The Boracay experience is the ultimate lesson in balancing development and protecting the environment, Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said.
During the re-opening ceremony of the world-renowned Boracay Island resort, Secretary Puyat said “the lessons learned here are not for Boracay alone but also for the other island destinations around our beautiful country.”
“The reopening of the Boracay Island is not the culmination of the country’s journey on sustainable tourism but, just the beginning,” Sec. Puyat said.
She urged tourists who will visit Boracay to be responsible because it is the key to the preservation of this national treasure.
“Together, let us ensure that generations from now, our children’s, children’s children will still say that it’s more fun in the Philippines,” Sec. Puyat said.
“Our concerted efforts have proven once again that change is indeed possible with strong political will, as our Dear president Duterte has exhibited, and eagerness to work together for the love of country,” Sec. Puyat said.
157 accommodation establishments who were initially accredited by the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) in time for the reopening.