The Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) is an organization born out of a union of the national associations of outbound travel agencies and inbound tour operators in 1979. It was founded to foster unity in the travel industry and to promote the welfare of its members and the traveling public. PTAA is a strong force that plays a vital role both in the national and international scenes.
PTAA with more than 500 members, is the most prestigious Association in the country widely recognized by international airlines, hotels, resorts, insurance, and cruise companies, works closely with government agencies, namely the Department of Tourism, Department of Foreign Affairs, Tourism Promotion Board, Bureau of Immigration, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, National Census and Statistics Office and various embassies and consulates.
The set-up of the whole organization includes the General Membership, the Board of Trustees, committees and the Secretariat.
The General Membership is composed of Regular, Allied, Associate, Affiliate and Allied International members admitted to the membership by the Board of Trustees.
The Board of Trustees serves as the governing body of the Association and is composed of Eleven (11) trustees, duly elected by the regular members of the Association during Elections held within any working day in November. The immediate Past President sits on the board as an ex-officio member but without the right to vote. The Board meets regularly every 1st Thursday of the month.
The Board of Trustees has ten (10) working committees grouped under the Office of the President, the Executive Vice President, the Vice President for Outbound and Vice President for Inbound. These groups and committees are so organized to assist in the formulation and implementation of policies, plans and programs.
On the other hand, the Secretariat, which was institutionalized in 1985, is considered the nerve center of all association affairs. It is the administrative, information and service center of the whole association.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES