The Philippines, renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and hospitality, proudly continues its stellar performance on the global tourism stage with yet another set of nominations for the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA) under the Asia category in 2023.

Competing for recognition in six coveted categories, the Philippines aims to secure top honors in the following: Asia’s Leading Island Destination, Asia’s Leading Beach Destination, Asia’s Leading Dive Destination, Intramuros as Asia’s Leading Tourist Attraction, Cebu as Asia’s Leading Wedding Destination, and the Department of Tourism as Asia’s Leading Tourist Board.

Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco passionately calls on both Filipinos and international tourists who have experienced or plan to visit the Philippines to cast their votes for the country in these esteemed categories.

Secretary Frasco expressed her gratitude to the World Travel Awards for consistently acknowledging the global significance of the Philippines in the realm of tourism and travel. She emphasized the country’s outstanding features, including stunning landscapes, award-winning beaches, mega biodiverse dive destinations, diverse culture, rich heritage, and exceptional hospitality.

“The Philippines’ nominations in the World Travel Awards Asia are a testament to the hard work of the men and women in the tourism industry across both the public and private sectors in our communities. It also affirms the Marcos administration’s commitment to tourism transformation,” Secretary Frasco stated. “I encourage our fellow Filipinos and friends from around the world to cast their votes for the Philippines!”

With an impressive track record, the Philippines has secured the title of World’s Leading Dive Destination for four consecutive years and currently holds the esteemed position of World’s Leading Beach Destination. The World Travel Awards has consistently recognized the Philippines since its first nomination in 2013, triumphing over tourism giants in the Caribbean, the Americas, and Europe.

As the Philippines continues to captivate the hearts of travelers worldwide, these nominations underscore the nation’s commitment to excellence in tourism and its emergence as a global destination of choice.

About the World Travel Awards:

The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward, and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry. Today, the WTA brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence. The annual program is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the travel and tourism industry.

About the Department of Tourism – Philippines:

The Department of Tourism is the primary government agency responsible for the promotion of the Philippines as a tourist destination, both domestically and internationally. Committed to sustainable tourism development, the DOT works to showcase the unique beauty and cultural richness of the Philippines to the global audience.