Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Consider the Philippines as an alternative to Thailand
"Change of travel advice for Thailand - 27 Apr 2010
We advise against all but essential travel to all parts of Thailand. This advice reflects our concern that violence could break out during the increasingly volatile political crisis.
The British Embassy extended its travel advice to advise against non- essential travel to all parts of Thailand. This advice reflects our concern that violence could break out during the increasingly volatile political crisis."
The Philippines has so many beautiful unspoilt beaches, it's perhaps difficult to know which to visit first. Few beaches are commercialised, and most are quiet, still waiting to be discovered by the tourist "masses".
There are numerous islands where you can still find solitude whilst enjoying the soft sand and crystal clear, warm waters.
Even the islands that have already been popularised, like Boracay, and Mindoro, are still relatively quiet compared to the overcrowded beaches you find in many countries where tourism has been a long-standing part of the economy.
In the Philippines, the tourist industry is still relatively new, and for many, that's the main reason why the country has such an appeal.
How the Philippines has remained undiscovered for so long, is a mystery, but it, and it's people deserve to be seen and enjoyed, and nowhere more deserves the prosperity that tourism can bring.