What Makes Philippines a Safe Tourist Destination?

by | Dec 17, 2018 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

There is no denying that the Philippines is a hotspot that lures tourists almost every day. With 7,107 islands, the archipelago thrives on tourism, with about 5.9 million tourists visit last 2016. The economy heavily depends on tourism, but there are factors that can’t help but annoy some tourists.

The heavy traffic in Manila, the slow Internet connection, the sketchy and overpriced taxi rides – these are just some of the factors that inconvenience most tourists. The good news is these are being resolved.

Here are the reasons why the Philippines deserves the attention of every person in the world.

A Traffic-Free Manila by Night

The government has yet to resolve Metro Manila’s congested traffic during daytime. Considering the influx of vehicles – cars, jeepneys, buses, and motorcycles – passing the main roads, traffic is inevitable.

The number of employees in Manila is part of the reason why. At night, however, the city is free from the hustle and bustle. It may not seem as an ideal alternative for some tourists, but it’s enough to get by and travel to nearby cities and provinces.

Weekends are also a time for tourists to roam around the city because Filipinos often choose to stay at home or simply go the malls as their way of taking a break or resting from the stressful week.

More Stable Wi-Fi Connections

The lack of enough Wi-Fi hubs in the country is about to be resolved. Many companies – even public utility vehicles, such as buses – are putting up Wi-Fi connections because they now acknowledge the needs of the digital age.

This upgrade in the country benefits the tourists who rely on the Internet when they travel. Of course, the common connotation is, when one doesn’t know something, the best thing to do is to Google it, thus, the need for Internet connection anywhere, anytime.

Bid Risky Taxi Rides Good-Bye

Pesky taxi rides in the Philippines are now out of the travel options. They still exist, but the recently implemented Point-to-Point (P2P) buses at the airport to Greenbelt mall in Makati or Pasay or Bonifacio Global City (BGC) is definitely something to be thankful for.

The loop of these buses provide the transportation that tourists need going to their hotels or Airbnb. The presence of Grab also helps in alleviating the situation for most people who are confused with the transportation shortcuts in the country.

Better Airports

The implementation of the “Build Build Build” program has led to the expansion of the Clark International Airport and Cebu’s Mactan International Airport. Even Puerto Princesa International Airport had its fair share of renovation, with a new terminal.

Meanwhile, the Francisco B. Reyes Airport located in Busuanga will be moved to Coron, Palawan. The government eyes a better airline transportation system for an improved tourism.

With a better traffic situation, more stable Wi-Fi hubs, more transportation alternatives in Metro Manila, and the improvements of airports across the country, there is no reason for tourists to not go around the Philippines. It’s less vexing now, and soon, the situation will be better.

There is no denying that the Philippines is a hotspot that lures tourists almost every day. With 7,107 islands, the archipelago thrives on tourism, with about 5.9 million tourists visit last 2016. The economy heavily depends on tourism, but there are factors that can’t help but annoy some tourists.

The heavy traffic in Manila, the slow Internet connection, the sketchy and overpriced taxi rides – these are just some of the factors that inconvenience most tourists. The good news is these are being resolved.

Here are the reasons why the Philippines deserves the attention of every person in the world.

A Traffic-Free Manila by Night

The government has yet to resolve Metro Manila’s congested traffic during daytime. Considering the influx of vehicles – cars, jeepneys, buses, and motorcycles – passing the main roads, traffic is inevitable.

The number of employees in Manila is part of the reason why. At night, however, the city is free from the hustle and bustle. It may not seem as an ideal alternative for some tourists, but it’s enough to get by and travel to nearby cities and provinces.

Weekends are also a time for tourists to roam around the city because Filipinos often choose to stay at home or simply go the malls as their way of taking a break or resting from the stressful week.

More Stable Wi-Fi Connections

The lack of enough Wi-Fi hubs in the country is about to be resolved. Many companies – even public utility vehicles, such as buses – are putting up Wi-Fi connections because they now acknowledge the needs of the digital age.

This upgrade in the country benefits the tourists who rely on the Internet when they travel. Of course, the common connotation is, when one doesn’t know something, the best thing to do is to Google it, thus, the need for Internet connection anywhere, anytime.

Bid Risky Taxi Rides Good-Bye

Pesky taxi rides in the Philippines are now out of the travel options. They still exist, but the recently implemented Point-to-Point (P2P) buses at the airport to Greenbelt mall in Makati or Pasay or Bonifacio Global City (BGC) is definitely something to be thankful for.

The loop of these buses provide the transportation that tourists need going to their hotels or Airbnb. The presence of Grab also helps in alleviating the situation for most people who are confused with the transportation shortcuts in the country.

Better Airports

The implementation of the “Build Build Build” program has led to the expansion of the Clark International Airport and Cebu’s Mactan International Airport. Even Puerto Princesa International Airport had its fair share of renovation, with a new terminal.

Meanwhile, the Francisco B. Reyes Airport located in Busuanga will be moved to Coron, Palawan. The government eyes a better airline transportation system for an improved tourism.

With a better traffic situation, more stable Wi-Fi hubs, more transportation alternatives in Metro Manila, and the improvements of airports across the country, there is no reason for tourists to not go around the Philippines. It’s less vexing now, and soon, the situation will be better.