MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is vying for four major awards at the World Travel Awards this year.
The country has been nominated in the four categories at the WTA 2023. London-based WTA, established in 1993, acknowledges excellence in the travel and tourism industry in three tiers: country, regional, and world awards across different categories. It is dubbed as the Oscars of the travel industry.
These are the nations’ nominations this year:
- World’s Leading Beach Destination
- World’s Leading Dive Destination
- World’s Leading Island Destination
- (Department of Tourism) World’s Leading Tourist Board
Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco welcomed the country’s nominations in the four coveted categories and said that it proves the “growing global interest and love for the Philippines.
“With the natural beauty of our beaches, dive sites, and islands, the wealth of history, heritage, and culture, the festivals, flavors, and adventures across our diverse Regions, every tourist’s journey guarantees a lifetime of memories,” Frasco said.
“Tourism employs over 5.35 million Filipinos who display such care and hospitality for our tourists that make the Philippine experience truly unforgettable,” the tourism chief added.
The Department of Tourism is grateful for those who have supported the nomination and invited the public to vote for the country in the World Travel Awards this year.
The public may vote through https://www.worldtravelawards.com/vote until Nov. 17, 2023.
This year, the Philippines is defending its back-to-back titles as the World’s Leading Beach and Dive Destination after winning the title last year. It has won the World’s Leading Dive Destination for four consecutive years since 2019.
On the other hand, the Philippines was hailed the Leading Beach Destination in Asia for the sixth time.
Aside from these titles, Intramuros was once again hailed as Asia’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the WTA Asia Category in September 2022.
The Philippines has been consistently winning in this prestigious award since 2013.
Source : PhilStar