Attention dive enthusiasts, marine conservation advocates and those who want to learn about diving, underwater photography and other related stuffs, you might want to drop by at the 2nd Diving Resort Travel Philippines Show at Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City from Sept. 9 to 12, 2016.
Philippines has the richest marine biodiversity in the world which can be found in different parts of the country such as Anilao, Puerto Galera, Bohol, Malapascua, Moalboal, Coron, Dumaguete, Siquijor and Southern Leyte to mention a few. With that in mind, the 2nd Diving Resort Travel Philippines Show commits to strengthen the country’s position as a premier dive and business hub in Asia as well as sustain global awareness.
One of the components of the DRT is the dive exhibit which will feature the country’s top dive destinations, dive equipment, dive resorts and destinations, centers/shops, apparel as well as participating national tourism organizations (NTOs).
Learn from the series of seminars and workshops to be conducted by international dive experts covering topics such as Underwater Photography, Free and Technical Diving, Marine Life Education and Conservation, Dive Safety Education, and Marine Biodiversity in the Philippines.
The VIP presenters include international experts such as Wolfgang Dafert (Austria), Alex Stoyda (Russia), Jonatan Sanchez (Spain). Wilfried Dickes (Germany), Tim Ho, Anuar Abduilah and Patrick Ong (Malaysia), Alex Tyrell (UK), Steven Surina (France). lsabelia Mattel (ltaiy), Mike Bartick, Howard Hall, Beth Barkiage Watson and Michele Hall (USA), and Pamupong Norasethkamol, Thailand). Also contributing their rich experiences are local pros Scott “Gutsy” Tuason, lvan Manzanaree, Bo Mancao, Dennis Corpuz, Penn de los Santos, Reginald Reyes, A.G. Saño, and Dr. Amel “AA“ Yaptinchay.
About 100 buyers are expected from Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, North America, the Middle East, Australia, United Kingdom, Spain, liaiy, Scandinavia, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Russia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Turkey and Thailand. Dive familiarization tours will likewise be hosted for invited buyers. ViPs and international media in top areas such as Aniiao, Puerto Galera, Bohol, Malapascua, Moalboai, Coron, Dumaguete, Siquijor and Southern Leyte.
2nd Diving Resort Travel Philippines was organized by Hong Kong-based Lx Development Group Limited (LXDG) in cooperation of their co-organizers which includes the Department of Tourism (DOT), Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), Tourism infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TlEZA), local travel trade associations, and the sports and underwater associations of participating countries. Support organizations inctude the World Underwater Federation, scuba diving schools (CMAS, NAUi, PADl and SSi), the Divers Alert Network (DAN), sellers of scuba diving equipment, accommodation facilities and airlines.
Get a special discount on the DRT Show Philippines 2016 tickets(Php50 instead of Php200 or FREE), how?
- Register at the Expo entrance.
- Members of EZDIVE with vouchers can enter the expo for free.
- Students are FREE. Just present your student ID at the entrance.
Information on the three-day program of activities and list of speciiic topics for the event may be . viewed at the DRT websitewww.philippinesdiveexpo.com. One may also communicate directiy with Ms. Wen Sorioso of the DOT-Market Development Group in Makati City at teiephone numbers (632) 459-5200 to 30, local 520 or through e-mail: [email protected] and [email protected].com