By Analou De Vera
There are now a total of 316 accommodation establishments accredited by the Department of Tourism (DOT) to operate in Boracay.
“The Department of Tourism (DOT) is pleased to announce that as of 8 February 2019, 316 accommodation establishments have complied with the requirements of the DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources), DILG (Department of Interior and Local Government) and the DOT, hence, will be allowed to accept bookings and reservations. This brings the total of available rooms to 11, 612,” the agency said in its latest Boracay bulletin.
“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.
The world-famous island resort reopened last October 26 after six months of rehabilitation.