THE Department of Tourism (DOT) has declared 2015 as the “Visit Philippines Year” to coincide with the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meetings and Leaders Summit that year.

Tourism Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez said that “Visit Philippines Year (VPY 2015) will feature a calendar of events and activities that are an exciting mix of all the outstanding work of the Filipino people in painting and the graphic arts, cinema, performance art to include music, dance and theater arts, as well as the unveiling of many more historic treasures, natural wonders and unforgettable adventures.”

“Visit Philippines Year is an invitation to all, especially our brothers and sisters in ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), to come and partake of the enduring promise of ‘more fun’ in the Philippines.”

2015 will be highlighted by the APEC Leaders Summit in November 2015 to be attended by 21 heads of state and 46 ministers, with about 10,000 economic leaders, support staff and international journalists.

Source: Business Mirror