Ambassadors’ Tour to focus on PH ‘emerging tourist destinations’
WASHINGTON, DC — Emerging tourist destinations will be the focus of the 11th Ambassadors’ Tour, announced the Philippine Embassy here and the Philippine Department of Tourism office in New York in a presentation on the on May 15 at the Embassy’s Romulo Hall.
The tour will give tourists the opportunity to visit Davao, “an exciting, emerging tourism destination in the Philippines and other emerging destinations Cagayan De Oro-Camiguin and Dumaguete-Siquijor, within an affordable package that also includes Manila, the capital city of fun,” said Zeny Pallugna, officer-in-charge of PDOT-NY.
She urged audience members to participate in the tour and take a more active role in promoting Philippine tourism. “If you visit the Philippines, or get even just one person to visit, that will create employment for one Filipino,” Pallugna told the audience.
Patrick Chuasoto, chargé d’affaires ad interim of the Embassy also explained: “This year, the tour for FilipinoAmericans has been re-branded to shift the focus to the participants who are envisioned to become ‘Philippine Ambassadors in their own right’ after spending their summer holiday in the Philippines.” The Ambassador’s Tour offers VIP treatment, guided tours, and world-class accommodations, he added.
The 11th Ambassadors’ Tour will be held on 11-16 July 2017. It is a joint project of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Tourism and Tourism Promotions Board, the Philippine Foreign Service Posts in the United States, and Rajah Tours.
Registration remains open until 30 May 2017. Interested parties may contact the Philippine Embassy at [email protected] or PDOT-NY at [email protected] to get more information about the itinerary, rates and registration procedures.