State owned Duty Free Philippines Corporation (DFPC) shall join in the celebration of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) World Tourism Day 2022 under the theme “Rethinking Tourism”.

DFPC believes in the World Tourism Day’s goal of recognizing the opportunities that tourism has brought and continues to bring as well as the realization that the world cannot go back to the old ways after the pandemic, hence the call to “Rethink Tourism”.  Duty Free Philippines, as a travel retailer, heavily relies on tourism. “The halt in travel and tourism due to the pandemic has greatly affected our operations; and the continuing shift in consumer trends and behavior has also led us to “rethink” our strategies”, said DFPC Chief Operating Officer Vicente Angala.

DFPC would like to celebrate with the world as it begins to open up armed with the lessons of the pandemic. The crisis made us stronger and more resilient. Now we would like to show our loyal patrons that Duty Free Philippines is still standing and shall not waver in its commitment of serving the Duty Free shopping needs of international travelers and tourists,” Angala added.

To celebrate the World Tourism Day, DFPC has prepared several activities. A short program for its partners in the travel industry, top travel tour operators and tour guides, shall be held at Luxe Duty Free in Pasay City on September 27, 2022 to present the agency’s enhanced Tour Group Program.  DFP’s flagship Fiestamall store in Paranaque City shall offer discounts of up to 50% on several participating brands/categories.  Customers at DFP’s Manila airport stores will receive special gifts once they proceed to the Fiestamall to continue their “pasalubong” shopping (proof of purchase required).

To learn more about the DFP’s World Tourism Day celebration, call 0285524359 or visit

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