It started way back in 1994, three years after the devastating effects of the G.Mount Pinatubo eruption. Tourism Secretary Mina Gabor together with Korean businessman and hot-air balloon pilot, Mr. Sung Kee Paik, and British Airways General Manager, Mr. John Emery, and the German aviation enthusiast Max Motschmann engineered the Philippine International hot air balloon festival to help jumpstart the local economy and spirit of the Central Luzon region with the commitment of developing hot air ballooning as an aviation sport in the country and making the Philippines one of the leading sports aviation and travel destinations in the Asia Pacific region.
To this day an estimated 60,000 visitors locally and from around the world come in to see this event.
I really wanna go to this Event. And Hopefully
this year next year I will.