THREAD: The Department of Tourism holds a press conference via Zoom

Updates by our digital producer @cathmodesto1
DOT Secretary @BernaPuyat: As of Jan. 2021, 765 hotels are listed as quarantine facilities
DOT Sec. Romulo-Puyat says there were 1,323,956 foreign visitors from January to December 2020
DOT Sec. Romulo-Puyat says they are talking with other countries to determine if travel bubbles are possible this year
DOT Sec. Romulo-Puyat says the reopening of tourist destinations is dependent on local governments
DOT Sec. Romulo-Puyat: We want our frontline workers in the tourism sector to be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccination
DOT Sec. Romulo-Puyat says the results on the probe into City Garden Grand Hotel, where flight attendant Christine Dacera was last seen partying with her friends on New Year’s Eve, will be out this week
DOT Sec. Romulo-Puyat: Rest assured, it will be fair and just
RELATED: Anxious citizens are keeping tabs on the case of flight attendant Christina Dacera who died after a New Year's Eve party in a Makati hotel
DOT has demanded a written explanation from City Garden Grand Hotel as to why they allowed Dacera and her friends to check in on New Year's Eve even if the property is a designated quarantine facility (1/2)
Accommodation establishments being used as quarantine facilities cannot accept bookings for leisure purposes to limit possible infections (2/2)

City Garden Grand Hotel claimed it has no liability on the death of Dacera
DOT Sec. Romulo Puyat has a message for those who fake COVID-19 test results: Every time you go to a tourist destination at nameke ka, you are not only endangering yourself, but also the locals
Earlier, a number of tourists were arrested in Boracay over fake COVID-19 test results
DOT Sec. Romulo-Puyat on accommodation establishments which accepted bookings for leisure purposes: Nagbigay na kami ng warning sa kanila pero kung gawin pa nila ulit, ipapasara na sila.
DOT Sec. Romulo-Puyat refuses to name which quarantine hotels accept staycation guests: Pero marami iyan. Hindi lang sa NCR.

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