06December2019

DOT, Watsons Partner for PHL Tourism Promotion

24 January 2018 – The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur reported today that the Department of Tourism launched a tourism promotional campaign in partnership with Watsons Malaysia. The launch was held on January 20 at the Sunway Pyramid Mall.

Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia Charles Jose was the event's guest of honor.

Dubbed "Switch. Save. Win," Watsons Malaysia VIP cardholders are qualified to join the draw and get the chance to be selected as one of the 40 lucky winners who will go on a four-day, three-night tour of Cebu, Bohol and Oslob. They will be joined by Watsons Malaysia celebrity friends and other personalities.

"We are hopeful that this promo will generate interest in the Philippines as an ideal and good value-for-money tourist destination among Malaysian travelers," Ambassador Jose said in his remarks during the launch.

"I promise and I can guarantee the future 40 lucky draw winners that they will have the best time of their lives in the Philippines. With our more than 7,100 islands, the Philippines has something to offer to everyone, be they nature trippers, history buffs, party lovers, foodies or shopping addicts. I am sure that wherever they will go, the winners will be welcomed with breathtaking sights, fantastic food and our warmest Filipino hospitality," he added.

Also present during the launch were Philippine Tourism Marketing Director Dato Melissa Ong, and Watsons Malaysia officials led by Country Head Caryn Loh and Customer Director Danny Hoh. Watsons Malaysia celebrity friends, model-actress Amber Chia, singer-actress Sasha Saidin and singer-actor Arja Lee, celebrity influencers and bloggers also attended the launch.

The VIP cardholders will have to spend RM30 worth of Watsons products to earn a raffle entry. The promo will run from January 25 to April 2 in all 440 Watsons branches around the country. END