Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tourism still banners Aklan economy

Posted July 31, 2014
Written by Gloria Villas

Tourism still continues to anchor Aklan’s provincial economy with tourist arrivals in Boracay for the first three months of this year already hitting the 383,476 mark, about thirty (30) percent of the total 2013 arrivals of 1,363,601.

The Boracay tourism performance undoubtedly is the highest in the region and augurs well to the Philippine economy.

The positive growth rate of tourist arrivals for January to March 2014 when compared with the arrival figures for the first three months of last year are indicative that Aklan tourism continues to be in the upswing, said Aklan Governor Florencio T. Miraflores.

Miraflores said that Boracay Island now becoming a top cruise shipping destination of the country will further boost tourism developments in the island paradise.

In 2014, ten cruise ships are scheduled to drop anchor in Boracay bringing in some 12,000 passengers and 7,702 crew members.

Boracay had been named one of the most sought travel destinations of the world by several influential and prestigious travel magazines of the world.

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