After all the devastating news brought by 2020, good news came by the end of the year. On December 8, 2020, BBC News reported that Pfizer finally rolled out its COVID-19 vaccine in the UK, which is 95% effective. Other vaccines also continue to pass their trials, and will soon be available to the world by 2021.
The Visayas is a region popular for its breathtaking natural landscapes, from unspoiled beaches and dome-shaped hills to vast oceans with backdrops of majestic sunrises and sunsets. But while nature reflects this stunning creativity, the region’s respective communities boast of sophisticated artistry as well. In every province, you’ll find a vibrant traditional arts and crafts scene. In fact, it’s one of the best things tourists love to see when they visit the Visayas.
The year 2021 is all about responsible traveling. The world is finding ways to adjust to the new normal which resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. The wearing of face masks and face shields in the Philippines is now mandatory for anyone going outdoors. Physical distancing is strictly imposed in public places, especially in enclosed areas. Public transport networks and tourism-related establishments are required to observe protocols to ensure safety among travelers and their staff.
Boracay’s tourism and local businesses were just beginning to recover from a six-month closure for rehabilitation in 2018 before the COVID-19 pandemic impeded its growth momentum.
Staying at home for almost a year has taken a toll on many a person's mental and emotional states. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, we have seen the wonders of how technology has made it possible to do things that previously seemed impossible. Thanks to technology, we were able to travel the world inside the safety of our own homes by means of virtual tour experiences.