The Department of Tourism (DOT) in Western Visayas urges local residents and visitors to take “selfies” and “groufies” while experiencing the various activities, products, and services in the region.
This is in line with their newly launched tourism promotion campaign “Experience Western Visayas First, Rehiyon Ko, Ipabugal ko!”.
In a media release, DOT-6 Regional Director Helen Catalbas said the promotion aims to encourage and inspire Western Visayans to get involved in DOT’s campaign by having a self-portrait (selfie) or group photograph (groufie) in tourism destinations in Western Visayas.
“Those who want to join the contest may have their photos taken while experiencing the various activities, products and services of the different provinces and two cities of Region 6,” she said.
She said the competition is a way to make the locals and their visitors be active participants in promoting Western Visayas.
“Through their photos, both local and international tourists can immediately see the reasons why it is a must to experience Western Visayas first,” she said.
She added that there are no better promoters of Western Visayas than its own residents and their satisfied visitors
According to DOT-6, photos taken through “selfies” and “groufies” shall be sent through private message to the DOT-6 Facebook account: Dot Region VI, for proper screening.
Those photos which will pass the screening will be posted on the “EWVF Rehiyon ko Ipabugal Ko!” album.
Entries with most number of likes will receive special tokens or exclusive items from the agency. Five winners will be announced monthly starting February 1, 2015.PIA-6