Published on : Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Philippines welcomed more Indian tourists. It saw an increase of 15 per cent in Indian tourist arrivals in from January through October The Indian market sojourns to be one of the important contributors and shows strong sign of increase in tourist arrivals for coming years.
The Philippines is engrossed in vigorous marketing campaigns and promoting the destination in the Indian market. The Department of Tourism, Philippines has already declared 2015 as the “Visit The Philippines Year” for a boost in tourism of the country which will feature a calendar of events and an exciting mix of activities.
Apart from all the assorted movements chartered by the Philippines Tourism Marketing Office, India, the 13th Philippine Travel Exchange (PHITEX) and Philippines India Exchange (PHILINDEX) in September 2014 were in spotlight. Also the DOT participated in Outbound Travel Mart (OTM), 2014 in Mumbai and Delhi to promote its 7,107 heavenly islands. To target Tier II and Tier III cities they are also planning to indulge in marketing activities in 2015 to attract more Indian travelers. DOT Philippines is participating in SATTE 2015 Keeping in mind to acknowledge Philippines as one the best wedding destinations, the DOT recently organized a familiarization trip for wedding planners in the year end. Philippines is becoming a destination of choice amongst the Indian couples and adventure loving people.
On 29th January 2015, Philippines Tourism Marketing Office, India is all set to host Ramon R. Jimenez JR., Tourism secretary, Philippines. The main agenda of his two-day visit is to launch ‘Visit The Philippines year 2015’ campaign in India and will address the Industry partners.