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    TOURISM CHIEF: PHL ONE WITH ASEAN IN RESPONDING TO COVID CRISIS


    MANILA, Philippines – Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat reaffirmed the country's commitment to the regional tourism cooperation of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on the road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

    "More than ever, we are banking on the unity of the tourism industry to ensure that we will together endure and overcome these trying times," said Secretary Puyat.

    The tourism chief made the assertion during the Special ASEAN Tourism Ministers Meeting held recently. Puyat was among the 12 leaders who attended the meeting held via tele-conference.

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    DOT Statement on Baguio party incident

    The DOT Cordillera Administrative Region (DOT-CAR) is currently investigating the reported party at a DOT-accredited accommodation establishment in Baguio City. A Notice to Explain has already been issued to the establishment.

    — Tuesday, January 26, 2021

    DOT welcomes the first two recipients of the WTTC Safe Travel Stamp

    Manila - The Department of Tourism (DOT) officially welcomed on Monday (25 January) Joy Nostalg Hotel & Suites Manila and Grand Hyatt Hotel as the first two recipients of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp issued through the DOT.

    — Monday, January 25, 2021

    DOT pledges to help Negros Occidental get ready for more domestic tourists

    BACOLOD CITY - After the successful reopening of Boracay Island to local tourists in October 2020, the Department of Tourism (DOT) is now in talks with local government officials and tourism stakeholders of Negros Occidental to explore the reopening of the province to more domestic tourists.

    — Wednesday, January 20, 2021

    DOT Statement on the Closure of Makati Shangri-La Hotel

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) is saddened by the news of the management decision to temporarily close the operations starting February 1, 2021 of Makati Shangri-la Hotel.

    — Wednesday, January 20, 2021

    DOT Chief supports Negrense cookbook launch, vows continued support to thriving food tourism scene in Western Visayas

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) in partnership with the Slow Food Negros Community, Negros Museum, and Provincial Government of Negros Occidental, on Tuesday (January 19), launched an 82-page cookbook entitled “Negrense Heritage Cooking”.

    — Wednesday, January 20, 2021

    DOT Statement on the City Garden Grand Hotel

    The Department of Tourism (DOT), in its Resolution dated 14 January 2021, finds the City Garden Grand Hotel (CGGH) in Makati City liable for the offense of gross and evident bad faith in dealing with clients/fraudulent solicitation of business or making any false, deceptive, or misleading claims or statements for the purpose of soliciting business from clients under Section 13.2 (c) of DOT Memorandum Circular No. 2018-03.

    — Thursday, January 14, 2021

    DOT celebrates Boracay and Palawan inclusion in Conde Nast’s 25 Best Island Beaches in the World list

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) celebrates anew with the world as White Beach, Boracay and El Nido, Palawan place 2nd and 9th, respectively, in Condé Nast’s Traveler's 25 Best Island Beaches in the World: 2020 Readers' Choice Awards list.

    — Wednesday, January 6, 2021

    DOT reiterates rule on staycation hotels

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) reiterates that there are only fifteen (15) accredited accommodation establishments (AEs) in Metro Manila that operate as staycation hotels as of 05 January 2021

    — Tuesday, January 5, 2021

    DOT supports strict entry protocols in light of new COVID-19 variant

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) throws its full support for the implementation of more stringent entry protocols in view of the confirmed new COVID-19 variant.

    — Wednesday, December 30, 2020

    DOT reiterates penalties for quarantine hotels used for staycation and other purposes

    Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat has cautioned DOT-accredited hotels currently used as quarantine hotels to refrain from accepting guests for staycation purposes.

    — Monday, December 28, 2020

    DOT, TPB EXPAND RT-PCR FINANCIAL SUBSIDY PROGRAM FOR 11,600 TOURISTS THROUGH PCMC

    MANILA, Philippines – In a bid to further expand access to affordable RT-PCR (Real-Time Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) test in time for New Year domestic travels, the Department of Tourism (DOT) through the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines, inks a Memorandum of Agreement with the Philippine Children's Medical Center (PCMC) on December 28, 2020.

    — Monday, December 28, 2020

    DOT inspires Balikbayans to Come Home with ‘Balikan Ang Pilipinas’ Campaign

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) has launched the Balikan Ang Pilipinas campaign to encourage Balikbayans to travel to the Philippines this season and visit the country's sites and destinations with their loved ones.

    — Sunday, December 27, 2020

    DOT backs temporary suspension of flights from UK

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) throws its unequivocal support to the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to temporarily suspend all flights from the United Kingdom (UK) starting Thursday, December 24, 2020 until December 31, 2020.

    — Wednesday, December 23, 2020

    27,000 displaced tourism workers of CAR receive DOT-DOLE financial assistance

    Baguio City – Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat announced that about 27,000 qualified displaced tourism workers in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) have been endorsed by the DOT to receive the P5,000.00 cash assistance under the DOT-DOLE Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2020-001.

    — Tuesday, December 22, 2020

    DOT prepares local destinations, accommodation establishments for WTTC Safe Travels Stamp application

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) has slated two engagement meetings with local tourism stakeholders on the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)'s Safe Travels Stamp and its step-by-step application procedure and requirements next week, December 21.

    — Friday, December 18, 2020

    DOT’s 2020 KAIN NA! satisfies Christmas Cravings on fourth leg

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) sets forth to satisfy holiday cravings for Filipino cuisine through its fourth installment of the KAIN NA! Food and Travel Festival happening from December 17 to 20, 2020.

    — Wednesday, December 16, 2020

    DOT’s 2020 KAIN NA! satisfies Christmas Cravings on fourth leg

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) sets forth to satisfy holiday cravings for Filipino cuisine through its fourth installment of the KAIN NA! Food and Travel Festival happening from December 17 to 20, 2020.

    — Wednesday, December 16, 2020

    DOT, TPB promote Pinoy Christmas through music

    To usher in the Domestic Tourism Campaign in this holiday season, the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines, launched “Pasko Na!”, an Audio Video Presentation (AVP) promoting traditional Filipino Christmas practices through Ryan Cayabyab’s original composition that spreads positivity and holiday cheer while aptly reminding of health and safety protocols.

    — Wednesday, December 16, 2020

    DOT bats for uniform LGU travel requirements

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) lauds local government units (LGUs) for their efforts in reopening safe tourist destinations all over the country in answer to the increasing interest in travel and tour activities.

    — Tuesday, December 15, 2020

    DOT to assist Zambales in safe and gradual tourism reopening

    As local government leaders of Zambales start to prepare to reopen provincial borders to local visitors, the Department of Tourism (DOT) vowed to provide additional assistance that would intensify health and safety protocols in the province.

    — Friday, December 11, 2020

    DOT launches webinar training on Reducing Single-use Plastics for hospitality sector

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) has collaborated with the Philippine Center for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, Inc. (PCEPSDI) in holding a webinar training program for the hospitality sector to reduce single-use plastics while keeping in mind health and safety protocols.

    — Friday, December 11, 2020

    DOT, MakatiMed Foundation forge partnership for tourism destination health security

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) through its partner, the Makati Medical Center Foundation Inc. (MakatiMed Foundation) received strong support for its pandemic response and security initiatives in local tourism destinations in light of the current coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

    — Friday, December 11, 2020

    DOT presents virtual concert to promote Manila’s cultural heritage sites

    The Department of Tourism (DOT), through the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), takes a step further in promoting Manila’s cultural heritage sites, collaborating with The Manila Heritage Trail and Manila Heritage Alliance to bring a free virtual concert titled “Hinahanap-Hanap Kita Manila” bannering the music of iconic band Hotdog to performed by various OPM artists.

    — Thursday, December 10, 2020

    Puyat visits Batangas, shores up dive tourism

    Mabini, Batangas -- Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Wednesday (Dec. 9), expressed support for the continued development of dive tourism in Anilao, otherwise known as the birthplace of scuba diving in the Philippines.

    — Wednesday, December 9, 2020

    Statement of the DOT on Cebu resort incident

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) has already launched an investigation into the matter, and after due notice and hearing, will mete the proper administrative sanctions to the resort.

    — Wednesday, December 9, 2020

    STATEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) condemns yet another reckless social gathering organized at a tourism establishment, this time at the Blue Coral Beach Resorts Inc. in Barangay Laiya, San Juan, Batangas on Monday, December 7.

    — Wednesday, December 9, 2020

    STATEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM

    The Department of Tourism (DOT), as the co-vice chair of the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF), condemns the tourists from Luzon who counterfeited COVID-19 test results upon entry in the island on Monday (Dec. 7).

    — Tuesday, December 8, 2020

    Puyat encourages affected tourism workforce to avail of the expanded DOT-DOLE financial assistance

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) reaches out to tourism workers who were affected by the closure of establishments or those which scaled down operations, to immediately avail of the expanded financial assistance as part of the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act interventions to address the pandemic’s impact on Philippine tourism.

    — Monday, December 7, 2020

    DOT welcomes strides to reboot MICE

    MANILA— The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomes the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) through the ratification of IATF Resolution No. 87 on December 03, 2020, to allow some types of indoor business meetings in areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ).

    — Friday, December 4, 2020

    DOT backs enhanced contact tracing; announces low-cost COVID tests with UP-PGH for Boracay-bound tourists

    BORACAY - Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat in today’s Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) Meeting in the island, hammered in the importance of strictly enforcing health and safety protocols to raise visitor confidence. “We cannot stress fully enough the importance of showing our seriousness in carrying out our protocols and guidelines. Our local leadership is key in bringing forward our improved image. Furthermore, it is our wish to make more affordable RT-PCR tests to encourage more visits.”

    — Thursday, December 3, 2020

    DOT Aims for Data-Driven Response to Tourism Recovery Under New Normal with Survey

    MANILA (December 1, 2020) -- The Department of Tourism (DOT), in collaboration with Guide to the Philippines and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM)-Dr. Andrew L. Tan Center launched a follow-up survey on Philippine Travelers' sentiments in the new normal.

    — Tuesday, December 1, 2020

    DOT welcomes Coron's reopening on Dec. 1 with health and safety measures in place

    The Department of Tourism supports Coron, Palawan’s decision to ease its travel restrictions starting December 1, 2020, allowing local tourists from ages 15 to 65 years old to enter the island under a test-before-travel policy.

    — Sunday, November 29, 2020

    DOT celebrates PH's victory as World's Leading Dive Destination and Tourist Attraction for Intramuros in 2020

    The Philippines’ dive sites and Intramuros once again bagged accolades at the 27th World Travel Awards. The award-giving body recognized the Philippines as the World's Leading Dive Destination and Intramuros as the World's Leading Tourist Attraction in 2020.

    — Saturday, November 28, 2020

    DOT launches “Have a Safe Trip, Pinas” to promote safe travels and support tourism workers

    Now that the Philippines has reopened several tourist destinations after many months of closure, it’s time to show the country how to smile again. The DOT’s latest video, following the “Noypi” tribute to medical frontliners, brings us back to familiar, yet slightly different territory: tourism in the new normal.

    — Friday, November 27, 2020

    DOT welcomes IATF decision to allow balikbayans

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomes the ratification of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) Resolution No. 85 which includes the provision on allowing balikbayans’ entry to the Philippines.

    — Friday, November 27, 2020

    STATEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM

    The Department of Tourism (DOT), as co-vice chair of the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) slams the irresponsible mass gathering at the Casa de Arte, Sitio Cagban, Barangay Manoc-Mano in Boracay recently.

    — Thursday, November 26, 2020

    DOT chief visits Baguio City, touts cultural tourism with creative crawls

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) touts cultural tourism in Baguio as it remains optimistic that initiatives such as the Ibagíw Festival will sustain the treasured traditions and art forms of the city.

    — Monday, November 23, 2020

    Ridge and Reef travel corridor expands to Ilocos Sur

    ILOCOS SUR – Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat was among the first guests of Ilocos Sur as the province reopened to visitors, this time including tourists from Metro Manila.

    — Saturday, November 21, 2020

    DOT welcomes reopening of PHL’s surfing capital, Siargao

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomes and supports the reopening of another premiere destination- Siargao Island.

    — Saturday, November 21, 2020

    Statement of the Department of Tourism (DOT)

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) is grateful to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) under the leadership of Senator Richard J. Gordon for the initiative to reduce the Reverse Transcription -Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) testing price to PHP 3,300.

    — Wednesday, November 18, 2020

    DOT lauds Ibagiw 2020, Baguio’s Creative City Festival

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) commends the City Government of Baguio, Baguio Arts and Crafts Collective, Inc., UP Baguio, DOT-CAR and the city government for the successful launch of Ibagiw 2020. The third edition of the month-long creative festival kicked off with a grand opening on November 6, 2020 at the Baguio Convention Center and was also livestreamed on Facebook.

    — Tuesday, November 10, 2020

    DOT allows operation of 7,200 hotels, resorts

    More than 7,200 hotels, resorts and other accommodation establishments (AEs) have been authorized by the Department of Tourism (DOT) to operate under different quarantine classifications and cater to different types of travelers, depending on their location and purpose.

    — Tuesday, November 10, 2020

    DOT partners with Nissan to promote ‘Safe Trips’

    MANILA – Banking on tourism as a key economic driver, the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Nissan Philippines have embarked on a road trip geared towards promoting safe and responsible land traveling to boost domestic tourism.

    — Thursday, November 5, 2020

    DOT inks MOU on tourism education, training

    To upgrade tourism education and skills training in the country, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has closed ranks with the Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and the Tourism Industry Board Foundation, Inc. (TIBFI).

    — Thursday, November 5, 2020

    STATEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM ON PRRD’S SIGNING OF EO 118

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomes President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s signing of Executive Order (EO) 118, today, November 4, directing the Department of Health (DOH), in coordination with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), to ensure the accessibility and affordability of COVID-19 tests and test kits for all.

    — Wednesday, November 4, 2020

    Intramuros is now Asia's Leading Tourist Attraction
    The Philippines and DOT receive accolades at the 2020 World Travel Awards Asia Winners Day

    The 27th World Travel Awards recognized the Philippines as Asia's leading beach destination and Asia’s leading dive destination in 2020. The award-giving body also declared the Philippine Department of Tourism as this year’s leading tourist board in Asia, besting 11 nominated countries.

    — Wednesday, November 4, 2020

    DOT’s KAIN NA! takes on Food Trips for November

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) invites foodies to embark on "Food Trips" with the second leg of its virtual KAIN NA! Food and Travel Festival 2020 from November 3 to 6, 2020.

    — Monday, November 2, 2020

    DOT, DOLE agree on guidelines for cash-for-work program for displaced tourism workers, tour guides

    Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III on Friday (October 30) signed the DOT-DOLE Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 2020-001, which contains specific guidelines for the provision of cash assistance and cash-for-work program for tourism workers that were displaced due to the ongoing pandemic.

    — Sunday, November 1, 2020

    DOT, TPB launch official Philippine travel app

    Manila, Philippines - The Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines launched Travel Philippines, the country’s official travel companion, today, 30 October 2020. The app provides users access to the latest travel advisories and safety guidelines in various destinations that have reopened to tourism. The easy-to-use platform allows users to create itineraries for their future trips, find up-to-date information on their favorite tourist attractions, and securely store digital copies of travel documents.

    — Friday, October 30, 2020

    STATEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM ON THE INCLUSION OF PALAWAN AND BORACAY IN BIG 7 TRAVEL’s LIST OF 50 MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) celebrates the news that two of our prime destinations – Palawan and Boracay, have made it to Big 7 Travel’s list of the 50 Most Beautiful Places in the World (https://bigseventravel.com/2020/10/50-most-beautiful-places-in-the-world/), ranking 8th and 18th, respectively.

    — Friday, October 30, 2020

    DOT Leadership Excellence Series returns anew

    MANILA – The well-received online learning event dubbed the “Leadership Excellence Series (LES) 2020” is returning once again this October as it targets to rebuild consumer confidence and redefine standards for the Filipino brand of service.

    — Wednesday, October 28, 2020

    DOT urges tourism businesses to avail of SB Corp's COVID-19 Loan Program

    Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat urged micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to avail of the CARES for Tourism Rehabilitation and Vitalization of Enterprises and Livelihood (CARES for TRAVEL) Program to help them sustain their businesses and keep their workers amid the on-going pandemic.

    — Wednesday, October 28, 2020

    Tourism chief bats for COVID-19 tests price cap

    Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat appeals for a price cap on the real-time Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) and Antigen tests for COVID-19 to enhance tourism revival, as the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) relaxes travel restrictions in areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ).

    — Tuesday, October 27, 2020

    DOT supports expansion of Palawan’s travel bubble starting Oct. 30

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomes the decision of the Municipal Government of El Nido to ease its travel restrictions starting October 30, allowing tourists to enter the island under a test-before-travel policy.

    — Saturday, October 24, 2020

    PRA to amend retirement policies, suspends processing of SRRV applications

    The Board of Trustees of the Philippine Retirement Agency (PRA), an attached agency of the Department of Tourism (DOT), has directed the PRA to suspend the issuance of the Special Retirees Residence Visa (SRRV) pending the review and amendments of the policies on age and visa deposit requirements.

    — Friday, October 23, 2020

    PUYAT - HOTELS IN GCQ, MGCQ MAY NOW BE ALLOWED TO OPERATE AT FULL CAPACITY

    Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat announced today that the DOT has been given the authority, by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), to determine the allowable operational capacity (up to 100%) for hotels, including staycation hotels, in areas classified under a modified community quarantine (MGCQ) and general community quarantine (GCQ).

    — Wednesday, October 21, 2020

    Ridge and Reef Corridor heralds domestic tourism recovery

    ILOCOS NORTE – Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat announced that the Ridge and Reef Corridor heralds another milestone in the country’s bid to spur domestic tourism recovery.

    — Tuesday, October 20, 2020

    DOT STATEMENT ON THE OPENING OF ILOCOS SUR STARTING NOV 15

    The DOT welcomes the news that the province of Ilocos Sur will open to Luzon residents on November 15 once all systems and health and safety measures are in place.

    — Sunday, October 18, 2020

    DOT welcomes Baguio City’s opening to guests from Luzon starting Oct. 22

    BAGUIO CITY – The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomes the decision of the local government unit (LGU) of Baguio City to open its doors to guests from Luzon, particularly the National Capital Region (NCR) and Regions 2 and 3, starting on October 22, 2020, noting that the anticipated influx of tourists will generate tourism activities that will spur a swifter recovery of the industry.

    — Saturday, October 17, 2020

    DOT welcomes eased travel movement between GCQ and MGCQ areas for tourism revival

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomes the amended guidelines from the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EIMD) regarding the more liberal interzonal and intrazonal movement of persons traveling between destinations under general community quarantine (GCQ) and modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).

    — Friday, October 16, 2020

    Puyat reminds ‘Staycation Hotels’ to follow rules, protocols

    Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat issued a reminder to “staycation hotels,” to adhere to the guidelines and protocols set by the Department of Tourism (DOT) and ensure a memorable and safe staycation of guests taking a break from months of quarantine.

    — Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    BATANGAS NOW OPEN TO DIVERS - DOT

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) calls on divers to dust off their masks, fins, snorkels, regulators, and other gear as popular dive sites in Batangas prepare to welcome tourists.

    — Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    HEALTH, SAFETY RULES DRAWN UP FOR RECREATIONAL DIVING

    Bring your own gear and use a defog solution for your mask.

    — Tuesday, October 13, 2020

    DOT inks tourism “CARES for TRAVEL” MSME loan program with SB Corp

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Small Business Corporation (SB Corp) today (October 12) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to finalize the CARES for Tourism Rehabilitation and Vitalization of Enterprises and Livelihood ( TRAVEL) program that will extend loan assistance to micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from the tourism industry.

    — Monday, October 12, 2020

    DOT funds RT-PCR testing of Boracay tourism workers

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) will provide a total of Php 1.6 million funding to Boracay to cover the cost of reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing for the island’s tourism workers, as it expects more local tourist arrivals in the coming months.

    — Monday, October 12, 2020

    DOT welcomes reopening of Ilocos Norte to Luzon tourists on Oct 15

    Ilocos Norte, which is famous for a variety of attractions, including panoramic ocean views, a breathtaking wind farm, baroque architecture, and sand dunes adventure, is reopening its doors to more tourists from the rest of Luzon on October 15.

    — Friday, October 9, 2020

    Phl islands named top favorites by Int’l travel magazine

    Cebu and Visayas Islands have been named Top Island in Asia, leading three other Philippine islands in the top ten of the Conde Naste Traveler's (CNT) 2020 Readers' Choice Awards.

    — Tuesday, October 6, 2020

    DOT sees domestic tourism boom in Baguio with affordable Antigen Testing

    Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat welcomes the adoption of the Antigen Testing as a way to determine if Baguio City's visitors are COVID-19 free.

    — Friday, October 2, 2020

    DOT gets COA's highest rating on 2019 Audit

    The Commission on Audit (COA) Renders an “Unqualified Opinion” over the Department of Tourism's Financial Statements as of December 31, 2019.

    — Friday, October 2, 2020

    BORACAY reopens, heralds “safe, gradual” revival of Philippine tourism

    BORACAY — The reopening of Boracay, the Philippines’ top destination, to new market sources signals the safe and gradual revival of the country’s tourism industry amid the pandemic, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Thursday (Oct. 1).

    — Thursday, October 1, 2020

    DOT ACCREDITATION GOES DIGITAL

    Tourism enterprises can now apply online for accreditation with the Department of Tourism (DOT) with the launch of its Online Accreditation System.

    — Tuesday, September 29, 2020

    DOT ISSUES GUIDELINES FOR SAFE ‘STAYCATION’

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) has issued strict guidelines for “staycations” as part of the government efforts to re-start the economy through tourism.

    — Tuesday, September 29, 2020

    MESSAGE OF TOURISM SECRETARY BERNADETTE ROMULO-PUYAT ON THE CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD TOURISM DAY

    On behalf of the Philippines Department of Tourism, let me warmly wish everyone a happy and meaningful World Tourism Day. This year’s theme, “Tourism and Rural Development,” is particularly relevant to our country as many of our rural areas depend on tourism but have been adversely affected by the pandemic.

    — Sunday, September 27, 2020

    Puyat: Even in most unusual ways, tourism must stay alive

    PANGLAO, Bohol – Even in the most unusual ways, the travel business has to continue to keep tourism alive.

    — Saturday, September 26, 2020

    Reopening of Boracay to more markets builds momentum for domestic tourism revival

    Boracay Island will further open its doors to more local tourists on October 1, thus signaling the continued resurgence of domestic tourism nationwide.

    — Wednesday, September 23, 2020

    Puyat launches Baguio’s VIS.I.T.A. platform

    BAGUIO CITY –Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat is back in the Summer Capital of the Philippines to officially launch the city’s first online visitor management system today (September 22).

    — Tuesday, September 22, 2020

    DOT receives SafeTravels Stamp from world tourism body

    The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has given the Department of Tourism (DOT) a SafeTravels Stamp in recognition of its adoption of “health and hygiene global standardized protocols” that will ensure safe travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    — Monday, September 21, 2020

    Puyat to grace Baguio reopening; DOT to go big on domestic tourism in 2021

    Domestic tourism will be the main concentration of the Department of Tourism (DOT) in rebuilding trust and confidence in the travel market for next year.

    — Sunday, September 20, 2020

    Zero interest loans, no collateral, easy terms for distressed tourism businesses

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) disclosed on Thursday (Sept. 17) some details of the loan program for tourism MSMEs that is being finalized with the Small Business Corporation (SB Corp) of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

    — Friday, September 18, 2020

    Chocolate, coffee, tea take centerstage in DOT’s KAIN NA! food festival

    MANILA - A virtual ceremonial toast with customized wooden chalices marked the official start of the four-day KAIN NA! Food and Travel Festival 2020 on Tuesday (Sept. 15) with chocolate, coffee and tea taking the spotlight.

    — Tuesday, September 15, 2020

    10,000 BPO jobs for displaced tourism workers

    More than 10,000 jobs in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry would be made available to displaced tourism workers nationwide this month.

    — Sunday, September 13, 2020

    Safety marshalls to ensure physical distancing when beaches, resorts reopen

    Lifeguards will not be the only ones on patrol when the beaches and resorts reopen for business under the tourism industry’s “new normal.” Safety marshalls will also be on site to ensure physical distancing.

    — Wednesday, September 9, 2020

    PHL hosts 3RD ASEAN meet on tourism professionals; DOT commits to beef up competency of tourism workforce in the new normal

    MANILA -- The Philippines, through the Department of Tourism (DOT), successfully hosted the virtual edition of the 3rd International Conference on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Mutual Recognition Arrangement on Tourism Professionals (ASEAN MRA-TP) that is expected to largely influence the Department’s Tourism Response and Recovery Plan (TRRP), particularly its human resource component.

    — Monday, September 7, 2020

    DOT'S ‘KAIN NA!’ cooks up online food fest

    The Department of Tourism's food and travel festival, Kain Na!, is back and is prepared to serve exciting culinary tourism delights that everyone can enjoy online and in the comfort of their homes from September 15-18.

    — Sunday, September 6, 2020

    DOT’s PHIDEX 2020 goes digital

    It’s official—the Philippine International Dive Expo (PHIDEX) is back for its 2nd edition through a digital platform from October 9 to 11, 2020.

    — Saturday, September 5, 2020

    Statement of the Department of Tourism

    The Department of Tourism (DOT), consistent with the President’s direction, has been engaging with the local governments, other national government agencies and local tourism stakeholders for the gradual reopening of the sector while underscoring the strict compliance of health and safety protocols.

    — Saturday, September 5, 2020

    PHL BAGS BEST OVERSEAS DIVING AWARD 2020

    TOKYO – The Philippines received the award as the Best Overseas Diving Area in the Marine Diving Awards 2020 held recently in Tokyo.

    — Friday, September 4, 2020

    DOT celebrates "Surprisingly Spectacular Diving" tag of 3 Phl dive sites by Lonely Planet

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) celebrates the mention of multiple Philippine dive sites in the Lonely Planet's article entitled "6 national parks around the world with surprisingly spectacular diving".

    — Thursday, September 3, 2020

    DOT to scale up Baguio's Ridge to Reef Travel Bubble Plan across PHL

    BAGUIO CITY – The Department of Tourism (DOT) threw its full support behind the Ridge to Reef Corridor Plan, one of the key strategies being explored to ensure Baguio City's gradual and safe reopening to tourists from nearby provinces within the year.

    — Wednesday, September 2, 2020

    STATEMENT OF THE DOT

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) expresses its deep gratitude to the Bicameral Conference Committee for approving the allocation of 10 billion pesos for the tourism industry under the Bayanihan To Recover As One or the Bayanihan 2 Bill. The recognition of the tourism sector by the Senate and House of Representatives, in the Bayanihan Act 2 measures, ensures the survival of our MSMEs since 99.9 percent of the 144,640 establishments in accommodation and food service activities are considered micro, small and medium, according to 2018 data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

    — Monday, August 24, 2020

    DOT, Cloud Panda PH launches PHL Harvest e-commerce site

    Online shoppers can now enjoy varied Philippine flavors, quality–sealed fresh and processed food selections, and other essentials all under one platform which provides a seamless shopping experience for the customer.

    — Thursday, August 20, 2020

    Puyat meets with Bohol execs to tackle tourism situation, recovery plans

    Panglao, BOHOL – Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo–Puyat assured the officials and tourism players of Bohol on Friday that reopening the island province to tourism would not be pursued at the expense of public health and safety.

    — Saturday, August 1, 2020

    DOT assures tourist stakeholders of all–out support for slow reopening

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) is pulling out all the stops to ensure that health and safety measures are in place in the country's tourist destinations and to reassure all stakeholders of government support as the industry prepares to slowly reopen.

    — Thursday, July 30, 2020

    "THINK OUT OF THE BOX," TOURISM INDUSTRY URGED IN DOT WEBINAR

    It's a new world out there and we have to think out of the box if we want to go back to business as usual.

    — Thursday, July 30, 2020

    DOT CHIEF LAUDS SENATE APPROVAL OF BAYANIHAN 2 ON FINAL READING, CITES PLANS FOR 10B STIMULUS FUND

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) expresses optimism for the recovery of the tourism industry, following the Senate approval of the Senate Bill 1564 or the Bayanihan To Recover As One Act on its third and final reading Tuesday (July 28).

    — Wednesday, July 29, 2020

    Boracay now open to youths, seniors from region

    Boracay Island is now open to young and senior tourists from the Western Visayas region.

    — Thursday, July 23, 2020

    Meetings, conventions allowed only under MGCQ at 50% capacity – DOT

    Meetings, conventions and exhibitions can be held only in areas under the modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) and only at 50 percent capacity, according to the guidelines set by the Department of Tourism (DOT).

    — Thursday, July 16, 2020

    DOT, FAO team up for sustainable farm tourism in PH

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) will team up with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to promote farm tourism and help the country's tourism industry recover from the COVID–19 pandemic.

    — Thursday, July 16, 2020

    Tourism chief bullish on English schools' recovery

    Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo–Puyat has given the directive for schools to continue online English as a Second Language (ESL) programs to maintain the country's position as a leading ESL destination.

    — Saturday, July 11, 2020

    DOT CELEBRATES AS PALAWAN RECLAIMS BEST ISLAND IN THE WORLD CITATION

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) today celebrates the hailing of Palawan as it reclaims the Best Island in the World title by renowned travel publication, Travel + Leisure.

    — Thursday, July 9, 2020

    DOT 'seal of good housekeeping' boosts confidence among restos amid pandemic – Puyat

    Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo–Puyat said that more restaurants in Metro Manila are seeking accreditation with the Department of Tourism (DOT).

    — Tuesday, July 7, 2020

    Fresh produce at your doorstep, courtesy of DOT–Grab tie–up

    Dairy, fresh fruits, vegetables and other daily essentials will soon be delivered to your doorsteps by GrabExpress from 40 small farmers and MSMEs participating under the Department of Tourism's (DOT) Philippine Harvest online trade fair.

    — Monday, July 6, 2020

    DOT CHIEF CHECKS READINESS OF PALAWAN

    EL NIDO, PALAWAN -- Eyeing tourism recovery in the reopening of more destinations, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat today checked the readiness of one of the Philippines' favorite destinations – Palawan.

    — Friday, July 3, 2020

    DOT, DTI inspect hotels and restaurants’ compliance with health and safety protocols

    Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat and Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez led the inspection of selected hotels and restaurants in the Ortigas Center on Wednesday (July 1) to check compliance with health and safety protocols under Metro Manila's General Community Quarantine (GCQ) guidelines.

    — Wednesday, July 1, 2020

    DOT EYES TOURISM RECOVERY AS MORE DESTINATIONS MAY REOPEN

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) said that it anticipates the reopening of the tourism industry in concurrence with the local government units (LGU), with the easing of travel restrictions, as more places around the country transition to a modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).

    — Wednesday, July 1, 2020

    Domestic travel to drive recovery of tourism industry, says survey

    Domestic travel will lead the recovery of the country's tourism industry with Filipino travelers expecting to go to destinations closer to home and spending less amid lingering health concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    — Monday, June 29, 2020

    DOT hails revival of tourist cops

    Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat hailed on Friday the reactivation of the Tourist Police units, saying it would hasten the tourism industry’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

    — Friday, June 26, 2020

    Tourism will recover well, DOT chief vows

    The tourism industry will recover well from three months of quarantine and restore the jobs lost by millions of Filipinos dependent on the industry.

    — Friday, June 26, 2020

    DOT celebrates Hidden Beach, Palawan's inclusion in CNT's Best Beaches in the World

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) celebrates the inclusion of Hidden Beach in El Nido, Palawan in Condé Nast Traveller's (CNT) "The 30 Best Beaches in the World" feature. The list was made in light of the pandemic, stating that "…while the world waits to find out when we can travel again, now is the time to think about a future summer holiday visiting one of the world's best beaches."

    — Monday, June 22, 2020

    Tourism industry hikes share in GDP to 13%; Puyat sees strong recovery from pandemic

    The tourism industry increased its contribution to the country's economy to almost 13 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) last year, according to government statistics.

    — Monday, June 22, 2020

    DOT PUSHES STRINGENT GUIDELINES FOR STAKEHOLDERS ACROSS THE NATION

    In line with the Department of Tourism's (DOT) priority effort to roll out its new health and safety standards as well as the Inter-Agency Task Force on the management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) restrictions among tourism stakeholders nationwide, the Local Government Unit (LGU) of San Juan, La Union recently conducted spot inspections among tourism stakeholders in its popular beach and surfing area and clamped down on enterprises that have violated national and local government issuances during the period of quarantine.

    — Thursday, June 18, 2020

    BIATF DENOUNCES TRAVELERS' BREACH OF ENTRY PROTOCOL TO BORACAY

    The Boracay Interagency Task Force (BIATF) decries the entry of a group of travelers to Boracay last June 12 that stayed up to June 14 when the island was not officially open for tourism.

    — Wednesday, June 17, 2020

    DOT GREENLIGHTS PARTIAL OPERATIONS OF HOTEL RESTAURANTS ON JUNE 15

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomes the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases' (IATF-EID) approval of the Department of Trade and Industry's (DTI) recommendation to allow the partial dine-in operations of restaurants in localities under General Community Quarantine (GCQ).

    — Saturday, June 13, 2020

    DOT LAUDS PARTNERSHIP MODEL FOR SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN BORACAY

    "The partnership of the public and private sector to ensure the safety and sustainability of tourism should be a model for other island destinations in the country," Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said during the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force BIATF meeting in Boracay on June 11, 2020.

    — Friday, June 12, 2020

    DOT SUSTAINS ONLINE PRESENCE WITH ‘WAKE UP IN PH’ CAMPAIGN AND SAFETY TRAVEL ADVISORIES

    While travel restrictions are still in place, for both domestic and foreign travel, the Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) has been maintaining its presence online with its most recent digital campaign, “Wake Up in the Philippines” and its microsite philippines.travel/safeph for relevant updates on tourism-related sectors in the Philippines.

    — Wednesday, June 10, 2020

    DOT ISSUES GUIDELINES ON TOURIST LAND TRANSPORT SERVICES

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) has issued the New Normal Health and Safety Guidelines for Tourist Land Transport Services covering transport operators/owners, passengers, vehicles, and drivers.

    — Wednesday, June 10, 2020

    IATF–EID RESOLUTION REITERATES 'DOT CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY' AS REQUISITE TO OPERATE

    The Inter–Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF–EID) further stressed the importance of the Department of Tourism (DOT) Certificate of Authority to operate for accommodation establishments (AEs) going back to business during the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ), and General Community Quarantine (GCQ) periods.

    — Wednesday, June 10, 2020

    DOT ISSUES PROTOCOLS ON RESTAURANT OPERATIONS UNDER THE NEW NORMAL

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) has released Memorandum Circular No 2020-004 or the "New Normal Health and Safety Guidelines for DOT–Accredited Restaurants" that will cover the areas of Management; Configuration and Set–up; Employees; Customers; Service and other Procedure; Delivery; and Sanitation, Disinfection, Safety Measure, and others.

    — Wednesday, June 10, 2020

    DOT WELCOMES PH 'RISING STARS IN TRAVEL' CITATION BY FORBES.COM

    The Department of Tourism welcomes the latest tourism–related distinction received by the country, having been recently named as one of the "Rising Stars in Travel" by Forbes.com, the website of the respected American business and financial news publication.

    — Friday, June 5, 2020

    DOT, DTI TO ROLL OUT HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES, DIGITAL SOLUTIONS FOR RESTAURANTS

    The joint recommendations of the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on health and safety protocols for restaurant dine–in operations were approved by the Inter–Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF–EID).

    — Tuesday, June 2, 2020

    DOT, attached agencies promote digital tourism

    With the hampered travel movement brought about by the COVID–19 pandemic situation, work and play are inevitably done online. The evolving crisis and in anticipation of other challenges, the Department of Tourism (DOT) and its attached agencies are making sure that Philippine tourism remains competitive, adapts well and takes advantage of the digital revolution.

    — Tuesday, June 2, 2020

    TOURISM CHIEF REMINDS HOTELS, RESORTS: NO DOT CERTIFICATE, NO BUSINESS OPERATIONS DURING MGCQ

    Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo–Puyat reminds tourism stakeholders, particularly hotel and resort entrepreneurs to secure a DOT Certificate of Authority to Operate before going back to business under the Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).

    — Tuesday, June 2, 2020

    DOT assists 36,000 tourists during COVID-19 crisis

    The Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) maintained its commitment to the Filipino Brand of Service and Hospitality, as exhibited by the agency's successful initiatives to assist a total of 36,947 stranded foreign and domestic tourists, since land, air, and sea travel restrictions were placed by the government as a precautionary measure to stop the spread of the disease.

    — Tuesday, June 2, 2020

    DOT WEBINAR TACKLES DIGITAL AS THE NEW NORMAL

    We must make the transition to digital and online for our industry to survive.

    — Sunday, May 31, 2020

    DOT WELCOMES THE RESUMPTION OF TOURISM OPERATIONS IN AREAS UNDER MGCQ

    The DOT welcomes the gradual re-opening of tourism operations in light of the varied community quarantine levels across the country, hoping to pave the eventual recovery of the Philippines' tourism industry.

    — Saturday, May 30, 2020

    TRUST AND HEALTH SAFETY KEY TO PHL TOURISM RECOVERY - DOT CHIEF

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) remains optimistic that the Philippines will regain the tourists' trust in the country as a safe and viable tourism destination sooner, and hasten recovery of the country's tourism industry.

    — Saturday, May 30, 2020

    PUYAT ON REOPENING TOURISM: 'DO IT SLOWLY BUT SURELY'

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomes the encouraging developments towards reopening of tourist destinations and ensured that the tourism sector is ready to provide service under the post-lockdown "New Normal" scenario.

    — Friday, May 29, 2020

    DOT BRINGS HOME 84 TOURISTS STRANDED IN EASTERN VISAYAS

    At least 84 domestic tourists stranded in Eastern Visayas since last March finally returned home with the assistance of the Department of Tourism (DOT) in joint efforts with other agencies and local government units (LGUs).

    — Wednesday, May 27, 2020

    DOT ISSUES GUIDELINES DEFINING "NEW NORMAL" FOR ACCOMMODATION ESTABLISHMENTS

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) has released the Health and Safety Guidelines Governing the Operations of Accommodation Establishments under the New Normal, indicating quite a number of significant changes in the country's frontline tourist services.

    — Tuesday, May 26, 2020

    DOT CHIEF: INNOVATION TO SPUR FOOD TOURISM IN NEW NORMAL

    Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat expressed confidence that an imaginative Filipino gastronomy will remain a strong pillar of the country’s tourism industry under the new normal.

    — Saturday, May 23, 2020

    DOT WEBINAR TACKLES HERITAGE SITE CONSERVATION AND USE AMID PANDEMIC

    How will the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic crisis impact and reshape tourism, sustainability and conservation programs at the country' heritage sites under the new normal?

    — Friday, May 22, 2020

    DOT banners "Filipino brand of service"; assists over 35,000 tourists amid pandemic

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) commits to sustain the Filipino brand of hospitality and service to stranded tourists amid the government-enforced community quarantine brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

    — Friday, May 22, 2020

    DOT TO JUMPSTART DOMESTIC TOURISM UNDER STRICTER PROTOCOLS WITH IATF AND LGUS

    With Metro Manila now placed under modified enhanced community quarantine and the majority of the other places in the country under general community quarantine or GCQ, the DOT, together with the Inter–Agency Taskforce on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF–EID) and several local government units (LGU), are preparing for the revival and re–opening of tourism in the Philippines once our places are classified under the modified GCQ (MGCQ).

    — Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    DOT PARTNERS WITH WTTC TO SHARE EXPERTS' TOURISM OUTLOOK, RECOVERY PLANS

    The tourism industry will recover.

    — Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    DOT REGULATES HOTEL FOOD DELIVERIES

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) in an advisory directed hotel operators and their ancillary establishments to submit detailed documentation on their safety protocols for their food preparation services.

    — Friday, May 15, 2020

    DOT: TOURISM INDUSTRY UP TO TOUGH CHALLENGES ON PATH TO RECOVERY

    Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo–Puyat said the tourism industry is ready to face the reality and daunting challenges of the "new normal," referring to new standards and protocols for safe and responsible tourism that will direct its path to recovery.

    — Wednesday, May 13, 2020

    More than 155,000 tourism sector workers receive first tranche of DOF wage subsidy program

    A total of 155,672 employees from 4,290 tourism–related enterprises received their cash grants under the joint program of the Department of Finance (DOF), Social Security System (SSS), and Bureau of Internal Revenue, called the Small Business Wage Subsidy (SBSW) program as of May 4.

    — Tuesday, May 5, 2020

    DOT MOUNTS SWEEPER FLIGHTS; BRINGS HOME 1000 STRANDED DOMESTIC TOURISTS

    MANILA – Over 1,000 domestic tourists who were stranded in various tourist destinations in the country have returned home, mostly in Metro Manila, with the assistance of the Department of Tourism (DOT).

    — Sunday, May 3, 2020

    TOURISM CHIEF: PHL ONE WITH ASEAN IN RESPONDING TO COVID CRISIS

    MANILA, Philippines – Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat reaffirmed the country's commitment to the regional tourism cooperation of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on the road to recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

    — Saturday, May 2, 2020

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    DOT MC No. 2020-011-HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES GOVERNING THE OPERATIONS OF TOURIST ATTRACTIONS SUCH AS PARKS, NATURAL SITES, HISTORICAL LANDMARKS, AND MUSEUMS UNDER THE NEW NORMAL
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    DOT DEPARTMENT ORDER No. 2020-068-A-AMENDING THE DEPARTMENT ORDER ON THE CREATION OF AN INTER-SECTORAL TEAM FOR THE VALIDATION OF READINESS OF LOCAL TOURISM DESTINATIONS
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    DOT DEPARTMENT ORDER No. 2020-068-CREATING AN INTER-SECTORAL TEAM TO CONDUCT VALIDATION OF READINESS LOCAL TOURISM DESTINATIONS
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    DOT ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER No. 2020-009-GUIDELINES ON THE OPERATIONS OF TOURIST ATTRACTIONS SUCH AS PARKS, NATURAL SITES, HISTORICAL LANDMARKS, AND MUSEUMS UNDER A MODIFIED GENERAL COMMUNITY QUARANTINE
    2020
    DOT ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER No. 2020-007-A-AMENDED GUIDELINES GOVERNING THE OPERATIONS OF TRAVEL AND TOUR AGENCIES, AND TOUR GUIDES UNDER COMMUNITY QUARANTINE
    2020
    DOLE-DOT JOINT MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR No. 2020-001-IMPLEMENTING GUIDELINES ON PROVIDING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND CASH-FOR-WORK PROGRAM FOR DISPLACED WORKERS IN TOURISM SECTOR
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    REGIONAL FOCAL PERSONS FOR PROVISION OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE/CASH FOR WORK UNDER BAYANIHAN ACT 2
    2020
    DOT MC No. 2020-006-A-AMENDED HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES GOVERNING THE OPERATIONS OF MICE ORGANIZERS AND VENUES OR FACILITIES UNDER THE NEW NORMAL
    2020
    PCSSD AO No. 2020-001-GUIDELINES ON THE OPERATIONS OF DIVE ESTABLISHMENTS UNDER A COMMUNITY QUARANTINE
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    PCSSD MC No. 2020-001-HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES GOVERNING THE OPERATIONS OF DIVE ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE NEW NORMAL
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    DOT AO NO. 2020-006-B-Further Amended Guidelines on the Operations of Accommodation Establishments for Staycation Purposes under a General Community Quarantine
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    DOT AO NO. 2020-006-A-AMENDED GUIDELINES ON THE OPERATIONS OF ACCOMMODATION ESTABLISHMENTS FOR STAYCATION PURPOSES UNDER A GENERAL COMMUNITY QUARANTINE
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    DOT MC No. 2020-008-HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES GOVERNING THE OPERATIONS OF TRAVEL AND TOUR AGENCIES AND TOUR GUIDES UNDER THE NEW NORMAL
    2020
    DOT MC No. 2020-002-B-AMENDING FURTHER THE HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES GOVERNING THE OPERATIONS OF ACCOMMODATION ESTABLISHMENTS UNDER THE NEW NORMAL
    2020
    DOT MC No. 2020-006-MICE Organizers and Venues or Facilities
    2020
    DOT DO No. 2020-026-GUIDELINES ON THE INTERRUPTION OF REGLEMENTARY PERIODS IN THE INVESTIGATION AND ADJUDICATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE CASES FOR THE DURATION OF COMMUNITY QUARANTINE DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) PANDEMIC
    2020
    DOT AO No. 2020-003-MICE Organizers and Venues or Facilities Under MGCQ
    2020
    DOT AO No. 2020-007-GUIDELINES GOVERNING THE OPERATIONS OF TRAVEL AND TOUR AGENCIES, AND TOUR GUIDES UNDER COMMUNITY QUARANTINE
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    DOT AO No. 2020-006-GUIDELINES ON THE OPERATIONS OF ACCOMMODATION ESTABLISHMENTS FOR STAYCATION PURPOSES UNDER A GENERAL COMMUNITY QUARANTINE
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    DOT AO No. 2020-001-B (v.5)-AMENDED IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE OPERATION OF HOTELS AND OTHER ACCOMMODATION ESTABLISHMENTS DURING THE PERIOD OF ENHANCED COMMUNITY QUARANTINE
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    DOT MC No. 2020-007 HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES GOVERNING THE OPERATION OF ISLAND AND BEACH DESTINATIONS UNDER THE NEW NORMAL
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    DOT AO No. 2020-004 GUIDELINES FOR LEISURE AND TOURISM OPERATIONS OF ISLAND AND BEACH DESTINATIONS UNDER A MODIFIED GENERAL COMMUNITY QUARANTINE
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    DOT AO No. 2020-002-B AMENDING FURTHER THE GUIDELINES ON THE OPERATIONS OF HOTELS AND OTHER ACCOMMODATION ESTABLISHMENTS UNDER A COMMUNITY QUARANTINE
    2020
    DOT DO No. 2020-046 AMENDING RULE VII, SECTIONS 91 AND 99 OF THE IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9593
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    TCC Resolution No. 01 Series 2020 Proposed DOT Department Order Amending Sections 91 and 99, Rule VII of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 9593
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    DOT MC No. 2020-003_GUIDELINES ON THE OPERATIONS OF MICE ORGANIZERS AND VENUES OR FACILITIES UNDER A MODIFIED GENERAL COMMUNITY QUARANTINE
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    DOT MC No. 2020-006_HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES GOVERNING THE OPERATIONS OF MICE ORGANIZERS AND VENUES OR FACILITIES UNDER THE NEW NORMAL
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    List of Accredited Restaurants in NCR as of July 2,2020
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    DOT MC No. 2020-004-GUIDELINES GOVERNING THE OPERATIONS OF DOT-ACCREDITED RESTAURANTS UNDER THE NEW NORMAL
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    DOT AO No. 2020-002-A_AMENDED HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES GOVERNING THE OPERATIONS OF ACCOMMODATION ESTABLISHMENTS UNDER THE NEW NORMAL
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    DOT MC No. 2020-002-A_AMENDED HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES GOVERNING THE OPERATIONS OF ACCOMMODATION ESTABLISHMENTS UNDER THE NEW NORMAL
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    ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO 2020-001 - IRR on Hotel Operations
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    ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-001-B - Amended IRR on Hotel Operations
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    ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-002 - Guidelines Under Community Quarantine
    2020
    MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 2020-02 - Guidelines under New Normal
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    Joint DOT-DOH-DILG ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-001 - Quarantine Facilities
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    ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-001-B
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    List of Boracay Accredited Accommodation Establishments As of October 16, 2019
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    List of Boracay Accredited Accommodation Establishments As of September 24, 2019
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    List of Boracay Accredited Accommodation Establishments As of August 6, 2019
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    List of Boracay Accredited Accommodation Establishments As of July 10, 2019
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    List of Boracay Accredited Accommodation Establishments As of June 28, 2019
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    List of Boracay Accredited Accommodation Establishments As of May 25, 2019
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    Attention: All DOT-Accredited Travel and Tour Operators
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    List of Boracay Accredited Accommodation Establishments As of April 28, 2019
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    List of Boracay Accredited Accommodation Establishments As of March 20, 2019
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    List of Boracay Accredited Hotels As of February 27, 2019
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    List of Boracay Accredited Hotels
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    NVM 2018 Participation Form
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    List of Boracay Accredited Hotels
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    Regulations on Cross-border Transfer of Legal Tender Local and Foreign Currencies.(section 4)
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    Mactan Island — CEBU

    Lying in the heart of Cebu is the island of Mactan. This tropical-island getaway endowed with a variety of colors from its beach, hotels, resorts, nightlife, music, food, drinks will guarantee to spice up every tourist.

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    Panglao — BOHOL

    Panglao is a perfect for a great dive and beach holiday. It is a small island on the Philippines southwest of the bigger island, Bohol.

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    Camiguin — CAMIGUIN ISLAND

    Camiguin, which rhymes with "come again," has been regarded as the most beautiful island in the country. As such, it is also referred to as the Philippines "Garden of Eden."

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    Pearl Farm — DAVAO

    Pearl Farm is located in the Samal Island off the coast of Davao City, Southern Philippines.

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    Puerto Galera — ORIENTAL MINDORO

    Known as the Pearl of Mindoro, it is world-famous for splendid beaches, coral reefs, and exquisite dive sites for new and experienced divers alike.

    Anilao — BATANGAS

    Located in the province of Batangas, it is not only ideal for poking around and observing marine life but also outstanding for macro photography.

    Cabilao Island — PROVINCE OF BOHOL

    The main reason most visitors come to Cabilao is diving on some of the wonderful reefs that surround the island. On the island are three resorts, that mainly cater to divers, who seek out the undisturbed reefs...

    Balicasag — PROVINCE OF BOHOL

    Around Balicasag Island, you'll find some of the best diving locations in the Philippines.

    Apo Island — NEGROS ORIENTAL

    Apo Island is one of the smallest volcanic islands in the Philippines. It is one of the world's best known marine sanctuaries.

    Malapascua Island — CEBU

    As a diving destination, Malapascua was "discovered" fairly recently, only in the early 90s.

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    RARE AND EXOTIC FAUNA

    The game preserve and wildlife sanctuary on Calauit Island is straight out of Africa. To add to an array of endangered endemic Philippine animals are 108 African animals transported here.

    UNDER WATER

    The Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park teems with 300 coral species, 46 coral genera, 7 seagrass species, 71 algae species; large marine life, dolphins, marine turtles; and seabirds.

    FLORA

    Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Nature Center in Quezon Avenue boasts of about 38 species of trees and shrubs, representing 2,443 trees commonly found in Philippine forests.

    AVIAN

    Olango Island, "The Bird Island of Central Philippines," is a critical stopover of up to 50,000 migrating water birds flying the East Asian migratory flyway yearly.

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