Jet, Set, Go! The ‘Unstoppable’  travel event is calling

Pack your bags and dust off your wanderlust as the world of travel and adventure is roaring back to life after a long break. The wait is over as the Travel Sale Expo 2023, touted as the biggest travel event of the year, promises to unlock the wonders of the world, reignite the joy of discovery and create priceless memories.

With the theme “Travel is On and It’s Unstoppable,” this expo, spearheaded by event chair Michelle Taylan, former Philippine Travel Agencies Association president, is set to revolutionize the travel and tourism industry.

(FROM left) Ambassador Ahmed Shehabeldin, Michelle Taylan and Marissa Dimaano.

The grand launch for the press of Travel Sale Expo 2023 recently took place at the Novotel Manila Araneta City Hotel in Quezon City, setting the stage for an exceptional travel experience. Speaking at the launch, Michelle Taylan emphasized the significance of this event, not just for the Philippines but for the entire world. “The Travel Sale Expo actually aims not only to promote tourism in our country, but it is also a testament that tourism business, not only in the Philippines but the whole world, is getting stronger,” she said.

The Travel Sale Expo stands out for its wide-ranging and innovative approach. Taylan highlighted four key aspects: Inclusivity, breaking from the norm by inviting all tourism stakeholders operating in the Philippines; fresh offerings with 90 percent of exhibitors unveiling new and enticing tour packages; a series of events extending beyond a single expo in Metro Manila; and an exciting first — a cosplayer competition — injecting an added thrill to the experience.

Opening its doors to the public on 29 September and running until 1 October in SM Megamall, Travel Sale Expo 2023 offers an extensive array of travel-related products and services. From airlines, hotels, resorts, tour operators and cruise liners to travel insurance providers and accessory retailers, the event presents numerous options for travelers planning their next adventure.

During the three-day expo, lucky guests may also be able to win cash prizes and trips to domestic and foreign locations in addition to the tourism-related offerings. Freebies, gift checks, raffle prizes and on-the-spot goodies will all be given out to lucky attendees.

Furthermore, Uniqlo will launch a new collection of winter and vacation apparel that is ideal for seasoned travelers. Union Bank of the Philippines will provide financial services to exhibition attendees. The Philippine Amusement Entertainment Corporation (PAEC Global) will display its immersive attractions.

The Israel Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines will help with travel arrangements to Israel, while United Airlines will begin its nonstop service from Manila to San Francisco for individuals who have international travel on their bucket list. Local and international travelers will be encouraged to stay at the well-located hotels offered by the homegrown hotel chain Hotel 101.

The expo will also be a hub of entertainment, featuring game shows and presentations from exhibitors. Filipino-Canadian singer and actor Darren Espanto will have a special performance, promising to add a dash of star power to the event.

Organized by OneKlik Events and co-presented by Union Bank of the Philippines, in partnership with the Global Tourism Business Association, Israel Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines and Tourism Congress of the Philippines, Travel Sale Expo 2023 boasts a lineup of sponsors and media partners that further elevate the event›s significance.

Buckle up, and get ready to embark on a new era of exploration and discovery.