DOT to Launch ‘Sunshine Trail’

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. announced at a general meeting of the Philippine Tour Operators Association (Philtoa) in Makati City, Wednesday, that the DOT is in “very serious talks” with its counterpart in Singapore for the launching of the trail, dubbed “Sunshine Trail.”

Sunshine Trail

Sunset as seen at Potipot Island, Candelaria, Zambales

Under the program, Jimenez said Singapore will serve as a gateway to the country’s prime tourist locations which includes Bohol, Cebu, Davao, and Puerto Princesa.

“We are already serviced by one of the best airports, the Changi Airport in Singapore. All we have to do is find a way to pull the value out of the Singapore market toward our islands,” Jimenez added.

Jimenez explained that tapping neighbors in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to boost the country’s tourism industry under the “It’s more fun in the Philippines” campaign was one of the measures the government was taking to decongest the crammed Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila and provide direct flights via other international airports in the country.


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