About a few weeks ago, the Department of Tourism came up with a new travel campaign called "It's more fun in the Philippines." At first, it faced mixed-reactions, but what made me love this campaign is that everyone is invited to join and share in their pictures depicting why is it more fun in the Philippines. I for one was so excited about this!
A video of some images...
I don't own any of the pictures in the video, but watching this made me cry. I love the images and the witty captions these photographers. I so long to take part of the campaign, but I had a difficult time finding out what the font they used. Of the many pictures uploaded online, my top three favorites were: Social Climbing, Change of Address, and Getting Lost (that image not included in this video).
Just yesterday, my brother was able to find out what the font name for the slogan is, so this morning, I checked my folders and edited some pictures to take part of the campaign.
Like what I said on my Facebook page, I am a not a traveler who travels much, but I do take pride of my country and its diverse cultures. Give me two separate tickets - one for a foreign destination and one for a Philippine destination, I'd quickly grab the ticket for the local destination; not because I don't want to learn more of other cultures, but because I want to know more of my own cultures first. With that, here are my first set of images for the "It's more fun in the Philippines" campaign...
Vigan, Ilocos Sur
This street has been preserved for tourists to have a feel of what it's like during the Spanish era - some hundreds of years ago.
San Gabriel, La Union
That's my cousin and my sister enjoying the waters of the falls.
Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake
This man isn't just a tour guide - who will be with you every step of the way trekking to the crater of the volcano - he can also be your group's photographer. Cameras? Bring it on!
Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake
While out with friends yesterday, the first image came to mind for this campaign was this. This image captured my best travel moment so far.
A random shot I took while on a boat.. I don't know how to swim, but I do hope to try this in the future. I want to leave all worries and be carefree!
A child playing with fire... just whoa!
More and more pictures will be uploaded next time, promise.
If you're from the Philippines, or you have images from the Philippines that depicts the slogan "It's more fun in the Philippines," you are most welcome to join in the campaign to promote tourism in the Philippines.
The font name is Harabara, which you can download for free online. You can use whatever tagline / caption for image you want to use, but of course... the wittier, the better. It's up to you if you want to put your own watermark (to give credit to yourself as the owner of the image), but for this, I personally didn't include one as I want the focus to be on the images.
You can share your images on your own web space, but you can also share them at the It's More Fun in the Philippines Facebook Page. Also, please change the image name of your images (from "IMG###.jpg" to "shower-its-more-fun-in-the-philippines.jpg" - change "shower" to what the image was about) so that when people search for "It's more fun in the Philippines", it will be easy to search.
This early, I am seeing more and more images of people using the slogan, and I sure am happy that even if there were still some people bashing the campaign, there are more people happily participating in helping the tourism here in the Philippines.