Philippines’ tourism department eyes working with Instagram’s famous traveler, Jeremy Jauncey


MANILA, Aug. 30 (PNA) — The Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) is planning to work with globetrotter Jeremy Jauncey to promote the country’s top tourist destinations.

Jauncey is the founder and CEO of Instagram’s famous page Beautiful Destinations, which boasts of more than 10 million followers.

The 31-year-old British tech entrepreneur and traveler visited the DOT office in Makati City on Tuesday to meet with Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo and Undersecretary Kat de Castro.

De Castro captured the brief visit of Jauncey, who is touted as Instagram’s “hottest male traveler” and a “globetrotting hunk”, and posted the photo on her Twitter page with a caption saying, “Wonderful things are about to happen in Philippine tourism.”

She added that the DOT is looking forward to working with Jauncey.

Tourism Media Director Ina Zara-Loyola told PNA that Jauncey has offered his services to help in the tourism campaign of the department.

Jauncey, who grew up in Scotland, started Beautiful Destinations in 2012 after he discovered his passion for traveling and photography.

His Instagram page – which has Hollywood celebrity following, including model Kendall Jenner – features stunning photographs of different tourist sites in the world he had visited, including Greece, Turkey, Dominican Republic, Mauritius, Finland, Norway and Australia.

Jauncey, who is based in New York, announced his plan to visit the Philippines through a video uploaded on his Instagram account a week ago.

In the video, he was standing beside a digital billboard at a train station in London showing the tourism marketing video he shot for the Philippines.


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