As Bohol tourism stakeholders collaborate to launch the first-ever and biggest-selling campaign, dubbed as Balik sa Bohol: Bohol Online Sale, which will run from February 21 to March 14, 2021, now is the best time to start planning a visit to the island for those itching to travel once more and enjoy breathtaking beaches, scenic hills, majestic rivers, and spectacular dive sites or savor healthy food in an organic farm.
Bohol to unveil massive tourism discounts with “Balik Sa Bohol” campaign
What makes Bohol the ultimate destination is the amazing blend of nature and culture, luxury and serenity, history and modernity – combined with the experience of cool recreational activities and warm, friendly people. It remains a safe destination to visit with health and safety protocols in place, even before reopening its doors to leisure travelers on December 15, 2020.
Synergizing for Tourism Recovery
The readiness to handle tourists in the new norm was tried and tested after successfully hosting the country’s biggest government-organized travel trade event and first hybrid Philippine Travel Exchange (PHITEX) in September 2020. Three months after, the Philippine Tourism Destination Inventory and MICE+E Bohol Familiarization Trip were also held in Bohol.
The two events, which attracted national and even international attention under the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions (MICE) sector, were organized by the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) and the Department of Tourism (DOT). Prior inspections were done on accommodation establishments, food and beverage facilities, transport, travel and tour operators as well as sites and attractions to assess their readiness and to ensure compliance with various protocols; thereby, regain tourists’ confidence to return to Bohol.
The above-mentioned events have also proven that synergy among stakeholders is the key to recovery. Since tourism is one of the key economic drivers in the province, the evolving crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic had impacted heavily on the sector, with revenue losses amounting to ₱15 billion and adversely affecting 211,000 Boholanos.
The Balik sa Bohol: Bohol Online Sale
“Balik sa Bohol” is 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.
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 DOT, TPB, and the Provincial Government of Bohol.
Participating brands are the following:
The platform is powered by Atlantis and is co-sponsored by Cebu Pacific Air.
How to buy online hotel vouchers
1) Go to the Balik sa Bohol website. Search for your preferred hotel and tours/activities.
2) Click “View Deals”. Choose which deal you want to purchase.
3) Click “Buy Now” next to the voucher you want.
4) Fill out your contact information. Click “Pay Now.”
5) Check your email for the link to your e-voucher. Save the e-voucher that contains your reference number.
6) Use your reference number when you call your hotel to confirm your booking.
Please note that all vouchers bought from the Balik sa Bohol Online Sale are valid for a minimum of one year. Sellers may opt to extend the validity if necessary.
For more information on the Balik sa Bohol: Bohol Online Sale, you may visit www.traveloco.ph/balikbohol today. You may also contact Ms. Margie Munsayac at firstname.lastname@example.org.