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Philippines records ‘all-time high’ 7.1M tourist arrivals in 2018

via ABS-CBN News – The Department of Tourism on Thursday said 7.1 million tourists arrived in the Philippines in 2018, an all-time high record even if top destination Boracay was closed for 6 months. A total of 7,127,168 foreign tourists visited the Philippines last year, a figure that is 7.65 Read more »

Philippines island Boracay reopens for test run following huge cleanup

By Euan McKirdy/CNN – Boracay, one of the world’s most famous beach destinations, has reopened for a limited-numbers test run almost six months after closing for a cleanup operation to reverse the fortunes of the resort island once labeled a “cesspool” by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. The sun was Read more »

Philippines closes ‘cesspool’ tourist island of Boracay

By Euan McKirdy/CNN – The Philippines has announced a six-month closure of the popular tourist destination of Boracay over concerns the island’s famous beaches and clear blue waters have been transformed into a “cesspool” due to sustained environmental damage. The closure, which will begin April 26, was announced following a Read more »

Boracay Set to Ban Tourists for Six Months During Island ‘Rehabilitation’

By Cynthia Drescher/cntraveler.com – Our readers love Boracay, an island in the Philippines that has the kind of powdery white beaches and see-your-feet-clear water that inspires island cliches. It topped our Readers’ Choice Awards list of best islands in the world in 2017. Unfortunately, the tiny stretch of sand—just under Read more »

Boracay: the good, bad and ugly sides to Philippine island for tourists

By Tim Pile/scmp.com The good Boracay residents must feel like they’ve won the lottery. In 2017, the Philippines’ alpha resort generated revenue in excess of US$1.08 billion, a figure predicted to spike even higher in 2018, assuming President Rodrigo Duterte allows the island to stay open (see The Bad). Last Read more »

El Nido to impose daily visitor limits in 3 iconic tourist sites

By Keith Anthony Fabro/rappler.com – El Nido will start imposing a carrying capacity policy on its 3 iconic sites, which are observed to be disturbed due to the continuous influx of tourists. The management board of the El Nido-Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area (ETMRPA) recently adopted a resolution that will Read more »

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