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What is Tourism Accreditation?

A certification issued by the Department to a tourism enterprise that officially recognizes it as having complied with the minimum standards for the operation of tourism facilities and services.

Who may Apply?

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

Accommodation Establishments

  • Hotel
  • Resort
  • Apartment Hotel
  • Mabuhay Accommodation (tourist inns, motels, pension houses, and bed and breakfast, among others)
  • Homestay
  • Travel and Tour Services

Travel and Tour Agency

  • Travel Agency
  • Tour Operator
  • Online Travel Agency

Tourist Transport Operators

  • Tourist Land Transport Operator
  • Tourist Water Transport Operator
  • Tourist Air Transport Operator
  • Motorized Banca

Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE)

  • MICE Organizer
  • MICE Facility/ Venue

Adventure/ Sports and Ecotourism Facilities

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 follow minimum DOT standards.

List of Primary Tourism Enterprises

Tourism-related Enterprises

  • Restaurant
  • Tourism Training Center
  • Target Shooting Range
  • Department Store/ Shopping Mall/ Tourist Shop/ Specialty Shop
  • Farm Tourism Camp
  • Gallery/ Museum​
  • Tourism Entertainment Complex
  • Tourism Recreation Center
  • Zoos
  • Rest Area/ Restroom
  • Surfing Camp​

Health and Wellness Services

  • Ambulatory Clinic​
  • Spa
  • Tertiary Hospital​

Tourism Frontliner

  • Tourism Trainer
  • Surfing Instructor