THE TOURISM Promotions Board (TPB) is launching a campaign to encourage motorcycle enthusiasts to go on road trips and take routes that feature the country’s tourist attractions.
“We are pushing our boundaries to come up with even more safe and creative ways to set the tourism industry and all those who depend on its path to recovery, TPB Chief Operating Officer Maria Anthonette Velasco-Allones said in a statement Tuesday.
The Philippine Motorcycle Tourism Program will be officially launched on Nov. 19 with a hybrid webinar promoting the Philippines as “a fun and safe destination” and highlighting road safety during travel.
A motorbike ride, with around 250 participants, will then be held on Nov. 20-21, starting at Rizal Park in Manila. The journey will cover the five provinces of Calabarzon — Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon.
The motorcycle tourism program, Ms. Allones said, “showcases interesting culture and heritage sites, shops, restaurants, and other tourism products all over the country that Filipinos can discover themselves on two wheels.”
In line with the program, the tourism agency is also supporting three riders’ events:
— Motorbike Tour in Tarlac and Nueva Ecija on Oct. 21-22 organized by Department of Tourism’s Central Luzon office
— Halal Foods Rediscovery Motorcycle Ride, which will highlight the promotion of halal food and establishments
— 10th Mindanao Freedom Ride on Nov. 5-12 spearheaded by Norminring Motorbikes.