ACCREDITATION

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Certify Your
Tourism Business Now

The DOT accreditation seal certifies any tourism-related establishment that complies with minimum standards for business operations that ensure the safety, comfort, and convenience of tourists.

Sign up for an online accreditation now!

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Who may Apply for Accreditation?

Primary Tourism Enterprises

These are facilities and services directly related to tourism. DOT-certified primary tourism enterprises shall be periodically required to obtain accreditation from DOT to ensure the quality of its facilities and services.

List of Primary Tourism Enterprises

  1. Accommodations Establishments
     

    • Hotel

    • Resort

    • Apartment Hotel

    • Mabuhay Accommodation

    • Homestay
       

  2. Travel and Tour Services
     

    • Tourist Land Transport Operator

    • Tourist Water Transport Operator

    • Tourist Air Transport Operator

    • Travel Agency

    • Online Travel and Tour Agency
       

  3. Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE)
     

    • MICE Organizer

    • MICE Facility / Venue
       

  4. Tourism Frontliner
     

    • Tour Guide

SECONDARY Tourism Enterprises

These are facilities and services that may be related to tourism. Accreditation shall be voluntary for secondary tourism enterprises that follows minimum DOT standards.

List of Secondary Tourism Enterprises

  1. Health and Wellness Services
     

    • Ambulatory Clinics

    • Medical Concierge

    • Spa

    • Tertiary Hospitals
       

  2. Tourism-Related Enterprises
     

    • Agri-tourism Farm / Site

    • Department Store / Shopping Mall / Specialty Store

    • Galleries

    • Museums

    • Restaurants

    • Tourism Entertainment Complex

    • Tourism Recreational Facility

    • Tourism Training Center / Institute

    • Rest Areas / Restrooms

    • Zoos
       

  3. Tourism Frontliner
     

    • Tourism Trainer

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What are the Benefits and Incentives of Accreditation?

  • Endorsement to COMELEC for exemption from liquor ban during election-related events*

  • Endorsement to embassies and travel trade associations for utilization of establishment’s facilities and services.

  • Being prioritized for DOT training programs

  • Endorsement to international and domestic airports (if appropriate) for Issuance of Access Pass to Qualified Personnel**

  • Qualification for Exemption from the United Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA).***

  • Endorsement to Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for Issuance of Tourist Transport Franchise.***

  • Technical / Security / Facilitation Support or Assistance

*For accommodation establishments and restaurants only.
**For Tour Operators and Accommodation Establishments only.
***For Tourist Land Transport Vehicles only.

GET STARTED WITH YOUR ACCREDITATION

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Here are the quick links and downloadable forms you will be needing to get started with your DOT seal of accreditation.

DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCREDITATION

Documentary Requirements – Primary Tourism Enterprises

Documentary Requirements – Secondary Tourism Enterprises

ACCREDITATION FEES

Accreditation Fees – Primary Tourism Enterprises

Accreditation Fees – Secondary Tourism Enterprises

Endorsement Procedure for the Issuance of Tourist Transport Service Franchise

Complaints Handling Process Flow

OTSR Feedback Form

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Safety Seal

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The Safety Seal Certification is a voluntary accreditation scheme that affirms that an establishment is compliant with the minimum public health standards set by the government and uses or integrates its contact tracing with StaySafe.ph.

DOT issues the Safety Seal for primary tourism enterprises such as hotels, resorts, apartment hotels, and other accredited accommodation establishments; travel and tours services; meetings, incentives, conferences, and events (MICE) venues and facilities; and restaurants inside hotels and resorts.

Implementing Guidelines

Letter of Intent and Application Form

Reassessment/Reinstatement Request Form