Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Deputy Travel Editor, Catharine Hamm, questions Boracay’s acquired awards

Overcrowded and overdeveloped.

This is the thought of how author Catharine Hamm of the Los Angeles Times described Boracay in her article.

According to SB Member Rowen Aguirre, in Hamm’s article titled as “Trouble in party paradise: Boracay Island in Philippines” published in LA, the author questioned Boracay’s acquired awards like the best island in the world and Travelers' Choice 2013.

Hamm stated a number of reasons why she is not in favor of the awards given and described the negative things she has observed on the island.

SB Rowen Aguirre did not deny these claims; rather he considered this as a wake-up call to sustain the island’s beauty.

Nonetheless, this negative reaction towards Boracay was taken in positively by the SB Malay as this would serve as a lesson.

Meanwhile, Boracay has already received a new record for this year as it was dubbed as Trip-Advisor’s Travelers' Choice 2013 winner.

1 comment:

BoracayStories said...

Kudos to SB Member Aguirre for taking the criticism positively! We could only hope that other Boracay officials have the same stand as SB Member Aguirre. It's just so funny that while Ms. Hamm mentioned that the award was for World's Best Island, her personal observations about Boracay is primarily on White Beach. She failed to assess the other parts of the island, which was supposed to be part and parcel of the award given by Travel + Leisure magazine.