Lonely Planet Tags the Philippines as One of the ‘Countries to Visit in 2015’

Lonely Planet Tags the Philippines as One of the ‘Countries to Visit in 2015’


 Lonely Planet Tags the Philippines as One of the 'Countries to Visit in 2015'

Lonely Planet includes the Philippines in its Top 10 Countries to Visit in 2015


Say what you will about Manila, but the Philippines is undeniably still one of the best places to go for a vacation. The beaches are world-class, the people are hospitable, and there’s something to do for every kind of adventure thirst.

That’s why it comes to no surprise that Lonely Planet, the largest travel book guide publisher in the world, included the Philippines in its list of “Top 10 Countries to Visit in 2015.” The list is included in the publisher’s Best of Travel 2015, a collection of regions, cities, countries, and best-value destinations to visit in the coming year. The lists were compiled by by Lonely Planet’s staff, authors, bloggers, travelers, and tweeters, and refined by in-house travel experts. The list is based on topicality, excitement, value, and a “special x-factor.”


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The inviting blue water of Boracay


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Puerto Galera is another beach haven in the Philippines



Palawan is the perfect spot for adventurers


The Philippines was ranked #8 for its “dive-tastic coral reefs, sunbathe-ready white sands, swaying palm trees and nipa-palm thatched huts. Plus in 2015 the government is laying on all sorts of special events to raise the profile of the archipelago. And if there’s one thing Filipinos know how to do, it’s party – expect street parades, food festivals, sports tournaments and live music. Now that Philippine Airlines has gained approval for direct flights to Europe, America and Australia, why wait?”

Aside from the Philippines, Singapore, Namibia, Lithuania, Nicaragua, Ireland, Republic of Congo, Serbia, St. Lucia, and Morocco were included in the list.

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Lonely Planet Tags the Philippines as One of the ‘Countries to Visit in 2015’

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