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FAMILY ROOM SHARING OK IN QUARANTINE HOTELS — DOT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) reminded accredited accommodation establishments operating as quarantine hotels to allow room sharing for individuals belonging in the same household traveling together, especially families with minors. “We have received reports that some DOT-accredited accommodation establishments operating as quarantine hotels have been implementing a one-room-one-person policy even for travelers coming from the […]

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ILOILO GUNS FOR ‘CREATIVE CITY OF GASTRONOMY’ TAG

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is supporting the bid of the Iloilo City government to be designated Creative City of Gastronomy by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Creative Cities Network 2021.  The Creative City tag will be part of the campaign to boost tourism, create environments that foster innovation, and creativity […]

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LOWER COVID TESTS, ENCOURAGE TRAVEL – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has urged health facilities to lower the cost of RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) tests to encourage more people to travel and hasten the recovery of the tourism industry from the pandemic.  Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat noted that testing for COVID-19 remains expensive and out of reach of budget-conscious travelers and […]

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DOT BOOSTS LOCAL TOURISM WITH DIGITAL INNOVATIONS

The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced that it has funded the digital transformation projects of several local government units (LGUs) through the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines as part of its efforts to push for smart tourism in the country. “Digital innovations are playing a crucial role in the recovery of the tourism industry,” Tourism […]

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VAXXED KIDS, SENIORS NOW OK TO BE OUTDOORS — DOT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomed the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to allow children, aged five years old and above, and fully vaccinated seniors to visit outdoor areas. This is on the condition that the children are supervised by adults and that everyone adheres to […]

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DOT, VIBER PARTNER TO PROMOTE ‘KAIN NA!’ FOOD FEST

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has partnered with one of the country’s widely-used mobile platforms, Viber, to promote the KAIN NA! Food and Trade Festival of the department. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat expressed her joy over the development, citing the huge benefit to be gained from the partnership. “We at the DOT are very happy […]

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3K BORACAY TOURISM WORKERS TO GET COVID VAX JABS

Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat and National Task Force Against COVID-19 (NTF) Deputy Chief Implementer and testing czar Vince Dizon led the ceremonial vaccination of tourism workers in Boracay Island recently. Romulo-Puyat said that the inoculation program targets an initial 3,000 tourism workers.  Of this number, 2,178 are employed in accommodation establishments, 308 in restaurants, and […]

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SCARLET BELO, DOT PUSH SAFE, KID-FRIENDLY TRIPS

The Department of Tourism (DOT) and Warner Media’s Cartoon Network continue their partnership to encourage everyone to start travelling safely around the country as travel restrictions are eased. The S.A.F.E.T.R.I.P. campaign video features Scarlet Snow Belo asking the help of the Powerpuff Girls to find a safe way to explore the Philippines now that leisure […]

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DOT BACKS DAVAO’S ‘BAKUNA BY THE SEA’ FOR A4 GROUP

The Department of Tourism (DOT) lauded the tourism stakeholders of Davao for spearheading an “innovative” vaccination program for travel and hospitality employees, including A4 Priority Group members. Dubbed as “Bakuna by the Sea,” the vaccination program was held at the seaside tropical garden of the Waterfront Insular Hotel Pavilion from June 30 to July 2, […]

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DOT TO TOURISTS: BE RESPONSIBLE WITH WILDLIFE

In celebration of World Environment Month this June, the Department of Tourism (DOT) reiterated the need for tourists to educate themselves on sustainable interaction with marine wildlife.   “Observing marine wildlife in its natural habitat is incredibly fulfilling and quite an experience you cannot forget,” said Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat. “Irresponsible interaction with marine wildlife […]