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World’s Best Islands awards are given to Boracay, Palawan, and Cebu.

The three island attractions of the nation were listed among “The 25 Best Islands in the World” by the New York-based travel publication Travel + Leisure (T+L), which has received praise from the Department of Tourism (DOT).

The T+L World’s Best Island list placed Boracay Island ninth, with a picture of its picture-perfect sunset, followed by Palawan at number eleven with a picture of its picture-perfect lagoon in El Nido, and Cebu at number sixteen with a picture of its Taoist Temple in Cebu City.

In order to “weigh in on travel experiences around the world, readers were encouraged to express their ideas on the best cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more,” according to T+L. Islands were ranked by readers based on their amenities and vistas, beaches and natural attractions, cuisine, friendliness, and overall value.

The Philippines, according to Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco, “is truly blessed with the unmatched beauty of our natural resources coupled with the warmth and endless talent of the Filipinos manifested in this citation of Travel + Leisure that included our Cebu, Palawan, and Boracay in their prestigious list.”

Along with Phuket, Thailand, Bali, Indonesia, and The Maldives, Boracay and Palawan were ranked as the top five islands in Asia by T+L.

“Readers of Travel & Leisure remembered their trips to the top Asian islands before COVID with nostalgia. They are undoubtedly excited to visit these five ports of call, which include the Maldives islands as well as those in Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines, now that the region is reopening, according to T+L.

“We extend our sincere thanks and congratulations to all tourism stakeholders from the public and private sectors, national and local government units, the previous administration’s efforts included, and all the diligent staff members and officials of the Department across the nation for forging ahead despite the challenges of the pandemic and contributing in their own ways so that our country may claim the title of one of the most beautiful in the world. When we stand together and celebrate our best traits, the natural beauty of a nation may genuinely show through, Frasco continued.

Condé Nast Traveler’s lifestyle travel publication picked the Philippines as one of “The 40 Most Beautiful Countries in the World” at the same time (CNT).

Other nations, including Brazil, France, Italy, Japan, and the United States of America, are listed beside the country.

Manila was also listed as one of the top cities in the world by TimeOut.com.

An international survey of city dwellers produced the rating.

The decision was made based on a number of factors, including walkability, reliable public transportation, safety, and sustainability in addition to a booming nightlife, incredible food and drink, and fantastic art and culture.

However, it should be emphasized that when Manila is used, it usually refers to Metro Manila or the National Capital Region of the Philippines.

“May this growing appreciation of the beauty of our natural resources on a worldwide scale serve as motivation for our efforts to increase connection and convenience to our destinations while elevating the Philippines’ position in the tourist sector, “Secretary Frasco was excited.

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