Thursday, 23 March 2017

Pasay Travel City Tourism and Heritage Expo

Mayor Antonio Calixto (center) cutting the ribbon. Second from left is Pasay City Cong. Imelda Rubiano

The first Pasay Travel City Tourism and Heritage Expo, organized by the Pasay City Tourism Council, was held last March 23-26, 2017 at the Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom, Newport City, Pasay.  

This expo aims to create a network of exhibitors as partners in promoting “Pasay, the Travel City, Your Gateway to the Philippine Islands." Trade fair booths for travel agencies, food and restaurant businesses, hotels, malls and other tourism-related business establishments in Pasay were featured.

It also highlighted a photo exhibit of the nostalgic old Pasay dubbed “Travel in Time” to embrace its unique culture and history. Pasay, founded in December 2, 1863 is, at present, considered as one of the Highly Urbanized Cities in the country. 

This constantly progressing city, with its numerous modern infrastructures, has a promising future in the industry of tourism. Known as the "Travel City," it is the country's center of transportation, having four airports that are gateways to the Philippine islands and the major parts of the world. Its 420,000 population also doubles up during busy hours when the MRT, LRT and bus stations start ferrying the commuting public.

Pasay is equipped to welcome its visitors, with world-class hotels, entertainment venues, convention halls, one of Asia’s largest malls, restaurants that are famous in serving buffets, and seafood markets for food lovers. 

And now the city is offering modern metro resort living through its high-rise condominiums with views of Manila Bay.  

This event coincided with the 16th National Convention of Lawyers of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, with an estimated attendance of around 2,000 lawyers from all over the country with no less than Pres. Rodrigo RoaDuterte, Vice-President Leni Robredo, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Pasay City Cong. Imelda Rubiano and City Mayor Antonino Calixto as guests of honor.