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‘Asia’s Best’: Philippines Nominated for 7 Awards at 2024 World Travel Awards

World Travel Awards 2024
The Philippines has once again been recognized among the nominees for “Asia’s Best” at the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2024. Competing for at least seven accolades, the Philippines demonstrates its growing reputation for excellence in the travel and tourism industry.

World Travel Awards 2024

Nominations for Prestigious Awards

The London-based WTA, which has been honoring outstanding achievements in travel and tourism since 1993, is considered the “Oscars” of the industry. The Philippines’ nominations for the 2024 awards are in the following categories:

  • Asia’s Leading Beach Destination
  • Asia’s Leading Dive Destination
  • Asia’s Leading Island Destination
  • Intramuros – Asia’s Leading Tourist Attraction
  • Boracay – Asia’s Leading Luxury Island Destination
  • Cebu – Asia’s Leading Wedding Destination
  • Department of Tourism – Asia’s Leading Tourist Board

Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco expressed her gratitude for the nominations and highlighted the ongoing efforts of the Department of Tourism under the current administration. She thanked the WTA for providing a platform to showcase the diverse tourism offerings of the Philippines to a global audience.

World Travel Awards 2024

Recognizing the Impact of Tourism

“While winning these accolades adds prestige to our endeavors, they also translate into livelihood opportunities for millions of Filipinos whose well-being depends on tourism. We aim to maintain and surpass the strides we’ve made since taking office, ensuring sustained growth in the country’s tourism sector,” Frasco stated.

She also acknowledged the significant achievements of 2023, when the Philippines earned several recognitions from WTA. The Philippines secured the title of World’s Leading Dive Destination for the fifth time since 2019, while Manila clinched the award for World’s Leading City Destination.

Additionally, the Philippines received the Global Tourism Resilience award for its “global leadership, pioneering vision, and innovation to overcome critical challenges and adversity.” This award serves as a benchmark for best practices in tourism resilience, with only four other countries receiving the same honor.

World Travel Awards 2024

A Platform for Recognition

The 2024 World Travel Awards provide a valuable opportunity for the Philippines to gain further recognition and solidify its status as a top destination in Asia. Winning these awards can boost tourism, attract international visitors, and support local businesses that rely on the tourism industry.

Public voting for the World Travel Awards 2024 is open until July 28, 2024. People can support the Philippines by casting their votes on the WTA website at

The awards ceremony is a significant event in the travel industry calendar, with winners announced in various categories at the country, regional, and world levels.

The Philippines’ multiple nominations reflect its commitment to excellence and its dedication to providing unique and memorable experiences for travelers from around the world. As the country competes for these prestigious awards, it stands as a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire Filipino tourism industry.


Read Also: 8th Cebu Travel Catalogue International 2024: Opening Doors to More Travel Opportunities for Cebuanos


Written by Marjo Piedad

Traveler | Foodie | CONTENT EDITOR
📍Cebu, Philippines
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