Transport show in Manila to focus on energy efficiency and ecotourism

By Alexander Villafania

QUEZON CITY, METRO MANILA - As part of an ongoing effort to support the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2012, the Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP) Lakbay, Inc. will organize the first Asia Pacific Tourism and Mobility Conference and Exhibit.

With the theme “Saving Lives, Costs, Planet” the event will highlight eco-tourism and energy efficiency in the transport business.

The event, which would be held from November 28 to 30, 2013 at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center, is expected to be attended by professionals in the motor sports and tourism industries from different countries in the Asia Pacific. Topics vary from technologies in fuel efficiency, road safety, to environment-friendly practices.

She said that stakeholders from the Asian region are expected to share their experiences regarding their own programs for the transport and motoring industries, tourism, and environment.

In a statement Dr. AAP Lakbay President Mina Gabor said the event should help the motoring public and those in the transport industry and environment protection institutions to achieve their goals of improving their respective industries. In particular, road safety is a key element in the program especially as more people continue to suffer from road accidents every year.

Citing the goals of the UN Decade of Action, Gabor said that they aim to save up to five million lives and prevent 50 million injuries over the next 20 years. These would be through the implementation of effective road safety measures.

Gabor added that the conference would help build more partnerships between local and national government agencies, as well as the private sector in maintaining the transport, tourism, and environment sectors.

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