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Philippines Night showcase Filipino party atmosphere at the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2017
From left to right: TPB COO Cesar Montano, DOT Secretary Wanda Teo, and Thai Minister of Tourism and Sports Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul

20 January 2017 – Guests were treated to a Filipino party atmosphere at the Philippines Night held at Shangri-la Hotel on 19 January 2017 at the sidelines of the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2017.

Co-hosted by the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), guests and prospective clients were treated to a musical showcase that had people dancing and enjoying the late-night function.

In her welcome address, DOT Secretary Wanda Corazon Tulfo-Teo highlighted the Philippines’ Chairmanship of the ASEAN this year and its hosting of the 65th Miss Universe beauty pageant as just some of the exciting events in 2017 that will further boost tourism in the country.

TPB COO Montano performs a rousing song number that had guests dancing on their feet.

TPB Chief Operations Officer Cesar D. Montano performed two song numbers that got people excited and dancing.

DOT Secretary Teo joins other ASEAN Tourism Ministers as Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (in pink shirt at the center) and ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh (beside PM Loong in blue shirt) lead the orchid naming ceremony during the ASEAN Tourism Forum’s opening gala on 18 January.

Prior to the Philippines Night, Secretary Teo, together with her other ASEAN counterparts, joined Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during the opening gala of the ASEAN Tourism Forum at the Shangri-la Hotel on 18 January, where the campaign ASEAN@50 was officially launched.

The campaign, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the ASEAN this year, will feature the region’s 50 best festivals and 50 most unforgettable travel experiences.