Published on : Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The Philippine Department of Tourism has shown keen interest on continuous efforts of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to promote the region as a single and unified travel destination.
“Pursuant to the ASEAN Tourism Strategic Plan (ATSP), we would like to emphasize the importance of ASEAN working assiduously to ensure that a sustainable and inclusive growth path for tourism will be achieved,” DOT Secretary Wanda Teo during the recent 20th ASEAN Tourism Forum in Singapore held Jan. 19 to 21.
She requested for the ministers’ assistance in promoting the mentioned events to their business and outbound travelers.
Teo also showed a brief video presentation of DOT’s major projects and invited her fellow ministers to very important tourism-related events that are slated in the Philippines this year.
These events include the staging of the 65th miss Universe on 30 January, the 3rd Madrid Fusion Manila on 6-8 April, and the 6th UNWTO International Conference on Tourism Statistics.
The Philippines is also host of the ASEAN @50 celebration.