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PHL secures back-to-back nominations at the 2023 World Travel Awards

This year, The Philippines is also vying for the Asia’s Leading Dive Destination title, an award it has earned for four years straight from 2019 to 2022.

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco on announced yesterday that the Philippines and two of its leading destinations, Intramuros and Cebu, have been nominated for major awards under the Asia category of the 30th World Travel Awards (WTA).

The Philippines is once again in the running as Asia’s Leading Beach Destination at the 2023 edition of the WTA, after winning in the same category during the 2022 WTA awarding held September last year in Vietnam.

This year, The Philippines is also vying for the Asia’s Leading Dive Destination title, an award it has earned for four years straight from 2019 to 2022.

“We are extremely elated upon receiving the news on these nominations at the landmark 30th anniversary of the World Travel Awards. These recurring nominations clearly manifest the growing global travel demand into the Philippines, one that we aim to sustain in the coming days through the initiatives we have laid out for the tourism industry’s recovery and transformation post pandemic,” Secretary Frasco said.

Cebu is nominated as Asia’s Leading Wedding Destination, and meanwhile, after winning as Asia’s Leading Tourist Attraction at last year’s WTA, the Walled City of Intramuros is once again nominated for the same award category.

The DOT is likewise nominated as Asia’s Leading Tourism Board at the 2023 WTA.

Open to travel professionals, media, and tourism consumers, voting for the 2023 WTA’s various categories (including Asia) officially opened on 20 February 2023 and will be open until midnight of 19 March 2023.

“I invite my fellow Filipinos as well as our foreign friends to show some love and help keep the travel momentum for the Philippines. Sign up and cast your votes now,” Secretary Frasco enthused.

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