Philippines nabs 3 wins at World Travel Awards

Philippines nabs 3 wins at World Travel Awards

The Philippines has been recognised as Asia’s Leading Dive Destination and Asia’s Leading Beach Destination, while Manila’s Intramuros reclaimed its title as Asia’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the 29th World Travel Awards (WTA) 2022 held recently in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

WTA awarded The Philippines for the sixth time as the Leading Beach Destination in Asia and at the same time, achieving the Asia’s Leading Dive Destination title for four straight years since 2019, edging Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand.

Intramuros Manila is this year’s Asia’s Leading Tourist Attraction, winning over the likes of Angkor Temples of Cambodia; Ha Long Bay of Vietnam; Tokyo Imperial Palace of Japan; and Victoria Peak of Hong Kong.

Intramuros is known as the ‘Walled City’ and is the oldest district and historic core of Manila and was the seat of government and political power when the Philippines was still under Spanish rule. Intramuros is Manila’s only district where travellers can see complete architectural remnants of the Spanish Era.

The Asia’s Leading Dive Destination gong comes in the lead-up to the Philippines hosting the Philippine International Dive Expo (PHIDEX) 2022, which is considered as the country’s largest platform to network and promote the dive industry.

Established in 1993, the London-based WTA acknowledges excellence in the travel and tourism industry in three tiers: country, regional, and world awards across different categories.

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