What is the DOT 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.

Online Accreditation System

Who May Apply for a DOT Accreditation?

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.

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 follows minimum DOT standards.

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

What are the Benefits and Incentives of Accreditation?

  • Endorsement to COMELEC for exemption from liquor ban during election-related events*
  • Endorsement to embassies and travel trade associations for utilization of establishment’s facilities and services.
  • Being prioritized for DOT training programs
  • Endorsement to international and domestic airports (if appropriate) for Issuance of Access Pass to Qualified Personnel**
  • Qualification for Exemption from the United Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA).***
  • Endorsement to Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for Issuance of Tourist Transport Franchise.*** Technical / Security / Facilitation Support or Assistance

*For accommodation establishments and restaurants only.
**For Tour Operators and Accommodation Establishments only.
***For Tourist Land Transport Vehicles only.


documentary requirements for accreditation

Documentary Requirements – Primary Tourism Enterprises

Documentary Requirements – Secondary Tourism Enterprises

accreditation fees

Accreditation Fees – Primary Tourism Enterprises

Complaints Handling Process Flow

Accreditation Fees – Secondary Tourism Enterprises

Documentary OTSR Feedback Form – Secondary Tourism Enterprises

Endorsement Procedure for the Issuance of Tourist Transport Service Franchise

DOT Accredited Tourism Enterprises