BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan - The Caticlan Jetty Port administrator is expecting at least 28 port calls by different cruise ship companies to visit Boracay in the year 2019.
Niven Maquirang, jetty port administrator said the number of port calls would boost the Boracay tourism industry next year.
"For the remaining part of 2018, we initially expect eight cruise ship visits. Four of them has already cancelled and another four has signified intention to push through with their visit," said Maquirang.
The four that cancelled already signified their interest to instead visit the island resort next year.
Cruise ships that are visiting Boracay only stay on the island for a few hours.
"This is part of the thrust of the Aklan provincial government to promote Boracay as a cruise ship destination. Aside from Boracay, we will also promote other tourism destinations in the province," added Maquirang.
If all 28 cruise ships arrive next year, that would be the highest number of cruise ship arrivals in the province.
The usual number of cruise ship arrivals in the province for the past several years only average at least 12 in a year. — BAP, GMA News