The beauty of Philippine waters and its vibrant marine life received prestigious awards from the World Travel Awards (WTA) during the Grand Final Gala Ceremony 2019, held in the Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman on November 28.
The Philippines was named as the "World's Leading Dive Destination" by the WTA, the most prestigious awards program in the travel industry.
Other nominees for this category were the Azores Islands, Bora Bora in French Polynesia, Cayman Islands, Fiji, Galapagos Islands, Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Mexico, and Maldives, which won last year.
The Philippine Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said, "dubbed by marine experts and scientists as the heart of marine biodiversity in the world, our country is home to the highest concentration of coral reef life and astounding variety of marine species. This latest recognition is a validation that the Philippines is truly a premier dive destination."
The Philippines was also recently awarded as "Asia’s Leading Dive Destination" by the WTA during their Asia and Oceania Gala Ceremony in October 2019.
Follow Trixie on Instagram.