MANILA, Philippines — A ubiquitous manager of a internal bar in Boracay certified that a island is pang right now since of a novel aurora pathogen illness (COVID-19) shock as traveller arrivals are removing low.
In an talk with a media, including Philstar.com, during a new press debate of a newly renovated The Tides Hotel Boracay and Epic bar, Epic General Manager Michael Garcia certified that tourism is down right now in a island.
“Medyo right now, a whole island is being harm with a stream situation. We have a predicament ongoing, though we don’t consider that it should stop there. We trust we could still support (to) singular series of guests. Talagang kumonti siya,” Garcia said.
According to him, Department of Tourism (DOT) information suggested that Boracay’s income is down by 37 percent as compared to final year’s data.
“Do’n sa information ng DOT, from a island itself, analogous information contra 2019, it is 37 percent down according to (Tourism secretary Bernadette) Puyat. So malaki talaga,” he shared.
He forked out that Chinese tourists, as good as Koreans, are a categorical tourists in a island for a past years, and a outcome of a pathogen in their countries is unequivocally felt in Boracay tourism.
“Kasi ‘yung Chinese, if we start to know this market, sila ‘yung dining crowd. They are a groups that indeed eat, immature mag-activities, ganyan sila. ‘Yung mga Westerners, sila ‘yung celebration throng natin. Koreans are indeed a multiple of both,” Garcia bared.
When asked how they devise to still distinction given a situation, Garcia pronounced they need to continue compelling a island as still COVID-19 free.
“We need to continue promoting. Marketing is indeed there to be means to inject new ideas. There’s so many things (like) controllable costs, we can work on these things. Labor is one of them, we can start negotiating (with) them, that’s one of a things we are looking during to be means to stay afloat to go during this predicament and hopefully it will be over soon.”
As of today, China still has a many COVID-19 infections with 80,754, while South Korea reportedly has 7,513.