Best island once again? PH vies for 4 major awards in ‘Oscars’ of the travel industry

The Philippines is nominated in four categories at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2023.

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 2023’s World Travel Awards (WTA) , dubbed the Oscars of the travel industry.

The Philippines’ track record 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.

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This year, the country is 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 Tourism Board.

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

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“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.

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

To recall, the country 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.

Vote for the Philippines as World's Leading Tourism Board

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 on the website until November 17, 2023.

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