The Philippines proudly announces its triumphant presence in this year’s Condé Nast Traveler (CNT) Top 10 Readers’ Choice Awards, with three of its iconic island destinations claiming top spots. Boracay, Palawan, and Siargao have clinched third, sixth, and tenth place, respectively, in the prestigious luxury and lifestyle travel magazine’s rankings, the Department of Tourism (DOT) revealed today.
Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco shared the exciting news, emphasizing the enduring allure of these world-renowned islands among global travelers. “We welcome the resounding message to tourists from around the world saying: they Love the Philippines! From the charm of our islands, pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, vibrant marine life, lush landscapes, rich heritage and culture, and the excellent hospitality of the Filipino people, the exceptional hospitality and excellence of these islands have always resonated,” she exclaimed.
The rankings were determined through an online survey, which saw the participation of a staggering 600,000 readers. Boracay, with 90.74 points, secured the third spot in Asia, closely followed by Palawan with 89.71 points, and Siargao, earning 87.37 points in readers’ votes.
Reflecting on this achievement, Secretary Frasco stated, “This acknowledgment motivates us to persist in our efforts to elevate the Philippines as a premier travel destination in Asia and the world. Our commitment to sustainable practices has not only captivated the hearts of travelers but has also contributed significantly to the growth of our nation’s tourism industry.”
Boracay and Palawan, familiar faces in this prestigious list, had made appearances in the previous years. Last year, Boracay secured the top position among Asian islands, with Palawan claiming the eighth spot.
This recognition underlines the Philippines’ dedication to offering unparalleled travel experiences, combining natural wonders with warm Filipino hospitality. As the world reopens post-pandemic, the Department of Tourism remains steadfast in its mission to showcase the diverse beauty of the Philippines to travelers worldwide.
About the Department of Tourism (DOT)
The Department of Tourism of the Philippines is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for the regulation of the Philippine tourism industry and the promotion of the Philippines as a tourist destination. Through its various programs and initiatives, the DOT is committed to fostering sustainable and inclusive tourism practices, showcasing the country’s natural and cultural wonders to the world.
About Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards
The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are among the most prestigious accolades in the travel industry. Each year, readers of the renowned luxury and lifestyle travel magazine vote for their favorite destinations, hotels, resorts, and attractions, recognizing exceptional travel experiences and destinations worldwide.