• DOT lauds Ibagiw 2020, Baguio’s Creative City Festival

    Manila, Philippines – 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 live-streamed on Facebook.

    Ibagiw Festival in Baguio City

    “DOT supports events like Ibagiw because it helps revive tourism and supports economic recovery. More importantly, it brings back jobs and gives hope to the artisans and craftsmen who help make

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  • DOT allows operation of 7,200 hotels, resorts in PH

    Manila, Philippines – 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.

    Drone Aerial Panorama image of Helicopter Island in the Bacuit Bay in El Nido, Palawan photo via Depositphotos

    “Not only will a Certificate of Authority to Operate (CAO) or a provisional CAO from DOT indicate the allowable operation of accommodation establishments, it likewise adds to guests’ confidence, knowing that these establishments have been inspected and are compliant with

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