Travel discounts in Bacolod during 9th Travelxchange

Travel discounts, hotel discounts, fun and surprises were enjoyed by Bacolodnons during the three-day 9th TravelXchange held in SM Bacolod last October 23-25, 2015.

The travel show kicked-off with a remarkable Opening Program graced by important government and tourism officials, as well as officers from the private sectors last Friday. It was formally opened by Mayor MonicoPuentevella alongside Department of Tourism Western Visayas Regional Director Atty. Helen Catalbas. Also present in the opening ceremony were Charles Lim, TravelXchange Founder, Roxanne Gochuico, Cebu Pacific Air Promotions Specialist, Arthur Malatag, Pagcor Bacolod Branch Manager, Merlinda Adante, Enchanted Kingdom Head of Sales Division and Miguel Nacionales, L’Fisher Hotel Events and Marketing Coordinator.

Mayor Monico Puentevella, alongside Pagcor Bacolod Branch Manager Arthur Malatag during the opening ceremony.

According to its Charter, Pagcor is given a three-pronged mandate wherein one of which is to help promote the Philippine tourism industry. Thus, it’s all-out support for the 9th TravelXchange in Western Visayas.

Pagcor featured mock-up table games throughout the 3-day travel expo wherein they gave mall-goers the chance to play different casino games inside SM City Bacolod. 

The Pagcor booth also exhibited some of the company’s advocacy tarps that are geared towards their support for education, especially in providing armchairs and school desks in public schools across the country. 

The second day highlighted activities that were geared towards the promotion of the tourism industry, especially that of the province of Negros Occidental. The activities were Travel & Shop Fun Challenge and TravelXchange Young Ambassador, wherein the latter was participated by tourism and hospitality management students from Bacolod. This search, now on its second year, aims to find the right ambassador or ambassadress to help promote and immerse with the province to boost its tourism potentials.

Mayor Puentevella visiting the PAGCOR booth, saying hello to the gamers

The winner of the search was Rizelle Jay Alburo, a tourism management major from La Consolacion College Bacolod. Coming in at 2nd place was Micah Angela Lopez and Quett Cuenca at 3rd place both from Colegio San Augustin- Bacolod.

The 9th TravelXchange is presented by the Department of Tourism Western Visayas, the City of Bacolod, Kasadya Bacolod Development Foundation, and the Province of Negros Occidental. Sponsors of this event are Cebu Pacific Air, Enchanted Kingdom, Citibank, Pagcor, and L’Fisher Hotel.

TravelXchange is held yearly with Panay News, Daily Watchmen, Daily Guardian and Island Living Channel as media partners.

Those interested in joining the next Travelxchange may call Yna de Rasario at +639228210348 or email 

(PR source: Selrahco Management - event manager, destination branding and marketing company)


October 19, 2015 Post

Travel discounts in Bacolod during 
9th Travelxchange 

Enjoy travel discounts, hotel discounts, fun and surprises at the three-day 9th TravelXchange to be held in SM Bacolod on October 23-25, 2015.

This travel fair is co-presented by the Department of Tourism Region 6, the City of Bacolod, the Province of Negros Occidental, the Kasadya Bacolod Development Foundation and SM City Bacolod. 

It will also feature the search for the TravelXchange Young Ambassador, a student who will help in the city and province's tourism initiatives.

Participating in the travel expo are Cebu Pacific, Enchanted Kingdom, Citibank, Summit Hotels, go Hotels, Department of Tourism Region 9, Marco Polo Hotel Davao, getgo, Travel Club, Asia Travel Inc, PAGCOR, i.Explorer, Sledgers, EZ Check In, Primer Group, L'Fisher Hotel, Cathay Pacific, and the tourism offices of the city and province among others.

Apart from the travel discounts and hotel discounts, fun games and amazing travel and shop challenges will also be held with valuable prizes to be won. Guests visiting all the exhibition booths will be given a surprise gift.

A special half-day product update for invited travel industry stakeholders will be hosted by Selrahco Management and SMX Convention Center on October 23. Those interested may call Yna de Rasario at +639228210348 or  email 

Following this presentation, Governor Alfredo Maranon Jr,  Mayor Monico Puentevella, Rhoderick Samonte of the Kasadya Bacolod Development Foundation, Inc and DOT Region 6 Director Atty Helen Catalbas have been invited to declare the exhibition open at 5 pm at the SM Atrium.

TravelXchange is held yearly with Panay News, Daily Watchmen, Daily Guardian and Island Living Channel as media partners. 

If you will be in Bacolod and on the lookout for travel discounts and hotel discounts, visit the 9th Travelxchange in SM Bacolod./Selrahco Management and Consultancy Services


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