That Philippines tourism ad was an accident waiting to happen

Love the Philippines campaign
(Image credit: Philippines Department of Tourism)

From bustling cities to paradise beaches, dramatic sand dunes and picturesque rice terraces, the video for the 'Love the Philippines' tourism campaign showcased a diverse array of attractions... perhaps a little bit too diverse. 

Anyone visiting the Philippines looking for the exact locations shown in the video may be disappointed. Those rice terraces are in Indonesia. And the sand dunes? They're in the United Arab Emirates (see our own pick of the buildings you should visit to pad out your own bucket list).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.