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  • Writer's pictureAnnabelle Mamattong

Application for Best Tourism Village search in CAR extended


Baguio City, Philippines – The submission of the application for the ‘Search for Best Tourism Village’ has been extended to January 16, the Department of Tourism – Cordillera announced on Wednesday, January 04, 2023.


With this, the department encouraged existing tourism villages in the different provinces of the region that are yet to apply to grab the chance and join the said search.


The search aims to recognize local tourism villages with exemplary performance in promoting sustainable, responsible, equitable, and participatory management of their local tourism.


Over P2 million cash prizes with trophies, tokens, and certificates of recognition await winners of the search.


How to join the search?

For the tourism village owners who are interested, they may download the application form via https://bit.ly/BestTourismVillageSearch.


Applicants have to fill out the form with all relevant details and send to dotcarmarketing@gmail.com or to the officer assigned by DOT-CAR in their Provincial Tourism Offices and Municipal Tourism Offices.


After the Screening Committee evaluates the form submitted by the applicants, the DOT-CAR and a designated team will visit the place for validation.


Selection of winners


To determine the winners of said search, DOT-CAR provided criteria that include Sustainable Management with a corresponding 25% rating; Socio-Economic Sustainability - 15%; Cultural Sustainability - 25%; Environmental Sustainability - 10%; and Rural Economic Development - 25%.

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