The Philippines vies for 4 major awards at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2023

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Manila, Philippines— With four nominations under its belt this year, The Philippines is defending its back to back title as the World’s Leading Beach Destination and World’s Leading Dive Destination at the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA), dubbed as the Oscars of the travel industry.

The Philippines’ track record of excellence in the travel and tourism industry continues to earn its reputation as a world-class destination. The nation’s nomination in four distinct categories underscores its commitment to providing travelers with unparalleled experiences.

This year, the country has been nominated in four coveted categories, solidifying its position as a global travel destination. Other than the nominations as World’s Leading Beach Destination and World’s Leading Dive Destination, The Philippines is also vying for the World’ Leading Island Destination, while the Department of Tourism is nominated as the World’s Leading Tourist Board.

Department of Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco said that such nominations thus further recognize the Philippines as an in-demand destination both for local and international travelers to this day.

“We welcome these nominations that show 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. 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 said.

Established in 1993, the London-based WTA acknowledges excellence in the travel and tourism industry in three tiers: country, regional, and world awards across different categories.

To recall, the country had won World’s Leading Dive Destination and World’s Leading Beach Destination, while the historic Walled City of Intramuros reclaimed its title as Asia’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the WTA Asia Category in 2022.

The DOT extends its appreciation to all those who have supported its nominations and invites travelers to continue exploring the beauty, culture, and adventure that await in the tropical paradise of 7,641 islands. Voting for the World Travel Awards 2023 is now open, and the Philippines hopes to secure victory in these prestigious categories.

Voters may click on THE Philippines to cast their vote via until November 17, 2023.



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