Fare hike on Boracay boats looms
Due to the increasing fuel prices and high maintenance costs, boat prices will be increased starting this October according to the Caticlan Boracay Transport Multi-Purpose Cooperative (CBTMPC) . From PhP25 per trip before, it will now be PhP30 during the daytime. For trips from 6 PM to 10 PM, the new rate will be PhP40. If the trip is beyond 10 PM, however, the price goes up to PhP50. Simultaneously, if you want to charter a boat, it will cost PhP1,000 for the first 10 passengers. For night trips, the cost will be PhP2,000 from 6 PM to 10PM and PhP2,500 beyond 10 PM. Due to the habagat or southwest monsoon, boat trips will still be from Tabon Port in Caticlan and will dock at Tambisaan Port in Boracay. But if you're taking the big ferries to Boracay like the Oyster Ferry, they are still departing from Caticlan Port. Their fare rate remains at PhP40 during daytime.
Compliant businesses continue to rise
The number of compliant establishments on the island is now at 374 . These 374 compliant establishments comprise 13,554 rooms in total. According to the Department of Tourism (DOT), almost 95% of the establishments in Boracay are already given accreditation. To note, only those with certification from the DOT are allowed to operate. Presenting of booking reference or any proof of where you will stay in Boracay is also maintained.
No more beach volley allowed in the island
Due to the limitations set by the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF), an international open beach volleyball event in Boracay was canceled . The activity dubbed as Boracay Beach Volleyball Open (BBVO) was supposed to be held on November 15 to 17. The annual event gathers players from all over the world. Earlier this year, the task force also canceled the annual dragon boat activity in Boracay.
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