If there's one thing we miss, it's car shows. While countries abroad have been enjoying the return of motoring events and car shows, the same can't be said for the Philippines. However, that will all change next month.
From November 11 to 14, the first Philippine motoring event since the pandemic began will take place. Best of all, it will be a three-in-one show – the Trans Sport Show, the Manila Auto Salon, and the Sport Truck Show.
For those familiar with local motoring events, the Trans Sport Show is usually held separate from the Manila Auto Salon and Sport Truck Show. Typically, the former is held sometime in April or May, while the latter two are combined into one event held towards the end of the year.
Don't expect the 2021 TSS, MAS, and STS to be the same as before, though. This year's show will be very different from the ones we've been to before. For starters, Tradeshow International Inc., the organizers of TSS and MAS, will be offering prepaid and dated tickets with contact tracing information. There will also be wider visitor aisles to comply with current IATF regulations on social distancing. The number of people allowed inside the venue will be controlled as well.
Visitors will also have more restricted movement. They will no longer be allowed access to car displays for safety purposes. Meanwhile, there will be wider display areas to prevent crowding. As with the new normal, face mask and face shields will be required for all visitors. Unlike before, the show will close earlier as well.
Excited for the 2021 TSS, MAS, and STS events held all at once? We are. It's the first motoring event to be held more than a year after the quarantine measures were put in place.
The event will run from November 11 to 14, 2021, and is open to the public from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. It will be held at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.