2015 is Philippine Tourism’s Banner Year

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The tourism industry in the Philippines is expecting a robust growth this coming 2015. Numerous awards left to right are being given to the Philippines Tourism industry. In addition, Philippine local associations are winning bids to host their international association events in the country.

Lonely Planet recently named the Philippines as one of its Top Countries to Visit in 2015. It says: "7100+ islands have dive-tastic coral reefs, sunbathe-ready white sands, swaying palm trees and nipa-palm thatched huts. Plus in 2015 the government is laying on all sorts of special events to raise the profile of the archipelago. And if there's one thing Filipinos know how to do, it's party - expect street parades, food festivals, sports tournaments and live music.

Last October 2, 2014, the Philippines was recognized as the Destination of the Year at the 25th Annual TTG Travel Awards at the Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Center in Thailand.

Another award the Philippines recently got at the start of the year 2014 is the “Best Tropical Island Destination” award given by the prestigious Shanghai Morning Post Tourism Award 2013. The award was given last January 7, 2014 at the posh Jing An Shangri-La Hotel, Shanghai.

Add to this award is the World Travel Award’s conferred El Nido Resorts as 2014 Asia’s Responsible Tourism Award. This award is given to El Nido Resorts as recognition for it as the best destination for ecotourism, and as the most environment-friendly facility.

Visit the Philippines Year 2015 is the campaign launched by the Department of Tourism (DOT) to capitalize and to continue the momentum of growth the tourism industry is experiencing.

For next year, the Philippines is preparing for the Papal Visit, APEC Summit and Madrid Fusion. In the private sector, the Philippines are hosting the 17th Asia Pacific Retailers Convention and Exhibition (APRCE) and 6th Association of South East Pain Societies Congress to name a few.

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