February 8, 2023

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Frasco welcomes Uzakrota World’s Leading Country Award, PHL destinations

The Philippines reemerged as the World’s Major Country at the Uzakrota Global Vacation Awards 2022 by Turkish travel firm Uzakrota, following its to start with acquire in 2020.

The Office of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco on Thursday (Dec 1) welcomed the influx of global recognitions for the Philippines, distinctively the World’s Foremost State Award by Turkish journey business Uzakrota, as perfectly as citations of its primary vacationer places from diverse vacation companies and United States-based mostly on the net vacation guides.

As the global accolades for the Philippines carries on to grow, so way too the part of tourism as an engine of the Philippines’ economic progress under the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. whose prioritization of tourism has introduced much optimism and hope for the market. These awards mirror the international touring public’s vote of confidence and enthusiasm for our region, and it translates to additional tourists viewing our shores as evidenced by our about two million arrivals consequently much,” Tourism Secretary Frasco said.

The Philippines reemerged as the World’s Top Nation at the Uzakrota World wide Travel Awards 2022 by Turkish journey group Uzakrota, immediately after its 1st win in 2020. The nation surpassed all the other nominated countries with 721 votes and was followed by Malaysia which came in second position with 523 votes and the Dominican Republic in third with 459 votes.

The country, with its world-renowned dive portfolio, also picked up 13 recognitions in all groups offered at Scuba Diving’s 2023 Readers’ Decision Awards by US-dependent Scuba Diving Journal, like the prime honors for Shore Diving. The nation rated 2nd in Macro Daily life, Cavern / Cave & Grotto Diving, Newcomers, Photography, and Greatest Benefit classes 3rd in Wreck Diving, Snorkeling, and Overall health of Maritime Environment 4th in Wall Diving and Superior 5th in Most effective General and 9th in the Huge Animals grouping for the Pacific and Indian Ocean cluster.

The Philippines was also lately adjudged the World’s Major Dive Place 2022 by the Planet Vacation Awards.

Meanwhile, Cebu was also stated as the 19th slot of the 50 Best Destinations to Vacation in 2023 by the US-based mostly online vacation manual Journey Lemming. Journey Lemming described Cebu as “perfect for all varieties of tourists” and “allows you to indulge in equally thrilling experiences and waterfront relaxation.”

An additional important tourism destination in the Philippines, Palawan, was cited by yet another US-dependent travel guidebook Fodor as 1 of the 40 places on its Go Checklist for 2023. Fodor known as Palawan “the very definition of eco-luxury” and “one of the Philippines’ most magical islands where by underwater worlds meet lush jungles.”