Philippine travel industry pioneer honoured

Banatin (middle) receives the award from Moeschler (left) and Philippine tourism undersecretary’s Danilo Intong

Mamerth Banatin, founder, president and CEO of Adam’s Express Travel in the Philippines, was recently presented with the lifetime achievement award by European wholesaler Miki Travel.

Lauding the veteran’s contributions and accomplishments, Miki Travel’s CEO Asia division Olivier Moeschler said Banatin has in 33 years steered Adam’s Express to become one of the Philippines’ biggest travel agencies and one of the top producers to Europe.

Banatin had pioneered pilgrimage tours to destinations ranging from the Holy Land and Lourdes to Fatima and Eastern Europe. He also introduced a wide range of exotic destinations to Philippine travellers, including Bhutan, Kazakstan and Uzbekistan.

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