While leisure travel is not in full swing yet, the Department of Tourism (DOT) is hard at work in adopting the “new normal” for the Philippines’ tourism reopening.
To get things moving, DOT recently launched the app Travel Philippines. It is being dubbed as the official guide to safe and fun travels around the country. The app currently features places that have reopened for local travel and all there is you need to know on how to get there, where to stay, and tips to make your next trip more convenient and memorable.
The app aims to keep travelers updated while enjoying easy access to verified information on the Philippines’ reopened destinations.
As of writing, there are eleven (11) reopened destinations — Boracay, Manila, Baguio City, Palawan, Cebu, Bohol, Siargao, Bataan, Batangas, and Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur. Each reopened destination has safety guides, photos and videos of the tourist spot, a list of things to do, food and drinks not to miss, and places to stay.
It also has a section on the latest Philippine health regulations and travel advisories. By creating an account, the app can also personalize travel tips for you to enjoy. This app is just one of the several initiatives being done for the Philippines’ tourism reopening.
Our CEO, Fred Tshidimba, experienced firsthand the safe travels in the country when he arrived in Manila on January 19th. After abiding with health and security protocols he was able to walk around the alfresco dining streets of Makati, go diving with turtles in Bohol, and explore the beaches of Puerto Galera again, aside from numerous business meetings he had in BGC.
Reopening tourism is one of the bright perspectives for 2021, even the Philippine BPO industry is expected to recover with $29B revenue by 2022, according to IBPAP. This is indeed the time for businesses to restart and regain the strength lost from the past year.