BaLinkBayani sa Turismo

Are you a Filipino living abroad or an OFW? Invite your foreign friends to visit the Philippines and get a chance to win raffle prizes! Inviting more tourists increases your chance of winning awesome prizes.

 

 

The Bisita, Be My Guest is the latest initiative of the Department of Tourism (DOT) to encourage Overseas Filipinos (OFs), including OFWs and permanent migrants abroad, to encourage foreigners to visit the Philippines. This program incentivizes Filipino invitees everytime they encourage and successfully refer to tourist destinations and activities here in the Philippines. This is an effort to further promote the country’s top tourist destinations and attractions.

 

 

Interested in becoming a Sponsor? Kindly refer to the Mechanics below:

Promo Mechanics - For Sponsors

For the latest announcement of prizes and raffle draws, you may visit the official Facebook page of BBMG for updates.

Who can join?

● Filipinos of legal age

● Overseas Filipino Workers

● Dual citizen Filipinos living in the Philippines or abroad as legal residents

 

Special Rules:

· Those who are involved in Ticketing Operations/Business, are allowed to join (starting 15 June 2023). However, they are exempted to win the holiday packages (excluding the major prizes). For DOT-accredited travel agencies joining the competition, the DOT shall provide incentives for the Top 3 operators who have the most number of invitees.

 

How can I join?

 

● Those who are interested to join as Sponsors shall visit the official BBMG website and sign up as Sponsor.

 

● Interested sponsors must provide the following details:

 

 

You may register here.

 

For the latest announcement of prizes and raffle draws, you may visit the official Facebook page of BBMG for updates.

 

The Balik Bayani sa Turismo is the Department of Tourism’s latest initiative in order to help returning migrants to set up their own tourism-related business ventures and work opportunities when they go back home for good in the Philippines. In line with the Marcos’ Administration Bagong Pilipinas, the program is envisioned to be a channel for returning Filipino migrants to be the Philippines’ tourism ambassadors and effectively help in national development while gaining revenue along the way.

 

There are 4 areas of collaboration for different government agencies under Balik Bayani sa Turismo:

Training Programs for OFWs


In order to strengthen the business acumen, aptitudes, and competencies of returning migrants in terms of tourism-related activities, under Balik Bayani sa Turismo, the government will provide them with different training programs from several fields in the tourism industry such as,
but not limited to the following:


– Culinary tourism
– Retail business
– Farm tourism
– Homestay operations
– Tour guiding

 

Teach-It-Forward” Program


For former migrants who are experts and seasoned in their tourism-related fields, the Teach-It-Forward program will allow them to mentor aspiring tourism workers in their respective fields. This is also a way for the government to ensure that the training and lessons received by
the beneficiaries of the program are top notch.

Tourism-related business initiatives


Much like the vision of the other services, under this initiative, former migrants who wish to put up their own tourism-related businesses will be equipped with trainings and workshops that will better equip them with knowledge and skills to help them start their own sustainable businesses

Filipino Brand of Service Excellence


As part of the capability-building initiatives of the DOT, the integration of the training for the Filipino Brand of Service Excellence shall be streamlined to the different pre-deployment training or learning platforms available for migrants. Currently, the DOT and the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) is in the process of developing the material to be shown during pre-migration orientation seminars.

Sources:


Doctolero, J. (2024). DOT, DMW signs MOU to boost opportunities for returning OFWs. Philippine Information Agency. Retrieved from https://pia.gov.ph/news/2024/01/19/dot-dmw-signs-mou-to-boost-opportunities-for-returning-ofws

Department of Tourism. (n.d.). Bisita, Be My Guest. Retrieved from https://bbmg.philippines.travel/

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