- Encourage strong collaboration and partnership with private sector and tourism stakeholders in marketing the Philippines as a premier tourism and MICE destination;
- Provide a platform to build business, insights, network and brand for its members;
- Support DOT’s progressive accreditation scheme for tourism-related establishments; and
- Professionalize the tourism industry through improved reputation, greater customer satisfaction and effective management.
The TPB Membership Program was created to bring together various entities, groups and individuals with interest in travel trade, in a strategic partnership geared towards the goal of marketing and promoting Philippine tourism.
The Program provides a venue for the active participation of its members in TPB programs and activities. At the same time, it allows members to enjoy benefits to aid in the sustainable development of their business.
Section 58 of Republic Act No. 9593 (Tourism Act of 2009) states that “The TPB shall be open for membership to entities, groups and individuals with economic, social or cultural interest in travel trade, congresses and conventions.”
Furthermore, Rule III, Chapter IV, Section 48 of its Implementing Rules and Regulations states that: (a) “The PTPB shall be open for membership to entities, groups and individuals with economic, social or cultural interest in travel trade directly related to accommodation, transport services and tour operations, MICE and other activities related to Philippine tourism”.
The TPB Membership Program aims to: