Antique eyes tourism spillover from Boracay

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THE Province of Antique expects tourist spillover from Boracay Island in Aklan, The Daily Guardian reported.

With the re-opening of Boracay, a top tourist destination in the country, Governor Rhodora Cadiao said she hopes the province will attract some of the tourists to also pass by their province.

“Boracay is now again enjoying the surge of tourists and we would like some of them to visit our province,” added Cadiao.

Last October 2018, Boracay re-opened to tourism after the government’s six-month rehabilitation effort in the island resort.

Data from the Department of Tourism VI reported that guest arrivals in the island totaled 172,695 between February 1 and 28, 2019.

Of the number, 115,143 are non-Philippine residents, 52,872 are Philippine residents and 4,680 were overseas Filipinos.