DOT assures businesses, stakeholders of all-out support as tourism industry slowly reopens

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 30) — Businesses and stakeholders in the tourism industry are assured to receive all-out support from the government as the sector slowly reopens, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said.

According to Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, the DOT continues to outline plans of action and protocols at every tourism destination in the country to ensure the safety of all stakeholders, especially in premier tourist locations like Palawan, Boracay, Bohol, Davao, and Baguio City.

The secretary assured the Tourism Congress of the Philippines (TCP) on Wednesday that the department has been making sure that health and safety protocols are in place.

This is in line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s call on Filipinos to travel locally to boost the economy, as he said during his fifth State of the Nation Address on Monday.

READ: Duterte asks Congress to pass bill creating Boracay Island Development Authority

The DOT has also partnered with the TCP to further promote local tourism.

The World Bank and the Asian Development Bank will also provide loans and technical assistance to help develop and manage the country’s tourist attractions.