Boracay Closure for Tourists Stops Cebu Pacific Flights from April 26

Boracay will be closed for Cebu Pacific flights from April 26 for the period of six months. This is done to stop the damage to the once pristine nature of the island which is one of the most attractive holiday destinations in the Philippines visited by more than 2 mln visitors every year.

The president of the country has previously expressed serious concern about the water environment pollution and warned that the island would be closed for tourists.

The ecological situation has deteriorated significantly and as experts put it environmental improvement may take from three to six years according to the most pessimistic forecasts.

The government promises financial support to tourism related businesses which will suffer serious loss. Boracay is a small tropical island with white sand beaches in the centre of the Philippine Archipelago. Its coastline abounds in resorts, lodging houses, hotels, restaurants, bars and other amenities. Scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing and other water sports are offered to tourists. 

Cebu Pacific has cancelled some flights to and from Caticlan and Kalibo till October at a minimum, but to cater for local population the airline will work at a reduced schedule. 




Yasothon Bun Bang Fai Festival to be Held from 11 to 13 May

Bun Bang Fai Festival, another name for which is the rocket festival, takes place in Isan, northeastern region of Thailand, with the biggest celebrations in Yasothon, and lasts 3 days around the middle of May every year before the beginning of the rain season and crop planting. 

22 April 2018

Non Nuoc Cao Bang Becomes a New Member of UNESCO Global Network of National Geoparks

The second geopark in Vietnam, Non Nuoc Cao Bang, established in 2015, has become a member of the UNESCO Global Network of National Geoparks. It was decided on April 12 at the 204th session of the UNESCO Executive Board in Paris. 

22 April 2018

Ascott Partners Expanding Presence in Asia

Ascott is actively expanding its presence in Asia, this year only they have added about 3,400 units in ten cities of China, Japan, Thailand and Indonesia. 

21 April 2018