I am one of the countless Filipinos who greatly hope for progress especially on the tourism front. I feel that we have a very good chance of making tourism works for us with all that we can offer to travelers and visitors from our beaches to mountains to food to our fame Filipino smile and hospitality. Tourism can become one of our major industries in the country. Hence, good news about our tourist destinations making it to prestigious lists and rankings of magazine and travel shows always gives me the thrills.
It’s positive affirmations that what we are doing – the Filipinos, the Tourism Department, and all travel stockholders like travels and tours and local government – are working. Are we near the 2012 visitors target set by Secretary Jimenez of DOT? Hope so! There is less than two months left in the year.
The latest list that recognized the beauty of our islands is from the popular and highly acclaimed luxury travel magazine Conde Nast with their annual Reader’s Choice Awards. For 2012, 3 of our Philippine islands made it to the list as among Asia’s Top Ten beating other notable island destination in Asia. Hurray for tourism!!!
General criteria used in the ratings were the following:
Know more about these islands that made it to Conde Nast Traveller’s 2012 Annual Reader’s Choice Awards for Asia’s Top Ten Islands. Click the island name below to get more details:
Read more about this recognition and the rating for three of our 7,101 islands from CNTraveller’s website. The ratings shows areas where we can further improve to become even more competitive in the international travel market. The highest ratings for Luzon, Cebu were given for the category “Friendliness” while for Mindanao its for “Scenery”
Friendliness Ratings for the 3 islands sa Pilipinas:
Luzon ratings – 88.1
Cebu ratings – 85.4
Mindanao ratings – 71.4
Please check out Conde Nast Travellers site to get full details.
Philippine Island Sceneries
Domestic travel has also increased, thanks to more affordable ways of reaching the provinces. Kudos to airline companies for bringing down cost of air travel in the Philippines especially having promotions like Piso fare. I hope that more seat sales awaits everyone for 2013, 2014 and in the years to come.
A lot of people are looking forward to new promo fares launches, no wonder websites of Cebu Pacific, Air Phil Express, Tiger Airways, Zest Air, Philippine Airlines get hammered done by traffic spikes during express sales hehhe
2013 UPDATE: PH Among World’s Best Tourist Spots For 2013 – this is from Conde Nast! ^_^ Travel to the 7,107 islands of the Philippines this year!
If you haven’t visited these islands yet, take time and explore them this coming 2013. Check Penfires’ side bar to see the List of 2013 Official Philippine Holidays to make your planning easier.
Maganda talaga sa Pilipinas!!! Click “LIKE” if you agree. 🙂