The Department of Tourism (DOT) is looking at domestic travel after the ECQ and GCQ to help the tourism industry in the Philippines from the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis.
DOT might allow domestic travel after ECQ, GCQ
“Out of the P43 billion that will be allocated to us, siguro kulang-kulang mga P36 billion will go to ‘yung working capital kasi ‘yun talaga ang pinaka-importante,” Bengzon said.
(Out of the P43 billion that will be allocated to us, maybe about P36 billion will go to that working capital because that’s what really matters.)
“Kailangan makaahon, kailangan makatayo itong mga tour operators, travel agents natin, ‘yung ibang tourism enterprises dahil sila po ang katulong natin magpo-promote, magma-market ng Pilipinas eventually,” he added.
(We need to recover. We need our tour operators, travel agents, and other tourism enterprises to recovers because they are helping us promote and market the Philippines.)
DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat earlier said traveling abroad after the two-month enhanced community quarantine is likely to be pushed until next year.
“International travel might not happen this year. At this point in time, traveling (abroad) is but a dream,” she said as she unveils the “new normal” for the tourism industry.