With 7,641 islands to date, the Philippines never runs out of places to discover and explore. Host, entrepreneur, and leading social media celebrity Maggie Wilson leads us on an adventure around the country with Thank God It’s the Weekend (TGIW), the newest travel show to hit local TV starting November 16, 2019.
Airing on CNN Philippines every Saturday at 9.30 P.M., TGIW features top and emerging local destinations that will surely make your weekends more fun and exciting. The former beauty queen and fitness enthusiast, who is also known for her gorgeous travel photos that inspire serious wanderlust, takes us deeper into each trip and shares the stories behind the social media snaps.
“As they say, a picture tells a thousand words and we want to do exactly just that on the show – share the story behind that beautiful photo on Instagram or Facebook from your weekend getaway. Traveling is all about the experience – the conversations with people we meet, the history of a place, the different flavors we taste, and that’s not always captured in a single post,” Wilson says.
Supporting the local tourism industry
TGIW comes at an opportune time when the country’s tourism industry is experiencing remarkable growth, including a continuous increase in the number of domestic tourists. The weekly 30-minute show capitalizes on this by featuring destinations ideal for 48 to 72-hour weekend trips.
“There’s always something for everyone in every place we go to. Whatever your interests are, we make sure to feature it to also help our viewers plan their next trip and say Thank God It’s the Weekend!” Wilson excitedly shares.
TGIW highlights a destination’s nature and adventure-based attractions, culture and history, local cuisine, and health and wellness activities. It might seem a lot in a single weekend, but Wilson’s natural charm and effortless grace makes TGIW’s itineraries something to look forward to every weekend.
Produced by Positive Exposure Productions, Thank God It’s the Weekend airs every Saturday, 9:30 P.M., with replays on Sundays at 4:30 P.M. and Wednesdays at 11:00 P.M. on CNN Philippines. Catch its pilot episode on November 16, 2019.