eseoulpost
TourismAfrica
Fil-Am millennials visiting PH get special airfare rates, tour packages — DOT
min  |  min
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
승인 2017.07.17  
트위터 페이스북 미투데이 요즘 네이버 구글 msn
   

MANILA, July 17 -- Filipino-American (Fil-Am) millennials who wish to visit the Philippines may soon avail of special rates in airfares, accommodations, ground handling and tours, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said.
DOT Secretary Wanda Teo made this announcement during a recent briefing in the Philippine-DOT office in San Francisco, USA urging Fil-Am millennials to trace their roots.
“Go back to your roots, learn the traits of the Filipinos. Change has come to our country, to our people, and you will be proud of yourselves to be Filipinos,” Teo was quoted saying.
Teo assured that the agency will be “pulling out all the stops with balikbayan travel packages.”
“Special rates in airfares, accommodations, ground handling, and tours will be applied for these Fil-Am millennials,” she added. However, she did not mention when will the program start.
Moreover, she said the DOT will continue to tap new and emerging markets such as the Filipinos abroad who are probably now in their 30s and 40s and now part of the working-class to travel and rediscover their Filipino roots.
“We will offer them little known tourist destinations and sites, which are now among our priority growth areas for tourism development,” Teo said.
She said the DOT will “twin” them with other preferred Asian destinations like Philippines-Singapore, Philippines-Bangkok, Philippines-Hong Kong, and Philippines-Kuala Lumpur, among others.
The Secretary cited great improvement in the Philippines’ connectivity that has seen 423,540 new international air seats and 117 ports of calls from international cruise vessels in the first five months of 2017.
She, meanwhile assured Filipino expats and foreign visitors that there is now a more level playing field for growth and development despite the country’s fair share of challenges.
“I am pleased to note that the Philippine tourism industry has continued to deliver in terms of numbers, investments, and global exposure. That despite obstacles and roadblocks along the way,” Teo said.
She also gave an update on arrivals for the January to May 2017 period which has reached 2.88 million foreign arrivals or a 14.43 percent from the same period in 2016 with only 2.52 million.
This increase was driven by stronger marketing efforts abroad and from hosting high-profile, big-ticket international events in the Philippines in the last five months including the Miss Universe in January, gastronomy events Madrid Fusion Manila and World Street Food Congress, and the China-ASEAN Year of Tourism, and the UNWTO International Conference on Tourism Statistics.
“Hosting these events not only indicate a bright outlook for Philippine tourism but has also kept the country’s profile high among citizens of the world,” she said.
Teo will be meeting with several members of the mainstream Fil-Am media, potential investors, and the Filipino community. From San Francisco, she will be traveling to Los Angeles for the last leg of her two-city business mission.

< 저작권자 © eseoulpost 무단전재 및 재배포금지 >
폰트키우기 폰트줄이기 프린트하기 메일보내기 신고하기
트위터 페이스북 미투데이 요즘 네이버 구글 msn 뒤로가기 위로가기
이 기사에 대한 댓글 이야기 (0)
자동등록방지용 코드를 입력하세요!   
확인
- 200자까지 쓰실 수 있습니다. (현재 0 byte / 최대 400byte)
- 욕설등 인신공격성 글은 삭제 합니다. [운영원칙]
이 기사에 대한 댓글 이야기 (0)
Most Read
1
Russian ambassador to Korea Timonin Alexander hosts reception for Russia Day
2
PHL celebrates Independance Day in gala reception in Seoul on June 12
3
(US-NK summit) Trump-Kim deal lacks specifics, but augurs well for denuclearization: experts
4
Sharjah Media Corporation donates AED3 million to build hospital for Rohingya refugees
5
S. Korea's Moon says U.S.-N. Korea summit will write new history of peace
6
Shincheonji Volunteers step up efforts to help less fortunate people
7
"Understanding one another is needed before beginning work of peacekeeping," says Myanmar Envoy
8
Two Koreas agree to completely restore military communication lines
9
Trump, Kim sign 'comprehensive' summit deal
10
Home check-in service in Dubai launched with UAE carrier flydubai and KSA carriers Saudia and flynas
Photo News Green Biz
Earth Hour 2018: Lights out across UAE as Earth Hour is marked
Earth Hour 2018: Lights out across...
min
Suqia plays key role in enhancing UAE's global efforts to address water challenges
Suqia plays key role in enhancing ...
min
UAE Innovation Month: Innovative Initiatives by Sharjah Development Forum to Serve UAE’s Technical Sector
UAE Innovation Month: Innovative I...
min
UAE environmentalists to travel to ends of the earth to inspire change
UAE environmentalists to travel to...
min
Mohammed bin Rashid launches Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve
Mohammed bin Rashid launches Marmo...
min
Photo News Sports
UAE dominates the mat, winning 36 gold medals on day 2 of Abu Dhabi World Youth Jiu-Jitsu Championship
UAE dominates the mat, winning 36 ...
min
World Class Theme Park opens in Korea's central city of Chungju
World Class Theme Park opens in Ko...
min
Day Five of Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Festival kicks off with world’s leading professional athletes
Day Five of Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Fe...
min
S. Korea women's football coach eyes knockout berth at 2019 World Cup
S. Korea women's football coach ey...
min
UAE golf back in spotlight with Ras al-Khaimah Challenge Tour Grand Final
UAE golf back in spotlight with Ra...
min
S. Korean named new leader of East Asian football body
S. Korean named new leader of East...
min
Nahyan bin Mubarak receives female people of determination who participated in Special Olympics Regional Games in Abu Dhabi
Nahyan bin Mubarak receives female...
min
PyeongChang 2018 chief organizer says 4 things led to successful Winter Olympic, Paralympic Games
PyeongChang 2018 chief organizer s...
min
Photo News World
UAE dominates the mat, winning 36 gold medals on day 2 of Abu Dhabi World Youth Jiu-Jitsu Championship
UAE dominates the mat, winning 36 ...
min
World Class Theme Park opens in Korea's central city of Chungju
World Class Theme Park opens in Ko...
min
Day Five of Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Festival kicks off with world’s leading professional athletes
Day Five of Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Fe...
min
S. Korea women's football coach eyes knockout berth at 2019 World Cup
S. Korea women's football coach ey...
min
UAE golf back in spotlight with Ras al-Khaimah Challenge Tour Grand Final
UAE golf back in spotlight with Ra...
min
S. Korean named new leader of East Asian football body
S. Korean named new leader of East...
min
Nahyan bin Mubarak receives female people of determination who participated in Special Olympics Regional Games in Abu Dhabi
Nahyan bin Mubarak receives female...
min
PyeongChang 2018 chief organizer says 4 things led to successful Winter Olympic, Paralympic Games
PyeongChang 2018 chief organizer s...
min
Photo News Opinion
S. Korean team visits N. Korea to prepare launch of liaison office
S. Korean team visits N. Korea to ...
min
Moon to push for recovery of remains of war dead in DMZ
Moon to push for recovery of remai...
min
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte visits E-Mart
Philippine President Rodrigo Duter...
min
S. Korea depart for Austria for pre-World Cup camp
S. Korea depart for Austria for pr...
min
Police seek arrest warrants for two pro baseball players accused of sexual assaults
Police seek arrest warrants for tw...
min
Koreas agree to hold military dialogue, family reunion talks this month
Koreas agree to hold military dial...
min
Police seek arrest warrant for Korean Air chairman's wife
Police seek arrest warrant for Kor...
min
Samsung Display's workplace report contains 'key national technologies': panel
Samsung Display's workplace report...
min
Newspaper AboutNews ReportAdvertiseComplaintsPrivacy PolicyJuvenile protectionRejection of E-mail Collection
Gangnam-gu, Teheran 52 street in Tehran Bldg, 616(Yeoksam-dong)  |  Main Phone: 02) 563-0604  |  Fax: 02) 538-5665
Chairman : jeong-woo Lee  |  Advisor : byung-il Min  |  Publisher: jae-mo Kah  |  Editors: il-hong Kim
Registration Number 1928 Seoul ah  |  eseoulpost.com / eseoulpost.net / Global Korea.,Ltd
Copyright © 2011 eseoulpost. All rights reserved. mail to jaemokah@daum.com , kih10kr@empas.com/ www.globalkorea.info
arabafrica.net / UAE Interract / Emirtes News Agency(WAM)/ http://wam.org.ae / www.uaeinteract.com