DOT: 307 hotel, resort establishments accredited to operate in Boracay

Published January 20, 2019, 8:13 PM

by Dhel Nazario, Jeffrey G. Damicog, and Rey G. Panaligan

By Analou De Vera

The Department of Tourism (DOT) said that there are now 307 hotel and resort establishments that are accredited to operate in Boracay Island.

Boracay Island (Tara Yap / MANILA BULLETIN)
Boracay Island (Tara Yap / MANILA BULLETIN)

In its latest Boracay Bulletin, the DOT announced that 10,982 rooms are available for tourists in the world-famous island, almost three months after it reopened.

The establishments have been accredited by the Boracay Interagency Task Force, which is composed of Tourism, Environment, and Interior departments.

The tourism department previously 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,” it stated.

“The public is urged to avoid transactions with establishments that have not yet secured the necessary clearances, permits and/or accreditation from the DOT, DENR and DILG, and thus have no assurance to re-open,” it added.