Expo 2020 Dubai: The Philippines pavilion registers more than a million visitors – News


The millionth visitor received a special gift bag with delicious treats shipped directly from the Philippines

Photo: Expo 2020 Dubai

By Wam

Published: Thu 17 March 2022, 10:57

The Philippines Pavilion “Bangkóta” at Expo 2020 Dubai recorded over one million visitors in mid-March, conveying its unique key message of “cultural sustainability” to the Expo’s global audience.

Kathelyn Nida Mendres and her family entered the grounds of Bangkóta with a pleasant surprise when they learned that they were the millionth visitor marking a historic number of visits to one of the largest pavilions of Expo 2020 Dubai .

To celebrate the visit, the Philippines Pavilion presented the family with a special “Bangkóta” gift bag filled with delicious treats shipped directly from the Philippines.

The Deputy Secretary of the Philippine Department of Commerce and Industry for the Trade Promotion Group and the Deputy Commissioner General of Expo 2020 Dubai in the Philippines, Rosvi C. Gaetos, pointed out that this step confirms the interest of tourists. of Expo 2020 Dubai for the Philippines and its 4,000 years of Philippine travel history piques curiosity and captivates visitors.

“The Philippines Pavilion is distinguished by its unique look and message that shares the history of Filipinos as they embarked on a journey over the past 4,000 years – and today many overseas Filipinos continue on this path, especially here in the United Arab Emirates where nearly one million Filipinos live, prosper and contribute to the development of this country,” said Gaetos.


She added that the Philippines Pavilion Organizing Committee had prepared a host of events celebrating the country’s brand of food, fitness and entertainment that visitors could look forward to as the date of the event approaches. closing of Expo 2020.

“We are proud to join Expo 2020 Dubai’s ‘million club’ as we capture and sustain visitor interest through the myriad of our exhibits, activities, food and more that we will share with the world as Expo 2020 culminates this month,” added Gaetos.


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