Philippines wins “Best tourist destination” award in China
MANILA, Jan. 12 — The Philippines won one of the “Best Tourist Destination” awards at the 2012 Oriental Morning Post’s annual World Travel – Special Trips Awards.
A statement from the Department of Foreign Affairs said the award was based on a consumer survey done by the Oriental Morning Post, one of the top news dailies in Shanghai. Other winning countries in the category were Ireland, Korea, Singapore and Finland, and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
The awarding ceremony was held on January 9 at the Twelve At Hengshan (A Luxury Collection Hotel in Shanghai), where important personalities from the Shanghai travel trade and media were present.
Consul General Charles C. Jose accepted the award for the Philippines. He was accompanied to the event by Mr. Gerard O. Panga, Tourism Attaché, and Mr. Niel Ballesteros of the Philippine Tourism Office in Shanghai. [full story…]