Saturday, August 18, 2012

Twelve Reasons Why The Sun Shines on Philippine Tourism

    boracay beachers     (photo by armand alcayaga)
boracay    (photo by Joan Yalung-Agdeppa)

1.  Boracay is the no. 1 tourist destination for 2012 besting Santorini, Greece and Bali, Indonesia according to Travel and Leisure magazine in Europe. - Manila Bulletin

2. The Palawan Underground River is One of the Seven New Wonders of the World. - Manila Bulletin

3. Filipinos can communicate in English.

4. Filipino travelers/bloggers have become the unofficial tourist guides by sharing their experiences to the world.

5. Travel mart spurs a lot of promos for travelers to avail..

6. Cam Sur’s El Verde Movement aims to plant 12 million trees in 2012 spearheading a project that can motivate Filipinos to plant more. 

7. Filipinos are naturally friendly and entertaining. We love to smile, sing, laugh, and party!

8. Palawan is well on the way to having modern infrastructure to accommodate the influx of tourists. -Cruising magazine

9.  Manny Paquiao and Charice are ambassadors of goodwill showing world class talent and character.

10. We take personal hygiene seriously.

11. Our Overseas Filipino Workers are still the best tourist market and the ones responsible for keeping our economy on a steady rise.

12. According to Conde Nast Traveler (an international magazine) survey, Manila Hotel is Top Twenty among the hotels in South East Asia in 2012.- Manila Bulletin

Palawan Underground River     ( photo by Tina Uy)

anawangin cove

The list is growing.

How about you. Do you find any reason why tourism is now booming?


Grace said...

These pictures are lovely ~

I have visited both Boracay and Palawan years ago ~

amidemanila said...

That's nice to know. And from the other side of the globe.I hope you could come visit again. We have lots more secrets.;)

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