15 January 2024 – This year’s edition of the Caravaning, Motor, Touristik (CMT) fair, the world’s largest public fair for tourism and leisure, opened at the Messe Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg on 13 January with the Philippines as the Featured Country.
Baden-Württemberg’s Minister for Economic Affairs, Labor and Tourism Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, the Lord Mayor of Stuttgart Dr. Frank Nopper, and Messe Stuttgart President Roland Bleinroth personally visited the Philippine pavilion.
Consul General Marie Yvette Banzon Abalos took the stage to introduce the “Love the Philippines” campaign. She highlighted that the Filipino advantage is its peoples’ special ability to “soothe and fill anxious hearts weary of crises, uncertainty and worry”.
At the Philippine pavilion, fairgoers can book their favorite travel package to the Philippines, enjoy the traditional dance shows by the Sindaw Philippines Performing Arts Guild and taste Filipino food, including samples of kapeng barako and roasted pili nuts.
The Philippine booth at stand B11 in Hall 4 of Messe Stuttgart will remain open to welcome travelers looking for their next adventure until the close of the CMT fair on 21 January 2024. END