MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Tourism (DOT) has partnered with Grab Philippines to offer tourists in Intramuros a more eco-friendly way to go around Manila’s Walled City.
DOT and Grab Philippines launched Wednesday GrabWheels, a two-wheel personal mobility device (PMD) that tourists can use to roam around Intramuros.
Under a memorandum of understanding with the Intramuros Administration,Grab Philippines said it would deploy 30 GrabWheels units in Intramuros which the public can use free of charge for a three-month period.
“It’s a trial period for three months, we’re offering it for free, then after three months we can look at the uptake and decide whether we extend it for the free period or we start charging,” Grab Philippines president Brian Cu told reporters.
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat expressed her optimism for the project, adding that she hopes this could be replicated in other parks in the country.
“This is keeping with the efforts of the DOT to inculcate a culture of sustainable tourism. This is what we envision to do to some, and ideally, to all of our destinations,” Puyat said.
“We want visitors to have access to an eco-friendly but fun mode of transportation,” she added.
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