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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 »

Philippines starts building world’s first resort airport

By Louis Bacani/philstar.com – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday led the groundbreaking ceremony for the “world’s first resort airport” in Cebu. The Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) said the project covers the construction of a new world-class international passenger terminal building at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport and the Read more »

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