For seven days the beauty of the provinces of Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo, and Negros Occidental will be unveiled in Iloilo City starting on October 23 2006 and ending on October 29 2006.

The objectives are to highlight, promote and showcase the diversity of tourism attractions, services and facilities of the different areas of Region VI. It is intended to be a colorful display of destination attractions – arts, crafts, cultural and historical events, shopping and investment opportunities. The celebration will also offer a forum to all stakeholders to explore, identify, resolve priorities, discuss issues and establish linkages for the development of tourism in Western Visayas.

Dubbed as the “Western Visayas Tourism Assembly”, the weeklong extravaganza will feature various interesting events:

Regional Tourism Exhibit/Fair
October 23-29, LGF, SM City

Regional Travel Exchange/Mart
So far, 32 sellers and 60 buyers from all over the country have been invited to join the Regional travel exchange/mart. TRAVEX will enable one-on-one tabletop negotiations between tourism buyers and sellers.
October 23-26, UGF, SM City

Regional Cultural Showcase
Each of the provinces in Western Visayas will sponsor a cultural day to feature cultural shows, dances and music.
October 23-29, LGF, SM City Activity Center

Regional Forum/Congress
For the first time, Secretary Durano will discuss the highlights of the Central Philippines tourism Plan.
October 25, Sarabia Manor Hotel & Convention Center

Regional Tourism Excellence Awards
October 25, Sarabia Manor Hotel & Convention Center

Regional Parade of Festivals
15 festivals from all over Western Visayas will join in the parade.
October 27, Freedom Grandstand, JM Basa to Iznart St., Iloilo City

Search for Miss WV Tourism
October 27, 3rd Floor, SM City

Regional Food Festival
October 27-28, West Carpark, SM City

See you there!