Although the particulars of the scheme are nonetheless being finalised, a formidable vary of prizes has been introduced

Overseas Filipinos may win a apartment and different massive prizes only for inviting a international friend to visit their homeland.

Other prizes being supplied by the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) ‘Bring Home a Friend’ programme embody a automobile, a 200,000-peso purchasing spree and round-trip worldwide flight tickets.

Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo mentioned the scheme was meant to encourage abroad Filipinos to develop into “ambassadors of goodwill” to assist promote the Philippines as a tourism vacation spot.

“I know you are all eager to do it for free,” she mentioned. “But just the same, the DOT with the private sector will be giving away incentives to those who can bring home a friend from September 1, 2017, to March, 2018.”

Mrs Teo made the announcement in a four-minute video posted on her Facebook web page. Details of the scheme are nonetheless being finalised, however it’s anticipated to be run 4 instances per 12 months.

Filipinos in Canada

Mrs Teo additionally introduced that the DOT would reopen its regional workplace in Toronto, Canada.

“This is just the beginning of a stronger tourism promotion in Canada as we prepare to reopen the DOT office in Toronto,” she mentioned.

In her Facebook web page, Mrs Teo posted photographs of herself in Toronto yesterday the place she was seen talking at metropolis corridor throughout the 19th Mabuhay Philippine Festival.

She was additionally recognised by Canada’s member of provincial parliament Han Dong on Friday for her drive to promote tourism between Ontario and the Philippines throughout the Philippine Tapestry present in Ontario.

Mrs Teo arrived in Toronto on August 23 to attend a vogue present for the Mabuhay Philippine Festival, which showcased the nation’s vibrant indigenous textiles.

To discover out extra about the Bring Home a Friend programme, abroad Filipinos are inspired to contact their native DOT officers.

WATCH: Teo interacts with Fil-Canadian neighborhood in Ontario; bares plans to reopen DOT-Toronto workplace #MabuhayPhilippinesFestival17

Posted by Department of Tourism – Philippines on Donnerstag, 24. August 2017

 

Source: philippineslifestyle

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