Tourists have nothing to worry regarding the rumors that there are fake Travel Agencies or Travel Online Reservations at Boracay.
This was stated by Boracay Foundation Incorporated (BFI) President Dionesio “Jony” Salme in an interview.
He said there had been no report of a fake travel agency in the island.
In exception is for the incident before New Year’s Day wherein a tourist was booked in a resort at Balabag Village by a travel agency, only to find out that its contract with the resort had expired.
Nevertheless, Salme clarified that the involved Travel Agency was not fake. The resort did not receive the bookings since the travel agency no longer had a contract with the resort.
Salme added that the resort and travel agency searched for an accommodation for the tourist when things had been made clear.
However, he also said despite the rumors being untrue, tourists should at least remain vigilant when contacting travel agencies in Boracay, and if possible choose those with a good image and a reliable name.