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 NewRead More
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- CommunitiesCruise Tourism Pt 3: Impacts on Economy and Communities
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- BoracayInside Boracay: Week 23 Getting Ready to Re-open
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 CruiseRead More
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 toRead More
Filipino Christmas Buys It’s that time of year again! Time to start hunting down some unique and cool gifts for your friends and loved ones. We’ve gathered together some ideas, ranging from Steal through to Splurge, to help you out. Many of our picks come from home-grown Filipino businesses and ventures; Support Local Businesses whereRead More
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 DecemberRead More
(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 PhilippineRead More
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 theRead More
Selfie Culture in the Philippines Part 3 – Marketing to the Selfie Generation, if you’re not doing it already!
Selfies are increasingly spreading to many areas of our lives, including travel. Not just during our travels but even whilst we are planning them. In the last of our Selfie Series, we look at how the Hospitality and Tourism Industries can be harnessing the rise of Selfie Tourism and Social Media Pilgrimages as part of theirRead More
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 forgivingRead More
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 andRead More