Published on : Monday, September 25, 2017
There are many small billboards of “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” which will be mounted on the back of the ubiquitous tuk-tuk or remork in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.
The Philippines’ Ambassador to Cambodia, H.E. Christopher B. Montero, and Ministry of Tourism’s Director of Marketing and Promotion Department, Mr. Lor Thoura, has officially launched the Philippines Tuk-Tuk/Remork Tourism Campaign at the courtyard of the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Phnom Penh.
H.E. Ambassador Montero said that the tuk-tuk or remork was chosen as the physical and literal vehicle of the campaign because it is most omnipresent form of transport in the city, they want to communicate to everyone that the Philippines welcomes all Cambodians and expats into our country.
H.E Ambassador Montero also said that the tourism promotion project launched in Phnom Penh forms part of the Embassy’s series of activities to remember the 60th anniversary of the founding of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Cambodia.
It was in the year 2000, when the Philippines and Cambodia signed an agreement to work towards mutual cooperation in promoting tourism and generating the revenues in travel and tourism business.
In 2016, during the state visit of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to Cambodia, these two countries agreed on an implementation programme for tourism cooperation from 2016 to 2020.
Assisting H.E Ambassador Montero officially launched the remork tourism campaign.
In connection with this tourism campaign, which will run for three months (14 September until 14 November), the Philippine Embassy will host a photo competition for the general public in order to promote the street life.