PHL Travel Destinations Trend on Social Media

Various destinations in the Philippines have been trending on social media sites after some of the world’s sought-after travel and lifestyle influencers have posted destination images and videos of their island-hopping around the country.

On the invitation of the Department of Tourism (DOT), the five-man team from the award-winning creative technology agency Beautiful Destinations have so far been to Cebu, Bohol, El Nido in Palawan, Manila, and Hundred Islands in Pangasinan.

DOT is the first national tourism organization in Southeast Asia to partner with Beautiful Destinations through organizing a 13-day familiarization trip for the team to drive huge global exposure for the Philippines and its various destinations among the social media giant’s more than 10 million followers in over 180 countries.

Beautiful Destinations founder and CEO Jeremy Jauncey said that the Philippines has been among the top trending content in their Instagram account since they started in 2012, getting between 120,000 to 150,000 likes for the first 24 hours.

“It has been an amazing journey for all of us to be able to see your beautiful country, and share your story with a lot of people around the world,” Jauncy said during the Instameet event held at the Bayleaf Intramuros between the Beautiful Destinations team and local travel and lifestyle influencers from the Philippines, whose photos have been featured on the Beautiful Destinations Instagram page.

World renowned iPhone-only photographer James Relf Dyer was overwhelmed by the landscape he described as “amazingly incredible.”

“The sunset at the exclusive beach resort was simply breathtaking. Our amazing itinerary in the Philippines helped us capture what the country is all about in such a unique way.


“This is by far the best journey I have ever had, and I enjoy doing content for the Philippines,” Dyer said noting that the Beautiful Destinations’ Instagram page has generated an overwhelming response from followers over the last 12 days of their trip to the Philippines.

Instagrammer and videographer for American DJ duo The Chainsmokers, Sam Kolder said that he could not believe that their trip is nearing completion by Tuesday.

“It felt like that I have only been here for two days. I wish there is more time to see a volcano, or go to a farm, or snorkel in a shipwreck. There is so many things I still want to do, yet so little time,” Kolder said.

London’s top Instagrammer and travel photographer Jacob Riglin said that he considered the El Nido trip in Palawan as one of the highlights of their journey.

“The sunset at the exclusive beach resort was simply breathtaking. Our amazing itinerary in the Philippines helped us capture what the country is all about in such a unique way.

Needless to say, meeting new friends along the way makes this whole trip the best of all our travels so far,” he added.

To view their photos and videos, visit www.beautifuldestinations.com or follow their accounts in Instagram @beautifuldestinations, @beautifulhotels, @beautifulcuisines, @beautifulmatters, @beautifulmenswear (Instagram) and @bdestinations, @bcuisines (Snapchat), and DOT @tourismphl on Instagram and The Philippines on Facebook. (PNA) BNB/Azer N. Parrocha


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