DOT: 33 PH Hotels Receive World ‘Safe Travels’ Stamp
Last week, the Department of Tourism (DOT) awarded the (World Travel and Tourism Council) WTTC Safe Travels Stamp to the 33 DOT-accredited accommodation establishments (AEs) in PH for qualifying the global health standard for safe travel.
33 hotels and resorts from six regions, 16 of which in Cebu and Bohol, nine in Palawan, three each in Boracay and Zamboanga, and one each in Baguio City and Davao City.
As of press time, there are a total of 40 recipients, including the seven accommodation establishments given the Safe Travels Stamp earlier this year.
Also read: List: Quarantine Hotels In The Philippines
The WTTC Safe Travels Stamp is the world’s first safety and hygiene stamp for travelers to recognize governments and businesses that have adopted global health standardized protocols.
Big Lagoon, El Nido, Palawan/ IMAGE from the Department of Tourism official Instagram account
“Now that the country’s vaccination program is in full swing, we anticipate that parallel initiatives across the globe will hasten the resumption of international travel,” said Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.
The key takeaway for having this stamp is the global exposure through the vast network of WTTC member organizations.
“As early as now, we need to prepare our facilities and destinations to be visitor-ready, with health and safety as key concerns. The WTTC Safe Travels Stamp, on top of our accreditation, will hope to restore travelers’ confidence in the Philippines as a ‘safe and fun’ destination,” she added.
But the tourism secretary clarified that they only require DOT accreditation, however, she urged and highly recommend to apply.
“All we are requiring is a DOT accreditation but of course I am encouraging everybody to apply for this because this is like a stamp of approval that you are not only DOT accredited but worldwide pumasa ‘yong standard mo (your standard passed),” she ended.
The latest hotels to secure the stamp are:
— Aruga by Rockwell
— Grand Hyatt Manila
— Joy Nostalg Hotels & Suites Manila
— Solaire Resort
— The Peninsula Manila
— Baguio Country Club
— The Forest Lodge at Camp John Hay
— The Manor at Camp John Hay
— Balai Adlao (El Nido, Palawan)
— Casa Kalaw (El Nido, Palawan)
— Club Paradise (Coron, Palawan)
— El Nido Resorts – Apulit Island Resort
— El Nido Resorts – Lagen Island Resort
— El Nido Resorts – Miniloc Island Resort
— El Nido Resorts – Pangulasian Island Resort
— Hotel Covo (El Nido, Palawan)
— Huni Lio (El Nido, Palawan)
— Amarela Resort (Panglao, Bohol)
— Amun Ini Resort and Spa (Anda, Bohol)
— Bai Hotel (Mandaue City, Cebu)
— Best Western Plus The Ivywall Resort (Panglao, Bohol)
— Bohol Beach Club (Panglao, Bohol)
— Cebu White Sands Resort and Spa (Mactan)
— C Suites at 8 Newtown (Lapu-Lapu City)
— Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark (Lapu-Lapu City)
— Modala Beach Resort (Panglao, Bohol)
— Mithi Resort and Spa (Dauis, Bohol)
— Plantation Bay Resort and Spa (Lapu-Lapu City)
— Tambuli Seaside Resort and Spa (Lapu-lapu City)
— The Bellevue Resort (Panglao, Bohol)
— The Hotel Elizabeth (Cebu)
— Waterfront Airport Hotel and Casino
— Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino
— Grand Astoria Hotel (Zamboanga City)
— Hotel Camila 2 (Dipolog City)
— Mibang Hotel (Dipolog City)
— Seda Abreeza Hotel (Davao City)
Written by Cedie Salido