Don't you miss travelling? Well, now is the perfect time to do so. As cases continue to fall, and as the holidays draw near, people have started to come out of their homes once more—this time, itching to go about and travel the country. But despite the optimistic statistics concerning COVID-19 cases in the country, it's important to maintain the mindset of "safety first".
Fortunately, travel finds a sweet compromise as the Department of Tourism (DOT) ramps up its efforts to encourage families and friends to see more of our archipelagic nation. It's set out to promote the various tourism circuits that it has developed, one of which is the Pampanga-Clark-Cebu interregional tour. Fusing together a diverse set of hotspots, this circuit is bound to remind us all of the rich heritage our nation treasures.
"We have been ramping up our efforts to vaccinate our tourism workers so that we restore confidence in people to travel again," said Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat. "Now, with the resumption of leisure travel, we are encouraging tourists to visit destinations that have a high number of full vaccinated tourism workers."
This includes Pampanga and Clark Freeport Zone, where 92.08 per cent of tourism workers have already been inoculated. Here, travellers can visit the historical Bacolor Church, or spend time in nature at Mt. Arayat National Park and Diaspora Farm Resort. The Lubao Bamboo Hub, the Clark Natural Park, Dinosaur Island, and Clark Museum are also popular options for families and groups.