Travel to the famous Bohol island in the Philippines is now made easy and affordable with the “Balik sa Bohol” Online Sale.
Bohol’s first-ever and biggest-selling campaign, a collaborative project among the tourism stakeholders of the Central Visayas province, offers massive discounts and easy access to the island’s breathtaking beaches, scenic hills, majestic rivers, spectacular dive sites, and organic farm food from 20 participating destinations and 1 adventure park.
The sale references to the “Balik sa Bohol”, an original Boholano composition often sung by local musicians aboard a floating restaurant or at the departure area of ports enticing visitors to return. The catchy lyrics and upbeat rhythm usually linger in the mind even after tourists have left Bohol. Today, it is the anthem to beckon the gradual return of tourism activities.
In order to lure tourists back, massive price drops (to as much as 70%) in rooms, food, tours, and related services will be offered by resorts, hotels, and tour operators during the Balik sa Bohol: Bohol Online Sale, organized by the private sector and fully supported by the Department of Tourism, Tourism Promotions Board, and the Provincial Government of Bohol.
Participating brands are:
- Amarela Resort
- Amorita Resort
- Be Grand Hotel
- Bohol Bee Farm
- The Bellevue Resort
- Best Western Plus The Ivywall Panglao Resort
- Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort
- Bohol Beach Club
- Chocolate Hills Adventure Park
- The Acacia Glamping
- Donatela Resort and Sanctuary
- Loboc River Resort
- Mithi Resort and Spa
- South Palms Resorts Panglao
- Angels’ Wings Tours and Travel
- Baclayon Travel & Tours
- Bohol Holidays Travel & Tours Inc.
- Coordinates Tours and Travel
- Travel Village
- Cebu Pacific Air
Bohol Governor Arthur Yap said that tourists going to Bohol are required the following:
- Negative RT-PCR test result, swab or saliva taken within 72 hours to travel time
- Confirmed booking at a DOT Accredited hotel
- Registration through tourism.bohol.gov.ph
- For those going on tour, a confirmed tour booking through a DOT ACCREDITED tour operator
Mayor Leonila Montero of Panglao, the first LGU to reopen tourism in Bohol, said that no quarantine is required if the visitor is from within the tourist bubble or is a resident of Panglao. The requirements are less stringent but still safe following DOT guidelines, using DOT-accredited vehicles, and travel and tours.
Panglao is adopting a paradigm shift in diving activities breaking the myth of exclusivity to privileged adults only and is making an awareness campaign that diving is for families instead of individual divers. Diving also involves environmental activities such as coral transplantation.
The Balik sa Bohol Online Sale site on traveloco ph goes live from February 21 until March 14. Visitors just need to select the deals to buy to avail of the discounts and promo packages.
The Balik sa Bohol Online Sale Vouchers are valid for a minimum of 1 year but sellers are flexible with the extension of validity if needed.
The Philippines’ tourist spots that have reopened after setting up health safety protocols include Intramuros, Boracay, and Tagaytay City.
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