Boracay Closure

Cruise Tourism Pt 3: Impacts on Economy and Communities

In our previous articles we’ve looked at A National Development and Impacts on the Environment.  In this, our final article in the series, we look at the impacts that cruise tourism has on the economy and the local communities visited. Is Cruise Tourism of real benefit to the communities it visits?    According to Cruise

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What Boracay’s E-Trike Drivers want you to know

What Boracay’s E-Trike Drivers want you to know During the last two weeks of Boracay’s closure, Your Hospitality Hub launched two photos on their Facebook page for comments. One showed the new Grab buses, which will operate around the island.  The other showed a handwritten protest, taped to the back of an e-trike against Grab

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Inside Boracay: Opening Week

(cover photo by islander Jack Jarilla) Inside Boracay: Opening Week Boracay Opening Week, finally the island is open to tourists.  It has felt like both the longest 6 months, and also a case of ‘it’s October 26th Already!’   This is just the start for Boracay, after the island was called a ‘Cesspool’ by the Philippine

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Inside Boracay: Week 25

Cover Photo: DOT Boracay Field Office   Inside Boracay: Week 25  It was to be expected that this ‘closure’ week, with the Opening Day of the Dry Run on the 15th October, was going to be an incredibly busy one. Even so, it surpassed Inside Boracay’s expectations and even saw a kiteboarder from Boracay secure the

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Inside Boracay: Week 24 and 16 Days until reopening

Inside Boracay: Week 24 and 16 days until Boracay Re-opens Despite being open for only 4 months of 2018, the readers of Condé Nast Traveler still voted Boracay as the Number Two Island in Asia, behind Siargao which took the Number One spot. This vote breeds positive feelings and hope that Boracay’s travellers will be forgiving

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Inside Boracay: Week 22 – 30 Days til reopening

Cover Photo: Goodwill Hunting Inside Boracay: Week 22 With just 30 days left before the Island enters Phase 1 of reopening, on October 26, Week 22 of closure sees the following:- Task Force unsure how to legally implement Carry Capacity restrictions DOT needs to clarify position on Airbnb Bookings Increase in Accidents due to road

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What’s Open Boracay?

Cover Image: Boracay From The Sky What’s Open Boracay? Our aim is to let you know what establishments are now open on Boracay. This is not The FINAL list as more hotels and establishment will be added as their papers are verified, and they attain Accreditation from the Department of Tourism.  Accreditation through the DOT is

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Inside Boracay: Week 21 & 37 days before re-opening

Cover Image: Cory Batchelor Inside Boracay: Week 21 The end of Week 21 of closure leaves the island with just 37 days before the Soft Opening of 26th October, and more changes have been made to the Requirements for re-opening; in fact twice, in the same week, the STP Requirements were changed. Quite possibly because

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Inside Boracay: Week 20 – 50 Days Until Re-opening

Inside Boracay: Week 20 Week 20 of closure and just 50 days until the re-opening of the island on 26th October.  Whilst the island is now on the ‘right side’ of the half-way point many residents are concerned about the progress of work, and whether the island can be opened in any meaningful way Islanders

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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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