The 2020 Philippine Shopping Festival Kicks off This Month of March
Partner malls, associations, and airlines work together with the Department of Tourism (DOT) for the 2020 Philippine Shopping Festival happening from March 1 to 31, 2020.
As the first-ever shopping festival in the country, shoppers can expect as much as 70% discounts on Philippine-made products in multiple cities and malls around the country!
The official logo for The 2020 Philippine Shopping Festival
In a statement, DOT said the festival was created to promote the country as a destination for a fun, unique, and affordable shopping experience. Based on DOT’s Visitor Sample Survey in 2018, shopping is the most common tourist activity in the country at 38%!
Participating cities and regions include but are not limited to the following: Metro Manila, Agusan Del Norte, Antique, Bacolod, Baguio, Bataan, Bicol Region, Bukidnon, Bulacan, Butuan City, Cagayan De Oro, Cagayan Valley, CALABARZON, Camarines Sur, Capiz, Cebu, Davao, Ilocos Norte, Iloilo, Lanao Del Norte, Legazpi City in Albay, Leyte, Misamis Oriental, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Nueva Ecija, Palawan, Pampanga, Pangasinan, South Cotabato (General Santos City), and Zambales (Olongapo City).
On the DOT website, they’ve mentioned some of the major malls participating in the festival. Click on the mall name to find their official social media post with the details of their promos, sales, and more!
- Araneta Group
- Ayala Land Malls, Inc.
- Duty-Free Philippine Corporation
- Filinvest Land Inc.
- Greenfield Development Corporation
- Vista Malls
- Megaworld Corporation
- Ortigas Land
- Power Plant Mall
- Robinsons Land Corporation
- Rustan Commercial Corporation
- Shangri-La Plaza Corporation
- SM Supermalls
- Stores Specialists, Inc.
Some malls such as Festival Mall has even announced extended weekend mall hours for the duration of the festival!
Other than local products, foreign and local tourists can expect to book discounted tours and flights for the whole month of March. Be updated with the DOT approved deals if you follow the official Twitter account, The Philippine Shopping Festival (@PHShopFest) or follow the official hashtag #FunFinds2020.
Get ready as the first ever NATIONWIDE shopping festival in the Philippines kicks off on March 01 to 31, 2020! Score…
The official list of participating agencies and airlines are the following:
- Hotel Sales and Marketing Association
- Philippine Franchise Association
- Philippine Owners Association Inc.
- Philippine Retailers Association
- Philippine Tour Operators Association
- Philippine Travel Agencies Association
- Tourism Congress of the Philippines
- Philippine Airlines
- Cebu Pacific Air
- Air Asia
- Air Carriers Association of the Philippines
DOT along with the Department of Health and Department of the Interior and Local Government announced last week that it is safe to organize and attend public gatherings, meetings and festivals as long as all precautionary measures identified by the DOH are observed.
“We encourage event planners and organizers to be more circumspect and to implement the guidelines prescribed by the DOH. Equally important is the role of the DILG and the local government units in enforcing and monitoring the implementation of the said guidelines to ensure the safety of our guests.,” Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat was quoted.
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There’s fun in every find in the 2020 Philippine Shopping Festival!
What: The 2020 Philippine Shopping Festival
When: March 1-31, 2020
Where: Participating malls and tourist destinations