Environment

Balloons, Confetti and Fireworks; is it time to ban them?

Balloons, Confetti and Fireworks; is it time to stop? Leading up to the New Year countdown, the Philippines was at the forefront of a netizen protest over a ‘Record Breaking’ Balloon Drop event at a Manila Nightclub. As well as some upset that the fireworks ban on Boracay would remain in place, even for New

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Ditching Plastics: Managing Guests Expectations.

Ditching Plastics: Managing Hotel Guests Expectations. The abrupt closure of Boracay Island in April 2018. Labelled a “Cesspool” by the Philippine President Rodriguez Duterte, for environmental violations. Filipino’s faced with videos and photos, July-August 2018, of their coastlines heaped in trash from the ocean. What do these have in common?   Many people have started to

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YHH: Eco-Friendly & Sustainability Focus Group (Boracay)

YHH: Eco-Friendly & Sustainability Focus Group (Boracay) Meeting Date: 11th & 19th May 2018 Venue: Real Coffee & Tea Attendees: Dan Cardon (Chillax Flashbackers Boracay) – Facilitator Trudy Allen (YHH) Aileen Cabrera (YHH & Luntian Solutions) Sandy Velhagen (Rieseling Boracay) Maria Schafer (Sea View Apartments) Chrisart Solomon (Human Nature) Shria & Patrick Florencio (Nonie’s) Lee

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When Boracay Moves to Siargao: An Exercise in Repeating Past Mistakes?

With the announcement, late evening on the 4th April 2018 that Boracay would be closed from the 26th April, the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) ‘plan’ to just redirect guests to other Philippine destinations, such as Siargao, was immediately enacted. But are these destinations ready for a potential 100-200% increase in Tourists? Are we set to

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Hotels That Go Green: How Your Hotel Can Be Eco-Friendly Too

The Kindergarten Principle of Going Green Saving the environment has been a day-to-day task imposed by people of authority.  As early as the primary school, teachers had been imparting to students the logic behind why water needs to be conserved, why burning garbage is toxic to the atmosphere, why smoking is not healthy, why walking

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2018 Monthly Resolutions That Help the Environment

The start of the year usually ushers in a start of a whole set of everything.  A reboot for some, a new beginning for others, and a fresh start for many.  For the next 365 days, individuals are rethinking – if not thinking for the first time –and resetting their goals and objectives – personal,

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Sustaining the Environment – An Interview With Bryan Madera, Environmental Advocate

Sustaining the environment is something that we all need to practice. We have found a youth leader who advocates for sustainable tourism to share some tips with us. 29 year old Bryan Madera has already made an impact in the world of environmental sustainability. He was initially a Senior Wedding Coordinator for Boracay Weddings. He

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