The Embassy, in cooperation with Investur, a Brazilian tour operator based in Sao Paulo commissioned last year by the Department of Tourism to handle Philippine tourism packages in Brazil, conducted a Philippine Tourism Presentation in Brasilia on 31 January 2018.
The objective of the presentation was to introduce the Philippines as a prime tourism destination in Asia and to share strategies with travel agencies in Brasilia on how to best promote the Philippines to Brazilian tourists.
Around sixty (60) guests came to participate in the event which was composed mostly of travel agents, a few journalists and other friends of the Embassy.
Mr. Edgardo Kuwabura, Business Development Manager of Investur, served as the resource speaker. Mr. Rodrigo Galvão, Senior Sales Executive of Emirates Airways based in Rio de Janeiro, gave a talk on the flights between Brazil and Manila via Emirates Airways.
The guests were treated to typical Philippine dishes for lunch. Giveaways included mousepads and note papers with Philippine tourist attractions blazoned on them. The event ended with a raffle courtesy of the Embassy, Investur and the Emirates Airways.
CDA Ariz Severino Convalecer welcomes guests to the Philippine Tourism Presentation
Mr. Edgardo Kuwabura shares some strategies to the tourist agents on how to sell the Philippines
Mr. Rodrigo Galvão, Senior Sales Executive of Emirates Airways talls about the flights between Brazil and the Philippines via United Arab Emirates
Guests queue to taste Philippine food. Dishes served are chicken adobo, pancit palabok, lumpiang sariwa, beef with mushroom, vegetable salad and turon
A representative from Japan Travel Service wins a bottle mango rum courtesy of the Embassy during the raffle
Philippine Embassy personnel together with representatives from Investur and Emirates pose for a souvenir photo