Philippines voted World’s Leading Tourism Destination in Uzakrota Global Awards

Philippines World’s Leading Tourism Destination
The Philippines received World’s Leading Country Tourism Destination and World’s Leading Tourist Board honors during the 10th Uzakrota Global Travel Awards. Photos from Tourism Promotions Board Philippines.

The Philippines has been voted the World’s Leading Country Tourism Destination in the recently concluded 10th Uzakrota Global Travel Awards.

Uzakrota Travel Awards, the global initiative that seeks to recognize and reward excellence in travel and tourism, unveiled on February 8, 2021, its “Best of the Year” awardees determined by online public vote.

The Philippines was declared the winner of the World’s Leading Country Tourism Destination Award with 1,733 votes, outranking countries Turkey and The Dominican Republic in second and third place, respectively.

The Philippines’ Tourism Promotions Board meanwhile came in third for the World’s Leading Tourist Board category, garnering 1,289 votes.

Uzakrota is a leading Turkish travel news organization for the travel industry. Its annual “Best of the Year” competition received over 182,475 votes cast globally for the awards’ 45 categories.

Winners will be presented with their awards at the Uzakrota Global Summit, one of Turkey’s largest tourism events, set to be held in Istanbul on December 2.

Last year, the Philippines was voted Asia’s Leading Dive Destination and Asia’s Leading Beach Destination, along with 5 other citations at the 27th annual World Travel Awards (WTA) while the country’s famous Boracay and Palawan were chosen among the World’s Best Island Beaches in the Condé Nast Traveler 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards.

SEND CONGRATULATIONS in the comments below to the Philippines’ Department of Tourism for winning top honors at the 10th Uzakrota Global Travel Awards!

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