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Philippines Dubbed The World’s Leading Dive Destination

PHILIPPINES – The Philippines recently earned the World’s Leading Dive Destination at the World Travel Awards 2019 in Muscat, Oman.

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According to GMA, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said that the nation bagged eight other dive destinations that are nominated for the same category, namely:

  • Azores Islands
  • Bora Bora in French Polynesia
  • Cayman Islands
  • Fiji
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Great Barrier Reef in Australia
  • the Maldives
  • Mexico

According to Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, Tourism secretary, the nation was dubbed by marine experts and scientists as the heart of marine biodiversity in the world.

Puyat added that our nation is home to the highest concentration of coral reef life and astounding variety of marine species, further saying that the award is valid proof that this country is purely a dive destination.

As per the report, Amanpulo Resort in Palawan bagged the World’s Leading Dive Resort during the same event.

The nation also earned its first Asia’s Leading Dive Destination award at the World Travel Awards event for Asia and Oceania, which was held in Vietnam.

Furthermore, the Tourism department also won as Asia’s Leading Tourism Board due to its efforts to enhance tourist arrivals in the country.

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