• Marco Polo Ortigas Manila awarded First Diversey™ Clean and Ready Certification in Asia

    Four-time Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotel strengthens commitment to health and safety with pioneer program.

    MANILA, Philippines — As part of its responsibility to uphold the highest standards of health and safety, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila was recently awarded the first Clean and Ready stamp in Asia by renowned hygiene company Diversey under its Shield Program.

    The distinction comes after an extensive validation process that reviewed the Hotel’s processes, tools, and personnel training. The tourism industry responds to calls for transparency in cleaning and disinfection methods to protect against illnesses like the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

    Diversey’s SHIELD Program reviews
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  • Philippine Hotels in GCQ and MGCQ Areas may now be allowed to operate at full capacity

    Manila, Philippines – 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).

    Queen Isabela Suite at Hotel Celeste Manila

    Puyat, however, stressed that “the decision to open at 100% operational capacity will be subject to the hotel management’s decision and compliance with the safety guidelines”.

    The announcement comes on

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  • 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.

    Le Coq Bleu, a French home. LOFT room – Cottages for Rent in Baguio City

    The new development was announced during the DOT -Baguio Post Opening Assessment held today with Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, Mayor

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  • Discovery Shores Boracay is back!

    Manila Philippines – Locals and foreigners living in the Philippines can now make their Boracay holiday dreams into reality. Boracay borders have opened, and Discovery Shores Boracay is back!

    Discovery Boracay Beachfront

    Officially opening its doors on October 17, 2020, Discovery Shores Boracay is ready to welcome guests who have been longing to embrace wide-open spaces, bask in the warm sunshine for that natural Vitamin D, and sink their toes into the fine sands of the White Beach.

    The team at Discovery Shores Boracay incorporated cleanliness and sanitation protocols under its Home Safe Program in all areas of operations

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

    Ilocos Norte welcomes back tourists from Luzon starting Oct. 15

    Manila, Philippines – Ilocos Norte, which is famous for various 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.

    Paoay Church in Ilocos Norte by Brynht via Wikipedia CC

    We’re elated with the decision of Governor Manotoc to finally welcome visitors from Luzon to Ilocos Norte, even those coming from areas that are still under general community quarantine (GCQ). The province’s success in managing the number of COVID-19

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