

Note: Travel Expenses (such as but not limited to airfare, land transfers and accommodation) are not included in the participation fees. These shall be on pax accounts.

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