Incentives are being offered by the Department of Tourism (DOT) to Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and other balikbayans who will be able to bring home their relatives, acquaintances, and friends to the Philippines.
This move is in line with the government’s effort to enhance the tourism of the country, said DOT Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco.
The slogan, “ Bisita, Be My Guest Program”, however, isn’t the slogan to be used in promoting the tourism of the country.
“This is not the new tourism slogan of the Philippines as some have misrepresented. Rather, this is a guest incentive program,” Secretary Frasco said.
Frasco confirmed that there are incentives to be offered to OFWs and returning OFWs who can bring at least one companion with them when returning to the Philippines.
The DOT secretary hopes to bring more tourists to the country.
“This is intended to invite and benefit OFWs that bring home a relative or a friend to the Philippines, with raffle prizes, discounts, and privilege for them as they tour around the country,” she added.
Meanwhile, the slogan “Bisita, Be My Guest” is still under review hoping that it will strengthen the tourism of the country and encourage tourists and other nationalities to visit the Philippines.
Frasco ended her letter by saying, “I welcome all your comments and opinions, and I am learning from it. I value your voice because after all, we are all stakeholders in the success of tourism and of our country.”