Love the Philippines Campaign Takes Flight with Spectacular Drone Show in San Francisco

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San Francisco, CA – January 28, 2024 – In a dazzling display of innovation and Filipino pride, the Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) marked a significant milestone with a drone show in the United States. The event, in partnership with Sky Elements unfolded against the picturesque backdrop of the bay, was a captivating celebration of the rich Filipino culture and biodiversity.

Drone Show featuring halo-halo, karaoke and rising sun

Showcasing a kaleidoscope of the nation’s vibrant heritage, the drone show artfully highlighted various facets of Filipino life, including the mesmerizing beauty of underwater diving, delectable culinary offerings such as mango, halo-halo, and street foods, iconic symbols like the sampaguita flower, the elegance of traditional fashion and tinikling dance, the splendor of the vinta boat, the terraced landscapes of the rice fields, love for music of Filipinos and the pride evoked by the waving Philippine flag.

Drone Show featuring traditional fashion, vinta and street foods
Guests enjoying the drone show

Prior to the breathtaking aerial display, esteemed guests were treated to an exquisite dinner at Mission Rock Resort, indulging in a selection of Filipino snacks that offered a taste of the nation’s culinary diversity.

Filipino snacks served during dinner at Mission Rock Resort

The event is part of the Love the Philippines campaign in San Francisco, a strategic initiative by PDOT to spotlight the country’s unparalleled natural wonders, rich biodiversity, cultural heritage, warm hospitality, and distinctive culinary influence. The campaign aims to position the Philippines as a premier tourism destination in Asia.

PDOT SF hosted a dinner for the guests at the Mission Rock Resort

Philippine Consul General Neil Frank Ferrer and his wife, Miriam Ferrer and Consul Vanessa Bago-Llona, were in attendance, joining the PDOT San Francisco team in witnessing this historic event. Tourism Attache Soleil Tropicales expressed enthusiasm for the groundbreaking initiative, stating that it sends a resounding message that the Philippines is poised to make a bold and significant mark on the global tourism stage.

The Love the Philippines campaign marks the beginning of a new era in tourism, emphasizing the country’s readiness to welcome visitors with open arms. As the drone show unfolded, it underscored the Philippines’ commitment to becoming a tourism powerhouse in Asia and demonstrated that the nation is prepared for something truly extraordinary.

About the Philippine Department of Tourism: It is the principal government agency responsible for the promotion of tourism in the Philippines. With a commitment to showcasing the country’s unique culture and attractions, the department aims to make the Philippines a must-visit destination in Asia.

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