World Travel Awards 2020 recognized the Philippines as the leading beach and dive destination in Asia! Together with the title of Asia’s leading tourist board, the Philippines bagged a total of three titles in the 27th World Travel Awards!
The Philippines, an archipelagic country consisting of over 7500 islands, has won the title of Asia’s leading beach destination against five other nominees — India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. World Travel Awards also conferred this title on the Philippines in the years of 2013, 2016, and 2018.
In Asia’s leading dive destination category, the Philippines competed with Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand and came out as the winner. Interestingly, this country was also crowned the World’s leading dive destination (besides Asia’s top dive destination) in the World Travel Awards 2019.
This archipelagic country is undoubtedly one of the favorite island destinations for travelers across the world. It is known for its exotic beaches, such as Boracay White Beach, the pink sand beach of Great Santa Cruz Island, and the unadulterated beaches of Palawan Island. The Philippines also boasts world-class diving sites where you can witness the country’s rich biodiversity, abundant marine life, and lush coral gardens. While the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, Apo, and Malapascua Islands are popular diving spots in the Philippines, Anilao in Batangas offers the muck diving experience, and Coron Bay is perfect for wreck diving.
The Philippines has also been nominated in the categories of world’s leading beach destination, dive destination, island destination, tourist attraction, and tourist board. The result in these categories will be declared at the Grand Final of the World Travel Awards to be held in Moscow on November 27. The World Travel Awards, established in 1993, aims to “acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry.”
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