• Department of Tourism To Jumpstart Domestic Tourism Under Stricter Protocols With IATF and LGUS

    Manila, Philippines — 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).

    Cebu Pacific Stowing in overhead bins

    Secretary Puyat made the statement during the Hearing of the Senate Committee of the Whole on the Impact of COVID 19, in which

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  • Department of Tourism Partners With WTTC To Share Expert’s Tourism Outlook, Recovery Plans

    Manila, Philippines — The tourism industry will recover.

    This is the consensus of tourism experts tapped by the Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) in partnership with World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) as it launched its free Facebook webinar on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

    In the webinar titled “The Future of Travel: A World Travel and Tourism Council Exclusive Panel,” the DOT and WTTC invited preeminent speakers from three segments of tourism: Aviation, Investments, and Accommodation to discuss major impacts of COVID-19 on the global tourism industry, and to share how industry stakeholders

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  • Experience The World While You #StayHome With AGODA

    Even as some countries begin to ease travel restrictions, the Department of Tourism is looking to temper Filipinos’ expectations as limitations are likely to remain for the rest of the year. Thanks to technology, however, you can still explore the globe without leaving home.

    Online travel platform Agoda put together a handy guide to experience the world virtually so you can #StayHome and #StaySafe. The guide is based on Agoda travelers’ favorite destinations in 2019, correlated with the results of a usage and attitude (U&A) survey it recently commissioned. According to the survey, nature/countryside views, beaches, food & dining,

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  • Department of Tourism Regulates Hotel Food Deliveries

    DOT REGULATES HOTEL FOOD DELIVERIES

    Manila, Philippines — 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.

    The DOT noted that some hotels and other accommodation establishments have started to offer their “specialty dishes” through take-out services and various online food delivery platforms.

    Department of Tourism Regulates Hotel Food Deliveries

    Accommodation establishments are currently allowed only to provide basic room services to its guests and the ancillary establishments within the properties’ premises such as restaurants, cafes, bars that are not

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  • Cebu Pacific introduces ‘new normal’ measures for contactless flights

    Cebu Pacific Rules for New Normal

    Manila, Philippines — Many Filipinos are yearning to travel again after the prolonged confinement, while some who are away from their homes cannot wait to be reunited with their families. The way people travel is changing and while we have to put off the thrill of new adventures for now, Cebu Pacific assures everyJuan with an essential or immediate need to travel that the airline is more ready than ever to accompany them on a safe journey to their desired destinations.

    Cebu Pacific Stowing in overhead bins

    As part of its preparation to

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