Binibining Pilipinas USA Titleholders Complete Successful Philippines Tourism Promotion Trip


(LOS ANGELES, CA) – Led by Binibining Pilipinas USA Nicole Ceniza, the 2016 titleholders of Binibining Pilipinas USA pageant recently completed a whirlwind, two-week tourism promotion trip to the Philippines, during which they visited some of the most popular tourism destinations in the Philippines, as part of the organization’s support for the “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” tourism promotion campaign of the Philippine Department of Tourism.  


The annual journey to the Philippines is part of the various prize packages earned by this year’s titleholders, during which they undertook two weeks’ worth of sponsor visits, courtesy calls and special guest appearances as tourism ambassadors for the country’s burgeoning tourism industry.  As an official tourism and goodwill ambassador for the Philippine Department of Tourism, Binibining Pilipinas USA Tourism Jacqueline Aluning, carries primary responsibility for hosting a promotional video showcasing these top tourism destinations to a younger, global audience.

 Aside from Ceniza and Aluning, the official traveling party included BP-USA 1st Runner Up Kassius Lanzarotta, BP-USA 2nd Runner Up Krystal Fernandez and BP-USA 3rd Runner Up Skekinah Paguirigan.  The first-ever Binibining Pilipinas Teen USA winner, CheyAnne Knight, also participated as the winner of the inaugural teen contest. 

 The trip also highlighted Philippine Airlines’ newest route from Los Angeles to Cebu.  The party began its trip in Cebu, visiting the whale-watching site at Oslob, the stunning views at Kawasan Falls and the exciting attraction at the Bojo River cruise.  Other highlights of the trip included the tarsier sanctuary and famed Chocolate Hills in Bohol, the refreshing, cooler climate of Baguio, and the crater rim of Taal Volcano, among others. The culmination of the trip was a courtesy visit with Department of Tourism Undersecretary Kat de Castro, during which both entities renewed their respective commitments for the succeeding year’s pageant.   Binibining Pilipinas USA continues to be the only US pageant for Filipino-Americans to earn the endorsement of the Philippine Department of Tourism.  

Thanks to our valued sponsors at Philippine Department of Tourism Los Angeles, Philippine Airlines, Majestic Vacations, VIVA Entertainment, Discovery Suites, Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa, Toyota Alabang, Cebu Landmaster, Cuarto Hotel, Honda Cebu, Venus Parkview Hotel, Le Monet Hotel, Pugad Adventure, 22 Prime Steakhouse, The Blue Leaf Filipinas, Taals Vista Hotel, CCT 168 Travel & Tours, Lago de Taal, The Roca Firm, Valkyrie Nightclub, Prive Luxury Club, Lotus Nails and Body Wellness, Bohol Bee Farm, Egay’s Farm, Gerry’s Restaurant & Bar and Twiddles for your generous support of this trip.

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