DOT and Mystery Manila Launch Gamified Virtual Tours featuring local tour guides


The Department of Tourism (DOT) partners with Mystery Manila for an online mystery tour of the Philippines titled, “Where in the Philippines is Sam San Mateo?” The gamified virtual tour employs actual tour guides, stationed in select destinations across the country, to lead the game through video streaming.

Participants can play as virtual tourists as they visit famous landmarks and destinations in the Philippines to find helpful clues that will reveal the next destination and further their quest to track down Sam San Mateo, the game’s fictional travel vlogger.

This virtual tour offers a fun and safe way to discover the beauty and charm of the Philippines’ 7,641 islands: the historic cities, enchanting sunsets, picture-perfect beaches with crystal clear waters, or extraordinary mountain views all from the comfort of their computers. 

The highly interactive 60 to 90-minute tour will allow players to see and remember just why #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines by immersing themselves in the next best thing to physical travel. Players can interact with locals through the live tour guides, participate in local activities, and contribute to choices that will affect the tour’s outcome for a unique and entertaining experience.

The game will be free to the public and open to all players on all Sundays of December, beginning on the 6th. Players may join the following game schedules: 10:00 am, 12:00 nn, 2:00 pm, and 4:00 pm. Interested participants may register through this link: https://forms.gle/ZEs6potqSLf47BJY9.

You may also book a private game, just for your family and friends. Interested participants can book via https://booknow.mysterymanila.com.

For more information about the Philippines, visit philippines.travel/safetrip or download the DOT’s official app at app.philippines.travel.

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