The Philippines' Department of Tourism (DOT) wants to "Keep the Fun
Going" in the country by getting travellers to become eco-warriors and
post about their time and experiences.
"Keep the Fun Going" is the second phase of the DOT's Save Our Spots
(SOS) campaign, which was launched in 2019 to educate travellers about
becoming responsible tourists.
“The DOT has been integrating sustainable tourism principles in its
projects, programs and policies, even involving tourists to be part of
these efforts. Through the SOS campaign, we aim to raise awareness about
responsible travel and emphasise that every small act goes a long way
to ensure that future generations will continue to benefit from and
enjoy nature’s abundance,” said Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat.
In its latest version, the campaign will highlight a gamified experience featuring four eco-friendly ways to travel:
The “Certified Foot Soldier Challenge” that encourages travellers to walk, hike, or bike more often;
The “Zero-Waste Warrior”, which inspires travellers to reduce
waste by avoiding single-use plastics and always bringing reusable water
bottles, utensils, and shopping bags;
The “resTOURism Advocate Challenge” that encourages tourists to
volunteer in restoration efforts of communities, such as planting
activities, clean-up drives, and wildlife preservation; and,
The “Eco-Staycationer Challenge” that motivates tourists to book
in eco-friendly accommodations, such as local homestays or
ANAHAW-awardee hotels that take action to promote sustainability.
Participants who complete two challenges and post them on social media will stand a chance to win the challenge.
All entries will be drawn through an electronic raffle, and weekly
winners will be announced every Saturday. Two grand winners will be
chosen from all the qualified entries for a free trip for two to
To learn more about the campaign and game guidelines, visit philippines.travel/saveourspots.