Department of Tourism and Google Partnership to Boost Online Presence of Tourism Businesses
Google My Business (GMB) has made the Department of Tourism (DOT) a trusted verifier in the Philippines with the recent partnership. GMB allows businesses to be discoverable in the search engine, effectively digitizing businesses and boosting their online presence.
As an official GMB Trusted Verifier, The DOT can now instantly verify in GMB accredited tourism businesses in the country. Once verified, the business owners will be able to see how many times their online profile has been viewed, as well as customer feedback through ratings and reviews. The businesses can update their online profile and provide information about their products and services, operating hours, contact details, and location. This will also allow users to leave messages, star ratings, and reviews.