The Travel Exchange Program is a joint project of AirAsia and the Department of Tourism which aims to promote domestic tourism. Our province is expected to benefit from AirAsia Philippines’ local and international flights from Clark International Airport.

A familiarization tour at the Peninsula was held last March 12, 2018 with the objective of boosting the tourism potential of Bataan. The Department of Tourism Regions 3 and 6, together with the travel partners from Iloilo and Caticlan experienced various tourism destinations such as The Bataan Tourism Center, Sinagtala Farm Resort and Adventure Park, Vista Tala Resort and Recreational Park, Mt. Samat Shrine of Valor and Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar. The tour was made possible with the assistance and help of the Local Government Units of Orani and Pilar, DND – PVAO, and the Administration of Mt. Samat TEZ.

On March 13, 2018 business-to-business transaction was held at Midori Clark Hotel and Casino. The transaction was participated in by the Provincial Tourism Office and DOT-accredited travel agencies such as Aura Mosca Travel Co. and Zseanne Travel and Tours, with the various stakeholders such as The Plaza Hotel, The Oriental Bataan, Sinagtala Farm Resort and Adventure Park, Vista Tala Resort and Recreational Park, Camaya Coast, Las Casas de Filipinas de Acuzar and the Bataan Peninsula Tour Guides.

The objective of the Travel Exchange Program is to widen the network with the travel agencies located in Regions III and VI and partners nationwide. This is one way of letting them experience what province has to offer and later on market the tour packages.

The Travel Exchange Program was conducted to help each province promote itself as a tourist destination. It also aims to boost sales of local products such as handicrafts and delicacies. Thus, the venture has a positive ripple effect on the economy and well-being of the residents. Together, let us behold the beauty of Bataan!

“Tani makabalik kamu diri sa Bataan!”