By Amy R. Remo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
1:30 am | Thursday, June 7th, 2012
TOURISM DRIVE On board one of London’s iconic double-deck buses, President Aquino and Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. lead a photo shoot promoting the “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” tourism campaign at Intercontinental London Park Lane Hotel in the British capital. The campaign was also launched via taxi cabs and subway train stations. MALACAÑANG PHOTO The country’s new tourism slogan, “It’s more fun in the Philippines,” is gaining more positive reactions among Filipinos since its launch in January this year. Based on the results of a tracking survey conducted by independent research firm Ipsos ASI Philippines, the overall likeability of the Philippines’ tourism slogan even improved in March at 92 percent from only 87 percent in February. These responses came from the 1,000 interviews conducted by the company in February and another 1,000 interviews in March, among Metro Manila respondents whose ages ranged from 15 to 64 years old. The campaign assessment is part of Ipsos AsiaBUS, an omnibus survey for Asia. Of the respondents polled, 87 percent said in March that the tourism slogan remained “believable” as against the 84 percent of those who said so in February. Uniqueness of the slogan was stronger in March with 82 percent of those who were polled believing so, as against the 66 percent in February. This improvement may be attributed to the fact that the issue regarding the similarity to Switzerland’s old tourism campaign may have already toned down. Positive reactions
This meant, according to Ipsos Philippines, that the campaign is “communicating its intended messaging, such as making Filipinos proud, making people want to travel, making people want to tell others about the beauty of the Philippines and making people believe that it is more fun in the Philippines.” This likewise...