Photo courtesy: Michael Jonathan Hermosilla

Catarman N. Samar – In its pursuit towards tourism development, the Provincial Government of Northern Samar through the Provincial Tourism Office in coordination with the Department of Tourism (DOT) Region 8 conducted on July 12-13, 2018 a Mobile Accreditation Caravan at the Provincial Tourism Office. The said caravan aims to establish a competitive tourism industry and cater to the needs of increasing tourist arrivals in the province.

“The purpose of this activity is to accredit establishments to ensure the safety, comfort, and convenience of the guests that will be staying in a hotel or resort. To be accredited, the establishment must prove that it has a legitimate business and comply certain requirements such as sanitary permit, business permit, and mayor’s permit, among others” Michael Jonathan Hermosilla, Tourism Information Desk Officer said.

A DOT accreditation entitles establishments to be included in the list of DOT’s recommended hotels and accommodations as well as technical assistance in the form of human records development seminars such as waiting and bartending course, front office management, bookkeeping and effective customer relations seminars.