DOT Launches First ‘Hop-on Hop-off’ Bus Tours in the PH
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DOT Launches First ‘Hop-on Hop-off’ Bus Tours in the Philippines

DOT Launches First Hop on Hop off Bus Tours in the Philippines Photo by Facebook/Department of Tourism (DOT)

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has launched its first-ever Philippine hop-on hop-off (HOHO) bus tours to provide tourists, particularly fully independent individual travelers and group travelers, with a convenient and flexible way to visit local destinations through a seamless and contactless booking system.

Collaborating with the Makati City government, the HOHO bus tours will cost around P1,000 per person and operate from Wednesday to Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM. Each tour will take tourists to the city’s lifestyle centers, museums, and heritage sites, including stops at Ayala Malls Circuit, Washington SyCip Park, and Museo ng Makati.

“Post-pandemic trends of travel have continued to evolve. People search for experiences that go beyond adventure, fun, and they search for meaning,” Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco said during her speech at the Ayala Malls Glorietta on Sunday, May 28.

“And that is why the (Philippines) Hop-On Hop-Off tours [give] opportunities for our tourists not only to be reminded of the spirit of modernity and innovation that Makati has always been known for, but also to get to know the soul of your city that lies in your hidden gems, in your museums, in the many stops that are covered by this tour that will allow our tourists – domestic and international alike – to get to know the people of Makati, to get to know your rich history, culture, and heritage,” she added.

“This is an effort that we wish to replicate in all the other areas in Metro Manila [and the Philippines] and this is just the beginning,” she said.

The DOT noted in a release that preparations are also underway for the launch of the HOHO bus tours in the cultural hub of Manila. Both Makati and Manila HOHO tours will become fully operational after their grand launch sometime in June.

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