The Philippines was awarded the 2014 Destination of the Year at the TTG Travel Awards held last October 2, 2014 at the Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Center in Thailand.
Present to accept the award was Department of Tourism Secretary Mon Jimenez.
Organized by the TTG Asia Media’s Travel Trade Publishing group, the TTG Travel Awards is an annual event celebrated to recognize the best of Asia-Pacific’s travel trade since 1989.
According to the article posted in Malacañang’s Official Gazette website, “the Philippines was chosen as the region’s most outstanding destination in 2014 for distinguishing itself with its proactive steps and initiatives towards the development and promotion of the travel industry.”
“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,” said Sec Ramon R. Jimenez Jr.
He also added “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. Again, 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.”
Perfect for the upcoming “Visit Philippines 2015” campaign of the Department of Tourism, the award will definitely help attract both foreign and Local tourists to explore the wonders of the Philippines and experience for themselves why It’s More Fun In The Philippines.