Travel

DOT Drops New Video That Highlights Real Success of Tourism: Filipinos

It's more fun in the Philippines because of Filipinos.
IMAGE DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM
Comments

This year, the Philippines is celebrating the 10th year of the Tourism Act of 2009, which is a turning point in the country’s tourism industry. The act assigns the Department of Tourism (DOT) to be the primary agency in planning and promoting the tourism industry both here and abroad.

Among the core principles enshrined in the Tourism Act is the creation of jobs for Filipinos, and the Department of Tourism perfectly captures that in a charming video.

“We always show the beautiful sights of our country, but we wanted to add another dimension by showing the lives that have changed because of tourism,” said Berna Puyat-Romulo, Secretary of the Department of Tourism. “After all, our country’s biggest assets are its people.”

International Arrivals in the Philippines Have Significantly Improved

Thanks to the DOT’s aggressive international campaigns (tagline: It’s More Fun in the Philippines), tourist arrivals in the Philippines have significantly picked up through the years. Just last month, the DOT has partnered with Jollibee, Asia’s top fast food chain, for a food tourism campaign aptly named, “Eats. More Fun in the Philippines.”

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Since 2015, the country has welcomed an increasing number of tourists from around the world, most of whom are Koreans, Chinese, Americans, and Japanese. The infographic below shows a ranking of the top 10 countries that have the highest tourist arrivals in the Philippines in the period of 2015 to 2018.

Watch the DOT's inspiring video below: 

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Comments
View More Articles About:
Recommended Videos
About The Author
Mario Alvaro Limos
Features Editor
View Other Articles From Mario
Comments
Latest Feed
 
Share
Star Trek? Django 2? Kill Bill 3? An Aussie crime thriller?
 
Share
 
Share
The sakura trees were gifts from Kochi Prefecture and the Japanese embassy.
 
Share
It's all about that rockstar feel and the attitude that comes with it.
 
Share
 
Share
You've heard of Santa Cruz Island, but it's not the only one.
 
Share
See what’s next, new, and now for men here.
 
Share
Did you also fall for one of these predictions?
 
Share
Tourists escape crater lake minutes before its eruption as seen in this gripping footage.
 
Share
The densely populated NCR is at high risk of spreading polio faster.
Load More Articles
Connect With Us