Tourists to enjoy modern boats in Boracay soon
At least four fiberglass boats will start servicing passengers to and from Boracay soon. The shift from wooden-hauled boats to fiberglass is part of the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program of the government . As part of the program, all boat operators are required to modernize their boats as stated on Circular No. 2016-02 by the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina). As acceptance to the challenge, local transport group Caticlan-Boracay Transport Multi-purpose Cooperative (CBTMPC) proposed to do a gradual phase-out of their wooden boats. The group has proposed the gradual phase-out over the next years five.
More rooms available in the island
While the crackdown of violators on the island continues, more establishments were able to secure an accreditation certificate from the Department of Tourism (DOT) . There are now 358 compliant accommodation establishments comprising a total of 13,064 rooms. These establishments can soon welcome guests after their closures. Upon booking, it is advised to get a confirmation code from the place you booked. You must then present this booking confirmation before you can enter the port to Boracay.
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