Did you know that restaurants, spas, and even ambulatory clinics and department stores can apply for DOT accreditation? Here's how it can help your business.

Now that borders have well and truly opened for foreign tourists, the Department of Tourism (DOT) reported a total of 2,025,421 visitor arrivals as of November 14, 2022. And out of those numbers, 73.43% (1,487,343) of these are foreign tourists! Truly better numbers compared to the 163,879 foreign tourists entering the country in 2021, no thanks to the pandemic and its many lockdowns.

Likewise, tourism revenue has also seen an increase with PHP100.7 billion from visitor arrivals from February to September alone! This 1,938.14% increase from the same period last year is clearly a good sign for tourism enterprises—both old and new. 

With the tourism industry beginning its recovery from the pandemic, many business opportunities have opened up—from hotels to resorts, and restaurants to galleries, spas, surfing camps, and more. And whichever one you choose among the different tourism enterprises, you will eventually come across the option of applying for DOT accreditation.

But what does it mean to be accredited? Are there any benefits that come with it? Here’s a quick guide that will answer all the basic questions about DOT accreditation.

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