Binibini Titleholders Help to Promote Philippine Tourism at Industry Event


(Los Angeles) -The Binibining Pilipinas USA’s organization’s tourism promotion activities took center stage recently at the U.S. Tour Operators Association convention, held in Scottsdale, AZ on December 7th, 2016.  Almost a thousand attendees, comprised of travel and tour professionals from around the country, were treated to a lavish fashion show, featuring the fantastical creations of Filipino-American designer Rocky Gathercole.  Rocky Gathercole has dressed many A-list celebrities, like Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Paris Hilton and Thalia, to name a few.  

The association’s members were also presented with a video highlighting the many tourism destinations, activities and festivals around the archipelago.  Consul General Adelio Angelito S. Cruz, delivered a keynote address touting the vastly improved infrastructure, strong economic growth and the perennial tourism industry awards received by world-renowned Philippine islands like Boracay, Palawan and Cebu.  Many attendees were surprised to learn that the Philippines is home to many world-class island resorts.  

Binibining Pilipinas USA Nicole Ceniza, BP-USA Tourism Jacqueline Aluning and BP-Teen USA CheyAnne Knight were among the models who participated in the fashion show.  The event was produced by IEG Productions, in cooperation with the Philippine Department of Tourism Los Angeles. 

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