Here are the Big Wins of the Philippines at the World Travel Awards 2020

In case you missed it, the Philippines recently received various nominations in several categories at the 27th World Travel Awards (WTA) 2020. The World Travel Awards is considered to be the highest and most prestigious accolade program in the global travel and tourism industry.

The results were revealed earlier this month and here are the categories in which the Philippines won:

Asia’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2020 and World’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2020: Intramuros

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In Asia, Intramuros won against Cambodia’s Angkor Temples, Indonesia’s Borobudur Temple Compounds, The Great Wall of China, Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay, Japan’s Sengan-en and Shoko Shuseikan Museum, India’s Taj Mahal, China’s Terracotta Warriors, China’s Forbidden City, Japan’s Imperial Palace, and Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak.

Other places in the world that Intramuros won against include Intramuros won against Greece’s Acropolis, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, Abu Dhabi’s Ferrari World, USA’s Grand Canyon National Park, UAE’s IMG Worlds of Adventure, USA’s Las Vegas Strip, Peru’s Machu Picchu, USA’s Magic Kingdom Park, Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, South Africa’s Table Mountain, and UAE’s Warner Bros World.

Asia’s Leading Dive Destination 2020 and World’s Leading Dive Destination

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The Philippines won against Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand, as well as Azores Island, Bora Bora, Cayman Islands, Fiji, Galapagos Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Maldives, and Mexico.

Asia’s Leading Private Island Resort 2020 and World’s Leading Dive Resort: Amanpulo

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For Asia’s Leading Private Island Resort, Amanpulo won against our own Ariara Island, Indonesia’s Bawah Reserve, Cambodia’s Song Saa Private Island, Sri Lanka’s Taprobane Island, and Indonesia’s Telunas Private Island.

For the World’s Leading Dive Resort, Amanpulo won against Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, Maldives’ Constance Moofushi, Fiji’s Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Belize’s Las Terrazas, Little Cayman Beach Resort, Palau Pacific Resort, China’s Park Hyatt, and Egypt’s Royal Savoy Sharm El Sheikh.

World’s Leading Casino Resort 2020: City of Dreams Manila

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City of Dreams Manila won against Bahamas’ Atlantis, USA’s Bellagio, USA’s Caesars Palace, Australia’s Crown Perth, Peru’s Delfines Hotel and Convention Center, Uruguay’s Enjoy Punta del Este, Galaxy Macau, Argentina’s Iguazu Grand, Switzerland’s Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains, Spain’s Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort, Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands, New Zealand’s SKY CITY, South Africa’s Sun City Resort, Aruba’s Ritz-Carlton, Australia’s Sun Gold Coast, The Venetian Macao, USA’s Venetian, and USA’s Wynn.

World’s Leading Luxury Themed Resort 2020: El Nido, Pangulasian Island

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El Nido won against Indonesia’s COMO Uma Ubud, Vietnam’s JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay, Fiji’s Namale Resort and Spa, Turkey’s Land of Legends Kingdom Hotel, and USA’s Ranch at Rock Creek.

Asia’s Leading Beach Destination 2020


The Philippines won against India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

Asia’s Leading Tourist Board 2020: The Department of Tourism

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The Philippines’ Department of Tourism won against Hong Kong Tourism Board, Incredible India, Japan National Tourism Organization, Korea Tourism Organization, China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, Tourism Malaysia, Tourism Thailand, Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, and Your Singapore.

Asia’s Leading Business Hotel 2020: Discovery Primea

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The Philippines’ Discovery Primea won against Thailand’s Banyan Tree, China’s Conrad, Indonesia’s Fairmont, Shanghai’s Grand Kempinski Hotel, Malaysia’s Hilton, Thailand’s InterContinental, Hong Kong’s InterContinental, Vietnam’s InterContinental, Hongkong’s Marco Polo, Thailand’s Pullman Bangkok Grande, Singapore’s Swissotel, India’s Leela Palace, INdia’s Oberoi, Singapore’s Ritz-Carlton, Japan’s St. Regis, India’s Taj Mahal Palace, and India’s Trident.

Asia’s Leading Serviced Apartments 2020: Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila

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Our Ascott in BGC won against Indonesia’s Ascott, China’s Ascott, Singapore’s Fraser Residence and Fraser Suites, Malaysia’s Lanson Place Bukit Ceylon Serviced Residences, China’s Shama Luxe, and Vietnam’s Vinpearl Condotel.

Congratulations, Philippines! 😀 Do you guys miss traveling yet?

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