Will Mario Maurer return to the Philippines more often?

Mario was chosen as the new face of the Tourism Authority of Thailand

BY MAUREEN MARIE BELMONTE

Twitter: @MissHappyWriter

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8/8/2016 12:32 AM
Will Mario Maurer return to the Philippines more often?


080816-MarioMaurer_PUSH.jpgThai actor Mario Maurer is back again in the Philippines.

Last Saturday, Mario was introduced as the new face of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) latest campaign dubbed “Experience Thailand with Mario.”

“Actually Thailand can be visited all year round. If you’re a first timer I recommend you visit the major cities such as Bangkok because in Bangkok, you have many things to explore like the old temples, the food, the people there,” Maurer said.

The Thai heartthrob earned the Filipinos’ love after his movie Crazy Little Thing Called Love aired in the Philippines in 2011.

Then, after a series of local appearances, Mario starred with Erich Gonzales in the Star Cinema film Suddenly It’s Magic in 2012.

Mario was last seen in the country last June at the ToyCon.

When asked if he would be back in the country more often, director of TAT to Singapore and the Philippines, Kajorndet Apichartrakul said, “We have positive opportunities to bring him back here.”

He continued, “Right now, according to our survey, we have over a thousand fans of Mario in the Philippines. But of course we need your support, if you share and if you like here then it means we can give him more to his fans that follow his social media accounts.”

Not only did he express the possibility of bringing Mario back more often, but Director Kajorndet added, “I think it’s quite positive that we also have a project to bring more Filipinos in Thailand to date with Mario in the beginning of next year.”

Why Mario?

“Mario Maurer is the one that has influence and he’s the representative of the young generation. He represents Thainese really well,” Director Kajorndet pointed out.

In the end, Mario expressed gratefulness over the opportunity of being back in the country.

“I want to thank you, TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand), who gave me this very good opportunity. I’m very happy to be back here again in the Philippines, it’s such a great time for me to come back,” said Mario.