The Philippines was awarded the Destination of the Year at the 25th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2014, just a few months before the Department of Tourism (DOT) sets about raising the country’s international profile with its Visit the Philippines Year 2015 campaign.
Organised annually by the giant TTG Asia Media’s Travel Trade Publishing group, the TTG Travel Awards has been recognising the best of Asia-Pacific’s travel trade since 1989. The prestigious travel industry event marks an important time for the industry to recognise the exemplary organisations that raise the bar of excellence.
The exclusive event honours stellar organisations and individuals in 4 categories: Travel Supplier, Travel Agency, Outstanding Achievement, and Travel Hall of Fame.
Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. accepted the award before Asia’s tourism professionals at the Awarding Ceremony and Gala Dinner held recently at the Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre in Thailand.
The Philippines was chosen as the region’s most outstanding destination in 2014 for distinguishing itself with its proactive steps and initiatives towards the development and promotion of the travel industry. The Destination of the Year falls under the Outstanding Achievement Awards.