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Philippines boosts motorcycle tourism

#ExcitingBicol. In conjunction with the province’s celebration of the Abaca Festival, PMT organized a simultaneous trip to Albey (Mayon 360 Ride), Sorsogon (countryside), Camarines Sur (Naga City Ride) and ended in Catanduanes Happy Island 360 Ride. (catanduanes.gov.ph)

June 25 last year Tourism Promotion Board (TPB), marketing and advertising agency Department of Tourism (DOT), merged with Harley Owners Group (HOG) to host their first “PH Ride with Purpose” event.

More than 2,000 motorcyclists have come together to advocate for responsible and safe riding, domestic tourism and environmental sustainability.

In a press release, TPB detailed its partnership with the HOG motorcycle event in Moban, Quezon Province, which aims to raise funds for a tree planting and ecopark development project in Pangasinan.

TPB together with DOT launched Philippine motorcycle tourism (PMT) in November 2021 to revitalize motorcycle group travel to local destinations and promote domestic tourism.

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COO TPB Maria Antonetta Velasco-Allones said the agency continues to create innovative ways to enjoy safe travel.

“The success of the PMT program exemplifies the need to explore the country on two wheels and presents an alternative way to travel to encourage the public to discover more interesting Philippine culture, attractions, cuisine and other tourism products,” she said.

The inaugural HOG Manila PH Ride with a Purpose welcomed several motorcycle groups and enthusiasts who ride for sustainable development and promote Quezon Province as one of the country’s premier tourist destinations.

The event also featured motorcycle riding activities such as skill demonstrations, test rides, and safe driving skills, and showcased the province’s local delicacies and tourist spots such as heritage churches and farm attractions.

“We are very grateful that this partnership with TPB continues as we work hand in hand to boost domestic tourism. Let’s ride together with purpose and make history in Quezon,” said HOG Manila President Rizalino Rojas.

Together with several DOT regional offices, TPB creates more PMT programs targeted at motorcyclists, groups and enthusiasts at home and abroad. At the moment, the company has organized attractions in the regions of CALABARSON, Central Luzon and Bicol.

To communicate its goals and advocacy to the motorcycle community, TBP has maximized its partnerships with motorcycle clubs and organizations such as the Breakfast Ride Community, Vespa Club of the Philippines, Mindanao Confederation of Big Bike Clubs (MCBBC), Oriental Mindoro Motorcycle Riders Club (OMMRC) Inc. ., Honda XADV Owners Club and Adventure Team Philippines.

“We are confident that thanks to these initiated and supported activities, we have been able and will continue to…

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