As much as I love the Philippines, there are many things I just don’t quite understand. The state of the international airport in Manila is one of them. It is not only long been considered old, dingy, and just sad but lately, it would seem to be literally.. falling apart. First the ceiling fell,…
And then there were the bees…
The Philippine government and private sector have made tremendous (and very successful) efforts to promote travel to the country, yet it is as if they have left the doorway to a beautiful palace (i.e. Philippines) in a state of disarray. Not only is this ironic, it could also appear counterproductive.
Now if you wanted people to come to your home, would you not logically make the first thing they see the most welcoming and engaging of experiences?
Luckily, the beauty and magic of the country’s more than 7000 islands continue to attract more and more travelers annually from all over the world- and the Philippines is becoming the “secret garden” of Southeast Asia, a place where those who want to discover the “next great thing” will explore.
Thankfully, these travelers do not let the doorway to this new world influence the light in which they see the country. But wouldn’t it be nice if someday soon, the Manila airport that greets them upon arrival to this undiscovered world could be something which complements the natural beauty of what lays beyond it?