27th World Travel Awards 2020: Philippines Won 4 Major Awards

Intramuros is Asia’s Leading Tourist Attraction; PH wins 3 more major awards

The Philippines won four major recognitions in the 27th World Travel Awards, Asia category, beating 11 nominated countries.

Intramuros won as Asia’s Leading Tourist Attraction, while the Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) was adjudged Asia’s Leading Tourist Board.

The Philippines also won as Asia’s Leading Beach Destination and Asia’s Leading Dive Destination.

“We are truly honored and thankful for the accolades given to the Philippines at the 2020 World Travel Awards Asia. These recognitions are certainly an inspiration to the industry as we safely and gradually reopen our destinations for tourism,” Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat said.

“These would not be possible without the combined efforts from our tourism stakeholders, local government units, partner agencies, and our fellow Filipinos who have tirelessly promoted our country’s attractions, products and culture.”

This was the Philippines’ fourth time to win Asia’s Leading Beach Destination and second time to win Asia’s Leading Dive Destination, following a number of nominations for categories since 2006.

It was also the tourism department’s second time to win the same award.

Recently, the DOT expressed its support for the gradual reopening of various tourism destinations in the country, putting health and safety as the top priority.

Among the destinations that have reopened to local tourists include Baguio, Boracay, El Nido, Ilocos Norte, and several diving sites in Batangas province wherein stringent safety protocols remain in place.

Dive tourism is identified by the DOT as one of the key areas in the National Tourism Development Plan (NTDP) 2016-2022 that can positively affect industry growth in terms of increased visitor count, extended length of stay, and higher tourism revenue, among others.

Meanwhile, both the Philippines and the DOT have the following remaining nominations under the world category of the 27th World Travel Awards:

World’s Leading Beach Destination 2020: Philippines
World’s Leading Dive Destination 2020: Philippines
World’s Leading Island Destination 2020: Siargao
World’s Leading Tourist Board 2020: The Philippines, Department of Tourism
World’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2020: Intramuros

Since 1993, the World Travel Awards has contributed to rising global tourism standards by recognizing brands and best practices from the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries in an annual series of gala ceremonies held per continent.

Video courtesy:

Department of Tourism Republic of the Philippines
Intramuros Administration
Philippines Tourism Board

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34 thoughts on “27th World Travel Awards 2020: Philippines Won 4 Major Awards

  1. the Best tlga si tatay Digong at mga kaanib nito dati kcing mga nagsiupo mga dugyo at pabaya hinahayaan lang nila, kaya ang tingin tuloy sa ating bansa madumi at mabaho kaya nmn #No to Dilawan walang kuwenta e 😂

  2. MABUHAY ANG PILIPINAS ☺️😇…. We can do this pilipino we are a filipino we well fight no Metter what happening rich or not, good side or bad side,dark or light but the most important of us that jesus give us a better life and we well take care our country no Metter what happening to all of us🇵🇭 we well fight together and grow our smile and happiness ♥️☺️… We are a filipino we know what are life and what are strong and fight and are parents and teacher they are teaching us what is the right and the wrong and they teach us to help and welcome the others and they teach us to respect to each other 😊😊😊 and love ❤️❤️❤️….. So I what to say thank you very much for the American and to the others who visited our country and loved us filipino and our country ❤️❤️… Our smile is not only for us is also for you all❤️❤️… Always remember the Philippines is also love you just like how did you love us🇵🇭💋💖💕….

  3. Make Philippines as one of the rich country worldwide because we possess a lot of quality be one of those country. We have a great education system that can compete worldwide, we a have healthy land for agriculture, we have a beautiful places for tourist spot and our location worldwide is perfect for trade and more. So as a whole country, we are gifted for everything but still we belong to third world country despite this good traits we have as a country. And to make our country's rich, let's join hands altogether NO to curruption or eliminate curruption and our political system must change. Two cancer disease that kill pilipino's people.

  4. The Chinese might already be salivating with these rare underwater fish species. Hello, China how you doing on creeping our cluster of islets thereat West Philippine Sea?

  5. I really wish Philippines change it's tourism brand to Philippines = ECOtourism. Grateful this award put us on the map but I'm afraid it'll hurt our natural resources which already started in the past. By sending an ECOtourism brand to the world, then people will be more conscious in coming over to have fun and not harming our environment. Standing up for ECOtourism from Canada, much love for my birth country Philippines. 💓🙋🏻‍♀️🇵🇭🇨🇦

  6. Better for you to say "we are rich tangibly" "we are abundant" "we are sustained by the Great Proviidence"
    "We are a culture of blessings" "we are a nation endowed and chosen to last 'till the end of the age!"

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