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Search for Digital Tourism Ambassador winners

Announcing the winners of the Search for Digital Tourism Ambassador, a contest ran from April 9 – 29, 2013 aiming to recognize travel bloggers who focus on Philippine destinations.

  • 1st  Prize goes to Maren Mae Ilagan of . Her blog post entries were about Vigan, Sagada and Cebu.
  • 2nd Prize is for Rogelio Gabiano Jr. of His entries were about Cagbalete Island, Mauban, Quezon; how to travel cheap to El Nido, Palawan; and top 15 Philippine Beaches.
  • 3rd Prize was of Jeffrey Rilles of His entries were about his travels to Cantilan, Surigao del Sur, Siargao Island and his 7 supershots.

The winners were chosen based on 40% social media reach using linktally , and 60% writing quality. Judges were :

The 1st prize winner will enjoy a 3days 2nights  Boracay accommodation , enjoying the Philippine best tourism destination while learning E-Commerce / Digital Marketing Project Planning / Review and joining the Digital Leader Boot Camp as conducted by the country’s top social media trainer, Ms. Janette Toral.  The 2nd prize winner will enjoy a 3days 2nights accommodation for 2 at Encenada Beach Resort.  Auniquely designed mug waits the 3rd prize winner.

Thank you to all those who participated in this campaign. See you next Search!


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Founder / General Manager - Vansol Travel & Tours, 2015
ASEAN National Trainer, 2019
GDip Tourism Development & Management, University of the Philippines - Asian Institute of Tourism, 2019.
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