Boracay Island recovers without tourists

Boracay Island recovers without tourists

Boracay Island is considerably small since it has only 1.032 km of surface, which is recognized for its unlimited holidays of sun and beach, crystal clear waters and white sand. It received about two million tourists in the year of 2017 in its reduced space, for which the Government of this country adopted the measure of making a veto to the tourists for six months in order that there would be a recovery of the same according to source of (the trade , 2018).

The island is located in the Philippines; It should be noted that this country has a prosperous economy that is mainly based on export and tourism. It is then intended to analyze whether tourism on the island should be developed as a service or a model.

The Philippine island of Boracay, being very small, has a great diversity of tourist attractions that must be preserved so that they can prevail in time. Its crystalline waters, white sand and diversity of cultures-which is conformed by a group of 79 indigenous ethnic groups that make up the Filipino people-have made it unique in view of businessmen and hotel chains that have sought to make an economic profit Through the expansion of the tourism industry, producing that the cultures of the place are changing coming even to a process of colonization.

But it is important that the main focus of this change is to seek responsible tourism, as Nash poses; In the 1970s tourism was perceived as a set of activities aimed at satisfying the needs of tourists; Receding a little in time in the middle of the twentieth century, tourism was analyzing as a model of development, since it involved economic, social, political, environmental and sociological factors as shown (Dachary,2015) in its article “Tourism: A model of development “, therefore starting from this point, tourism as a model would serve as a decolonizing solution not only of cultures but of spaces as such and for the harmonious development of residents and business owners of the infrastructures.

Boracay Islands A Recovery pareise

With the expansion of the hotel industry there are both positive and negative impacts. Focusing on the subject of analysis and trying to understand the process of Veda that occurred on Boracay Island can be assumed that the Government was understood this negative impact.

It should be emphasized that tourism previously did not see the negative impacts and inequalities that was causing but is until (Jurda,1990) in his book “Spain for Sale” analyzes in depth the negative impacts of tourism and tourists.

The overloading of the Philippine island probably brought negative consequences, so the ban was taken, because the capacity of such a small place cannot withstand an excessive amount of tourists, even more so when all business points to a Sustainability, that is to say that it lasts in time.

The country of the Philippines has a tourism-based economy, so for the year 2016 it was estimated: “Tourism is constantly growing, and it is estimated that for 2016 will generate more than 7.4 million of jobs, 18.8% of the workforce , and will provide between 8 and 9% of national GDP “(Justin Calderón, 2013). So for a long-term future, the importance of the case should be given as they have done with this initiative.

If we keep tourism as a service on the island it will limit it to no more than that: to offer a product and sell the product offered; Now, if we take it as a “modern tourism” (Dachary,2015), which is something dynamic that is expanding and has as a function the creation of mechanisms of knowledge, integration, wealth generation and responsibility with the environment, you will be giving the Importance and delimiting what are the duties or objectives that they have to fulfil in order to have a real development in harmony between the tourism industry, the environment and communities.

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