With three Philippine Islands — Boracay (#1), Palawan (#2) and Cebu (#5) — ranking among the top island destinations in the world according to Conde Nast’s Traveler’s 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards, the Philippines’ island destinations and other natural attractions were featured at the Philippine booth during the New York Times Travel Show held at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Jan. 27-29, 2017.

On hand to welcome and assist visitors at the booth were the Philippine Department of Tourism in New York (PDOT-NY) led by Zeny Pallugna and the Philippine Consulate General in New York led by Consul Felipe F. Carino III.

Also addressing guest queries at the booth were officials of Philippine Airlines and travel/tour operator Zoila Mendoza.

Anchor destinations in the Philippines, as well as several diving spots, such as Palawan, Bohol and Boracay were highlighted.

In particular, many guests inquired about Palawan, which has been emerging as a popular international island resort due to its reputation as a harbor for such natural attractions as the Puerto Princesa Underground River, as well as Boracay Island.

The New York Times Travel Show is a three-day event featuring nearly 500 exhibitors representing over 150 countries.

One of the most popular attractions in New York during the winter season, the Travel Show is currently the largest travel trade and consumer show in North America counting visitors from all over the world.

The Travel Show has notably grown in attendance within the past few years, as thousands of guests flock to the Javits Center to learn more about selective global destinations, as well as new opportunities in the travel industry.

The event promotes travel to domestic and international hot spots, popular travel sites and off-the-beaten path destinations.

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