DOT Online Learnings

The Department of Tourism is developing online learning courses for tourism stakeholders.

Background and Rationale

In view of the Extended Community Quarantine (ECQ) brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Tourism through the Office of Industry Manpower Development is developing online learning courses for tourism stakeholders. With the advice and guidance of Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, the programs were conceptualized as an alternative to the regular training programs conducted by the DOT to give tourism stakeholders the opportunity to learn and stay relevant and updated even during the ECQ. Consistent with the Bayanihan To Heal As One Act, the program is one of the activities identified by the DOT to assist and encourage stakeholders as they cope, transition to the new normal and move towards recovery.

Tourism in COVID-19 Crisis - Embracing the New Normal (April 30, 2020)

II. Tourism in COVID-19 Crisis - Embracing the New Normal (April 30, 2020, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Brief Description
This course will give insights on COVID-19 and its effect to the tourism industry from the perspective of epidemiology. The speaker will tackle practical tips, guidelines and what precautionary measures should be considered for the tourism industry to cope and move towards post COVID-19 situation.

Targeted participants are tourism professionals including managers, supervisors  and workers from tourism enterprises such as tourist accommodation facilities, travel and tour operators, MICE facilities, food establishments and other tourism related enterprises, tour guides and other tourism front-liners.

Dr. Edsel Maurice T. Salvana is the Director of the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at the National Institutes of Health at the University of the Philippines Manila, and is clinical Associate Professor for Global Health at the University of Pittsburgh.  He trained in infectious diseases and tropical medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.  Dr. Salvana has co-authored over 60 papers in international conferences and peer reviewed journals and written 12 book chapters and review articles.

Session Time and Schedule  
Date / Time: April 30, 2020, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


  • Introduction and house rules
  • COVID-19
  • Impacts
  • Guidelines
  • Precautionary Measures
  • Embracing the new normal

Pre-Registration Form
TOURISM IN COVID-19 CRISIS - EMBRACING THE NEW NORMAL on April 30, 2020 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm


DOT Online Learnings

Dear Valued Tourism Stakeholders,

Thank you for supporting the launch and pilot trainings of the DOT Online Learning last week.  We are truly grateful for the positive feedback.  In response to the clamor for more online courses, we are happy to invite you to our continuing webinars.

How to Register

1. Access the online courses via any internet-enabled device such as personal computers, laptops, iPads and smartphones.
2. To register, please fill-up the online pre-registration form which you can find at the bottom of the course outline.

3. After submitting the online pre-registration form, an email will be sent providing the link to the webinar you chose.  Click the link.  You will receive Zoom notification with regard to your acceptance to the course together with the meeting ID and password.  Registration is  on a first-come, first-served basis.
4. Install and launch the Zoom application to your device.  Click “Join Meeting” and key in the meeting ID.


To be a successful online learner, here are some simple tips and house rules to observe:

1. Make sure that you are in a quiet environment conducive to learning.  Consider also good lighting and comfortable seating.  Check also internet speed, turn camera on and have your camera at eye level.

2. Come to class on time.

3. Turn off pop-up messages and avoid games and surfing while sessions are going on.

4. A Certificate of Completion will be issued to participants who complete the course and after submitting the online course evaluation through a link which will be e-mailed after the sessions. Your e-certificate shall be sent through e-mail soonest.

For queries, please email

All the best,

DOT-OIMD Online Learning Team

Contact Information

Tourism Industry Board Foundation Inc.


University of the Philippines - Asian Institute of Tourism
Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

  +63 (2) 981-8500 local 2799
  +63 966 556-7600

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