Boracay targets fly-cruise market
KALIBO, Aklan - Aklan governor Florencio Miraflores sees huge growth potential and strategic advantage with the fly- cruise tourism partnership between t he provincial government and cruise operator Royal Carribean Cruises Ltd (RCCL).
Fly and cruise packages allow tourists to explore Boracay Island and other destinations in Panay for several days near the Caticlan port of call before or after the cruise.
RCCL expressed interest in “exploring and studying the viability of establishing and operating cruise ship berthing facilities in Aklan.”
The cruise operator will make Caticlan and Boracay
SAN JOSE, Antique – Residents of Antique province are unfazed with the imposition of martial law in Mindanao, said Gov. Rhodora J. Cadiao on Monday.
Even reports that the martial law could extend to Visayas and the entire country were not enough to alarm the locals, she added.
This is because Antiqueños believe that the declaration of martial law is a necessity to address the peace and order problem in Mindanao, Cadiao explained. Island as their home port for
al cruising business in Southeast Asia, the governor said.
The cruise liner entered i nto a memorandum of understanding ( MOU) on information exchange with the province of Aklan on March 14, 2017 at Fort Lauderdale in Florida as part of its deployment of cruise ships in Asia.
The MOU intends to develop collaboration and share information on investment opportunities, environmental, social, statistics, topographical and economic data for a feasibility study. It also includes the proposal of a multi- year development project.
Miraflores said the provincial
“It is not a remote possibility that some Maute group might seek refuge in Antique being in Western Visayas and nearer to Mindanao,” the governor said.
The governor gave these answers when asked by Police Regional Director Cesar Hawthorne R. Binag on the sentiments of Antiqueños if martial law will be declared in the region.
Binag was here on Saturday for the special meeting of the Provincial Peace and Order Council at the capitol.
The provincial government of Aklan has partnered with international cruise operator Royal Carribean Cruises Ltd for a fly-cruise tourism program in Boracay. Royal Carribean Cruises Ltd will make Caticlan and Boracay Island as their home port for cruising business in Southeast Asia.