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April 1, 2016 Tourist Boards No Comments Email Email

Thinking about attending one of Tourism Philippines’ upcoming travel trade events?  In a travel industry first, Tourism Philippines will host guests from Facebook and Instagram to educate agents on the benefits of selling key destinations such as the Philippines using social media.  Hosted by Australian television presenter James Tobin from Channel 7’s Sunrise, the events will take place in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in April.


Norjamin Delos Reyes, Tourism Attaché at Philippine Department of Tourism Australia and New Zealand, said,

“We are delighted to host travel agents and key players in social media at our events.  We hope this will assist agents in utilising these effective communication tools which we all use every day.”

Paul McCrory, Head of Financial Services and Travel at Facebook Australia:

Paul McCrory leads a team at Facebook responsible for helping advertisers and agencies maximise their use of Facebook as a core marketing platform.

His work involves providing customers with tools that enable them to measure and monitor their use of Facebook to achieve business objectives.  Paul has a focus on enabling clients to scale performance marketing and achieve brand marketing objectives by partnering with Facebook.

Before joining Facebook, Paul led Experian’s Digital division in Australia.  His previous experience has provided him with key skills in data, analytics and technology across the Financial Services, Travel and Retail industries.

Tourism Philippines is also proud to announce Australian television presenter James Tobin as the MC for all three events in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.  James is currently a reporter on Sunrise, weather presenter on Weekend Sunrise and an avid world traveller.

The spots are filling up quickly, so if you haven’t secured yours register now to avoid disappointment.  Register your attendance via email at, for any one of the events in Brisbane (GOMA Roof Terrace – 18 April), Sydney (MCA Habourside Rooftop – 19 April) and Melbourne (Luminare – 21 April).  Come along to the event for your chance to be included in an upcoming ‘Mega Famil’ to experience the wondrous beauty of the Philippines.  More details on this will be released soon.

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