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Domestic Travel Welcome-Back: DOT and TPB release commercial “It’s More Fun with You” and Viber Stickers “Have a Safe Trip, Pinas!




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On Saturday (October 23), the Philippines’ Department of Tourism (DOT) and Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) presented a new video to welcome domestic travellers back to the country’s tourist attractions. The video “It’s More Fun with You” is part of the department’s “Have A Safe Trip, Pinas” domestic tourism promotion. It was unveiled at Fort Santiago in Intramuros in a mixed virtual format.

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Photo courtesy: Department of Tourism – Philippines

The film uses Rivermaya’s hit track “Hinahanap-Hanap Kita,” released in 1997, to depict the desire and joy of local tourist locations to welcome their visitors. Tuna, a surfing dog, can’t hide his delight as he holds a friend back to the beach after a lengthy absence.

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Photo courtesy: Department of Tourism – Philippines | Secretary Puyat together with her six-year-old pug, Biggie

This domestic tourism welcome-back campaign’s central message, It’s More Fun with You, invites Filipinos to travel and explore the nation again after a long absence due to pandemic-related travel restrictions. The program also supports tourism industry rehabilitation strategies and efforts.

“Our most recent advertisement emphasizes the delight of reconciling with loved ones and going with them to their favourite areas or new places where new memories can be built. “It’s more fun in the Philippines, and it’ll be even more enjoyable with you,” said Department of Transportation Secretary Berna Romulo – Puyat. Atty. Guiller B. Asido, Intramuros Administration Administrator; Anthonette C. Velasco,

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Photo courtesy: Department of Tourism – Philippines | TPB COO Maria Anthonette C. Velasco-Allones welcomes the guests at the launch of “It’s More Fun with You”

TPB Chief Operating Officer Allones; DOT Assistant Secretary Howard Lance A. Uyking; and numerous media partners.

The DOT and TPB also released “Have a Safe Trip, Pinas” stickers, which can be downloaded specifically for this campaign on Viber (). The first of two groups of stickers is to remind the general population and travellers of essential health and safety precautions. The other promotes domestic travel that is both safe and enjoyable. As an added treat, popular Filipino food stickers are included.

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Photo courtesy: Department of Tourism – Philippines | DOT Secretary Puyat and Intramuros Administrator Guiller Asido preview the newly launched domestic tourism campaign of the Department of Tourism (DOT) titled, “It’s More Fun with You”

“Now that we have health and safety measures in place, we can look forward to opening more tourism locations in time for the holidays and kicking recovery into high gear,” Puyat said. She urged domestic travellers to download the Travel Philippines mobile app from Google Play and Apple Store to learn more about the Philippines, organize their trip, and receive the most up-to-date information and travel warnings.

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    Hyun Jang Nim

    October 25, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    If I’m not mistaken ito po yung nasa ig story nyo before. This is good news po. Panahon na para buhayin ulit ang tourism. I’ll check this app, download ko na din.

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    Jursalyn Lhar Beatingo

    October 26, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    Great news to to encourage tourist in the Philippines and bring back the tourism industry into a full of life of course with having priority when it comes to safety and health protocols.

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    Joaquin Eli Bacod

    October 30, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    Wow thank you for sharing this , travel and explore the nation again after a long absence due to pandemic-related travel restrictions.

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