There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who are on Tiktok, and those who find the first kind annoying. No in-between!
But whichever group you belong to, did you know you can help promote our local tourism?
The Department of Tourism (DOT), in partnership with Tiktok, has recently launched #GoCreatePh: a tourism gimmick under their umbrella campaign It’s More In The Philippines. Basically, it encourages the digital-savvy Filipino youth to take part in promoting the beautiful travel destinations in the country through Tiktok, the number one short mobile-video sharing platform in the world.
Simple mechanics: you do whatever you do on TikTok. You dance, lip-synch, make hugot signals to your crush and expect their heart reaction popping up on our screen, but you do it while exhibiting the brag-worthy locations in your province. Then you move from one destination to another, labeling each place via geospot. Compile the videos into one entertaining material, and then upload it from February 24 to March 31 with the tags #GoCreatePH and #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines.
“The DOT is always looking for new, fresh, and definitely fun ways to tell everyone that ‘It’s More Fun in the Philippines’,” stated DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat. “We can’t wait to see all the different creative and entertaining ways our fellow Filipinos shine the spotlight on our beautiful country.”
“TikTok supports the Department of Tourism in its unrelenting efforts to boost local tourism. Our creators are happy to lend their talents and be part of this campaign to kickstart the #GoCreatePH challenge. We are looking forward to hundreds, if not thousands, of creative executions and show users around the globe that the Philippines is a fun place to be—from our majestic mountains and shores to the genius and creativity of Filipinos,” said TikTok Philippines Operations and Community Manager John Castro.
The biggest Tiktok collab?
#GoCreatePh plans to get help from our most famous content creators to influence more people into joining. Some of them are Chierald Tan, Michael Joseph Uy, Simon Joseph Javier, Pamela Evangelista, and Sairalen Brual. Tiktok has over 800 million monthly active users in over 150 million countries. It has been downloaded over 1.5 billion times worldwide. Many pinoy celebrities have also posted on Tiktok, such as Vice Ganda, Maymay Entrata, and Maine Mendoza. There’s no question why the Department of Tourism chose this mobile app to be the platform for their advocacy.
If you’re a certified Tiktoker, you can step up your game and unleash your creativity somewhere else. Renegade in Ilocos Norte, show off those booty moves on the coasts of Palawan and bring it to #GoCreatePH.
And if you’re an old, grumpy cat in the body of a young person, completely fed up with seeing your feeds smudged by your friends and family’s Tiktok videos, you might also encourage them to join #GoCreatePH. At least, your annoyance would be the cost of a much, more meaningful movement.
What do you think about this new gimmick by the Department of Tourism?