Travel-starved Pinoys want to visit Boracay, Batanes, Bohol: tour group

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Posted at Sep 30 2020 11:36 AM

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Filipinos who have been under varying degrees of pandemic lockdowns for nearly half a year want to visit Boracay, Batanes, Bohol, Palawan, and Cebu, a group of travel agencies said Wednesday, citing an independent survey. 

Of these 5 tourist hotspots, the resort island of Boracay will open to tourists from outside Western Visayas on Thursday. 

OPEN TO TOURISTS FROM OUTSIDE WESTERN VISAYAS

"Bago pa po nag-announce iyong Boracay [ng opening], may mga kasama po tayo na nagbebenta," said Travel Agencies Association president Rithcie Tuaño. 

"Iyong mga hotels, nagbebenta sila through hotel vouchers, which are bookable within a certain period. May mga promo rin na ginawa ang mga hotel, kahit iyong airlines, for advance booking," he added. 

(Even before Boracay announced its re-opening, we have colleagues who have started to sell trips. Hotels offered vouchers that are bookable within a certain period. Hotels and airlines also had promos for advance booking.) 

Watch Tuaño's full interview here.

TeleRadyo, Sept. 30, 2020