The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) hyped tennis fans from all over the world as they boosted sports tourism in the Philippines with the International Premier Tennis league (IPTL). IPTL is the first city-based professional league in the world and one of the most anticipated events of tennis enthusiasts all over the globe. It brought together current champions, tennis legends, upcoming talents and top-ranking tennis stars to compete in intense and never-before-seen matches.
In line with TPB’s Visit the Philippines Year (VPY) 2015, the IPTL attracted sports enthusiasts and athletes from around the world and increased tourist arrivals in the country. Next year, the Philippines is also expected to host major international sporting events as part of TPB’s Visit the Philippines Again (VPA) 2016 campaign with the Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship, Asia-Pacific Taekwondo Invitational Championships, Asian Rugby Championships, Le Tour de Filipinas, and Asian Masters Fencing Championship. Photo shows top tennis player Rafael Nadal.