Written by Jay-ar Arante
The New Orleans Tourism Industry shared to Boracay how they recovered from hurricane Katrina that has swept the USA in the past.
Led by Brad Weaber and Kelly Schulz, the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau was held at a popular resort at Station 1 Boracay.
Participants were shown pictures of the extent of the devastation that Katrina has brought to the state.
According to Weaber and Schulz, they recovered from the calamity faster through community cooperation in rebuilding establishments and livelihoods.
In line with this, the New Orleans Tourism Industry would like Boracay to model what they have done to get back up and revive tourism.
They also encouraged the island to get help from public consultants and or experts from private agencies or students from universities who deals with and studies disaster preparedness and recovery planning.
Meanwhile, those who attended the convention included Island Administrator Glenn Sacapaño, Ms. Mabel Bacani of the Redevelopment Task Force, the Department of Tourism, Boracay PNP, Philippine Coastguard, Red Cross Boracay and LGU Malay.
Translated by Shelah Casiano