Browsing the country's beautiful destinations is now more fun with the Department of Tourism's (DOT) newly launched website!
Making the 7,641 islands of the Philippines more accessible to both local and foreign travelers, the new DOT website: philippines.travel is now designed to be a one-stop shop for all the travel information that people need.
The redesigned website has three tabs: See and Do, Where to Go, and Events and Festivals. The See and Do tab directs you to a page with the six tourism products that the country has to offer, namely Dive, Nature, Sun and Beach, Adventure, Food and Hospitality, and Events and Culture. Clicking on each product will give the user a list of the destinations and activities regarding the chosen endeavor.
Under the Where to Go tab, tourists will be offered a virtual map to get the basic information on the 16 regions and provinces of the country they might wish to go to. Included are routes to get there, nearby spots worth exploring, and places to stay.
Meanwhile, the Events and Festivals tab will lead you to a calendar of the famous festivities, including fundamental information you need about the activities that also include the customs and appropriate clothing during the said occasions.
“We have made the website very inclusive as we recognize the value of our private sector’s involvement and support in this." shares DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat. "This is one of many efforts we are doing to encourage tourist establishments to go through our accreditation process in order to provide better service to our tourists.”
Included in the website is a travel booking system made possible by Guide to the Philippines. The partnership also intends to link the tourists to DOT-accredited tour operators and tourism establishments.
The DOT also stressed that the philippines.travel website is a timeless domain name that is not dependent on any government’s tourism campaign or slogan.
Check out the website now by clicking this link!
Homestream image from the Department of Tourism official website.