DOT launches 'Visit the Philippines Year 2015' in Zamboanga City

December 12, 2014 9:51 am 

By R.G. Antonet A. Go

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Dec. 11 (PNA) -– The Department of Tourism (DOT) has officially launched "Visit the Philippines Year 2015 (VPY 2015)" in this city.

DOT Regional Director Mary June Bugante spearheaded the launching of the VPY 2015 in a ceremony held Wednesday night here.

Bugante said the VPY 2015 is a year-long events-driven nationwide campaign where interested parties can register their events at www.visitph2015.com, the official website which aims to attract domestic and foreign tourists to participate in the events.

“Registering in the said website will bring year-round exposure and to encourage public-private partnership as well as community participation,” Bugante said.

“It is an opportunity for LGU’s (Local Government Units) to make their events known worldwide and get free promotion for the events,” Bugante added.

In the case of this city, Bugante said the local government can register the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival that highlights the feat of Our Lady of the Pillar, the most revered saint of this city.

She said VPY aims to have one major occasion every quarter that would attract not only domestic but also international tourists to visit the country.

Those who attended the launching of VPY 2015 were stakeholders of tourism in the entire region. (PNA)

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