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Published on : Friday, December 11, 2015
Following the success of the Visit the Philippines Year (VPY) 2015 campaign, the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) have launched yet another exciting campaign that will not only attract more foreign visitors to the country but will also make them want to visit the country all over again with Visit the Philippines Again (VPA) 2016.
VPA 2016 is a retail based campaign to drive urgency and excitement among foreign travelers to visit the Philippines and return in 2016 for more fun, friendship, feel-good adventures, and fabulous memories to cherish. Offering more fun that keeps foreign travellers coming back for more, returning visitors will also be given exclusive travel deals and special incentives. They can avail of special discounts on flights, hotel accommodations and tour packages after simply presenting proof of previous visits.
Bigger, greater and more exciting events and destinations that highlight the beauty of the Philippine islands and the warmth of their people also await foreign visitors. Many rip-roaring, top-notch events will also make their stay in the country worthwhile and productive, including the Asian Tourism Forum 2016 and Routes Asia 2016 for jetsetters and business people. Madrid Fusion Manila 2016 for foodies, 2016 Ironman 70, the Asia-Pacific Championship for the sports and outdoor enthusiast, and the MTV Music Evolution 2016 for music and concert lovers, just to name a few. VPA 2016’s bigger and better attractions will provide unending reasons for visitors to return to the country and another bright year for the tourism sector.
SanJeet, Tourism Attaché, Philippines Tourism Marketing Office, India said, “Tourists will once again behold the beauty of the Philippines and experience a year of even bigger and more thrilling events and attractions with the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) and the Tourism Promotions Board’s (TPB) campaign. The Indian market has continued to be one of the important contributors of international visitors to the Philippines. India has jumped up to the twelfth position for tourist arrivals in the Philippines till September this year, with over 22.40 per cent more Indians choosing the country as their preferred travel destination. The month of February in 2015 showed the impressive growth of arrivals of almost 40 percent.”
Visit the Philippines Again (VPA) 2016 gains support from the country’s private sector as they offer perks and privileges to returning visitors. VPA 2016 will surely attract more foreigners to the Philippines and make them want to visit the country all over again.”
With all these new fantastic offerings, it will be another bright year for the tourism sector. DOT and TPB intend to remain aggressive and competitive in getting its share of the tourist market next year. They are confident that more foreign travelers will choose to visit the Philippines over any other destinations and more will be delighted to return to the country in 2016. With the continued support of different private organisations, individuals, and of the government sector, VPA 2016 will prove to be more successful.