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DOT advises public to ‘travel wisely’ this Holy Week

By: Adrian Parungao - | March 23,2024 - 09:46 PM

The Department of Tourism is advising the public to "travel wisely" to ensure safety during the Holy Week celebrations.

Air passengers arrive at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 on March 13, 2024 as the international gateway prepares for the surge of travelers during the Holy Week.

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is advising the public to “travel wisely” to ensure safety during the Holy Week celebrations.

“Travelers needing accommodation, tours, transportation, and other tourism-related services are strongly advised to patronize DOT-accredited tourism enterprises. Accreditation by the DOT recognizes establishments as having complied with the department’s minimum standards set to ensure quality operation of tourism facilities and services,” the DOT said.

READ: Five Cebu vacation sites to consider for the Holy Week break

The advisory was issued on Friday, ahead of the travel surge for the celebration of Holy Week from March 24 to April 30.

The DOT also recommended that travelers stay updated on travel-related news and be vigilant against scams such as fake tickets or accommodation scams.

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“The public is advised to stay updated on travel-related news and safety guidelines from credible sources, and to be cautious of unsolicited messages or offers, particularly from anonymous sources or unverified social media platforms or accounts, to avoid falling victim to scams targeting tourists, such as fake accommodation, travel tickets, vacation deals, among others,” it added.

DOT also reminded the public to check its official sites for tourism or travel-related assistance and questions.

READ: Holy Week 2024: CCPO prepares for influx of pilgrims at churches, terminals

“By staying vigilant and informed, travelers can enjoy a memorable and worry-free Holy Week vacation experience,” the DOT concluded.

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