Tourism Star Philippines is a recognition program developed to celebrate the valuable contribution of Filipinos from the tourism industry, media, and local government units. Through TSP, DOT seeks to underscore the distinct Filipino brand of warm hospitality that marks our culture of tourism.
The very first roster of Tourism Stars include:
Individual Category: Gerry Bie Dalimag and Bobby Adrao
Media Category: Drew Arellano of Biyahe ni Drew of GMA-7 and
Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet for the and
Local Chief Executive (LCE) Category: Governor Joey Salceda of Albay.
Drew Arellano headlines a local TV show called Biyahe ni Drew, which features fun travel adventures in different Philippine destination every week. Known for his quirky and entertaining brand of hosting, Arellano successfully embodies the “It’s more fun in the Philippines” concept.
Anton Diaz -- the man behind Our Awesome Planet (https://www.ourawesomeplanet.com), a top lifestyle blog that showcases the best of food and travel destinations in the Philippines. Awarded for For his valuable contribution in promoting Philippine cuisine and destinations through his blog Our Awesome Planet thereby encouraging tourists to visit and taste the best in what the Philippines has to offer.
Governor Salceda --led the Albay region’s phenomenal growth in tourism as it rose from the ruins of disasters that stunted the province for decades. Awarded for his advocacy and active leadership in steering the Province of Albay to be one of the top tourism destinations in the Philippines. Under his leadership, Albay has developed to be a world-class tourist destination. His administration invests in tourism through development of various tourist attractions and activities in Albay, participating and hosting international conventions and travel fairs in support of Philippine tourism.
Let's all work together to promote Philippine tourism!
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