Mass tourism forces the closure of a paradise island

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This week, the Philippines closed for six months the most popular island of the archipelago which seems to have become, according to President Rodrigo Duterte, a "septic tank" because of mass tourism. Let's take a closer look at this phenomenon visible on a global scale.
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“Boracay, an island paradise with once-crystal clear waters, is suffering the repercussions of overdevelopment. Its controversial closure should make it possible to clean up the site, and in particular to build wastewater treatment units. "

Source: La Presse

“Boracay is a small island in the Visayan archipelago, in the Philippines. It is located about 300 kilometers south of Manila […] Possessing several large white sand beaches, it has since the 1970s become a very tourist destination. It is accessible by boat from Panay, where the airport is located, just across the strait that separates them. In 2018 the Philippine government announced the closure of the island to foreigners due to excessive pollution. "

Source: Wikipedia

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