PH destinations get back-to-back nominations for 2023 World Travel Awards

This is a sign to make those travel plans once again. 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).

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco on Tuesday (Feb. 21) announced that the Philippines has been nominated once again as Asia’s Leading Beach Destination at the 2023 edition of the WTA. The Philippines won the same category during the 2022 WTA awarding held last September in Vietnam.

This year, The Philippines is in the running for Asia’s Leading Dive Destination title for the fifth time. The Philippines has won the award 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 (WTA). 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 along with Bali in Indonesia, Ko Samui in Thailand, and Langkawi in Malaysia.

Meanwhile, the Walled City of Itntramuros has been nominated again as Asia’s Leading Tourist Attraction along with the Angkor Temples of Cambodia, Taj Mahal in India, and Victoria Peak in Hong Kong, to name a few.

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

Register and cast your votes at the 2023 WTA here:


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