Department of Tourism Introduces Entertainment Hub Tours

NEW HUB STOP The Department of Tourism (DoT) and SM Supermalls inaugurate the new Pasay-Parañaque Philippines Hop-On Hop-Off Travel hub at the Mall of Asia on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024. Those who attended the inauguration are (fourth from left) DoT-National Capital Region Regional Director Sharlene Zabala-Batin, Tourism Promotions Board Chief Operating Officer Maria Margarita Nograles, Tourism Secretary Ma. Christina Frasco, Ayala Land Senior Vice President for Leasing and Hospitality Mariana Zobel de Ayala-Aboitiz, SM Supermalls President Steven Tan, and Pasay City 2nd District Councilor Joey Calixto Isidro, with partners joining them. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
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The Department of Tourism Secretary, Christina Garcia Frasco, recently unveiled the latest addition to the Philippines’ Hop-on Hop-off (HoHo) Tour – the Entertainment Hub. This new destination is set to further enhance the country’s position as a leading tourist hotspot.

Secretary Frasco expressed her excitement during the official launch of the Hop-on Hop-off tours in the Pasay-Parañaque circuit. She emphasized the significance of this area as a prime attraction for visitors. With the introduction of the Entertainment Hub, the Hop-on Hop-off tours will continue to promote the rich heritage sites, museums, lifestyle centers, and now the vibrant entertainment spots that showcase the stories and experiences of the Filipino people.

The Entertainment Hub encompasses 13 bus stops, strategically located to provide easy access to popular destinations. These include the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminals 1, 2, and 3, Newport World Resorts, City of Dreams, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Parqal, Okada Manila, Solaire Resort, Luxe Duty Free, Mall of Asia (MOA) Main Stop, SMX Convention Center, and MOA Seaside. With these well-placed stops, tourists can conveniently explore the diverse attractions that Metro Manila has to offer.

The HoHo Tour is part of the Department of Tourism’s new campaign, “Love the Philippines,” which aims to provide both group and individual visitors with convenience and flexibility when exploring Metro Manila’s tourist destinations. This initiative allows tourists to hop on and off at their own pace, giving them the freedom to fully immerse themselves in the vibrant culture and sights of the city.

It’s important to note that the Entertainment Hub is not the only addition to the HoHo Tour. The Makati Business Hub and Manila Cultural Hub were introduced earlier this year, on May 28, 2023, and July 6, 2023, respectively. These two hubs will also be connected to the Entertainment Hub, creating a seamless experience for tourists looking to explore the different facets of Metro Manila.

The introduction of the Entertainment Hub to the Hop-on Hop-off Tour is a significant step towards showcasing the diversity and vibrancy of the Philippines’ capital city. With its well-placed bus stops, tourists can easily navigate and discover the various attractions, entertainment venues, and cultural sites that make Metro Manila an exciting destination.

Whether it’s exploring the world-class resorts, indulging in retail therapy at luxury malls, or immersing oneself in the rich history and heritage of the city, the Entertainment Hub offers something for everyone. The Hop-on Hop-off Tour provides a convenient and flexible way to experience the best of Metro Manila, allowing visitors to create their own unique itinerary.

With the launch of the Entertainment Hub, the Department of Tourism continues to prioritize the comfort and satisfaction of both group and individual tourists. By providing easy access to the city’s top attractions, the HoHo Tour ensures that visitors can make the most of their time in Metro Manila, creating unforgettable memories and experiences.

As the HoHo Tour expands and connects various hubs across the city, it solidifies Metro Manila’s position as a must-visit destination for travelers from around the world. The Entertainment Hub, along with the Makati Business Hub and Manila Cultural Hub, adds another layer of excitement and exploration to the already vibrant city.

So, whether you’re a history enthusiast, a shopaholic, or simply looking to indulge in the entertainment scene, the Entertainment Hub on the Hop-on Hop-off Tour is your gateway to an unforgettable experience in Metro Manila. Embark on this journey and discover the wonders that await you in the heart of the Philippines.

Source: The Manila Times

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