TBEX Asia Pacific 2016 opens at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) with Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Corazon Tulfo-Teo welcoming guests and participants. Presented by the DOT and the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), in coordination with NMX events, TBEX is the world’s biggest annual conference of travel bloggers and writers, content media creators and tourism industry professionals. Highlights are talks by renowned speakers including New York Times #1 international bestselling author and veteran travel journalist Patricia Schultz, host of the award-winning podcast Slice of Sci-Fi Evo Terra, and Filipino travel blogger and founder of OurAwesomePlanet.com Anton Diaz. Hosting this event, held in the Philippines for the first time, gives the country a great opportunity to showcase to the world the best of what the Philippines can offer. Also in photo are (L-R) TPB OIC Joselito Gregorio, TPB Domestic Department OIC Susan Del Mundo, TBEX CEO Rick Calvert and DOT Assistant Secretary Ricky Alegre.