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LoveBoracay: One Year On From Closure

LoveBoracay:One Year On From Closure 26th April 2019 and it is one year since Boracay Island was closed to tourists. The island had been damned by the Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte, as a “Cesspool”. And a rehabilitation program was put in place with almost immediate effect. 26th April 2019 Today Boracay Island started its first

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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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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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Boracay’s Open: first week

Cover photo: Finn Ronne Boracay’s Open: first week. Boracay’s Open; first week has passed and much is still to be done.   None should forget that the 26th October was only the Phase 1 Opening.   Phase 2 of the rehabilitation will complete in April 2019 and the final Phase 3 is set to finish in December

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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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Boracay Opening in Pictures

Boracay Opening in Photos Locate it on Latest News and Boracay page  

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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 23 Getting Ready to Re-open

Cover Photo Credit: Jack Jarilla Inside Boracay: Week 23 and just 22 days before the Island opens for Phase 1; on 26th October Wristbands mooted for tourists entering Boracay Another form of ID muted for residents Continued lack of genuine Consultation with Islanders and Stakeholders Environment department declares Boracays water safe and clean Entry and

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