Fri, 05 Oct 2018 01:00
As Thai ‘paradise’ shuts indefinitely, Philippines re-opens Boracay – but no partying
Beach boozing and smoking will be consigned to the past when Boracay, the Philippines’ top holiday island, welcomes back a capped number of tourists after its six-month shutdown, authorities have announced.
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:01
Philippines closes Boracay to tourists under high security
The Philippines shuttered its most famous holiday island Boracay to tourists on Thursday for a six-month clean-up, which the government has imposed with a muscular show of its security forces.
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 01:00
$100m hit seen in Boracay closure
THE six-month closure of Boracay Island from tourists starting today will cost the Philippine economy more than US$100 million, which the country’s chief economist said would be compensated for by an increase in arrivals in other domestic tourist spots.
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 01:00
Greed, not urine, why Philippine paradise Boracay a ‘cesspool’
Thousands of people urinate in the waters of the Philippines’ paradise. Sounds gross, but there’s science, if not method, to it.
Thu, 05 Apr 2018 07:17
Philippines to close Boracay resort to tourists for six months
The Philippines has announced its best-known holiday island Boracay will be closed to tourists for six months over concerns that the once idyllic white-sand resort has become a "cesspool" tainted by dumped sewage.
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:20
The coolest place to stay
The newly opened Movenpick Resort & Spa Boracay in the Philippines is welcoming its first guests with the Unique Family-Friendly Vacation Experiences campaign that provides a wide range of facilities and holiday activities designed for all ages.
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 01:00
A warning from the Philippines’ paradise lost
From being named among the world’s best beaches in 2011 and 2012 to being declared a cesspool by no less than President Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine island of Boracay has suffered a crashing fall in its reputation.
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:59
A new luxury resort for Boracay
Movenpick Hotels & Resorts is setting new hospitality standards in Boracay, the Philippines, with the launch of a new resort located on the island’s most beautiful unspoiled beach.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:00
Asean meet sets out 6 priorities for growth
ASEAN has revealed this year’s six priorities to drive growth and pursue the common goals of the 10-member regional bloc as Asean foreign ministers met at a retreat in the Philippine resort of Boracay this week.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:17
Asean to discuss South China Sea, Rohingya in the Philippines
Asean senior officials gather on Monday in the Philippines’s resort island of Boracay to prepare for their foreign ministers' retreat and other series of meeting for the entire year.
Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:59
San Miguel plans bridge to Boracay
MANILA - Conglomerate San Miguel Corp is keen on scaling up its stake in Caticlan-the gateway to Boracay Island-by building a game-changing 1.9-kilometre toll bridge that will connect the world-famous beach community to the mainland.