More resorts, hotels allowed to operate in Boracay

Published December 1, 2018, 6:00 PM

by Francine Ciasico

By Analou De Vera

More resort and hotel establishments have been allowed to operate in the world-famous Boracay
island after it reopened a month ago.

10302018_BORACAY_TOURIST-RETURNS_YAP Since its October 26 reopening, tourists are gradually coming back to Boracay Island.  The government assures that policies will be improved to sustain the work to save the popular resort island from further environmental degradation.  (Tara Yap)
Since its October 26 reopening, tourists are gradually coming back to Boracay Island. The government assures that policies will be improved to sustain the work to save the popular resort island from further environmental degradation. (Tara Yap / MANILA BULLETIN)

The Department of Tourism (DOT) in its latest bulletin, announced that a total of 243 establishments accounting to 9,248 rooms have been accredited by the Boracay Interagency Task Force. To note, the interagency task force is composed of tourism, environment, and interior departments.

The DOT reminded the public that only accredited establishments are allowed to accept bookings and reservations.

“We would like to remind the public that only the Boracay Island accommodation establishments that are compliant with the requirements of the DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources), the DILG (Department of Interior and Local Government), and accredited by the DOT are allowed to accept bookings and reservations,” the tourism department reminded.

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat previously said they will continue to accredit compliant accommodation establishments that pass the standards of the DOT.

“More rooms will be available as we continue on with Phases 2 and 3 of Boracay’s massive rehabilitation. We are making sure the Task Force requirements are 100 percent complied with,” she said.

 
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