Boracay tourism - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Boracay tourism


[OPINION] Enough of policymaking without planning

Apr 13, 2018 - 6:12 PM

As the Boracay example illustrates, policymaking without planning makes for needless chaos, confusion, and destruction

INSIDE STORY: How Duterte decided on Boracay closure

Apr 12, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Rappler traces President Rodrigo Duterte's decision-making on Boracay, from the video presentation that started it up to the Cabinet meetings where a 6-month closure was finalized

Boracay expects 58,000 tourists during Holy Week 2018

Mar 28, 2018 - 10:07 AM

The Malay Municipal Tourism Office is expecting a 5% increase in tourist arrivals this year from the 54,887 tourists during the same period in 2017

TOURISM. Boracay expects 58,000 tourists during Holy Week 2018. File photo by Choi2451/

Inter-agency task force to develop 'new Boracay'

Mar 14, 2018 - 10:06 AM

Tourism Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre says the envisioned development will feature bike lanes, pedestrian walkways, two-way streets for tourists and small vehicles, and an expanded road network for trucks

WHITE BEACH. Efforts are underway to rehabilitate the world-famous island resort. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Authorities keeping close watch over poultry shipments to Boracay

Aug 18, 2017 - 8:24 PM

The demand for chicken eggs is huge in the island which is estimated at one million monthly

South Korea, China top list of Boracay arrivals in first half of 2017

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The total number of tourists to Boracay hits 1 107 167 – a 13 increase from 2016 figures

FAVORITE DESTINATION. A tourist enjoys kite boarding in the waters of Boracay island. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 8, 2017

Jan 08, 2017 - 9:39 AM

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Blessing of the Black Nazarene replica in Quiapo, Manila. January 7, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Tourism linked to 70% coral loss in Boracay

Jun 04, 2015 - 3:49 PM

Unmonitored snorkeling and water pollution in the popular tourist area have led to a considerable decline in coral cover a Japanese funded study shows

CORALS IN DANGER. The Philippines hosts 27,000 square kilometers of coral reefs but just 1% are rated in excellent condition. Photo by WWF

[Executive Edge] Crafting the right PH hostel culture

Apr 13, 2015 - 8:00 PM

The MNL hostels not only provide cheaper accommodation alternative to tourists but also promote responsible tourism

Boracay is 16th favorite tourist destination of Chinese

Sep 25, 2013 - 6:00 PM

The biggest tourist market of the world sees Boracay as their 16th most preferred destination

FAVORITE DESTINATION. A tourist enjoys kite boarding in the waters of Boracay island. AFP PHOTO/JAY DIRECTO

Boracay, among world's most romantic islands

Jan 27, 2013 - 2:15 PM

Travel Leisure named Boracay as the 5th of the world s most romantic islands in the magazine s February issue

Boracay beats Santorini, Bali as 'World's Best Island'

Jul 09, 2012 - 3:18 AM

Move over Santorini and Bali Boracay in the Philippines is now No 1 among island destinations in the world

WORLD'S BEST. Sun, sand and Filipinos make Boracay one of the world's best

Boracay bound? Higher airport fee awaits

Dec 25, 2011 - 12:29 PM

The airport operator a unit of San Miguel needs to recoup its 300 million investment

BORACAY. A new airport in Caticlan greets tourists on the way to Boracay beach.