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2GO continues to elevate sea travel in service of Philippine travelers

2GO gets stamp of approval by DOT as a Tourism Water Transport Operator in the Philippines. 

7 August 2023, Manila, Philippines – 2GO, one of the country’s largest sea travel transportation solutions providers and a part of SM Investments Corporation, reaffirms its commitment to boost the sea travel experience through its latest accreditation by the Department of Tourism and its continued participation in industry organized travel expos. 

The Department of Tourism (DOT) recently accredited 2GO as a Tourism Water Transport Operator and Tourism Water Vessel for all its eight passenger cargo ships. The accreditation highlights that 2GO has met industry benchmarks through DOT’s rigorous process to provide travelers with a reliable and convenient sea travel experience.

2GO is the only passenger cargo shipping line operating to and from Manila to Visayas and Mindanao. As a company that prides itself on setting new standards, this accreditation will further solidify 2GO’s position as an industry leader and a preferred choice for leisure sea travel.

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2GO gives the cruise-like experience for local sea travel.

“We are deeply honored to be recognized and accredited by DOT as we continue to provide the utmost safety, comfort and convenience to our passengers. This accreditation solidifies our commitment to excellence,” said Apollo Santos, Vice President for 2GO Ship Management & Technical Services. 

2GO’s vessels offer an elevated sea travel experience with its hotel-like accommodations, onboard entertainment and amenities. Through the restaurants onboard, passengers are provided with fresh meals and retail offerings from SM partner brands such as MINISO, Kultura, Goldilocks, Brownies Unlimited with the latest addition of Watsons. 

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Capt. Shippy with the Hotel Resort & Restaurant Association of Cebu Inc. (HRRACI) executives headed by Alfred M. Reyes

Meanwhile, 2GO continues to actively promote local tourism through its participation in the VisMin Tourism Congress and Travel Sale organized by HRRACI and the 11th Regional Travel Fair by the Philippine Tourism Promotions Board (TPB). 

Throughout both events, 2GO unveiled its unique travel portfolio to industry peers and travel enthusiasts present. As an experiential sea travel provider with a wide range of options across varying budgets, 2GO is a prime travel product that more agents and tour operators can push to the diversifying market. 

Blessie Cruz, 2GO Senior Assistant Vice President and Head of Group Marketing said, “Apart from 2GO’s ‘Sail, Sulit, Saya’, we were also able to highlight sea travel as an alternative to exploring the country. Sea travel is more than a mode of transport but an experience. 2GO vessels are fully equipped with amenities travelers can enjoy creating lasting memories on their adventure.”

As advocates for the sea travel experience, 2GO launches its Sea Sale for as low as ₱88 from August 8 to 12, 2023. Travelers can explore Manila, Bacolod, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Coron, Dipolog, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Puerto Princesa, Ozamiz, Tagbilaran and Zamboanga from September 15 – October 31. 

To catch these exclusive deals, visit travel.2go.com.ph or download the 2GO mobile app on Android Play Store and IOS. 

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