Manila, Philippines — Continuing the movement for responsible tourism and sustainability, the Department of Tourism (DOT) launched a new video in the “Save Our Spots (SOS)” campaign featuring an ensemble cast of Filipino celebrities who have personally dedicated themselves to advocating for the protection and preservation of the Philippines’ natural wonders and cultural heritage sites.
Celebrities Angie Mead King, Erwan Heussaff, Nico Bolzico, Solenn Heussaff, Andi Eigenmann, Dimples Romana, Piolo Pascual, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Joyce Pring-Triviño, Matteo Guidicelli, Antoinette Taus, Marc Nelson, Iza Calzado, Kim Atienza, Ria Atayde, and Luis Manzano have all rallied together with the DOT to enlighten both Filipino and foreign tourists on how to practice sustainable and responsible tourism as they travel the country.
These small steps toward sustainability include picking up any trash one sees both at home and at tourist spots, respecting any locals and the heritage sites, being open, warm, and welcoming to Filipino and foreign tourists, opting for reusable instead of disposable items, biking and walking more, using less electricity, and more.
“Every little act we and our fellow Filipinos do goes a long way in making sure the beauty of the Philippines lasts forever, and we are extremely blessed that our local celebrities are with us in our vision,” said DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat. “There are no better people to help enlighten our countrymen about what they can do than the personalities they look up to.”
SOS is part of DOT’s overarching campaign for sustainability in the country, called “More Fun Forever”, which aims to inspire tourists, businesses, and local communities to have a long-term view on tourism by protecting destinations and our natural resources. SOS specifically focuses on educating tourists on how to be better travelers.
You can do your part in protecting, maintaining, and beautifying the Philippines’ tourist sites so they can last. Watch the new video on the DOT Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DepartmentOfTourism/ and on the DOT YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/user/morefunph and always remember these tips and practices while traveling anywhere, so that we can all help Save Our Spots.
For more information about the SOS campaign, visit https://www.philippines.travel/saveourspots.