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SM and DOT launches thrilling Hop-On Hop-Off bus tours around Entertainment City

Explore the pulse of Pasay-Parañaque like never before!


Great news for tourists! 


You can now explore the vibrant attractions within Entertainment City all in one go as the Department of Tourism (DOT) launched the latest stop of the Hop-On Hop-Off (HOHO) tour, the Entertainment Hub, held recently at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA). The HOHO tour invites tourists to explore the vibrant entertainment scenes of Pasay and Paranaque, featuring modern complexes, bustling nightlife, and cultural landmarks, with multiple designated bus stops, including the MOA Main Stop, MOA Seaside, and SMX Convention Center.


SM Supermalls’ President Steven Tan (6th from right) and Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Frasco (6th from left), along with partners including DOT National Capital Region Regional Director Sharlene Batin, Tourism Promotions Board Chief Operating Officer Marga Nograles, Pasay City Councilor Joey Calixto Isidro, Positive Exposure Productions founder Marinel Lee, and SMX Convention Center Vice President Michael Jaey Albana, toast at the inauguration of the DOT’s Hop-On Hop-Off (HOHO) newest stop, the Entertainment Hub, held recently at the SM Mall of Asia.


“We take immense pride in being a part of this innovative venture. This signifies our commitment to creating memorable experiences and fostering a deeper connection between our guests and the dynamic cities we proudly call home,” said Tan in his speech. 


SM Supermalls’ President Steven Tan



Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Frasco



Department of Tourism National Capital Region Regional Director Sharlene Batin



Tourism Promotions Board Chief Operating Officer Marga Nograles


Guests have the convenience of checking the bus schedule and purchasing tickets through the "Philippine Hop-On Hop-Off" mobile app, accessible on both Google Play and the Apple Store.


The launch of the Hop-On Hop Off initiative underscores the DOT's dedication to promoting sustainable tourism and enhancing visitor experiences across the Philippines. With the support of private sector partners like SM Supermalls, this program is set to revolutionize the way travelers explore and engage with the lively landscape of Entertainment City.


So, download the app and hop into new adventures in the Entertainment City, including the SM Mall of Asia! 


Inspired by international hop-on-hop-off (HOHO) tours, the Philippines showcases the cities of Pasay, Paranaque, Makati, and Manila, with a dedicated mobile app providing essential travel info, supporting guided tours, enabling cashless payments, offering real-time Global Positioning System (GPS) bus tracking, and presenting details on hotels, dining, and local attractions.


Download the “Philippine Hop-On Hop-Off” app on Google Play and the Apple Store for hassle-free bus schedule checks and ticket purchases to explore the designated bus stops of the Entertainment Hub, including SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Main Stop, SMX Convention Center, and MOA Seaside. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.


To know more about SM Supermalls’ government-related activities, visit www.smsupermalls.com or visit @SMSupermalls on social media. 

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