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Philippines Named Asia’s Top Beach And Dive Destination Anew In 2021 World Travel Awards




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At the 28th World Travel Awards, the Philippines Department of Tourism (PDOT) announced that the Philippines had again been named Asia’s leading beach destination and dive destination.

“We are overjoyed that the country’s beautiful beaches and captivating dive destinations have been named the finest in Asia by the prestigious World Travel Awards in 2021.” Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat said, “We share this award with our tourism stakeholders, local government units, partner organizations, and all Filipinos who have been helping us promote our country’s attractions, goods, and culture.”

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Panglao Island, in the Bohol Sea in Central Visayas, is a well-known tourist destination.Beaches with pristine sand and world-class diving. The Department of Tourism provided this image

The Philippines has been named Asia’s Leading Beach Destination for the fifth consecutive year and Asia’s Leading Dive Destination for the third time since 2019.

The Philippines is considered one of the leading candidates for the 28th World Travel Awards in the following categories:

  • Philippines will be the world’s most popular beach destination in 2021.
  • Philippines is the World’s Leading Dive Destination in 2021.
  • Siargao, Philippines, will be the World’s Leading Island Destination in 2021.
  • Intramuros, Philippines, is the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction for 2021.
  • Philippines, Department of Tourism, is the World’s Leading Tourist Board in 2021.

Voting is open until October 25, 2021, at midnight, at

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Unspoiled white sand beaches may be found on Siargao Island, a renowned surfing destination. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism and Beautiful Destinations

The WTA’s mission is to recognize, reward, and celebrate excellence in the global travel and tourism business.

“This will help us maintain the Philippines as a top-of-mind destination for foreign tourists as we wait for international leisure travel to resume, in line with our worldwide campaign “More Fun Awaits,” said Puyat.

Some of the country’s most famous beach resorts, including Boracay in Aklan, Siargao in Surigao del Norte, and El Nido and Amanpulo in Palawan, have already opened to domestic visitors and are ready to welcome foreign visitors whenever international crossings reopen.

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El Nido is a municipality in the Philippine island of Palawan. For its breathtakingly magnificent islands and beaches, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Philippines. The Department of Tourism provided this photo by Erwin Lim

Furthermore, the PDOT has developed many of the country’s beach sites and new and current dive circuits and is continually looking for new dive tourist destinations. Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park in Palawan, Anilao in Batangas, Malapascua and Moalboal in Cebu, Balicasag, Panglao, and Anda in Bohol, and Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro are among the country’s best diving spots.

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Tubbataha Reef is noted for its rich biodiversity, abundance of marine life, and stunning drop-offs into the open ocean. Robert Yin took the photos

The Department also guarantees that visitor safety is a top priority by enforcing strict health regulations in sites that have opened their doors to visitors. Meanwhile, as of October 16, more than half of the country’s tourism employees, or 65.53 per cent, had their Covid-19 vaccinations.

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Scuba diving at Anilao, Batangas, is among of the best in the world for underwater photography, especially for unusual underwater critters and new kinds of fish. The Department of Tourism provided this photo by Evelyn Go.
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Sombrero Reef, located in Batangas, is a diving location with gorgonians, black coral, shells, rays, grunts, jacks, snappers, and a wide variety of soft corals. The Department of Tourism provided this image.

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    Hyun Jang Nim

    October 20, 2021 at 3:01 am

    Philippines is really a beautiful country with wonderful and awesome tourist destinations.
    We still have time to vote and support our country.

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    Jursalyn Lhar Beatingo

    October 26, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Wow This really great because Philippines is one of the most beautiful country with the gift given natural wonderful beaches and amazing nature Beauty.
    A perfect place to relax and enjoy beach as well as the hospitality of the Filipino people.

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