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NCR ALERT LEVEL 3 STATUS TO BOOST TOURISM – DOT

The decision to resume staycations and expanding the capacity of restaurants is a big boost to tourism-oriented establishments that will result in the restoration of jobs of displaced tourism workers as the holiday season approaches.  Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat made this statement as the Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomed the decision of the Inter-Agency Task […]

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100% VAXXING OF CENTRAL LUZON TOURISM WORKERS EYED

The Department of Tourism (DOT) continues its vaccination drive in the country’s gastronomic epicenter helping the tourism workers under the A1 health priority group from Central Luzon achieve a 100% inoculation rate. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat recently returned to Pampanga to oversee the vaccination of some 518 tourism workers employed in accommodation establishments used as […]

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SAMAR TOURISM WORKERS 26% VAXXED – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) hailed the provincial government of Samar for its efforts in vaccinating the province’s tourism frontliners, providing additional support to the Department’s drive for the same. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat expressed her gratitude towards the Samar local government and its key officials for their commitment and initiative to protect their constituents. […]

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CEBU TOURISM WORKERS 51% VAXXED – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism’s (DOT) push to vaccinate tourism frontliners in Cebu continue to gain traction, following the inoculation of 7,764 tourism workers, or 51.89% percent of the 15,257 target. Of its initial 1,062 target, Mandaue City already provided shots for 647 tourism workers, translating to 60.92 percent vaccination rate, while Lapu-Lapu City inoculated 82.70 […]

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PH TO HOST INT’L TOURISM SUMMIT IN MARCH 2022

The Philippines will host the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit in March 2022, Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat announced. “The WTTC Global Summit is an annual event that gathers over 800 delegates representing the largest and most prominent international travel and tourism companies from airlines, hotels, resorts, travel agencies, and tour companies,” Romulo-Puyat said […]

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7,510 BAGUIO TOURISM WORKERS VAXXED – ROMULO-PUYAT

Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat announced that the Department of Tourism (DOT), in collaboration with the City Government of Baguio, and public and private stakeholders, has inoculated some 7,510 tourism workers in the country’s summer capital. The agency initially targeted 5, 994 workers. Romulo-Puyat was in Baguio City with National Task Force Against Covid-19 (NTF) Deputy […]

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MORE TOURISM WORKERS SET FOR VACCINATIONS – DOT

Local tourism recovery continues to gain momentum as the Department of Tourism (DOT) strengthens its cooperation with the public and private sector to bring more vaccine doses to the country’s key tourism destinations. A total of 5,000 out of 13,000 tourism workers in Bohol have already received their first dose of the Sputnik V, while […]

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RIZAL PARK VAX DRIVE-THRU TO BOOST VAX ROLLOUT

The Department of Tourism hailed the City of Manila’s drive-thru vaccination site at Quirino Grandstand, Rizal Park, saying it would hasten the national vaccination program against COVID-19 and bring the country closer to herd immunity.   Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the drive-thru vaccination facility, which was set up in coordination with the National Parks […]

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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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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 […]