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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 »

aurumOne Makati Hotel – ‘Perfectly Simple’

Experience the gold standard in both comfort and value in one strategic location. aurumOne Makati is the premier address for the sensible businessman,professional and the practical frequent traveler. A key mid-market hotel, aurumOne Makati offers reasonably-priced and convenient residence for travelers who are looking for clean, comfortable, homey, friendly Read more »

Palawan is world’s top island; Boracay 12th

By Cherry Salazar/philstar.com – Palawan has been judged No.1 and Boracay No.12 among the Top 30 Islands in the World, based on a survey by international travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler. In an article posted on the magazine’s website yesterday, Palawan obtained 88.750 points while Boracay garnered 82.683 points. Read more »

Philippines waives visa requirements for 7 more countries

By Camille Diola/philstar.com – The Philippines has granted a visa-free privilege lasting 30 days for nationals of seven more countries, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced on Tuesday. In a statement, DFA said that Belize, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are granted visa-free access to the country Read more »