PH Consulate General in LA launches 2024 VIP Tour

The Ruins, Negros Occidental Photo by Jacob Maentz

LOS ANGELES – The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles launched the 2024 Very Important Pinoy (VIP) Tour on February 1, 2024 before an audience composed of members of the Filipino-American community in Los Angeles. The guests included representatives of several tour operators and travel agencies. The Tour project was launched earlier in New York and San Francisco by the Philippine consulates in those cities. The Philippine Consulate General in New York is this year’s lead coordinator for the project.

Del Monte plantation, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon Photo by Athan Codilla

The 2024 VIP Tour is scheduled on July 21 to 30, 2024 with new destinations including Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro and Bukidnon.

Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village, Cagayan de Oro Photo from Bucket List

In his welcome remarks, Philippine Consul General in Los Angeles, Edgar B. Badajos encouraged the guests to join the VIP Tour. He also urged them to invite their friends to join the Tour, which he described as “a good way to learn more about Filipino culture and heritage, especially since this is the first time the tour is offering a visit to Northern Mindanao.” Mr. Jose C. Clemente, President of Rajah Tours, discussed this year’s Tour itinerary as well as the transportation and accommodation arrangements. Following Mr. Clemente’s presentation, Ms. Soleil P. Tropicales, PDOT San Francisco Tourism Attaché, presented the “Love the Philippines” campaign. The guests’ reception of the 2024 VIP Tour was largely positive and enthusiastic.

More information on the VIP Tour 2024 is available on its official Facebook page and website

The VIP Tour, started in 2004, is an annual activity organized by all Philippine Foreign Service Posts with support from the Philippine Department of Tourism offices in the United States and Rajah Tours.

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