Manila, Philippines – The Division of Tourism (DOT) at this time celebrates the hailing of Palawan because it reclaims the Finest Island within the World title by famend journey publication, Travel + Leisure.
“Palawan reclaimed its rightful place within the World’s Finest Awards. The quotation because the Finest Island within the World is all of the extra vital as a result of that is voted upon by the readers of the outstanding Journey + Leisure (T+L) journal,” mentioned Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.
Puyat not too long ago checked the readiness of Palawan, now a four-time winner of the world’s finest island award.
Journey + Leisure author Sara Clemence mentioned, “although it’s troublesome to achieve from many components of the world, as soon as vacationers get there they’ll dive in World Battle II wrecks, discover old-growth rain forests, and paddle one of many world’s longest subterranean rivers at Puerto Princesa”.
“The panorama and surroundings are simply attractive. It gives essentially the most lovely seashores, resorts, and surroundings anyplace,” the journey journal quoted a fan describing Palawan.
“It’s fantastic to see that our rehabilitation and sustainable growth efforts final yr, particularly in El Nido and Coron, had been well-received by vacationers all over the place,” added Puyat.
One other fashionable vacation spot within the Philippines, Boracay, made it to No. 14 in T+L’s World Finest Island checklist and fifth in Asia this yr.
That is the third quotation reaped by the Philippines since group quarantines had been enforced in varied components of the world because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Forbes journal earlier ranked the Philippines among the many seven international locations “which have the potential to grow to be a significant vacationer vacation spot in a post-COVID world’. Final month, Condé Nast Traveler (CNT) cited the Hidden Beach in El Nido, Palawan, as one of many 30 Finest Seashores within the World.
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