Inside Boracay: Week 18

Inside Boracay: Week 18 sees Pockets of work on the main road where widening and pipe-laying continues. Some stunning comments have been made by Galaxy’s Chairman, hinting at a very different plans for Boracay, which has little to do with a Casino! Boracay Establishments and Tourists told to hold off on Bookings DOT denies that

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10 Things Front Desk Agents Wish They Could Tell You

By Angel Lam Ko Direct and Face-to-Face Customer Service work must be one of the most challenging roles out there.  Especially when you are so good at your job, so well-trained and experienced, that Customers wrongly assume your Front Desk job is an easy one to do. Angel Lam Ko (aka Facebooks Hugot Hotelier) has been working in

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Inside Boracay: Week 17 Is The Poop Hitting the Fan?!

Inside Boracay: Week 17 – Is The Poop about to Hit the Fan?! As the pipe laying gets underway, and Bulabog’s Sewage Holding Tank is nearing completion, Inside Boracay is aware of a new rumbling of discontent, brewing on Boracay Island. It feels like a backed-up sewage pipe that is about to blow!  And it

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Selfie Culture in the Philippines and How it Affects the Tourism Industry – Part 1

The Selfie Capital of the World & the rise of the Selfie Culture The Philippines earned the title “Selfie Capital of the World” back in 2014 by Time Magazine.  Well, technically Makati City was named as the Selfie Capital, with Pasig running a close second. Cebu City ranked in at No.9.  And it should come

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Inside Boracay: Week 15 & 16

Inside Boracay: Week 15 & 16 The Island is more than half-way to reopening and there are pockets of significant activity on the main road, as the big pipes start going in.   Getting around the island is very difficult at the moment and if there was a shop open, dishing out water-proof mountain climbing boots

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10 Reasons Why Hoteliers Make the Best Life Partners

Angel Lam Ko (aka Facebooks Hugot Hotelier) has been working in the hotel industry ever since graduating from UP-Asian Institute of Tourism back in 2007.    Let’s hear her thoughts on why hoteliers make the best life partners.   10 Reasons Why Hoteliers Make the Best Life Partners Here are just a few of the remarkable

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Industry Talks: Travel Agents

Industry Talks: Travel Agents – Meet our panel of Travel Agents and read what they have to say about the Travel Agency Industry   1. How long have you been working in your current Travel Agency Jingle: Ten Months Cecilia: Five Years Ryan: Four Years Marigold: Seventeen Months Marisse: Fifteen Years Claire: Three Years 2. What

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Inside Boracay: Week 13 & 14

Inside Boracay: Week 13 3 months in to the 6 month closure period Inside Boracay: Week 13 includes the 3 month anniversary of the Island’s closure and, we hope, the half-way mark towards re-opening.  Getting around the island is chaos at best, with roads being shut off in sections or impassable; full of rubble and

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