The Shangri-La Boracay is currently on offer at the mind-numbing stupid price of 18792-33 + 10% service charge + 12.6% tax making it 23039-40 peso per room per night. This is based on two people sharing and includes a free breakfast for 2 !!! Built in to the price is the cost of the boat transfer, but you only go there once and return once, so if you are staying there for a week you are paying daily for something that you only use once...........and at that price there is still no guarantee of freedom from beggars and hawkers or sleep-denying karaoke. If going to Boracay is a must, then the Fairways and Bluewater Resort and Country Club offer a much more sensible package at 2684p plus plus.
Originally Posted by PatO
Sorry Anna, but I doubt that it will have a huge impact on Philippines tourism. Tourism is a business and all businesses rely on repeat customers. The Philippines seems to care only for today and makes no provision nor shows any interest in trying to ensure that vacationers want to return for a repeat visit, unlike many of their SEAsia neighbours. As there is no direct travel to Boracay, any international visitor has to arrive and depart through either Manila or Cebu, with the inevitable delays, frustrations and rip-offs in both places. That alone ensures that the visitor has a lousy impression on arrival, and leaves with a bitter sour after-taste on departure.
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