The long wait is finally over! After six months of being closed to tourists for rehabilitation, Boracay is set to reopen on October 26. That’s good news, ‘di ba?

This is your chance para bumawi if ever na-cancel ang ultimate barkada getaway ninyo when the government decided to shut Boracay down last April. What should you expect after the much-talked about cleanup of this beautiful island? 

According to Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat, visitors should expect a more “peaceful” Boracay. “It won’t be like a party place anymore. We want it to be more as it is, we want it to be more peaceful. We want to promote sustainable tourism,” she said.

Bukod sa pag-ban ng beach parties, the authorities have promised that tourists are safe in the island. “Come to Boracay, you are safe there. The citizens and stakeholders in the island work hand-in-hand to prevent crimes, terrorism and environmental degradation,” Senior Superintendent Jesus Cambay, Jr., commander of the Metro Boracay Police Task Force (MBPTF) said.

Well, don’t worry kung wala nang beach parties. There’s so much more to do in Boracay! Pwede kayong mag-stay sa Department of Tourism (DOT)-approved accommodation establishments that complied with the requirements of the Boracay inter-agency task force. In fact, DOT has released the list of establishments which you can book by October. 

So, nagyaya ka na ba ng friends to join your Boracay vacation? Tamang-tama kasi there are airlines that offer promo airfares from Manila to Caticlan or Kalibo. Have your wallets ready because your next adventure is happening soon!

Philippine Airlines offers airfares from Manila to Kalibo for as low as ₱1,399 (Travel Period: from September 16, 2018 to March 31, 2019). Meanwhile, you can score plane tickets for as low as ₱799 with Cebu Pacific’s seat sale promo (Travel Period: from October 01, 2018 to March 31, 2019). Saktong sakto sa summer! 

Let’s not forget AirAsia’s hot seat sale that offers airfares for as low as ₱1,190 in Kalibo and ₱1,590 in Caticlan flights (Travel Period: from February 18, 2019 to November 26, 2019).  

You can use your credit card to book these flights. Some cards even offer discounts or airline miles that you can collect when you book flights with their partner airlines. Pero bago ka mag-book using your card, make sure na ang credit card details mo ay safe and private at all times. Hindi applicable dito ang cliché na, “Sharing is caring.”

Or kung wala kang credit card at nag-iisip na mag-apply for one, you can read our tricks to get your application approved. Tandaan, one of the many requirements that credit card companies look at is the stability of your job. Ihanda mo ang Certificate of Employment (COE) because they will definitely ask for it.  

‘Di ka sure which company to apply for your first (or second!) credit card? Let GoBear help you find the best card for you! Click here to start searching and comparing credit cards, para ma-achieve mo na ang #travelgoals sa Boracay. 


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