9 april, 2018 Pelle 1Comment
Boracay island's shutdown has sent shockwave through the Philippines' tourist industry.
Boracay island’s shutdown has sent shockwave through the Philippines’ tourist industry.

The Philippines’ tourism industry scrambled Friday to manage the fallout from the temporary shutdown of its world-famous Boracay island, which threw into chaos trips planned by hundreds of thousands of tourists.

President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the once-idyllic white-sand resort closed to tourists for up to six months from April 26, after calling the country’s top tourist draw a ”cesspool” tainted by raw sewage.

Hundreds of Boracay hotels, as well as restaurants, tour operators and business establishments were on Friday undertaking the daunting process of unwinding bookings for rooms, flights, weddings and other events and facilities.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-04-philippine-tourist-island-scrambles-shutdown.html#jCp