Win a FREE Trip to Palawan through DOT’s “Gamified” Sustainable Tourism Campaign
The Department of Tourism (DOT) launches Keep the Fun Going, the second phase of the Save Our Spots (SOS) campaign, to encourage tourists to promote ecotourism.
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As a way of promoting ecotourism, the campaign will highlight a gamified experience featuring four eco-friendly ways to travel. The challenges will be demonstrated through collaboration with local key influencers, after which, the public will be enjoined to accomplish at least two of the four activities, which are:
The Certified Foot Soldier Challenge that encourages travelers to walk, hike, or bike more often; the Zero-Waste Warrior, which inspires travelers to reduce waste by avoiding single-use plastics and always bringing reusable water bottles, utensils, and shopping bags; the resTOURism Advocate Challenge that encourages tourists to volunteer in restoration efforts of communities, such as planting activities, clean-up drives, and wildlife preservation; and the Eco-Staycationer Challenge that motivates tourists to book in eco-friendly accommodations, such as local homestays or ANAHAW-awardee hotels that take action to promote sustainability.
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Participants will have a chance to win by completing at least two challenges and posting them online with the following guidelines:
STEP 1. Take a photo of yourself doing the challenges. For Certified Foot Soldier, you may use an app to track or record your steps or bike ride as proof. For Eco-staycationer, best if you can include an eco-friendly practice of the establishment in your video. Camping and staycation trips (in a green hotel) are qualified.
STEP 2. Upload your photo. Put a geotag and write a short description.
The Philippines is home to some of the world’s richest ecosystems and diverse species, which are facing both climate change and human threats, such as overtourism and neglect of the environment.