1st May 2012 (1 of 8) - Filipino Excellence in the Middle East





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Published on May 3, 2012

Filipino Excellence in the Middle East, aired on 1st May, 2012.
Filipino Excellence in the Middle East is held every other Tuesday on the Filipino Rhythm, on Dubai Eye 103.8 fm (dubaieye1038.com).

Theme: It's more fun in the Philippines!

1st guest: Daisy Sarmiento - Founder of Filipino Air Tourism, Travel Association (FATTA)
- 28 years in dubai - freelance travel agent
- started as sales and marketing
- FATTA helps to train e-ticketing
- Certification: 3 months, every friday, 8am-1pm (lecture), Dhs. 400
- at end of june 2012, new batch starts
- FATTA Info - FB, yahoo groups
- Fil-Com will promote "It's more fun in the Philippines"

2nd guest: Agnes Aquino-Briggs
- Color and style event
- to dress appropriately, etc.
- group of 30 or individual, studio in her villa - gardens
- global image institute - FB, mob: 050 6665349

3rd guest: Benito "Beng" Bengzon Jr. - Assistant Secretary of Philippine Department of Tourism
- 25 years: japan, phil and now dubai
- "mas masaya ang pilipinas....kasi warm hospitality"
- "positive news has to drown out negative news"
- whats special in the philippines is the filipinos
- in Arabian Travel Market 2012, philippines tourism board had become more attractive
- It's more fun in the Philippines! campaign started over a year ago
- foreign visitors increased 15% growth rate in jan and feb alone
- domestic tourists also increased
- message to filipinos in UAE: spread the word about how philippines is
- CNN featured Philippines: call centre hubs, tourisms (puerto princesa), etc.
- medical tourism: doctors, nurses, (we are caring)
- phil retirement of tourism: deposit charges, when retired one can get himself or herself to the retire home

may 15 donate wheelchairs to the needy in the philippines


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