The Provincial Government of Aklan through the Aklan Provincial Tourism Office reiterates compliance with the Department Of Tourism (DOT) Guidelines on the Operation of Accommodation Establishments & Tourism Enterprises pursuant to AO No. 2020-002, namely, to apply for DOT Accreditation, and then to secure Certificate of Authority to Operate (CAO) as a prerequisite before starting any operation. Non-compliance or commencement of operation without Certificate of Authority To Operate may subject the tourism enterprise to appropriate fines and penalties including revocation of their DOT accreditation in accordance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
Furthermore, as per DOT advisory, LGUs are urged to create its local composite team which may compose of representatives from the tourism, health, and disaster management offices. The team shall help the DOT in their assessment of the readiness of local tourism enterprises before offering its services to clients.
For more information or queries, you may contact the Aklan Provincial Tourism Office through landline nos. 036 262-4692/268-8033 and e-mail address, firstname.lastname@example.org or the Tourism Regulations Division, DOT Region VI at landline nos. 033 503-2705/337-5411 and e-mail address, email@example.com.