Philippines awarded ‘Destination of the Year’ for 2014

Philippines won Destination of the Year in recent The 25th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2014. Philippines was award destination of the year for becoming the “most outstanding destination for taking proactive steps and initiatives towards the development and promotion of the travel industry.”

TTG Travel Awards recognizes best stakeholders in Asia-Pacific’s travel trade since 1989. Last year Thailand got the award for ‘destination of the year’.

“We would like to thank TTG for the invaluable support extended to our organization in our marketing and information dissemination efforts. As a trusted travel trade publication, it has been a formidable partner throughout these years in bringing the Philippines closer to our markets,” Tourism Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez Jr. said.

“This award belongs to all Filipinos. It is the Filipino people that have ensured the acceptance of It’s More Fun in the Philippines as a true and accurate description of the participative and active role every Filipino plays in ensuring a successful and enjoyable visit to the Philippines,” Jimenez added.

“The determination of the Filipino people, coupled with the support of our President, Benigno S. Aquino III, is our inspiration to build a brighter tourism future for the Philippines—an industry that is more profitable and more inclusive,” Secretary Jimenez added.