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DOT: Gov’t now accredits 305 hotels, resorts in Boracay

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 03:36 PM January 15, 2019
DOT: Gov't now accredits 305 hotels, resorts in Boracay

PET-FRIENDLY Tourists and their pets enjoy the waters and sights offered by Boracay as the resort island in Aklan province welcomes visitors after a six-month rehabilitation. INQUIRER file photo / MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 305 hotels and resorts have been accredited by the government to operate in Boracay Island almost three months after the island reopened, the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced Tuesday.

In a Facebook post, the DOT said that 10,982 rooms are available for travelers who want to visit the famed tourist destination.

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BORACAY BULLETIN: Updated list of DENR, DILG, and DOT-accredited accommodation establishments as of January 15, 2019. A…

Posted by Department of Tourism – Philippines on Monday, January 14, 2019

Among the establishments now allowed to operate, the Fairways and Bluewater Resort and the Savoy Hotel in Barangay Yapak have the highest number of available rooms at 700 and 559 rooms, respectively.

Boracay was reopened on Oct. 26, 2018, following a six-month closure to pave the way for major rehabilitation.

READ: 279 Boracay hotels, resorts now open for visitors–DOT

Accommodation establishments had to secure permits and clearances from the Department of the Interior and Local Government and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources before they could be allowed to operate in Boracay. /jpv

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