Philippines to temporarily close popular tourist island Boracay

Philippines to temporarily close popular tourist island Boracay
 

The Philippine island of Boracay will be closed to tourists for six months following concerns of damage to its once pristine shores.
A spokesperson for President Rodrigo Duterte said the closure will begin on 26 April.
Earlier this year Mr Duterte said Boracay was turning into a "cesspool" and threatened to shut it down.
The island, known for its white-sand beaches, attracted nearly 2 million visitors last year.
The decision has prompted concern for the thousands of people employed in Boracay's busy tourist trade.
The island is home to around 500 tourism-related businesses, which... read more

 
5 April 2018 in World News, Views: 117
Source: BBC
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