M I S S I O N
Mission, History &
The Department of Tourism (DOT) shall
be the primary government agency charged with the responsibility to
encourage, promote and develop tourism as a major socio-economic
activity to generate foreign currency and employment and to spread the
benefits of tourism to both the private and public sector.
H I S T O R Y
Started as a private initiative Philippine Tourist & Travel Association
1956 - Board of Travel & Tourist Industry was
created by law.
1973 - The Department
of Tourism (DOT), Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA) and the Philippine
Convention Bureau (PCB) was created by the Philippine government.
1986 - Under
Executive Order no. 120 and 120-A, DOT and PCB were
reorganizedstructurally and functionally. PCB was renamed Philippine
Convention &Visitors Corporation.
F U N C T I O N S
Office of the
The office of the Secretary provides leadership, direction and substance
to the overall operations of the Department. It formulates policies,
plans , programs, rules and regulations; reviews and evaluates the
performance of the Tourism Master Plan and advises the President on all
matters affecting the tourism program of the country.
The Tourism Promotion Sector has the primary function of promoting the
Philippines as a tourist destination domestically and internationally.
It devises integrated marketing and promotional activities such as
information dissemination, public relations, special events and related
tourism programs. It like wise supervises the overseas field offices
established to implement and enhance the tourism development and
promotion program of the Department in the international field.
Services and Regional Offices Sector
The Tourism Services Offices Sector is tasked to ensure the pleasant
entry, stay and exit of tourists. It formulates standards of quantity
and efficiency for tourism-oriented establishments, among others, done
through an accreditation system. Tourist establishments compliance to
policies are monitored to make sure that their facilities and services
are operated and maintained according to acceptable international norms.
The Sector also supervises DOT's regional operations established to
implement the policies, plans programs and regulations of the Department
and to maintain the delivery of efficient and effective frontline
services for the tourism industry.
Product Development and Coordination
The Tourism Planning, Product Development and Coordination Sector is
responsible for the formulation and updating of the Tourism Master Plan,
together with its component programs. The Sector monitors the effective
implementation of the Tourism Master Plan and, in coordination with the
private sector and other government institutions, develops and
conceptualizes new products and investment opportunities designed to
enhance tourist sites and facilities.
The Internal Services Sector ensures the smooth and legal functioning of
the operations of the Department through the provision of effective and
efficient advice and services in the areas of personnel management ,
human resources development, general services administration,
computerization and information technology services, budgetary,
financial and management services, and including investigatory and