DOT releases initial list of Boracay hotels ready for opening

The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced that an initial 2,063 hotel rooms are ready for next month’s reopening of Boracay.

In its Boracay Bulletin dated Aug. 31, 2018, the department listed 25 hotels and resorts that have complied with the permits and clearances from the Department of the Interior and Local Government and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

In pursuit of the interagency task force’s “No Compliance, No Opening Policy”, the following compliant establishments will be duly accredited by the DOT:

The government closed Boracay to tourists on April 26 to conduct unhampered rehabilitation projects on the island.

Known for its powdery white-sand beaches, the island resort will reopen on October 26, with a dry-run for locals on October 15-25.PNA