The NLEX-SCTEX Tourism and Travel Fair just celebrated its 11th year with the tagline “Tara Na Sa Norte” at its new venue in the expanded wing of Festival Mall, Alabang, Muntinlupa.
The opening ceremony of the fair was headed by Tourism Undersecretary Arturo P. Boncato Jr., House Committee on Tourism Chairperson and Laguna 3rd District Representative Marisol Aragones-Sampelo, Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee OIC Jojit Alcazar, Festival Mall Senior Vice President Jovita R. Polloso, NLEX Corporation President and General Manager J. Luigi L. Bautista, and NLEX Corporation Senior Vice President Romulo S. Quimbo Jr.
In this tourism and travel fair, travel enthusiasts enjoyed regional food products and crafts from the North. It also featured special tour packages for different popular destinations, such as Subic, Baler, Baguio, The Cordilleras, Cagayan Valley, and more.
I came across the Zoomanity Group booth, where they offered a 50% off discount on all Zoomanity Parks. That includes the Zoobic Safari with tram ride where you can get an upclose encounter with the tigers in Subic.
The popular Okey na Okoy stall, which annually draws attention and creates long lines, was also part of the fair. Their delicious and crispy Okey na Okoy made of squash for only 40 pesos is definitely a must-try!
Great deals for bus lines like Victory Liner
But more than treats and crafts, this tour mainly showcases the potentials of tourist sites in Central and North Luzon, especially now that the region prepares for the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in November.
If you’re planning a trip to North Luzon soon, the “Tara Na Sa Norte” NLEX-SCTEX Tourism and Travel Fair is a great place to score discounts on tour packages and accommodations. Watch out for its return next year!