Philippine tourism is reopening as pandemic restrictions slowly ease. It’s time to revive postponed vacation plans, dust off the cameras, unearth the travel bag, and prepare the essentials. For now, I just want to see how much I can remember from some of the previous travels with friends and strangers alike.
As the city reels from the effects of COVID-19 Pandemic, Baguio City turns to arts and films for healing and economic recovery.
The year 2020 was supposed to be a period of sustained recovery for the island of Boracay. After a painful but necessary shutdown in 2018 to restore its pristine beauty, many locals and businesses in the island looked forward to a more robust tourism. Sadly, even with its gradual reopening, life was never the same for many – some of whom had to suffer from loss of livelihood due to necessary restrictions. When 2020 came, the odds grew worse against their favor.
The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) awarded the Department of Tourism (DOT) a SafeTravels Stamp in recognition of its “health and hygiene global standardized protocols” that will ensure safe travels during the COVID-19 pandemic.