Philippines is Best Tropical Island
The Philippines was dubbed the "Best Tropical Island Destination" by Chinese daily Shanghai Morning Post.
Winners in various categories are based on a consumer survey done by the newspaper and partner Shanghai QQ.com, a giant social media platform in China.
Other winning international destinations with individual citations included Switzerland, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Canada, France, United Kingdom and South Korea, which emerged as the most popular destination for the Chinese.
The award, given on 7th January 2014 at the JingAn Shangri-la Hotel in Shanghai, was received by Tourism Attaché Gerry Panga and Consul General Charles Jose among others.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the award can be attributed to the "strong market performance" and "brand recognition" for the Philippines.