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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Places and Travel : Boracay Has Really Arrived!

For the past two years Boracay has surpassed Bali and Phuket in international travelers' surveys as the number one beach destination in Asia. Despite very limited media exposure, Boracay has finally caught up with the more popular Asian beach destinations which had been getting the bulk of the international travelers' market in the past years. Now, Boracay did not only caught up with them, it has surpassed them in popularity.

Boracay became famous among locals by word of mouth in the Philippines. It was in the 70's, when Boracay was a secret destination among a few locals and foreigners. Since there were so many other beautiful and better known beach destinations in the country, Boracay didn't really caught on in local tourism not until many years later. Many Germans and Australian tourists who discovered the place earlier have stayed there for good and made it their home.

This sudden international popularity of Boracay could be attributed to "word of mouth" promotion of foreign tourists who have been there before, the limited media promotion of the Philippine Tourism Authority and of course, to the ubiquitous internet.

Recently, Boracay has been named the favorite destination for relaxation and nightlife, according to a customer survey conducted by Asia’s leading hotel booking site:

Indeed, Boracay has arrived.

Here' the result of the survey by  :
Top Destinations for Relaxation
1. Boracay, The Philippines
2. Bali, Indonesia
3. Koh Samui, Thailand
4. Chiang Mai, Thailand
5. Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
6. Krabi, Thailand
7. Langkawi, Malaysia
8. Hua Hin, Thailand
9. Phuket, Thailand
10. Dubai, UAE

Top Destinations for Nightlife
1. Bangkok, Thailand
2. Dubai, UAE
3. Boracay, The Philippines
4. Pattaya, Thailand
5. Tokyo, Japan
6. Phuket, Thailand
7. Hong Kong SAR, China
8. Macau SAR, China
9. Taipei, Taiwan
10. Bali, Indonesia

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