Airlines consider rebooking or refunding flights to Boracay
Philippine Airlines (PAL and Cebu Pacific have agreed to waive rebooking or cancellation fees for passengers affected by the imminent closure of Boracay. The island paradise faces closure for six months starting April 26 as part of the rehabilitation efforts of the government. The move may be a windfall for other tourist destinations as tourists may opt to visit other places in the country.
Six Mactan resorts in violation of rules
Even as six Mactan Island resorts were found to have violated easement rules, Cebu may see an increase in tourist arrivals once Boracay Island is closed. Since the structures built by these resorts were manageable, they will be given time to remove them. Failure to remove the obstruction will result in cases filed against these resorts.
“Little Boracay of Cebu” urges tourists to help protect the environment
Officials of Sta. Fe in Bantayan Island
are urging visitors and resorts to the northern town to follow environmental laws. Mayor Jose Esgana expressed his concern on the effect of the influx of tourists on the environment. He said establishments found to have violated environmental laws face closure. Visitors to the town are advised to avoid pitching tents within 20 meters from the shore and dispose of their trash properly to maintain the pristine beauty of this northern Cebu town.