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DOT says you can finally enjoy a staycation starting October 16!

DOT says you can finally enjoy a staycation starting October 16!

When we think of going on vacation, we often picture heading somewhere miles away. But, in reality, we can enjoy rest and recuperation and get away from it all in our very own city. Yes, a staycation is perfect for me-time during weekends.

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No age restriction for staycations

We all know that a big majority of the Metro Manila population is now fully vaccinated. As a result, the government decided to loosen some of the IATF restrictions and bring down the alert status to Level 3.

In fact, the Department of Tourism announced that the government is already allowing the reopening of cinemas, theme parks, and hotels.

Last October 14, the agency said,

“Individuals of all ages may check-in for a staycation. However, to ensure the safety of all guests, only those 18 years old and above who are fully vaccinated shall be allowed to book their stay,”

However, take note that only DOT-accredited staycation hotels with safety seal certifications from the government may accommodate guests.

List of hotels in NCR with DOT accreditation

Furthermore, here’s the list of hotels for your future plans of having a staycation:

  1. Grand Hyatt Hotel
  2. Okada Manila Hotel
  3. Shangri-la at the Fort
  4. Nobu Hotel
  5. Joy Nostalg Hotel & Suites Manila
  6. EDSA Shangri-la Manila
  7. Solaire Resort
  8. Hyatt Regency
  9. Nuwa Hotel of City of Dreams
  10. The Peninsula Manila
  11. Aruga by Rockwell
  12. Sheraton Manila Hotel
  13. Hilton Manila
  14. Hotel Okura Manila
  15. Conrad Manila
  16. Diamond Hotel Philippines
  17. Discovery Primea
  18. Discovery Suites
  19. Fairmont and Raffles Hotel
  20. Makati Diamond Residences
  21. Marco Polo Hotel
  22. New World Hotel Makati
  23. Sofitel Philippines Plaza
  24. Holiday Inn & Suites Makati
  25. Century Park Hotel
  26. Novotel Manila Araneta City
  27. The Bellevue Manila
  28. Acacia Hotel Manila
  29. Belmont Hotel Manila

Moreover, DOT said these hotels can operate at their 100 capacity. Under Alert Level 3, the department also permits meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions.

In addition, only 30 percent of the venue capacity is allowed for social events like weddings, parties, and family reunions.

Also, DOT allows 30 percent of fully vaccinated individuals only in tourist attractions such as museums, parks, and others. On the other hand, the outdoor venue capacity is 50 percent for individuals regardless of vaccination status.

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According to DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, the resumption of staycations and expansion of capacity for restaurants serve as a “big boost” to the tourism sector.

Furthermore, this may result in the restoration of opportunities for tourism workers who lost their jobs.

Aside from that, Romulo-Puyat explained that it is also quite timely due to the upcoming holiday season.

Also, she acknowledges that family gatherings are part of our culture and an important period for leisure travels and bookings.

Will you book a hotel soon for a weekend of relaxation?

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