The Dive-Market Development Group (MDG) will be organizing the first Dive Philippines Travel Mart in tandem with the Diving and Resort Travel (DRT) Show Philippines on September 8 – 10 at SM Megamall Megatrade Hall.
The Diving and Resort Travel (DRT) Show Philippines 2017 is the Philippines’ largest exhibition dedicated to showcasing the best offerings of the Philippine diving industry. The Department subsidized the first two editions of the show. Now on its third year, the DRT Show will be solely organized by its franchise owner, LX Development Group.
The show is envisioned to become the biggest dive trade show in the Philippines that will gather local dive industry stakeholders, i.e. dive resorts, dive shops, dive equipment manufacturers, dive training schools, and airlines to highlight the best of Philippine diving in one exhibition floor while providing an avenue for local dive stakeholders and international dive operators to conduct business in a formal setting.
The Department of Tourism, through the Dive-MDG, will participate in the show through the availment of a 270-sqm booth for the Philippine Pavilion which will feature the leading dive destinations of the country to be promoted by the various Regional Offices (RO) offering dive as a tourism product. The ROs are enjoined to invite accredited dive establishments operating under their respective regions to exhibit in the Philippine pavilion and participate in the Dive Travel Mart as sellers.
International dive tour operators from selected opportunity markets from Europe (Italy, Russia, France, Switzerland, Spain, Netherlands, and the Nordic Region, Middle East, and Asia (India and Thailand) will be invited to conduct business and build partnerships with local dive sellers through scheduled business-to-business (B2B) meetings and know-your-market seminars.