The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (PIHABF) slated on February 9-12 next year is seen to attract at least 100,000 tourists.
This was announced by Clark Development Corporation (CDC) president Felipe Antonio B. Remollo during the recent signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the state-run corporation and the PIHABF Foundation, Inc. at the CDC Corporate Headquarters here.
Remollo signed the MOA with PIHABF Foundation’s Joi Roa signaling the start of preparations for the 17th staging of the balloon fest to be held at the Philippine Air Force’s (PAF) ADAC Hangar here.
Compared to last year’s 80,000 mark, Remollo said the four-day balloon fest is expected to attract more visitors to the Freeport since it plays host to a variety of sporting activities during the weekends.
Remollo said he had tasked the CDC Tourism Promotions Office, headed by Noemi Garcia, to bring more sports activities to the Freeport.
During the weekends, Clark is a favorite venue for outdoor sports like soccer, baseball, and marathons.
Last year, the CDC marked the PIHABF celebrations by observing the “Centennial Year of airplanes in the Philippine Skies.”