|52nd Bazaar International de Luxembourg|
Philippine Tourism Promotion at the 52nd Bazaar International de Luxembourg and at the Luxembourg City Center
2 December 2012 - The Philippine Embassy in Brussels together with the Philippines-Luxembourg Society (PLS), one of the major four Filipino community organizations in Luxembourg, led Philippine participation in the recently-concluded 52nd Bazaar International de Luxembourg held at the prestigious LuxExpo Halls on 1-2 December 2012.
The Philippine stand featured native handicrafts and Filipino food. It also showcased a permanent video presentation of the various tourist destinations in the Philippines.
Under the patronage of the Royal Highness, the Grand Duchess of Maria Teresa, the International Bazaar is the largest fundraising trade fair in Luxembourg. Donations are annually made by the International Bazaar to around 100 charities worldwide by providing humanitarian assistance to disadvantaged people. Two charities from the Philippines have been chosen to benefit from the proceeds of this year's Bazaar: (a) the Ministries International Indigenous Southeast Asia with programs in the Payatas Dumpsite; and (b) the Special Education Center in Gerona, Tarlac.
This was the first time that the Embassy joined in the Bazaar. Prior to this, the PLS under the leadership of Ms. Cecille Hurst, had been representing the country in the annual Bazaar.As the Embassy intended to maximize opportunities to promote Philippine tourism while in Luxembourg, it joined the PLS choral group as it performed at the site of the city's Christmas market at the center's market square called Place d' Armes. Tourism flyers/brochures were distributed to all those who watched the show while "It's more fun in the Philippines" tarpaulin banners of the same logo were likewise displayed on the stage during the program.