June 08, 2023

‘Bisita, Be My Guest’ Launched at Proudly Philippines: Food and Travel Fair in Vancouver

Philippine Ambassador Maria Andrelita Austria (6th from right), PDOT-San Francisco Tourism Attaché Soleil Tropicales (6th from left), and Consul Analyn Ratonel (4th from left) join MLA Mable Elmore (7th from right) and the leaders of the Filipino community during the launch of “Bisita, Be My Guest” (BBMG) program. (Photo from Vancouver PCG)

06 June 2023 – The Philippines’ Department of Tourism (DOT) – San Francisco, in coordination with the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver, launched the “Bisita Be My Guest” (BBMG) program at the Proudly Philippines: Food and Travel Fair on 03 June 2023 at the Robson Square in Downtown Vancouver.

The BBMG is a travel incentive program encouraging Overseas Filipino Workers and Filipinos with dual citizenship living in the Philippines or abroad as residents to invite their foreign relatives, friends and colleagues to visit the Philippines.  The campaign, which will end in April 2024, is led by DOT and the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW).

PDOT-San Francisco Tourism Attaché / Director Soleil Tropicales announced during the launch that registered participants, namely the sponsors (Filipinos) and invitees (foreign nationals) will be entitled to a raffle ticket and will have the chance to win special prizes.  These prizes include condominium units from Megaworld Corporation and SMDC, a house and lot from Amaia Land, and travel packages from the Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and Nay Palad in Siargao.

(Left photo) Tourism Attaché Soleil Tropicales shares with the guests the details of the Department of Tourism’s new program, the “Bisita, Be My Guest.” (Right photo) Around twenty (20) leaders of the Filipino Community in British Columbia attended the event.  (Photos from Vancouver PCG)

Leaders of various Filipino community organizations in British Columbia attended the event.  With the launch of the BBMG program, the DOT aims to increase tourism arrivals and promote the beauty of the Philippines to a wider audience.

For more information on the program and the mechanics, please visit the official BBMG website at http://bbmg.philippines.travelEND


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