Lio Tourism Estate Takes Safety to Another Level and Hosts Mass Vaccination of Tourism Frontliners and Workers in Palawan
In line with the DOT’s mass vaccination program in Lio Estate, Ten Knots kicked off its own vaccination program where 600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines purchased through the Ayala Vaccination and Immunization Program (AVIP) arrived at the Lio Airport, via AirSWIFT; these were used for employees as well as for the El Nido community.
Getting resort-based staff vaccinated would not have been possible if not for a multi-stakeholder approach, with AirSWIFT transporting the vaccines and medical team; AC Health and QualiMed administering the vaccines, together with the Ten Knots doctors, and Lio Resorts providing the accommodations for the team.
From left (standing in line): El Nido Mayor Edna Lim, 1st Palawan Legislative District Rep. Franz “Chicoy” Alvarez, DOT Sec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, Governor Jose “Pepito” Alvarez, National Task Force Against COVID-19 Deputy Chief Sec. Vince Dizon, and former Congressman Tony Alvarez during the launch of the mass vaccination program in Lio Tourism Estate, El Nido last August 3
Vaccination of El Nido tourism frontliners and workers at the Lio Tourism Estate last August 3
Multi-stakeholder partnership: 600 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines purchased through the Ayala Vaccination and Immunization Program arrived at the Lio Airport for employees as well as for the El Nido community. AirSWIFT transported the vaccines and medical team; AC Health and QualiMed administered the vaccines, together with the Ten Knots doctors, at Lio Tourism Estate last August 16-17
“The safety of our guests, employees, and the local community remain our top priority. Getting local tourism frontliners and workers vaccinated will not just provide protection for themselves and their families, but also greatly help in our bid to restore jobs and restart tourism slowly, carefully, and safely." - Javier D. Hernandez, Ten Knots Development Corp. President & CEO
Despite challenges in tourism, Palawan was cited as the “World’s Best Island” in 2020 by renowned publication, Travel + Leisure, and remains to be one of the top PH destinations to visit.