Philippines showcases destinations through fresh podcast series

To highlight the best destinations in the Philippines, the Philippines’ Department of Tourism (DoT) has launches its first podcast, Escape: Stories from the Road, featuring stories from different personalities.

This five-episode ‘podumentary’, a combination of podcast and documentary, veers away from the usual question-and-answer formats of podcasts by infusing the element of storytelling. Through these stories, the DoT hopes to reach out to various audiences and inspire them to participate in meaningful tourism through unique experiences and local interactions.

Guest Kidlat Tahimik shared stories about Baguio – his home and a UNESCO Crea-tive City (Photo: Kidlat De Guia)

Each episode follows a theme, such as adventure, identity, fiesta, music and food. Notable individuals interviewed for this podcast are national artist Kidlat Tahimik; Felicidad Prudente, one of the leading Filipino ethnomusicologists in the country; and former tourism secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.

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