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.

DOT Accreditation Goes Online

Tourism establishments can now apply for DOT accreditation through the online accreditation system as part of the national government’s ease of doing business.

The Tourism Act of 2009 (RA 9593) mandates the DOT to ensure the harmonious implementation of the standards and procedures for the accreditation of tourism enterprises nationwide.

The online accreditation system’s upgraded version now covers the following features: business accounts, email verification, real-time application status notification and an upcoming online payment system.

Register now and apply for DOT Accreditation by clicking the link:

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

Apartment Hotel
Mabuhay Accommodation (tourist inns, motels, pension houses, and bed and breakfast, among others)

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

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
Rest Area/ Restroom
Surfing Camp​

Health & Wellness Services

Ambulatory Clinic​
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.

Get started with your Accreditation

Documentary Requirements for Accreditation

Documentary Requirements – Primary Tourism Enterprises

Documentary Requirements – Secondary Tourism Enterprises

Accreditation Fees

Accreditation Fees – Primary Tourism Enterprises

Accreditation Fees – Secondary Tourism Enterprises

Endorsement Procedure for the Issuance of Tourist Transport Service Franchise

Complaints Handling Process Flow

Documentary OTSR Feedback Form – Secondary Tourism Enterprises

DOT-R7 Accredited Tourism Enterprises

To view the list of DOT-R7 accredited Tourism Enterprises

Inquire now through our accredited Travel/Tour provider