Destinations

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 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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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 19

Cover Photo: Boracay From The Sky Inside Boracay: Week 19 – 49 Days to Re-opening! 49 Days to re-opening (at the start of Week 19) and things seem to be starting to happen to be Open-Ready.  Stakeholders continue to struggle with limited or conflicting information. Names of the first 25 hotels/resorts to clear their Permits

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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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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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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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