Filipino nurses in US urged to act as tourism envoys
WASHINGTON, DC — Filipino nurses in the United States were urged to become “tourism ambassadors” especially now that their country is catching the attention of travelers from around the world, according to the Philippines’ ambassador to the US.
Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia Jr. encouraged attendees at the 24th anniversary and induction of officers of the Philippine Nurses Association of New England (PNAME), to become tourism boosters for the Philippines as the Department of Tourism kicks off 2015 as “Visit the Philippines Year.”
The international community has its eyes on the Philippines as a top travel spot, as seen in the recognition given to the country by top travel publications, according to Philippine Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr.
“The influential travel guide, Lonely Planet, has come out with its list of Top 10 destinations in the world to visit in 2015 and ranked the Philippines at number 8 while the award-winning US travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler has named Palawan the ‘Top Island in the World’ based on over 76,000 votes from its readers,” Cuisia told the PNAME nurses.
“I ask you to consider being our tourism ambassadors, particularly at this time when there is renewed interest from across different tourism markets in the Philippines,” said Cuisia.
“The slogan ‘It’s More Fun in the Philippines’ can only truly be effective if some of our best spokesmen abroad, namely, yourselves, invite others to enjoy our diverse tourism offerings,” he added.
Cuisia reported that the Philippines has experienced a phenomenal growth in tourism in the last four years with the tourism department unveiling promotions plans, emphasizing five main themes—business meetings, history and culture, lifestyle and entertainment, music and arts, and sports, adventure and eco-tourism.
He said the Philippine Embassy and the Consulates General in the US are also gearing up for the biggest installment yet of 10th Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors Tour (ACGDT) program.
The ACGTDT gives Filipinos and Americans living in North America the chance to experience the beauty of the country’s top destinations and witness remarkable progress that has been achieved during the past years.
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