Wow Pilipinas: Boracay expects over 50,000 tourists for Holy Week 2019

The Malay Municipal Tourism Office (MMTO) is awaiting around 50,000 guests for this year’s Holy Week celebration in the world famous-island.

MMTO Tourism Operations chief Felix Delos Santos Jr. said tourist arrivals are likely to hit 50,917 from Holy Monday to Easter Sunday on April.

For this year, the proposed local tourist arrivals are around 29,063 while foreign visitors are expected to up by 21,147. Around 708 overseas Filipino workers will also likely to visit the island.

Chinese and Koreans settled the island’s top sources of tourism market for the first two months with 80 percent share to the total foreigners.

As of March 20, the Boracay Inter-agency Task Force accredited 326 accommodation establishments with 11,943 rooms.

The task force already executed tight security measures to secure travelers’ safety in Boracay. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said officials will implement the move- if it will be able to address the current environmental issues on the island. The current fee collected is at P75.

“If you increase this in favor of the clean, no garbage, at yung ating mga environmental issues dito ay maaddress properly at masustain,” Cimatu said.

News source: Panay News