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PH gets 4 major nominations in World Travel Awards 2023

THE Philippines will defend its back-to-back titles as the World's Leading Beach Destination and the World's Leading Dive Destination at the World Tourism Awards (WTA), considered the «Oscars of the Travel Industry,» with four nominations this year.

The country is also vying for the World's Leading Island Destination title, while the Department of Tourism has been nominated as the World's Leading Tourist Board.

Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco said that such nominations acknowledge the Philippines as a popular destination for both domestic and foreign visitors.

«We welcome these nominations that show growing global interest and love for the Philippines. With the natural beauty of our beaches, dive sites and islands, the wealth of history, heritage and culture, and the festivals, flavors and adventures across our diverse regions, every tourist's journey guarantees a lifetime of memories,» Frasco said.

The Philippines was declared the World's Leading Dive Destination and the World's Leading Beach Destination, while the historic Walled City of Intramuros obtained its title as Asia's Leading Tourist Attraction at the WTA Asia Category in 2022.

The Department of Tourism thanked everyone who supported the country.

Voting for the World Travel Awards 2023 is open, and those who want to vote for the Philippines can go to until Nov. 17, 2023.