The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines will be participating in this year’s Asia Diving Expo (ADEX) 2023, to be held at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore from March 31 to April 2.
ADEX is the longest-running consumer dive and trade show in Asia, bringing together diver enthusiasts, industry professionals and marine conservationists from around the world. This year’s event is expected to draw close to 30,000 attendees.
The three-day trade event will feature a range of activities, including diving and underwater photography exhibitions, and a range of talks about the latest conservation efforts and initiatives of the tourism boards across the world on protecting the oceans and marine life.
There will also be networking opportunities with fellow divers and industry professionals, with opportunities to learn about the different dive operators and dive tourism packages and services as well as the latest diving equipment, gear and technology.
The TPB’s participation in ADEX this year sees its biggest contingent ever with 21 participants from the dive industry and airlines, as it seeks to further drive more tourists and investments to the country’s dive industry, and create additional collaborative developmental and promotional opportunities with dive communities and stakeholders.
TPB chief operating officer, Maria Margarita Montemayor Nograles, remarked that the Philippines is a “must-visit destination for any diver or traveller looking for an amazing, educational and unforgettable experience”.
“For our island based and archipelagic economy, pursuing sustainable tourism is the way for safeguarding our resources, and our means of livelihood. That is why we at the Tourism Promotions Board Philippines ensure that conservation and sustainable development are incorporated into every tourism activity that we craft,” she added.