Ever-Enchanting Manila: World’s Leading City Destination

The Philippines received prestigious accolades in tourism at the 30th Annual World Travel Awards held on December 1 in Dubai.

In a notable achievement, Manila was honored as the World’s Leading City Destination 2023, surpassing globally popular cities in the world.

According to a WTA website post, “The pristine beaches and reefs of the Philippines were recognized with awards for World’s Leading Dive Destination and World’s Leading Beach Destination.”

Most Beautiful Cities in the World Awarded

The overall winner, determined through online voting, was The Maldives, named World’s Leading Destination. At the gala ceremony at Burj Al Arab, Graham Cooke, the founder of WTA, praised the Philippines for its diversity, sustainability efforts, beautiful beach resorts, and outstanding people, emphasizing the nation’s work ethic, happiness, smiles, and hospitality.

Graham added, “The diversity, the opportunities with sustainability, the beautiful beach resorts, and now the diving, amazing, the beaches, amazing [are reasons the Philippines has won these awards]. The main asset is the people, and that is something that a lot of countries in the world don’t have. And it’s the people of the Philippines that make your tourism assets the most amazing. The work ethic, the happiness, the smile, and the hospitality that the Philippines have are global icons.”

Philippines Bagged Leading Casino Resort, Fully Integrated Resort, and Leading Private Island Resort

City of Dreams Manila has retained its title as the World’s Leading Casino Resort since 2020 and received recognition as the World’s Leading Fully Integrated Resort. In the regional category, the Philippines was acknowledged as Asia’s Leading Dive Destination in 2023, with Amanpulo recognized as Asia’s Leading Private Island Resort and Ascott Makati as Asia’s Leading Serviced Apartments. Various other Philippine tourism stakeholders and companies received accolades in specific categories.

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World's Leading City Destination

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Tourism Resilience Awardee

In a separate honor, the Philippines was among the inaugural recipients of the Global Tourism Resilience Award, initiated by the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Center (GTRCMC).

Acknowledged for proactive risk management and resilience-building, the country was praised for gradually transforming its approach under the leadership of Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco.

The awards, presented during the WTA gala ceremony, also recognized Qatar, The Maldives, and companies DP World and Dnata from the United Arab Emirates. The awardees, selected by GTRCMC, demonstrated global leadership, innovative approaches, pioneering vision, and innovation to overcome critical challenges and adversity in the tourism sector.

Tourism Secretary’s Heartfelt Gratitude

Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco expressed gratitude for the triumphs, stating that the Philippines solidifies its status as an unparalleled destination.

“With these remarkable triumphs, the Philippines reinforces its position as an unparalleled destination, inviting travelers to explore our captivating shores, vibrant underwater realms, and dynamic urban landscapes as they immerse in our culture and heritage and create unforgettable memories with the distinct grace and hospitality of the Filipino people. We express our profound gratitude to all who have contributed to this success, and we continue to dedicate our wholehearted support to all our tourism stakeholders,” Secretary Frasco said.

Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards aim to recognize excellence across key sectors of the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries.

Why is the Philippines one of the Best Tourist Destinations?

Nestled in the heart of Southeast Asia, the Philippines has emerged as one of the world’s best tourist destinations, captivating travelers with its unparalleled beauty, vibrant urban landscapes, and resilient tourism industry.

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Dynamic Urban Landscapes and Resilience

Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, has been recognized as the “World’s Leading City Destination” – a testament to its dynamic urban landscapes and unwavering resilience. Despite facing critical challenges, Manila has risen above adversity, earning the Global Tourism Resilience Award for its ability to overcome obstacles and provide a safe and inviting environment for travelers.

The Filipino people’s pioneering vision and innovation have played a crucial role in creating unforgettable memories for visitors. The hospitality industries, deeply rooted in the country’s culture, contribute to the remarkable triumphs of the Philippines as a global tourism powerhouse.

World-Class Resorts and Beaches

The Philippines boasts some of the world’s leading beach destinations, with beautiful beach resorts dotting its sandy shores. From the captivating shores of Metro Manila to the vibrant underwater realms surrounding the archipelago, the country offers a diverse range of experiences for beach enthusiasts. These invite travelers to explore not only the scenic beauty of the beaches but also the rich cultural tapestry that defines each destination.

Tourism Resilience and Recognition

In the face of global challenges, the Philippines has demonstrated exceptional tourism resilience, reinforcing its status as a global icon in the travel industry. The country has only five countries as its inaugural winners in the prestigious World Travel Awards, showcasing its commitment to maintaining high standards in the global tourism sector. This recognition is a reflection of the Filipino people’s distinct grace and their dedication to preserving important religious sites and cultural heritage.

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Cityscapes and Nightlife

Cityscapes and Nightlife

Beyond its natural beauty, the Philippines boasts cities recognized as some of the best in the world. Manila’s vibrant nightlife, diverse neighborhoods, and beautiful cityscape contribute to its appeal as a destination that offers more than just scenic landscapes. The city’s unique blend of modernity and tradition makes it a must-visit location for those seeking a well-rounded travel experience.

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Filipino Work Ethic and Hospitality

The Filipino work ethic is a main asset contributing to the Philippines’ success in the global tourism industry. The dedication and warmth of the Filipino people create an atmosphere of unparalleled hospitality, ensuring that visitors feel welcome and cherished. This commitment to service excellence has been a cornerstone of the Philippines’ tourism assets, earning it the recognition it deserves on the world stage.

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