James Hardie Philippines, makers and distributors of HadieFlex prefabricated home building materials, recently entrusted FETA with the incentive trip to Japan for its top sales representatives and distributors. The annual incentive trip of the company was held from Sep 04-08 and the group visited several tourist attractions in the southern Kansai region of Japan including must-see sights in Kyoto and Osaka. The Travel arrangements done by FETA for the incentive trip included Air Passage, Accommodations, Tours, Meals and Transfers.
FETA was, once again, invited and participated in the annual Visit Japan Travel Mart ( VJTM ) trade show and convention 2016 edition held last Sep 21-23 in Tokyo, Japan.
VJTM is the largest and most important trade show of Japan travel products and services hosted every year by the Japan National Tourism Organization ( JNTO ). This is the third straight year that FETA was invited and participated as a Buyer in VJTM. As a Buyer, FETA was able to meet and establish business relationships with hotels and resorts, tour operators, land transportation service providers, theme parks, local tourism boards and other travel services providers of Japan.
FETA’s General Manager, Mr Oliver Sison, was the company’s representative at VJTM 2016. Mr Sison comments on FETA’s participation: It is, indeed, a great honour and opportunity for FETA to be invited and participate in VJTM for the third straight year. Japan is a very in-demand destination but the fact is that it’s a very complicated destination with many nuances which make it very difficult to put together products and services which can be marketed and sold. The business relationships that FETA formed in VJTM enhances our ability to put together quality and affordable Japan travel products and services which we can offer in the Philippine market.
FETA participated in the Visit Japan Travel Mart ( VJTM ) 2015 held last Sep 23 to 25 in Tokyo, Japan. FETA’s Product Management & Marketing Head, Ms Nikki Clemente, was the FETA representative at the convention.
VJTM is the Japan travel industry’s largest and most
important trade convention wherein selected industry buyers from all over the world meet and make deals with various Japanese travel products and services suppliers. This is FETA’s second time to be invited as a Buyer at VJTM.
“Like our VJTM participation last year, this VJTM was very good for FETA to meet various Japanese travel service providers. We can enhance the Japan products that we are selling and start to offer new and better ones to all our customers who wish to visit Japan for business or leisure”, remarked Ms Clemente.
In the annual Philippine Airlines Awards Night held last Oct 02 at the Century Park Hotel in Manila, FETA received a Special PAL Award in recognition of its sales volumes for Philippine Airlines in Y2014. The award is FETA’s first citation from Philippine Airlines after more than 25 years; the last time FETA was recognized for its Philippine Airlines production was under the old ownership and management of the company in the late 1980s.
Mr Oliver Sison, General Manager, and Ms Vanessa Gile, Retailers & Consumers Business Head, received the award for the company. Says Mr Sison: “Although this award from PAL is just the entry level award for sales production recognition, it is very meaningful and emotional for us because the last time FETA was awarded by Philippine Airlines for its sales production was in the late 1980s under the old ownership and management. This will truly inspire us to do better and reach even higher”.
Earlier this year, FETA also received the Bronze Eagle award from Cebu Pacific for its Y2014 sales volumes for
FETA won the 2014 Best Travel Agency for Korea, Bronze award. The Korea Tourism Organization Manila office gave the award to FETA in recognition of the company’s contributions in sending visitors to Korea and promoting Korea as a destination for Filipino travellers in the past year. The award was given in a ceremony held lastDec 16, 2014.
“We are very honored by this award, our second from KTO Manila, in recognition of our efforts to sell Korea as destination for Filipino travellers. Korea is a destination that occupies a special place in our hearts and this award motivates us to work even harder to bring more visitors to that wonderful country”, say Ms. Nikki Clemente, FETA Product Management & Marketing head. MsRowieAmodia, FETA Corporate FIT & Groups Business head received the award for FETA during the awarding ceremony.
FETA successfully staged the first ever Media Tour for Students in Hong Kong last Nov 11-14 in cooperation with the prestigious Asian Congress for Media and Communication ( ACMC ).
“ Tours and field trips, within the Philippines or outside, have become an integral part of learning for our college students. However, up until now, this practice has been limited to students of Tourism, HRM and a handful of disciplines. This is the first time that a tour for students of Mass Communication was conducted and we have proven that it is feasible and worthwhile for the students” says FETA’s head for Corporate FIT & Groups, Ms. Rowie Amodia.
The 4-day tour took students to different media establishments in Hong Kong and provided interaction with media practitioners in the city. The highlight was a visit to the Asia Pacific office of global news channel CNN International. Forty ( 40 ) students from Trinity University and West Visayas University in Iloilo formed the pioneer tour group. FETA’s partner in this pioneering Students’ Media Tour is the Asian Congress for Media and Communication ( ACMC ), a prestigious Asia Pacific-wide organization of Media and Mass Communications educators and practitioners.
Far Eastern Travel Agency ( FETA )’s Go Travel Unlimited ( GTU ) business unit exhibited at the NorthPhil Expo 2014 held last Nov 14-16 at SM City Clark Pampanga.
The Northern Philippines Expo, or NorthPhil Expo for short, is a travel fair hosted by the Department of Tourism ( DOT ) offices in the North Luzon region to promote both Domestic and International-Outbound tourism to the consumer market in these regions. GTU had a booth at this year’s NorthPhil Expo for the first time where we sold both Domestic and International-Outbound packages and airfare deals. Prior to this participation, GTU also joined the PTAA Travel and Tour Expo in February and the Travel Madness exhibition in July.
FETA exhibited and participated in the Korea Tourism Organization ( KTO ) K-Festival held last Sep 19-21 at the Glorietta mall in Makati.
K-Festival is the annual consumer fair staged by KTO to showcase Korea as a leisure destination and encourage tourism to that country. Only on its second year, K-Festival has already gained a reputation as the premier event to go to when one is looking for travel packages, airfare deals, tours to Korea. Performances from “Sachoom” – a popular dance group in Korea, a taekwondo demonstration, wearing of traditional Korean costumes, playing of native Korean games and other activities spiced up the 3-day event which drew sizeable crowds for each day.
Being one of the affiliated Partner Travel Agencies of KTO, FETA was invited to have a booth at K-Festival where it promoted and offered to visitors of the event its different travel packages to Korea.
FETA participated in the Visit Japan Travel Mart 2014 held last Sep 24-26 in Tokyo, Japan.
Visit Japan Travel Mart ( 2014 ) is the largest trade show of Japan travel products and services hosted every year by the Japan National Tourism Organization ( JNTO ). This year’s staging of VJTM was held at the sprawling Big Sight convention center in Tokyo. For the first time since gaining affiliation with JNTO, FETA was invited to participate as a Buyer. As a Buyer, FETA was able to meet and establish business relationships with hotels and resorts, tour operators, land transportation providers, theme parks, local tourism boards and other travel services providers of Japan.
FETA’s General Manager, Mr Oliver Sison, was the company’s representative at VJTM 2014. Mr Sison comments on FETA’s participation: “It is indeed a great honor and opportunity for FETA to be invited and actually participate in VJTM. Many travel services providers want to participate but only very few are chosen to do so. Japan is a very attractive and always-in-demand destination to sell but the fact is that it’s a complicated destination with many nuances which make it very difficult to put together products and services which can be marketed and sold. The business relationships we have formed at VJTM and the knowledge we gained will enable FETA to do just that – put together quality Japan travel products and services which we can offer to our customers and to the Philippine market”.
FETA recently won accreditation as a Travel Services Provider for HR Mall and Trinity University of Asia.
HR Mall is the Business Process Outsourcing ( BPO ) company of the Ayala Group under the Ayala Corporation focused on providing Human Resource related services – including outsourced payroll – to clients primarily in the Asia Pacific region.
Trinity University of Asia (formerly Trinity College of Quezon City), also known as TUA, is a non-sectarian private university located in Quezon City, Philippines. Originally established in 1963 as an elementary, high school and collegiate educational institution, then-TCQC acquired university status on July 18, 2006.
As an accredited Travel Service Provider, FETA services the official travel needs of HR Mall and TUA. These include the regular travel of employees and travel of their large groups. “We are absolutely ecstatic about winning accreditation with HR Mall and Trinity University. More than the additional business these 2 accounts will bring into the company, passing the rigid accreditation process and requirements of both validates FETA’s professionalism and capability to service large and prestigious accounts such as HR Mall and Trinity University”, says head of the Corporate FIT & Groups business unit Rowie Amodia.
FETA handled the Immersion Trip of the De La Salle University-College of St Benilde’s School of Design and Arts Architecture Program to Iloilo City and Guimaras last Jul 24 to Jul 27. 102 students and accompanying faculty went on an architecture-focused tour of Iloilo City and Guimaras island, visiting several landmarks and historical buildings.
FETA’s Corporate FIT & Groups team took care of all the arranging and coordinating for all the components of the said trip including Air Passage, Accommodations, Travel Insurance, the Specially-Customized Tour and other related services.